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What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,789
Reach 0.0050%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.83 days
607.59 days >
Average installed length: 319.24 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.8.5.1 20.00%
6.8.2.0 2.86%
6.5.2.8 4.29%
6.3.3.3 7.14%
6.3.2.17 2.86%
6.2.3.0 34.29%
6.2.2.4 8.57%
5.7.1.1 20.00%

Softonic-IT Toolbar

What is Softonic-IT Toolbar?

Softonic-IT Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. From the license agreement - "By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer".

About  (from Softonic International S.L)

From the EULA: As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, you may be changing your Internet Browser settings and/or have the ability to change of the default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box, if applicable; allow software updates of the Condui...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Softonic-IT Toolbar.
tbSoft.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 Conduit (fs)
tbSof2.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-ITToolbarHelper.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
tbSof0.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)
tbSof1.dll (0210a8ccafcb04413748b6cc8744b452) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10689 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 34608 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)
       View all 32 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Softonic-IT
URL: TheSoftonicITToolbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: TheSoftonicITToolbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Softonic-IT
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\SOFTON~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\SOFTON~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 5.42 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 TheSoftonicITToolbar.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-IT Toolbar

Program module:tbSoft.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\Softonic-IT\tbSoft.dll
MD5:e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371
Additional files:
  • tbSof1.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) Softonic-ITToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • ldrtbSof0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSof0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSof0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSof2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSoft.dll
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 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).
  • prxtbSof2.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).
  • tbSof1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbSoft.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
  • tbSof2.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}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbSoft.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • prxtbSof0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbSof2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbSof2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSof2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • prxtbSof0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbSof1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbSoft.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
  • tbSof2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSof2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • 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.
  • tbSof1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSoft.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSof2.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.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSof2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • prxtbSof0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
  • tbSof1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {CD90BF73-20F6-44EF-993D-BB920303BD2E}.
  • tbSoft.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822E7427-5855-4592-8EA9-3F6FFF633463}.
  • tbSof2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Softonic-ITToolbarHelper.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
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • Softonic-ITToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Softonic-ITToolbarHelper.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-IT Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Softonic-IT 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 Softonic-IT 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-IT 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-IT 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-IT Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 31.43%
Windows Vista 15.71%
Windows 8 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 31.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.43%
Windows 7 Professional 8.57%
Windows 7 Starter 4.29%
Windows Vista Business 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.08% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 81.08%
  Switzerland 6.76%
  United States 6.76%
  Germany 2.70%
  France 1.35%
  Japan 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 31.11%
American Megatrends 13.33%
ASUS 6.67%
Dell 4.44%
Sony 4.44%
Apple 2.22%
Toshiba 2.22%
Sahara 2.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 3.70%
Acer Veriton M265 3.70%
HP Pavilion 061 EP183AA-A... 3.70%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 3.70%
Acer AOD260 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.70%

About Softonic International S.L

Softonic operates a Website for software downloads as well as distributes an application programming interface that allows developers to build applications and mashups based on Softonic's content; and Softonic Answers, a user community for exchanging information and opinions about software.
Publisher URL: en.softonic.com

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