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TucowsDownloads Toolbar

What is TucowsDownloads Toolbar?

TucowsDownloads Toolbar 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)

As part of the installation process of the Toolbar, we may change your Internet Browser settings and/or provide you with the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social network account settings. By Using the Trovi Software, you agree that you ha...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • 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 TucowsDownloads Toolbar.
TucowsDownloadsToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbTuco.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
tbTuco.dll (5b4935f79cc67a354065773ce49d6aa3) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9080 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 23608 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbTuco.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 Conduit (fs)
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: TucowsDownloads
URL: TucowsDownloadsToolbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: TucowsDownloadsToolbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tucowsdownloads
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TucowsDownloads\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.79 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 TucowsDownloadsToolbar.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 TucowsDownloads Toolbar

Program executable:TucowsDownloadsToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\tucowsdownloads\TucowsDownloadsToolbarHelper.exe
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:
  • uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) TucowsDownloadsToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbTuco.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbTuco.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbTuco.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbTuco.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} (SmileBox FR).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbTuco.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbTuco.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbTuco.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbTuco.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
Scheduled Task
  • TucowsDownloadsToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove TucowsDownloads Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove TucowsDownloads Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall TucowsDownloads 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 TucowsDownloads 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 TucowsDownloads 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 TucowsDownloads Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Netherlands 14.29%
  Sweden 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Sony 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Common models
Sony VPCF13J8E 25.00%
HP G70 Notebook PC 25.00%
Dell OptiPlex 990 25.00%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 25.00%


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