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Should I remove Swag Bucks Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,244
United States Rank #6,540
Reach 0.0298%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.34 days
570.39 days >
Average installed length: 299.70 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 3.13%
6.13.3.505 1.56%
6.13.3.1 3.13%
6.12.0.11 2.60%
6.11.2.6 4.17%
6.10.3.27 28.65%
6.9.0.16 23.44%
6.8.9.0 5.73%
6.8.8.8 2.08%
6.8.5.1 5.21%
6.8.4.0 1.56%
6.8.2.0 1.56%
6.7.0.6 2.60%
6.3.3.3 7.81%
6.3.2.17 0.52%
6.2.7.3 2.08%
6.2.6.0 0.52%
6.2.2.4 0.52%
6.1.0.7 1.04%
5.7.2.2 2.08%

Swag Bucks Toolbar

What is Swag Bucks Toolbar?

Swag Bucks 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 Swag Bucks)

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Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • 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 Swag Bucks Toolbar.
tbSwag.dll (895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranfom
ESET-NOD32 7.9311 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.01 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25610 Conduit (fs)
tbSwa0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwa0.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)
prxtbSwa2.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
tbSwa2.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.yycu
ESET-NOD32 9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 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)
ldrtbSwa0.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
Swag Bucks Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Swag Bucks Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: SwagBucks.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SwagBucks.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\swag_bucks
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Swag_Bucks\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.85 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 SwagBucks.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 Swag Bucks Toolbar

Program module:tbSwag.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\Swag_Bucks\tbSwag.dll
MD5:895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55
Additional files:
  • tbSwa0.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbSwa0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSwa2.dll
  • hktbSwa0.dll
  • hktbSwa2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSwa0.dll
  • ldrtbSwa2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwa0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwa2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwa2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwag.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

7 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSwa0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Expression Web Toolbar' with the class of {29956a1f-dda2-4319-a8cc-30966adea17a} (Expression Web).
  • tbSwag.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'iWin Toolbar' with the class of {ce0c2586-da36-452b-acdb-320d9bcb19bf}.
  • prxtbSwag.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with the class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de} (IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2).
  • prxtbSwa2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic12 Toolbar' with the class of {38e3a123-98e8-46fc-8729-f4b49de90555} (Vafmusic12).
  • prxtbSwa3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} (Vafmusic7).
  • tbSwa1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Broderbund Toolbar' with the class of {81e93b9c-1052-4697-aafe-b40cd69c1d22}.
  • Plus 1 more
5 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbSwag.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Freecorder Findbar' with a class of {9C80BE27-A931-45B6-90E3-751C86D0ABCA}.
  • tbSwa1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {39B199E2-0E48-4BDF-A0D5-023E8021BCA4}.
  • prxtbSwa2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
  • prxtbSwa0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbSwa0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
7 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSwag.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with the class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de}.
  • prxtbSwa0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Miniclip Toolbar' with the class of {1c68c940-1b2f-46eb-bd8c-2e1612ff6a58}.
  • prxtbSwa2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with the class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b}.
  • prxtbSwa3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677}.
  • tbSwag.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BigMAQ Toolbar' with the class of {7f312b9a-208b-49fa-8218-b9aa22ec1463}.
  • tbSwa1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Broderbund Toolbar' with the class of {81e93b9c-1052-4697-aafe-b40cd69c1d22}.
  • Plus 1 more
7 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSwag.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with a class of {249d74a3-bd19-4657-b6ce-e62f480a20de} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSwa2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with a class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSwa0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33a329ee-7f7d-471e-ac67-15c54d970678} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSwa3.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSwa1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Broderbund Toolbar' with a class of {81e93b9c-1052-4697-aafe-b40cd69c1d22} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSwag.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Kino-Filmov.Net Toolbar' with a class of {1a894269-562d-459e-b17e-efd8de428e41} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • Plus 1 more
7 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • tbSwag.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'iWin Toolbar' with a class of {CE0C2586-DA36-452B-ACDB-320D9BCB19BF}.
  • prxtbSwa2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {BC09C55D-0375-4DCC-836E-0E3C8ADDFBDA}.
  • prxtbSwag.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IncrediMail MediaBar Francais 2 Toolbar' with a class of {249D74A3-BD19-4657-B6CE-E62F480A20DE}.
  • prxtbSwa0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Miniclip Toolbar' with a class of {1C68C940-1B2F-46EB-BD8C-2E1612FF6A58}.
  • prxtbSwa3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37A7EDB7-AFDA-4373-9865-02BF8160E677}.
  • prxtbSwa1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37A7EDB7-AFDA-4373-9865-02BF8160E677}.
  • Plus 1 more
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

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  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:
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    • 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 Swag Bucks Toolbar.
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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Swag Bucks Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.40%
Windows Vista 15.63%
Windows XP 6.25%
Windows 8 5.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.76%
Windows 7 Professional 5.24%
Windows 8 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.10%
  Canada 3.76%
  United Kingdom 2.19%
  Australia 0.63%
  India 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.21%
Dell 28.29%
Acer 15.13%
Toshiba 12.50%
ASUS 5.26%
GIGABYTE 1.32%
Lenovo 1.32%
Samsung 1.32%
Alienware 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.10%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.33%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.33%

comments1 comment

user comment
user comment
ladyoftheshadows12 months ago
I like Swagbucks, and use their tool bar to earn Swagbucks. When I've accumulated enough Swagbucks I get gift cards to use for nearly ANYTHING that I might want or need. It is a pretty cool rewards program, and I've been a member for about three years. Still, I had no idea that the toolbar came bundled with so much crapware! Is there a way to remove the stuff that came bundled with the toolbar, without actually removing the toolbar itself?