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Should I remove Swag Bucks Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,089
United States Rank #26,127
Reach 0.0022%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.16 days
329.21 days >
Average installed length: 172.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.20.0.10 7.69%
6.19.0.18 26.92%
6.17.2.625 7.69%
6.17.2.621 3.85%
6.17.2.8 26.92%
6.17.1.25 3.85%
6.17.0.33 3.85%
6.16.2.2 3.85%
6.16.1.9 15.38%

Other programs by Conduit

Swag Bucks Toolbar for IE

What is Swag Bucks Toolbar for IE?

This is a Conduit/Perion (Trovi) powered toolbar for Internet Explorer (BHO) that provides limited web browser functionality but will modify the user's search and home pages as well as bundle various ad-supported components. Also, the toolbar will bundle additional potentially unwanted features such as Search Protect which will make sure that the browser maintains its modified home and search pages to Conduit. The toolbar is usually bundled with a 3rd-party program or downloaded through a hosted portal page on the OurToolbar network.

About  (from Conduit)

The Trovi Software may automatically download and install updates from Trovi from time to time. In addition, Trovi may automatically configure the Trovi Software to perform certain functions required within the operation of the Trovi Software. Trovi Software may also automatically configure third-party software (such a...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.19.0.18, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month 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 15 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,716,518 bytes).
  • 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
  • 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 for IE.
Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0166 Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwag.dll (463f34d012b31fc55660ce2f82dc7f34) has been flagged by the following 8 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
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_Conduit
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!463F34D012B3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!463F34D012B3
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27982 Conduit (fs)
tbSwa0.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)
prxtbSwa0.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)
tbSwag.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)
prxtbSwa2.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)
Swag_BucksToolbarHelper1.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
tbSwa2.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)
ldrtbSwa2.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)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Swag Bucks
URL: SwagBucks.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SwagBucks.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct2260173
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT2260173\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT2260173 -toolbarName=Swag Bucks -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE -origin=AddRemove -userMode
Estimated size: 1.64 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 for IE

Program executable:Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Swag_Bucks\Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.4.0.1
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwag.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbSwag.dll
  • hktbSwag.dll
  • ldrtbSwag.dll
  • (Malware detected) Swag_BucksToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) tbSwag.dll
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • configutaion.json
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSwa2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwa0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwa2.dll
  • (Malware detected) Swag_BucksToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) tbSwa0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwa2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSwag.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} (DVDVideoSoftTB DE).
  • prxtbSwa2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Question Party Toolbar' with the class of {448e181c-161a-4021-b8d5-6caf25d83d15} (Question Party).
  • prxtbSwa0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ClipGrab Toolbar' with the class of {e36df325-3f4b-476f-8f89-123bc5d51a30} (ClipGrab).
  • tbSwa0.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
  • prxtbSwag.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
  • prxtbSwa2.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 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
  • prxtbSwa0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSwag.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff}.
  • prxtbSwa2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'OTIB Toolbar' with the class of {ec4df147-b8bd-4b8c-99de-2f618d391d41}.
  • prxtbSwa0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ClipGrab Toolbar' with the class of {e36df325-3f4b-476f-8f89-123bc5d51a30}.
  • tbSwa0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
4 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSwag.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSwa2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'OTIB Toolbar' with a class of {ec4df147-b8bd-4b8c-99de-2f618d391d41} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbSwa0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ClipGrab Toolbar' with a class of {e36df325-3f4b-476f-8f89-123bc5d51a30} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSwa0.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.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSwag.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027DA2D-C9F2-4B0B-AE05-E2CD1BDB6CFF}.
  • prxtbSwa2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'OTIB Toolbar' with a class of {EC4DF147-B8BD-4B8C-99DE-2F618D391D41}.
  • prxtbSwa0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ClipGrab Toolbar' with a class of {E36DF325-3F4B-476F-8F89-123BC5D51A30}.
  • tbSwa0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Swag_BucksToolbarHelper1.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'.

How do I remove Swag Bucks Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Swag Bucks 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 Swag Bucks 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 Swag Bucks 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 Swag Bucks Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 4%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 34.62%
Windows Vista 11.54%
Windows XP 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.15%
Windows 8.1 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.54%
Windows 8 3.85%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.47%
  Canada 5.26%
  Australia 2.63%
  United Kingdom 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 20.83%
Toshiba 12.50%
Acer 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Alienware 4.17%
Gateway 4.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6000 (RV220... 12.50%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 8.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 4.17%
HP G42 Notebook PC 4.17%

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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