74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove SweetTunes Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #29,710
United States Rank #18,576
Reach 0.0053%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.51 days
280.51 days >
Average installed length: 147.39 days


VersionDistribution 42.67% 26.67% 16.00% 14.67%

Other programs by Conduit

SweetTunes Toolbar for IE

What is SweetTunes Toolbar for IE?

SweetTunes Toolbar for IE is a Conduit distributed toolbar built on the community toolbar platform which provides potentially unwanted web browser integration. This browser extension's primary purpose is to take control of the user's search functionality in order to generate a revenue share for the publisher and Conduit. In addition to search hijacking (although there should be options during bundle installation to prevent this), the toolbar will install itself in Internet Explorer as a toolbar and Browser Helper Object. Also, many installs contain 'Value Apps', which provide additional functionality as well as include various adware extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host. The platform in many cases installs a service 'engine' that is designed to protect the toolbar as well as the modified search and home pages to Conduit's affiliate search partner.

From the License Agreement: "As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, we may change your Internet Browser settings and/or provide you with the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social network account settings."

What toolbar EULA says it can do:
- Change of the default search engine, including your Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Allowing Conduit access to location-based information.
- Allowing Conduit access to information contained on your social network account.

About  (from Conduit)

As part of the functionality provided by the Conduit Software, we may collect and store information about your search activity when you use our web search services (such as search queries). This information may be shared with third-party applications that use Search Data to function, or to offer you more customized inf...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SweetTunes Toolbar for IE.
tbSwee.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 8.9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.01 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwee.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
SweetTunesToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
       View all 15 all detections
SweetTunes Toolbar for IE has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SweetTunes
URL: SweetTunesToolbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SweetTunesToolbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3311875
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\\Conduit\IE\CT3311875\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3311875 -toolbarName=SweetTunes -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 SweetTunesToolbar.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 SweetTunes Toolbar for IE

Program module:tbSwee.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetTunes\tbSwee.dll
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe -
  • hk64tbSwee.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbSwee.dll
  • ldrtbSwee.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwee.dll
  • (Malware detected) SweetTunesToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) tbSwee.dll
  • hk64tbSwe0.dll
  • hktbSwe0.dll
  • ldrtbSwe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwe0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSwe0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbSwee.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbSwee.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
  • prxtbSwee.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbSwee.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Faceless Toolbar' with a class of {f1f60d48-e7be-4b15-b567-12de9d47b58e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbSwee.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SweetTunesToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove SweetTunes Toolbar for IE?

Quickly and completely remove SweetTunes Toolbar for IE from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove SweetTunes Toolbar for IE from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall SweetTunes 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 SweetTunes 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 SweetTunes 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 SweetTunes Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows Vista 10.67%
Windows XP 1.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.67%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.00%
Windows 8 8.00%
Windows 8.1 5.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.58%
  Canada 16.50%
  France 0.97%
  Saudi Arabia 0.97%
  Malaysia 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.82%
Dell 17.54%
Acer 14.04%
Toshiba 10.53%
Lenovo 8.77%
ASUS 5.26%
Samsung 5.26%
Intel 3.51%
Sony 3.51%
Alienware 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.99%
ASUSTeK K53U 2.99%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 1.49%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad N58... 1.49%
LENOVO 43422GU 1.49%
Hewlett-Packard p6750z 1.49%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.