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Should I remove Trustworthy Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,985
United States Rank #6,770
Reach 0.0354%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.30 days
156.41 days >
Average installed length: 82.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 37.28%
6.14.0.30 0.44%
6.14.0.28 15.79%
6.13.3.505? 0.44%
6.13.3.505 10.09%
6.13.3.501 1.75%
6.13.3.1 4.39%
6.12.0.516? 0.44%
6.12.0.516 1.75%
6.11.2.6? 0.44%
6.11.2.6 25.88%

Other programs by Conduit

Trustworthy Toolbar

What is Trustworthy Toolbar?

Trustworthy Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. From the license agreement - "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".

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users the free Trustworthy Toolbar for fast access to their favorite websites, social networks, web services, and search. Note: Sets homepage, search default, and new tab pages to Trustworthy search powered by Bing."

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)
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Trustworthy Toolbar.
prxtbTrus.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.10089 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.02 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
tbTru0.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbTru0.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
TrustworthyToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbTrus.dll (5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25628 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)
       View all 23 all detections
Trustworthy Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Trustworthy
URL: TrustworthyToolbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: TrustworthyToolbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\trustworthy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Trustworthy\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.84 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 TrustworthyToolbar.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 Trustworthy Toolbar

Program module:prxtbTrus.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\trustworthy\prxtbTrus.dll
MD5:9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) TrustworthyToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) TrustworthyToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbTru0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbTru2.dll
  • hk64tbTrus.dll
  • hktbTru0.dll
  • hktbTru2.dll
  • hktbTrus.dll
  • ldrtbTru0.dll
  • ldrtbTru2.dll
  • ldrtbTrus.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTru0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTru2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTrus.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTru0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTru2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTrus.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbTru0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic12 Toolbar' with the class of {38e3a123-98e8-46fc-8729-f4b49de90555} (Vafmusic12).
  • prxtbTrus.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity 2 Toolbar' with the class of {795828a9-f271-43a8-8536-4484bb991d3d} (Productivity 2).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbTrus.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbTrus.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Miniclip Toolbar' with the class of {1c68c940-1b2f-46eb-bd8c-2e1612ff6a58}.
  • prxtbTru0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with the class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbTru0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with a class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbTrus.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PhotoJoy US Toolbar' with a class of {f2c43291-151e-499c-98a7-923c120b88fa} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbTru0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {BC09C55D-0375-4DCC-836E-0E3C8ADDFBDA}.
  • prxtbTrus.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 1.13 Toolbar' with a class of {02EDB56B-9B33-435B-B7DF-B2843273A694}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TrustWorthyToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Trustworthy Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Trustworthy 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 Trustworthy 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 Trustworthy 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 Trustworthy Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.37%
Windows 8 12.28%
Windows XP 9.21%
Windows Vista 6.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.72%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.70%
Windows 8 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.93%
  Canada 8.98%
  MK 3.59%
  Germany 0.90%
  United Kingdom 0.90%
  Russia 0.90%
  Brazil 0.60%
  Austria 0.30%
  Australia 0.30%
  Japan 0.30%
  Netherlands 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.20%
Dell 28.47%
Acer 16.06%
Toshiba 8.76%
ASUS 5.84%
Lenovo 3.65%
GIGABYTE 2.92%
Alienware 2.19%
Intel 1.46%
Samsung 1.46%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.61%
ASUSTeK G73Jh 3.31%
Acer Aspire 7745G 1.65%
AOPEN_ AWRDACPI 1.65%
BIOSTAR Group A780L 1.65%
Dell Inspiron 537s 1.65%

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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