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SoftPublisher GamesBar Toolbar

What is SoftPublisher GamesBar Toolbar?

This is a Conduit/Perion (ClientConnect) powered toolbar that provides limited web browser functionality but will modify the user's search and home pages as well as bundle various ad-supported components. Also, the toolbar will bundle additional potentially unwanted features such as Search Protect which will make sure that the browser maintains its modified home and search pages to Conduit.


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 main program executable is SoftPublisher_GamesBarToolbarHelper.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. 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 5 files and is usually about 4.9 MB (5,133,789 bytes).
  • 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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SoftPublisher GamesBar Toolbar.
SoftPublisher_GamesBarToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbSoft.dll (5e16941abd53231f36f7f4b0e4b575ea) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34164 Conduit (fs)
tbSoft.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SoftPublisher GamesBar
URL: SoftPublisherGamesBar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SoftPublisherGamesBar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softpublisher_gamesbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SoftPublisher_GamesBar\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.9 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 SoftPublisherGamesBar.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 SoftPublisher GamesBar Toolbar

Program executable:SoftPublisher_GamesBarToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\softpublisher_gamesbar\SoftPublisher_GamesBarToolbarHelper.exe
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:
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • ldrtbSoft.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSoft.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSoft.dll
  • (Malware detected) SoftPublisher_GamesBarToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbSoft.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SwagbucksTV Toolbar' with the class of {5de4796f-37ca-4a6c-beca-88bb79fbdff9} (SwagbucksTV).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbSoft.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SwagbucksTV Toolbar' with the class of {5de4796f-37ca-4a6c-beca-88bb79fbdff9}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbSoft.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SwagbucksTV Toolbar' with a class of {5de4796f-37ca-4a6c-beca-88bb79fbdff9} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbSoft.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'NCH JP Toolbar' with a class of {9857EB54-6F81-4FCF-9A9B-C01A31389E45}.
Scheduled Task
  • SoftPublisher_GamesBarToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

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 SoftPublisher GamesBar Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall SoftPublisher GamesBar 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 SoftPublisher GamesBar 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 SoftPublisher GamesBar 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 SoftPublisher GamesBar Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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