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Should I remove TV Bar 2 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,102
United States Rank #13,991
Reach 0.0096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 55.43 days
854.87 days >
Average installed length: 449.17 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.10.3.27 3.77%
6.10.3.8 18.87%
6.9.0.16 43.40%
6.8.9.0 32.08%
6.8.5.1 1.89%

Other programs by Conduit

TV Bar 2 Toolbar

What is TV Bar 2 Toolbar?

TV Bar 2 Toolbar is a Conduit powered OurToolbar in within Internet Explorer, Chrome or the Firefox Web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

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

The most common release is 6.9.0.16, 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 TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper.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 17 files and is usually about 9.65 MB (10,121,935 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • 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 TV Bar 2 Toolbar.
TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.9968 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.12 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbTV_2.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
prxtbTV_1.dll (5b13aa512d57acf528700f1083fc3e4d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.oicu
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0926
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Conduit (fs)
TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper1.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)
prxtbTV_B.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29878 Conduit (fs)
prxtbTV_0.dll (c89d9c80fd468c6b51c4aadcc8463c2d) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29886 Conduit (fs)
tbTV_0.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28072 Conduit (fs)
tbTV_2.dll (7ca420a4688109e2ab5844a2c753c905) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9265 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25226 Conduit (fs)
tbTV_B.dll (1c1d673fb3efc0643271226ea42a25d9) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9643 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28102 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)
ldrtbTV_B.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)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: TV Bar 2
URL: TVBar2.Toolbar.fm
Help link: TVBar2.Toolbar.fm/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tv_bar_2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TV_Bar_2\uninstall.exe toolbar
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 9.65 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 TVBar2.Toolbar.fm. 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 TV Bar 2 Toolbar

Program executable:TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\tv_bar_2\TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff
When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing;...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbTV_0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbTV_2.dll
  • hktbTV_0.dll
  • hktbTV_2.dll
  • ldrtbTV_0.dll
  • ldrtbTV_2.dll
  • ldrtbTV_B.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTV_0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTV_1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTV_2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTV_B.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTV_0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTV_2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTV_B.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbTV_2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with the class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} (PrivitizeBar).
  • prxtbTV_1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {bc09c55d-0375-4dcc-836e-0e3c8addfbda} (KeyBar 2).
  • prxtbTV_B.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a} (Softonic ES).
  • prxtbTV_0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo US Toolbar' with the class of {124d001a-bdcb-472f-aa59-bbe7e4bc3204} (Ashampoo US).
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbTV_B.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest App'-Anwendungsleiste Findbar' with a class of {C97793F6-325D-4A26-ACAB-D551FCBF6DE9}.
  • prxtbTV_B.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • prxtbTV_2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbTV_0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with the class of {2e649772-6076-44f9-ba0d-97845e1dcb82}.
  • prxtbTV_1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'findr- Toolbar' with the class of {6b8a175e-4099-40d0-a781-9ba525a94981}.
  • prxtbTV_B.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a}.
  • prxtbTV_2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'shARES Toolbar' with the class of {9c905b42-976e-43c1-bc30-fc5937017909}.
4 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbTV_0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with a class of {2e649772-6076-44f9-ba0d-97845e1dcb82} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbTV_2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with a class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbTV_1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {bc09c55d-0375-4dcc-836e-0e3c8addfbda} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbTV_B.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with a class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbTV_0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with a class of {2E649772-6076-44F9-BA0D-97845E1DCB82}.
  • prxtbTV_B.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with a class of {C2ED826E-8903-4A9D-B0DF-3A8FB8EA918A}.
  • prxtbTV_2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'shARES Toolbar' with a class of {9C905B42-976E-43C1-BC30-FC5937017909}.
  • prxtbTV_1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PrintPDF Pro Toolbar' with a class of {257FABF2-9D4B-4BEA-941B-80DC4DB8ACA8}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper1.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

TV_Bar_2ToolbarHelper.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 TV Bar 2 Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall TV Bar 2 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 TV Bar 2 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 TV Bar 2 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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TV Bar 2 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.79%
Windows XP 9.43%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 67.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.43%
Windows 7 Professional 9.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  Australia 4.94%
  Canada 4.94%
  United Kingdom 4.94%
  Germany 3.70%
  China 1.23%
  Finland 1.23%
  Iran 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.55%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 11.36%
Toshiba 6.82%
Sahara 4.55%
Medion 4.55%
Intel 4.55%
Sony 2.27%
Samsung 2.27%
GIGABYTE 2.27%
Gateway 2.27%
Compaq 2.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.84%
eMachines ET1331G 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv8000 (RE334... 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 1.96%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.96%

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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