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Should I remove Serif WebPlus Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,368
United States Rank #36,857
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.55 days
842.20 days >
Average installed length: 442.51 days


VersionDistribution 10.34% 3.45% 6.90% 62.07% 3.45% 3.45% 10.34%

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Serif WebPlus Toolbar

What is Serif WebPlus Toolbar?

Serif WebPlus Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin (Community OurToolbar) for Intenet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. It will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. According to the License Agreement, "The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds an Explorer Bar to 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 tbSer2.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. 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 18 files and is usually about 16.97 MB (17,793,325 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Serif WebPlus Toolbar.
tbSer2.dll (a8a1b6e818b4e7ad6ec777c6633ced69) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9731 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28650 Conduit (fs)
Serif__WebPlusToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
tbSer0.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 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
tbSeri.dll (ac4c5cab0028cf445961f628c19a8477) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9376 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 26102 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSer0.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 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
       View all 19 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Serif WebPlus
URL: SerifWebPlus.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SerifWebPlus.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\serif__webplus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Serif__WebPlus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 16.97 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 SerifWebPlus.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 Serif WebPlus Toolbar

Program module:tbSer2.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\serif__webplus\tbSer2.dll
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:
  • (Malware detected) Serif__WebPlusToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • ldrtbSer0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSeri.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSer0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSer2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSeri.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbSer0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Serif__WebPlusToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Serif__WebPlusToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 Serif WebPlus Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Serif WebPlus 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 Serif WebPlus 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 Serif WebPlus 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 Serif WebPlus 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 Serif WebPlus Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.41%
Windows Vista 10.34%
Windows 8 10.34%
Windows XP 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.17%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%
Windows 10 Home 3.45%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.65%
  United Kingdom 24.32%
  Germany 8.11%
  Canada 8.11%
  France 5.41%
  South Africa 2.70%
  DK 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 15.00%
Acer 10.00%
Sony 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Medion 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
ASUSTeK K53BR 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 4.76%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 4.76%

About Serif (Europe) Ltd

Serif is a developer and publisher of desktop publishing and graphic design software for the PC and offers free, feature-restricted versions of its latest titles and maintains a separate website allowing customers to download free copies of older versions of their applications.
Publisher URL: www.serif.com


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