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TranslatorBar_5 Toolbar

What is TranslatorBar_5 Toolbar?

This toolbar/web browser extension is ad/search-supported that is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well.

Overview

Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named tbTran.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.93 MB (4,124,910 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 TranslatorBar_5 Toolbar.
tbTran.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 Conduit (fs)
TranslatorBar_5ToolbarHelper.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
TranslatorBar_5 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 TranslatorBar_5 Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TranslatorBar_5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\TRANSL~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files2\TRANSL~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TranslatorBar_5 Toolbar

Program module:tbTran.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\TranslatorBar_5\tbTran.dll
MD5:e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tbTran.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) TranslatorBar_5ToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbTran.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}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbTran.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbTran.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with the class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbTran.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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbTran.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with a class of {90B49673-5506-483E-B92B-CA0265BD9CA8}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • TranslatorBar_5ToolbarHelper.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 TranslatorBar_5 Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall TranslatorBar_5 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 TranslatorBar_5 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 TranslatorBar_5 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 TranslatorBar_5 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win XP 13%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 62.50%
Windows 7 25.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  Australia 4.55%
  Ireland 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Toshiba 25.00%
Dell 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L510 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 12.50%
HP-Pavilion RX885AA-ABA a... 12.50%
HP-Pavilion RK572AA-ABA a... 12.50%
Dell ME051 12.50%
Compaq-Presario NY541AA-A... 12.50%

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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