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6.2.4.1 100.00%

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Tom's Guide France Toolbar

What is Tom's Guide France Toolbar?

Tom's Guide France Toolbar is a Conduit Community toolbar for various web browsers. The toolbar collects information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising. During installation it may change the web browser's home page and search page and if uninstalled will need to be manually changed back. It may also automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. From the OurToolbar EULA: "The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you."

About  (from Conduit)

From the EULA: As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, you may be changing your Internet Browser settings and/or have the ability to change of the default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box, if applicable; allow software updates of the Condui...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Tom's Guide France Toolbar.
Tom's_Guide_FranceToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.12 PUP/Conduit.A
tbTom2.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbTom0.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
tbTom'.dll (0be033ddc44a515354cb635e05ec4e01) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 11366 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 38706 Conduit (fs)
prxtbTom2.dll (2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10274 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32328 Conduit (fs)
tbTom0.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbTom0.dll (5b9b1f88e9a9dcd1b1699b192aca297e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25216 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)
ldrtbTom2.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)
       View all 35 all detections
Tom's Guide France 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 Tom's Guide France Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Tom's Guide France
URL: TomsGuideFrance.OurToolbar.com
Help link: TomsGuideFrance.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tom's_guide_france
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Tom's_Guide_France\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 22.54 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 TomsGuideFrance.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 Tom's Guide France Toolbar

Program executable:Tom's_Guide_FranceToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\tom's_guide_france\Tom's_Guide_FranceToolbarHelper.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:
  • tbTom1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) Tom's_Guide_FranceToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbTom0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbTom2.dll
  • hktbTom0.dll
  • hktbTom2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbTom0.dll
  • ldrtbTom2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTom0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTom2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTom'.dll
  • tbTom0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTom2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbTom0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • prxtbTom2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WinZipBar Toolbar' with the class of {50fafaf0-70a9-419d-a109-fa4b4ffd4e37} (WinZipBar).
  • tbTom'.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Media Star Toolbar' with the class of {dfabc5b5-039b-4865-979a-de31cdf3e351}.
  • tbTom2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbTom0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • tbTom2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbTom0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • prxtbTom2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tbTom'.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Media Star Toolbar' with the class of {dfabc5b5-039b-4865-979a-de31cdf3e351}.
  • tbTom2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
4 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbTom0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbTom2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbTom'.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Media Star Toolbar' with a class of {dfabc5b5-039b-4865-979a-de31cdf3e351} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbTom2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with a class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbTom0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
  • prxtbTom2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {EF468E5B-5B30-4136-A833-7F2E3A31AFDF}.
  • tbTom'.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with a class of {00F2C0C6-2194-484E-9064-44E57787867B}.
  • tbTom2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Tom's_Guide_FranceToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Tom's_Guide_FranceToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Tom's_Guide_FranceToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

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  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.
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  2. When you find the program Tom's Guide France 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 Tom's Guide France 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 Tom's Guide France Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8 14%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  France 33.33%
  DZ 8.33%
  Luxembourg 8.33%
  TN 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.57%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sony 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 14.29%
Sony VPCEE3J1E 14.29%
Micro-Star O8-7529 14.29%
LENOVO 252239G 14.29%
Dell Vostro 3500 14.29%
Acer Aspire 5740 14.29%

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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