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Should I remove Swirlz Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,410
United States Rank #28,245
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.16 days
240.71 days >
Average installed length: 126.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.20.0.21 3.45%
6.20.0.10 27.59%
6.19.0.18 6.90%
6.18.2.72 6.90%
6.17.2.619 3.45%
6.17.2.609 3.45%
6.17.2.602 3.45%
6.17.2.8 44.83%

Other programs by Conduit

Swirlz Toolbar for IE

What is Swirlz Toolbar for IE?

This is a Counduit web browser plugin that is potentially unwanted and ad-supported. In addition to displaying advertisements, as part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to the web browser settings. Such changes may include the following:

- Modifying/changing the default home page and tab URL
- Changing the search assistance provider (built-in search box) and search pages
- Adds additional menus and buttons to the browser
- Updating some browser settings which might lower overall security
- May provide automatic updates and present the user with additional software offers

Within Internet Explorer the toolbar runs as a Browser Helper Object (BHO), in Google Chrome it is an extension and in Firefox it is an addon.

Overview

The most common release is 6.17.2.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 9 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,716,514 bytes).
  • 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
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Swirlz Toolbar for IE.
tbSwir.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 14.01.26.01 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwir.dll (b262550b8748abb940368b363ed3910a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9619 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0205
VIPRE Antivirus 27910 Conduit (fs)
prxtbSwi0.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
SwirlzToolbarHelper.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 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
       View all 19 all detections
Swirlz 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.
Find out how to remove Swirlz Toolbar for IE.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Swirlz
URL: Swirlz.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Swirlz.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3309759
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3309759\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3309759 -toolbarName=Swirlz -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE -origin=AddRemove -userMode=2
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 Swirlz.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 Swirlz Toolbar for IE

  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.4.0.1
  • hk64tbSwir.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbSwir.dll
  • ldrtbSwir.dll
  • (Malware detected) SwirlzToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) tbSwir.dll
  • configutaion.json
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwir.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSwi0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSwi0.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).
  • prxtbSwir.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Swirlz Toolbar' with the class of {4cb3c467-0d72-44e6-9237-750b9b8b5ac9} (Swirlz).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSwi0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with the class of {0027da2d-c9f2-4b0b-ae05-e2cd1bdb6cff}.
  • prxtbSwir.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Swirlz Toolbar' with the class of {4cb3c467-0d72-44e6-9237-750b9b8b5ac9}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSwi0.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.
  • prxtbSwir.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Swirlz Toolbar' with a class of {4cb3c467-0d72-44e6-9237-750b9b8b5ac9} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSwi0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DVDVideoSoftTB DE Toolbar' with a class of {0027DA2D-C9F2-4B0B-AE05-E2CD1BDB6CFF}.
  • prxtbSwir.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Swirlz Toolbar' with a class of {4CB3C467-0D72-44E6-9237-750B9B8B5AC9}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SwirlzToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Swirlz Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Swirlz 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 Swirlz 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 Swirlz 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 Swirlz Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.41%
Windows XP 10.34%
Windows 8 10.34%
Windows Vista 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.90%
Windows 7 Professional 6.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.90%
Windows 8.1 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.50%
  Canada 25.00%
  Brazil 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.04%
Acer 14.81%
ASUS 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
American Megatrends 7.41%
Toshiba 7.41%
Alienware 3.70%
Sony 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.14%
Samsung 350V5C/350V5X/350... 3.57%
HP Compaq 6200 Pro MT PC 3.57%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1214 3.57%
Gateway NV57H 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.57%

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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