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Should I remove Soft32 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,700
United States Rank #45,288
Reach 0.0029%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.48 days
692.62 days >
Average installed length: 363.92 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 5.00%
6.11.2.6 2.50%
6.10.3.27 10.00%
6.9.0.16 10.00%
6.8.5.1 7.50%
6.3.3.3 35.00%
6.3.2.17 10.00%
6.3.0.26 5.00%
6.2.7.3 5.00%
6.2.1.8 10.00%

Other programs by Conduit

Soft32 Toolbar

What is Soft32 Toolbar?

Soft32 Toolbar is a Community Toolbar by Conduit that runs in IE, Chrome and Firefox Web browsers. The toolbar 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. The toolbar will attempt to change the browser's home page and search provider settings during installation (sometimes this is an option provided to the user but is checked by default) and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. This is a PPI (pay per install) toolbar. For each install and for every month the user whose web browser this is installed into remains installed, the publisher gets paid by Conduit a few cents depending on the country of origin.

About  (from Conduit)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Soft32 Toolbar.
tbSoft.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0229 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 7.11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 15.08.17.12 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSof0.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
tbSof0.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)
prxtbSof2.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)
Soft32ToolbarHelper.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
tbSof2.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)
Soft32ToolbarHelper1.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSof0.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)
ldrtbSof2.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)
       View all 41 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Soft32
URL: Soft32.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Soft32.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\soft32
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Soft32\uninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.12 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 Soft32.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 Soft32 Toolbar

Program module:tbSoft.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Soft32\tbSoft.dll
MD5:1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d
Conduit Toolbar BHO for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content.
Additional files:
  • tbSof1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) Soft32ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) Soft32ToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSof0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSof2.dll
  • hktbSof0.dll
  • hktbSof2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSof0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSof2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSof0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSof1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSof2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSoft.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSof0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSof2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSoft.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSof0.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).
  • prxtbSof2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
  • prxtbSoft.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • prxtbSof1.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).
  • tbSoft.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}.
5 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbSoft.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {8D2C734C-8116-4C36-B1E4-DF02C9FFBCCE}.
  • prxtbSoft.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbSof1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbSof0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
  • prxtbSof0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSof0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbSof2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
  • prxtbSoft.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • prxtbSof1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
  • tbSoft.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with the class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSof0.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.
  • prxtbSoft.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSof1.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.
  • prxtbSof2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Faceless Toolbar' with a class of {f1f60d48-e7be-4b15-b567-12de9d47b58e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSoft.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.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSof0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbSof2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
  • prxtbSof1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • prxtbSoft.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Maps Bar 1.13 Toolbar' with a class of {8413196D-E290-4418-B5C6-A3B1379A909C}.
  • tbSoft.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1D03A978-AC0C-4004-B9FD-9CF361C7BD3F}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Soft32ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Soft32ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Soft32ToolbarHelper.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 Soft32 Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Soft32 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 Soft32 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 Soft32 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 Soft32 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 Soft32 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 7 20%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.50%
Windows XP 22.50%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.82%
Windows 7 Professional 5.13%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.74%
  Hungary 7.55%
  Philippines 5.66%
  United Kingdom 5.66%
  MK 3.77%
  Romania 3.77%
  Turkey 3.77%
  Brazil 1.89%
  Thailand 1.89%
  Belgium 1.89%
  RS 1.89%
  Australia 1.89%
  Sweden 1.89%
  India 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Toshiba 15.15%
Acer 12.12%
ASUS 12.12%
Dell 9.09%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Sony 6.06%
Lenovo 6.06%
GIGABYTE 3.03%
Intel 3.03%
Sahara 3.03%
MSI 3.03%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 7.14%
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.57%
ASUSTeK K52Dr 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450D 3.57%
MSI MS-7309 3.57%
Micro-Star GX623/PX603 3.57%

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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