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Should I remove SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,099
United States Rank #5,766
Reach 0.0349%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.76 days
582.97 days >
Average installed length: 306.31 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.0.16 10.22%
6.15.0.27 0.89%
6.14.0.27? 0.44%
6.13.3.505 0.44%
6.13.3.501 1.33%
6.12.0.516 1.33%
6.12.0.11 0.44%
6.11.2.6 6.67%
6.11.0.36 5.33%
6.10.3.27? 0.44%
6.10.3.27 22.22%
6.10.2.5? 0.44%
6.10.2.5 47.11%

Other programs by Conduit

SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar

What is SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit powered OurToolbar in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. SocialSearchBar App Toolbar 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 in the toolbar.

About  (from Conduit)

In addition, Conduit, as a platform provider, provides the Publisher and other third parties with a large number of tools to enable them to create interesting and unique apps, buttons and gadgets using the Conduit platform. Some of these tools may give these third parties the ability to access, collect, store and/or s...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.10.2.5, 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 primary executable is named SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe. 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 20 files and is usually about 4.85 MB (5,084,218 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • 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 SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar.
SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.12 PUP/Conduit.A
tbSoc0.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)
prxtbSoc1.dll (74ad653b6f12ab34ee3d9bf204498e87) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.laks
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9822 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0918
VIPRE Antivirus 29394 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSoc0.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)
prxtbSoci.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)
prxtbSoc2.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)
tbSoci.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
tbSoc2.dll (e1b87b513c14d3a417b1a027be739de1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSoci.dll (17f8ce1ec27fc5404153c734943afd77) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9142 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1114
VIPRE Antivirus 24082 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 44 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SocialSearchBar_App
URL: SocialSearchBarApp.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SocialSearchBarApp.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\socialsearchbar_app
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SocialSearchBar_App\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.85 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 SocialSearchBarApp.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 SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar

Program executable:SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\socialsearchbar_app\SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff
When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing;...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSoc0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSoc2.dll
  • hk64tbSoci.dll
  • hktbSoc0.dll
  • hktbSoc2.dll
  • hktbSoci.dll
  • ldrtbSoc0.dll
  • ldrtbSoc1.dll
  • ldrtbSoc2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSoci.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSoc0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSoc1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSoc2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSoci.dll
  • tbSoc0.dll
  • tbSoc2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSoci.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSoc1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with the class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36} (BittorrentBar_ES).
  • prxtbSoci.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).
  • prxtbSoc0.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).
  • prxtbSoc2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity 2 Toolbar' with the class of {795828a9-f271-43a8-8536-4484bb991d3d} (Productivity 2).
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbSoci.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbSoci.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
  • prxtbSoc1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSoc1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with the class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36}.
  • prxtbSoci.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with the class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de}.
  • prxtbSoc0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with the class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b}.
  • prxtbSoc2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Productivity 2 Toolbar' with the class of {795828a9-f271-43a8-8536-4484bb991d3d}.
4 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSoc1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with a class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSoci.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.
  • prxtbSoc0.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.
  • prxtbSoc2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PhotoJoy US Toolbar' with a class of {f2c43291-151e-499c-98a7-923c120b88fa} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSoci.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with a class of {249D74A3-BD19-4657-B6CE-E62F480A20DE}.
  • prxtbSoc0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with a class of {3FCA48AC-B444-4D84-908C-C703B36C829B}.
  • prxtbSoc2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity 2 Toolbar' with a class of {795828A9-F271-43A8-8536-4484BB991D3D}.
  • prxtbSoc1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PhotoJoy US Toolbar' with a class of {F2C43291-151E-499C-98A7-923C120B88FA}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.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 SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove SocialSearchBar_App 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 SocialSearchBar_App 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 SocialSearchBar_App 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 SocialSearchBar_App 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 SocialSearchBar_App Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 4%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.89%
Windows Vista 16.00%
Windows 8 7.11%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Windows 8 5.36%
Windows 7 Professional 5.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.41%
  Iran 1.86%
  United Kingdom 1.33%
  Australia 0.80%
  Canada 0.80%
  Taiwan 0.27%
  Russia 0.27%
  Pakistan 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.23%
Dell 26.44%
Acer 14.94%
Toshiba 8.62%
Gateway 2.87%
GIGABYTE 1.72%
ASUS 1.72%
American Megatrends 1.15%
Intel 1.15%
Samsung 1.15%
Common models
Dell Dell System Inspir... 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.29%
Gateway NE56R 2.29%

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

comments3 comments

user comment
expert comment
Anonymous (Expert)over a year ago
The app consumes a tremendous amount of system resources and is slowing down my PC. I tried to remove it several times to no avail. And, they told me to re-install it to uninstall it. WTF. I'm going to give the MS Fix it a try and see if it works. http://support.microsoft.com/mats/program_install_and_uninstall
expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
For IE: Click the Start button and then select Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. For Chrome: In the Google Chrome browser, go to chrome://extensions/. Find SocialSearchBar_App in the list. Uninstall it. For Firefox: In the Firefox browser menu, select Add-ons > Extensions. Select the SocialSearchBar_App Community Toolbar. remove it.
user comment
Not Happyover a year ago
I can not get this stupid SocialSearchBar App off my computer. There is Nothing with that name, sort of name, or even close to that name in my programs to remove. This bar takes up too much room on my screen and I never wanted this anyway...It must have attached itself to something else. I have tried tech support 2 times & that says sorry an error has occurred so that is no help. Can any one help me please?