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Should I remove SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.35 days
10.47 days >
Average installed length: 5.50 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.13.3.505 50.00%
6.13.3.1 50.00%

Other programs by Conduit

SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar

What is SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free 4shared program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when the 4shared is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

Overview

The most used version is 6.13.3.505, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is prxtbSafe.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. It also bundles additional software in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a potentially unwanted toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 23.11 MB (24,236,088 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar.
prxtbSafe.dll (2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 8.10274 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 14.08.07.03 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32328 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSaf2.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSaf0.dll (5c6b58516ebb518e1e91f1fb65eab04b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10273 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32318 Conduit (fs)
tbSaf0.dll (90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17602 Application.Win32.Conduit.r
ESET-NOD32 9281 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
SafeMonitor_Bar_3ToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbSafe.dll (5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25628 Conduit (fs)
tbSaf2.dll (8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17469 Application.Win32.Conduit.ks
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24534 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
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SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SafeMonitor Bar 3
URL: SafeMonitorBar3.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SafeMonitorBar3.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\safemonitor_bar_3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SafeMonitor_Bar_3\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 23.11 MB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through SafeMonitorBar3.OurToolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar

Program module:prxtbSafe.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\safemonitor_bar_3\prxtbSafe.dll
MD5:2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SafeMonitor_Bar_3ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSaf0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSaf2.dll
  • hk64tbSafe.dll
  • hktbSaf0.dll
  • hktbSaf2.dll
  • hktbSafe.dll
  • ldrtbSaf0.dll
  • ldrtbSaf2.dll
  • ldrtbSafe.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSafe.dll
  • tbSaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSafe.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSaf2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} (TV Bar 2).
  • prxtbSafe.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DivX Browser Bar DE Toolbar' with the class of {6dad39c6-f4ac-4984-8e9b-f666269b9eb1} (DivX Browser Bar DE).
  • prxtbSaf0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with the class of {00f2c0c6-2194-484e-9064-44e57787867b} (SearchElf 1.1).
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSaf2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbSaf0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Deutsch 2 Toolbar' with the class of {990af1c2-5a27-4460-8149-ecc6bc122af3}.
  • prxtbSafe.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SearchFlyBar3 Toolbar' with the class of {489d3a56-53d9-44c2-a113-5820cdab4206}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSaf2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSafe.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DivX Browser Bar DE Toolbar' with a class of {6dad39c6-f4ac-4984-8e9b-f666269b9eb1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSaf0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with a class of {00f2c0c6-2194-484e-9064-44e57787867b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSaf2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbSafe.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'VisualBee V.1 Toolbar' with a class of {7AEAE561-714B-45F6-ACE3-4A8AED6E227B}.
  • prxtbSaf0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with a class of {00F2C0C6-2194-484E-9064-44E57787867B}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SafeMonitor_Bar_3ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SafeMonitor Bar 3 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win XP 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  Australia 18.18%
  United Kingdom 18.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-571G 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1026 25.00%
Dell Computer Dell DE051 ... 25.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro P30... 25.00%

About Conduit

Conduit is an online platform that allows web publishers to create custom toolbars, web apps, and mobile apps at no cost.
Publisher URL: www.conduit.com

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