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Should I remove Somoto Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,448
United States Rank #8,184
Reach 0.0223%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.47 days
515.48 days >
Average installed length: 270.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.0.16? 0.81%
6.9.0.16 33.33%
6.8.9.0 10.57%
6.8.5.1 9.76%
6.11.2.6 2.44%
6.10.3.505 1.63%
6.10.3.503 8.94%
6.10.3.31 1.63%
6.10.3.29? 0.81%
6.10.3.29 10.57%
6.10.3.27 19.51%

Somoto Toolbar

What is Somoto 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. Somoto 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. 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 install.

About  (from Somoto)

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
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • 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 Somoto Toolbar.
SomotoToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.9968 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.12 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbSom0.dll (5b13aa512d57acf528700f1083fc3e4d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.oicu
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0926
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Conduit (fs)
tbSomo.dll (1c1d673fb3efc0643271226ea42a25d9) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9643 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28102 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSomo.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29878 Conduit (fs)
tbSom0.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28072 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)
ldrtbSom0.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)
ldrtbSomo.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)
       View all 22 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Somoto
URL: Somoto.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Somoto.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\somoto
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Somoto\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 Somoto.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 Somoto Toolbar

Program executable:SomotoToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\somoto\SomotoToolbarHelper.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) SomotoToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • ldrtbSom0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSomo.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSom0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSomo.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSom0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSomo.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSomo.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with the class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} (PrivitizeBar).
  • prxtbSom0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {bc09c55d-0375-4dcc-836e-0e3c8addfbda} (KeyBar 2).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbSomo.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest App'-Anwendungsleiste Findbar' with a class of {C97793F6-325D-4A26-ACAB-D551FCBF6DE9}.
  • prxtbSomo.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSom0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with the class of {2e649772-6076-44f9-ba0d-97845e1dcb82}.
  • prxtbSomo.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSom0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with a class of {2e649772-6076-44f9-ba0d-97845e1dcb82} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSomo.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with a class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSom0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with a class of {2E649772-6076-44F9-BA0D-97845E1DCB82}.
  • prxtbSomo.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with a class of {C2ED826E-8903-4A9D-B0DF-3A8FB8EA918A}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • SomotoToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SomotoToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SomotoToolbarHelper.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 Somoto Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Somoto 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 Somoto 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 Somoto 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 Somoto 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 Somoto Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.80%
Windows Vista 10.57%
Windows 8 8.13%
Windows XP 6.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.50%
Windows 8 5.69%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.57%
  Canada 9.79%
  Iran 3.09%
  Norway 0.52%
  Poland 0.52%
  Saudi Arabia 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.15%
Dell 25.27%
Toshiba 10.99%
Acer 4.40%
ASUS 4.40%
GIGABYTE 3.30%
Lenovo 2.20%
Gateway 1.10%
Compaq 1.10%
Alienware 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.81%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.88%
Dell Computer Latitude D6... 1.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 1.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 0.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 0.96%

About Somoto

Partnering with Somoto enables software developers to integrate a clean & dynamic recommendation screen that encourages the user to try a trusted 3rd party software, among them the Somoto Toolbar Customizable Platform.
Publisher URL: www.somotoinc.com

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