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Should I remove TV Center Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.1.0.7 33.33%
5.7.2.2 66.67%

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TV Center Toolbar

What is TV Center Toolbar?

TV Center Toolbar 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)

Trovi offers the Toolbar that may be customized by third parties and then distributed to you via Publishers. Following your agreement to this EULA, the Toolbar is in Use on your computer and/or mobile device. Certain Toolbars may include web search box(es) and other features as further detailed in Section 3 below. By U...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TV Center Toolbar.
tbTV_C.dll (469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25620 Conduit (fs)
TV_CenterToolbarHelper.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
tbTV_0.dll (895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranfom.wico
ESET-NOD32 9311 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25610 Conduit (fs)
tbTV_1.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)
       View all 17 all detections
TV Center 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 TV Center Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: TV Center
URL: TVCenter.OurToolbar.com
Help link: TVCenter.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TV_Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\TV_CEN~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files2\TV_CEN~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.8 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 TVCenter.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 TV Center Toolbar

Program module:tbTV_C.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\TV_Center\tbTV_C.dll
MD5:469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tbTV_0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbTV_1.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTV_C.dll
  • (Malware detected) TV_CenterToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tbTV_0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with the class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8}.
  • tbTV_C.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
  • tbTV_1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbTV_1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • tbTV_C.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
  • tbTV_0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Your-TV Findbar' with a class of {B48F1A19-92E1-40C3-AE07-DC6D6256B489}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • tbTV_0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with the class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8}.
  • tbTV_C.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tbTV_1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • tbTV_0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with a class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbTV_C.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Oryte Games 1 Toolbar' with a class of {50bcbfa7-2a6a-41ed-9d96-34d2073a8943} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbTV_1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • tbTV_0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with a class of {90B49673-5506-483E-B92B-CA0265BD9CA8}.
  • tbTV_C.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • tbTV_1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822E7427-5855-4592-8EA9-3F6FFF633463}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • TV_CenterToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove TV Center Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove TV Center Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall TV Center 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 Center 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 Center 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TV Center Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Switzerland 16.67%
  Israel 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Toshiba 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 33.33%
HP-Pavilion AY589AA-ABA a... 33.33%
HP Compaq nc2400(#UUZ) 33.33%

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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