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VersionDistribution 33.33% 66.67%

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Serif WebPlus Toolbar for IE

What is Serif WebPlus Toolbar for IE?

Serif WebPlus Toolbar for IE is a Conduit Connect toolbar for Internet Explorer. This toolbar runs as a web browser extension and Browser Helper Object and is distributed using the Conduit/Perion monetization platform. Although this software is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this IE toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to a Conduit controlled search portal using Bing as the primary search engine. It will also modify the default search provider to uses Bing as well.

From the License: "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 the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including your Browser's built-in search box, if applicable, and address bar; Allowing software updates of the Conduit Software once a new version is released and the ability to send you notifications. Allowing Conduit access to information contained on your social network account and/or site (which you must explicitly and separately opt in to)."

About  (from Conduit)

Each Conduit Software includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Conduit Software, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search-related preferences, add components, receive notifications and offers, or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher ...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Serif WebPlus Toolbar for IE.
prxtbSeri.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 8.9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
Serif__WebPlusToolbarHelper.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 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbSeri.dll (01799def4ee217264f0abd2ccf1beff5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Serif WebPlus
URL: SerifWebPlus.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SerifWebPlus.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3000930
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3000930\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3000930 -toolbarName=Serif WebPlus -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 1.69 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 for IE

  • UninstallerUI.exe -
  • hk64tbSeri.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbSeri.dll
  • ldrtbSeri.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSeri.dll
  • (Malware detected) Serif__WebPlusToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) tbSeri.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbSeri.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WhiteSmoke US Toolbar' with the class of {cce665dd-f6dd-4808-968e-eaec971f70ef} (WhiteSmoke US).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbSeri.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbSeri.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vgrabber1 Toolbar' with the class of {f9bbf004-6e40-4019-8214-c43a37e1d058}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbSeri.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vgrabber1 Toolbar' with a class of {f9bbf004-6e40-4019-8214-c43a37e1d058} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbSeri.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Radio 1 Toolbar' with a class of {5CDCE9DA-CFA0-4218-ABF0-10EC96352CB3}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Serif__WebPlusToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Serif WebPlus Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Serif WebPlus Toolbar for IE 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 for IE, 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 for IE.
  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 for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6732f 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 3521 33.33%
Acer Aspire V5-531 33.33%

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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