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Should I remove TheFreeGames Toolbar for IE?

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77% remove it23% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution
6.17.1.25 50.00%
6.16.2.2 50.00%

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TheFreeGames Toolbar for IE

What is TheFreeGames Toolbar for IE?

TheFreeGames Toolbar for IE is an ad-supported toolbar that will upon installation modify the default web browser's home page, search provider and new tab pages. The toolbar sets these pages to Trovi.com, The toolbar is distributed through the Trovi (Client Connect) platform. In addition, the software will install the Search Protect software. "Search Protect is a free desktop application that saves your preferred home page and default search settings so that they can't be involuntarily changed by software you download from the Internet." The toolbar will send usage data of not only the toolbar itself but both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer.

About  (from Client Connect LTD)

Trovi offers the Toolbar that may be customized by third parties and then distributed to you via Publishers. Certain Toolbars may include web search box(es) and other features. By Using the Toolbar, you may enable Trovi to access, use, and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TheFreeGames Toolbar for IE.
TheFreeGamesToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0166 Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes v2013.11.22.02 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbTheF.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)
tbTheF.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)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: TheFreeGames
URL: TheFreeGames.OurToolbar.com
Help link: TheFreeGames.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3305104
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3305104\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3305104 -toolbarName=TheFreeGames -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 TheFreeGames.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 TheFreeGames Toolbar for IE

Program executable:TheFreeGamesToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarHelper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\TheFreeGames\TheFreeGamesToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe (by Conduit) - 1.1.0.1
  • hk64tbTheF.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbTheF.dll
  • ldrtbTheF.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTheF.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTheF.dll
  • (Malware detected) TheFreeGamesToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • configutaion.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbTheF.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 Toolbar
  • prxtbTheF.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
  • prxtbTheF.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
  • prxtbTheF.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
  • TheFreeGamesToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove TheFreeGames Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall TheFreeGames 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 TheFreeGames 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 TheFreeGames 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 TheFreeGames Toolbar for IE 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 77%
Keep it 23%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  DK 14.29%
  United Kingdom 14.29%

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