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Should I remove SearchElf Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,989
United States Rank #19,180
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.58 days
843.19 days >
Average installed length: 443.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.2.6.0 47.92%
6.2.5.1 2.08%
6.2.4.1 22.92%
6.2.3.0 22.92%
6.2.2.4 4.17%

Other programs by Conduit

SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar

What is SearchElf 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.

About  (from Conduit)

As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, we may change your Internet Browser settings and/or provide you with the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social network account settings. Change of ...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.2.6.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named tbSear.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. 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 setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 4.02 MB (4,212,679 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SearchElf Toolbar.
tbSear.dll (01e190b029476013db4d7203fd20cebc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 8.10659 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34460 Conduit (fs)
tbSea2.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSea2.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)
prxtbSea0.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)
SearchElf_1.1ToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbSea1.dll (5e16941abd53231f36f7f4b0e4b575ea) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34164 Conduit (fs)
tbSea1.dll (d9a0ce26ada5bd15b1b03a752ddf14a6) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10683 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34576 Conduit (fs)
tbSea0.dll (2d2894581d355d5f44eae38898a66846) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSea0.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 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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SearchElf 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 SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SearchElf 1.1
URL: SearchElf11.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SearchElf11.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SearchElf_1.1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\SEARCH~1.1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files2\SEARCH~1.1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 4.02 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 SearchElf11.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 SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar

Program module:tbSear.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\SearchElf_1.1\tbSear.dll
MD5:01e190b029476013db4d7203fd20cebc
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • tbSea1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) SearchElf_1.1ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSea0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSea2.dll
  • hktbSea0.dll
  • hktbSea2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSea0.dll
  • ldrtbSea2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSea0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSea1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSea2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSea0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSea2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSear.dll
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

7 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tbSear.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
  • prxtbSea2.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).
  • tbSea0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TranslatorBar 5 Toolbar' with the class of {b9b97401-98e1-4942-930d-c36652dab7f2}.
  • prxtbSea1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'elabeling Toolbar' with the class of {057766a3-83ce-4dfb-8db4-9a671c8ed366} (elabeling).
  • prxtbSea0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} (SmileBox FR).
  • tbSea1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a}.
  • Plus 1 more
6 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbSear.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • tbSea1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {8D2C734C-8116-4C36-B1E4-DF02C9FFBCCE}.
  • prxtbSea2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbSea0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbSea0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
  • tbSea2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
7 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • tbSear.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
  • prxtbSea2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbSea1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with the class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1}.
  • tbSea0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TranslatorBar 5 Toolbar' with the class of {b9b97401-98e1-4942-930d-c36652dab7f2}.
  • prxtbSea0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
  • tbSea1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with the class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f}.
  • Plus 1 more
7 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • tbSear.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSea2.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.
  • prxtbSea1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSea0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TranslatorBar 5 Toolbar' with a class of {b9b97401-98e1-4942-930d-c36652dab7f2} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSea0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSea1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • Plus 1 more
7 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • tbSear.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1C9B96A0-CBA2-482E-9C40-9200B547123A}.
  • prxtbSea2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbSea1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
  • tbSea0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TranslatorBar 5 Toolbar' with a class of {B9B97401-98E1-4942-930D-C36652DAB7F2}.
  • prxtbSea0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • tbSea1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1D03A978-AC0C-4004-B9FD-9CF361C7BD3F}.
  • Plus 1 more
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • SearchElf_1.1ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
  • SearchElf_1.1ToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • SearchElf_1.1ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SearchElf_1.1ToolbarHelper.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 SearchElf Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove SearchElf 1.1 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 SearchElf 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 SearchElf 1.1 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 SearchElf 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 SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows Vista 27.08%
Windows XP 10.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 7 Professional 6.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.35%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.20%
  Mexico 1.27%
  Canada 1.27%
  United Kingdom 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.42%
Dell 31.25%
Acer 20.83%
ASUS 4.17%
Toshiba 4.17%
GIGABYTE 2.08%
Gateway 2.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530s 6.52%
Dell Inspiron 1750 4.35%
HP-Pavilion GN709AA-ABA a... 2.17%
HP-Pavilion BK174AA-ABA H... 2.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.17%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.17%

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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