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Should I remove Softonic English Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.80 days
41.34 days >
Average installed length: 21.72 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.7.2.2 100.00%

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Softonic English Toolbar

What is Softonic English Toolbar?

Softonic English Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin for Intenet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that collects and stores information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit in order to provide advertising. It will change the user's home page and search provider during installation (optional but enabled by default) and provides a search box and various social 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. 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."

Overview

Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named tbSoft.dll. 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 13 files and is usually about 4.37 MB (4,585,128 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Softonic English Toolbar.
tbSoft.dll (469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25620 Conduit (fs)
tbSof0.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSof0.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)
Softonic_EnglishToolbarHelper.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
dtUser.exe (eb7e90cf7cc8a775a47afa552d3f0852) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom!
Dr.Web 7.0.10.8210 Adware.Toolbar.246
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.62995 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dbxksq
tbSof2.dll (2d2894581d355d5f44eae38898a66846) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
searchresultsDx.dll (731c9f6d56a26c98bf37607f98900549) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Visicom.bB
ESET-NOD32 10600 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
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)
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 33 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Softonic English
URL: SoftonicEnglish.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SoftonicEnglish.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softonic_english
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Softonic_English\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.37 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 SoftonicEnglish.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 Softonic English Toolbar

Program module:tbSoft.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Softonic_English\tbSoft.dll
MD5:469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06
Additional files:
  • tbSof1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSof0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSof2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSof0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSof0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSof2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSoft.dll
  • (Malware detected) Softonic_EnglishToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • UNWISE.EXE
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe (by APN) - DtUser
  • (Malware detected) searchresultsDx.dll (by APN) - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • searchresultstb.dll - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • searchresultsDx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'EPP' with a class of {09A47860-11B0-4DA5-AFA5-26D86198A780}.
4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSof0.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).
  • tbSoft.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Music Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.)' with the class of {7e8cd3ea-a4d1-48f5-9fae-c8fe18e94ee6}.
  • tbSof0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbSoft.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
  • prxtbSof0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbSof0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSof0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbSoft.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tbSof0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
  • searchresultsDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Music Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.)' with the class of {7e8cd3ea-a4d1-48f5-9fae-c8fe18e94ee6}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSof0.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.
  • tbSoft.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Oryte Games 1 Toolbar' with a class of {50bcbfa7-2a6a-41ed-9d96-34d2073a8943} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSof0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with a class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSof0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • tbSoft.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • tbSof0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Softonic_EnglishToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Search Results Toolbar\Datamngr\SRToolBar\dtUser.exe'.
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Softonic_EnglishToolbarHelper.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 Softonic English Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Softonic English 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 Softonic English 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 Softonic English 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 Softonic English Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.90%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.52%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.18%
  Australia 13.64%
  India 13.64%
  Vietnam 13.64%
  Indonesia 9.09%
  United Arab Emirates 4.55%
  BG 4.55%
  KE 4.55%
  Lithuania 4.55%
  Malaysia 4.55%
  NA 4.55%
  Sweden 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.11%
Acer 15.79%
Toshiba 10.53%
Sony 10.53%
Samsung 5.26%
Intel 5.26%
Dell 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
LENOVO LENOVO3000 Y410 ... 10.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 5.26%
Sony VGN-SR56GG_B 5.26%
Sony SVF1521GSAB 5.26%
MSI MS-7592 5.26%

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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