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Should I remove The NexuS Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach <0.001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.2.6.0 100.00%

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The NexuS Toolbar

What is The NexuS Toolbar?

This is a Conduit toolbar installed in the user's Web browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox) that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar itself which is typically bundled with free software is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.

"By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer." - from the EULA.

Overview

It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is The_NexuSToolbarHelper.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. 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 software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 3.93 MB (4,125,205 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in The NexuS Toolbar.
The_NexuSToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 14.11.25 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.10 PUP/Conduit.A
tbThe_.dll (01e190b029476013db4d7203fd20cebc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10659 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34460 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: The NexuS
URL: TheNexuS.OurToolbar.com
Help link: TheNexuS.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\The_NexuS
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\THE_NE~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files2\THE_NE~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.93 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 TheNexuS.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 The NexuS Toolbar

Program executable:The_NexuSToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\The_NexuS\The_NexuSToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tbThe_.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) The_NexuSToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbThe_.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbThe_.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest FR Findbar' with a class of {E921CB29-27E8-44FC-926C-8648F4CBBB79}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbThe_.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbThe_.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbThe_.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1C9B96A0-CBA2-482E-9C40-9200B547123A}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • The_NexuSToolbarHelper.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 The NexuS Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall The NexuS 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 The NexuS 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 The NexuS 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 The NexuS Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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