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Should I remove Spesoft Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.71 days
758.47 days >
Average installed length: 398.52 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.14.0.28 5.26%
6.11.2.6 5.26%
6.8.5.1 5.26%
6.3.8.0 78.95%
6.2.3.0 5.26%

Other programs by Conduit

Spesoft Toolbar

What is Spesoft Toolbar?

Spesoft Toolbar is a Conduit Community toolbar for various web browsers. The toolbar collects information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising. During installation it may change the web browser's home page and search page and if uninstalled will need to be manually changed back. It may also automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. From the OurToolbar EULA: "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."

About  (from Conduit)

When you access the Application, we use technologies similar to Cookies to automatically record unidentifiable and non-personal data (for example, Application usage data which does not include Personally Identifiable Information) that the Application sends to enable quality assurance, improve the quality of the service...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Spesoft Toolbar.
tbSpes.dll (4a960198febb8b892908cad653a0d28c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9887 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29894 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSpes.dll (d344cc84609a807ce92187c9662d392b) 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
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 39244 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSpe0.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
SpesoftToolbarHelper.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
tbSpe2.dll (90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17602 Application.Win32.Conduit.r
ESET-NOD32 9281 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSpe2.dll (a795d945351033d699dada999de1bdb1) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9675 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Conduit (fs)
tbSpe0.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)
SpesoftToolbarHelper1.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSpe0.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 37 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Spesoft
URL: Spesoft.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Spesoft.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\spesoft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Spesoft\uninstall.exe toolbar
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 9.31 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 Spesoft.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 Spesoft Toolbar

Program module:tbSpes.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\spesoft\tbSpes.dll
MD5:4a960198febb8b892908cad653a0d28c
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • tbSpe1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) SpesoftToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) SpesoftToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSpe0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSpe2.dll
  • hktbSpe0.dll
  • hktbSpe2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSpe0.dll
  • ldrtbSpe2.dll
  • ldrtbSpes.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSpe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSpe2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSpes.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSpe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSpe2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSpes.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSpe0.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).
  • prxtbSpes.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} (mymatch_v2).
  • tbSpes.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with the class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} (Online Sharing).
  • prxtbSpe2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CCC001 Toolbar' with the class of {91da5e8a-3318-4f8c-b67e-5964de3ab546} (CCC001).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbSpe0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSpe0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
  • prxtbSpes.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95}.
  • tbSpes.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with the class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81}.
  • prxtbSpe2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Serif PhotoPlus Toolbar' with the class of {8f2767f8-338a-4258-bd1c-4de5a3d8cdb2}.
4 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSpe0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'midicairus2 Toolbar' with a class of {4f49c0f1-8cac-4b37-a0ca-2c9edaebc1d1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSpes.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSpes.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSpe2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Serif PhotoPlus Toolbar' with a class of {8f2767f8-338a-4258-bd1c-4de5a3d8cdb2} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSpe0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • prxtbSpes.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {D23A1AC9-8A14-4971-B04F-92966EB5AD95}.
  • tbSpes.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567A644-E36C-470C-86CF-9C5B4F37DB81}.
  • prxtbSpe2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'CCC001 Toolbar' with a class of {91DA5E8A-3318-4F8C-B67E-5964DE3AB546}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • SpesoftToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SpesoftToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SpesoftToolbarHelper.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 Spesoft Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Spesoft 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 Spesoft 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 Spesoft 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 Spesoft 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 Spesoft Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.16%
Windows 8 21.05%
Windows XP 10.53%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows 7 Home Basic 10.53%
Windows 8.1 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.17%
  Germany 16.67%
  Peru 8.33%
  Chile 4.17%
  Finland 4.17%
  Sweden 4.17%
  India 4.17%
  Mexico 4.17%
  Greece 4.17%
  Honduras 4.17%
  Philippines 4.17%
  Spain 4.17%
  Israel 4.17%
  Italy 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 26.67%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 13.33%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Intel 6.67%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard CQ2728LA 7.14%
Dell Inspiron 620s 7.14%
ASUSTeK K53E 7.14%
HP Pavilion TS 14 Noteboo... 7.14%
INTEL DG41TY 7.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.14%

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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