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Should I remove Search Spin Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,890
United States Rank #10,469
Reach 0.0169%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.33 days
275.22 days >
Average installed length: 144.61 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 22.94%
6.14.0.28 1.83%
6.13.3.505 2.75%
6.13.3.1 6.42%
6.12.0.11 18.35%
6.11.2.6 34.86%
6.10.3.27 11.93%
6.9.0.16 0.92%

Other programs by Conduit

Search Spin Toolbar

What is Search Spin Toolbar?

Search Spin Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, which integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back (see details below). The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. "By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer." - from the license agreement.

About  (from Conduit)

As part of the functionality available on the Application, we may offer you search features provided by us and/or other third parties. Additionally, we may use Cookies in the web search services we provide to you. These Cookies collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search servic...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Search Spin Toolbar.
tbSear.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 8.9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
tbSea0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSea0.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) 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 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSea2.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSear.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
Search_SpinToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
tbSea2.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)
ldrtbSear.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 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)
       View all 38 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Search Spin
URL: SearchSpin.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SearchSpin.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\search_spin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Search_Spin\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.9 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 SearchSpin.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 Search Spin Toolbar

Program module:tbSear.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\search_spin\tbSear.dll
MD5:cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Search_SpinToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) Search_SpinToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSea0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSea2.dll
  • hk64tbSear.dll
  • hktbSea0.dll
  • hktbSea2.dll
  • hktbSear.dll
  • ldrtbSea0.dll
  • ldrtbSea2.dll
  • ldrtbSear.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSea0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSea2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSear.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSea0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSea2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSear.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSear.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Expression Web Toolbar' with the class of {29956a1f-dda2-4319-a8cc-30966adea17a} (Expression Web).
  • prxtbSea0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic12 Toolbar' with the class of {38e3a123-98e8-46fc-8729-f4b49de90555} (Vafmusic12).
  • prxtbSea2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} (Vafmusic7).
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbSea0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
  • prxtbSear.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbSear.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSear.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with the class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de}.
  • prxtbSea0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Miniclip Toolbar' with the class of {1c68c940-1b2f-46eb-bd8c-2e1612ff6a58}.
  • prxtbSea2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSear.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with a class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSea0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with a class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSea2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSea2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {BC09C55D-0375-4DCC-836E-0E3C8ADDFBDA}.
  • prxtbSear.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 1.13 Toolbar' with a class of {02EDB56B-9B33-435B-B7DF-B2843273A694}.
  • prxtbSea0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Miniclip Toolbar' with a class of {1C68C940-1B2F-46EB-BD8C-2E1612FF6A58}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Search_SpinToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Search_SpinToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Search_SpinToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Search Spin Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Search Spin Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Search Spin 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 Search Spin 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 Search Spin 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 Search Spin Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.81%
Windows 8 15.60%
Windows XP 9.17%
Windows Vista 6.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.17%
Windows 8 8.26%
Windows 7 Professional 7.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.60%
  Canada 17.18%
  Indonesia 0.61%
  Iran 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.12%
Dell 26.51%
Acer 13.25%
ASUS 12.05%
Lenovo 4.82%
Toshiba 4.82%
GIGABYTE 2.41%
Intel 2.41%
Gateway 1.20%
Compaq 1.20%
Alienware 1.20%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 2.11%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.11%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 2.11%
Dell XPS 8300 2.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.11%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.11%

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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