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Should I remove SparkleBox Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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SparkleBox Toolbar for IE

What is SparkleBox Toolbar for IE?

SparkleBox Toolbar for IE is a Conduit web browser toolbar (powered by Perion ClientConnect) that will modify the user's web browser home page and search provider as well as install additional offers such as Search Protect which is designed to prevent other applications from changing the browser's home and search pages from Conduit. In addition, the toolbar will install ValueApps which includes adware-type programs for generating advertisements and coupons.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named SparkleBoxToolbarHelper.exe. 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 7 files and is usually about 1.69 MB (1,767,710 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SparkleBox Toolbar for IE.
SparkleBoxToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSpar.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
tbSpar.dll (01799def4ee217264f0abd2ccf1beff5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SparkleBox
URL: SparkleBox.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SparkleBox.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct340574
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT340574\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT340574 -toolbarName=SparkleBox -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 1.69 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 SparkleBox.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 SparkleBox Toolbar for IE

Program executable:SparkleBoxToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\SparkleBox\SparkleBoxToolbarHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe -
  • hk64tbSpar.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbSpar.dll
  • ldrtbSpar.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSpar.dll
  • (Malware detected) SparkleBoxToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) tbSpar.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbSpar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WhiteSmoke US Toolbar' with the class of {cce665dd-f6dd-4808-968e-eaec971f70ef} (WhiteSmoke US).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbSpar.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbSpar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vgrabber1 Toolbar' with the class of {f9bbf004-6e40-4019-8214-c43a37e1d058}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbSpar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vgrabber1 Toolbar' with a class of {f9bbf004-6e40-4019-8214-c43a37e1d058} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbSpar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Radio 1 Toolbar' with a class of {5CDCE9DA-CFA0-4218-ABF0-10EC96352CB3}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SparkleBoxToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove SparkleBox Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall SparkleBox Toolbar for IE 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 SparkleBox Toolbar for IE, 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 SparkleBox Toolbar for IE.
  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 SparkleBox Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

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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