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Should I remove VMware Support Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
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VersionDistribution
6.8.0.8 100.00%

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VMware Support Toolbar

What is VMware Support Toolbar?

VMware Support Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin for Intenet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that collects and stores information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit in order to provide advertising. It will change the user's home page and search provider during installation (optional but enabled by default) and provides a search box and various social features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. According to the License Agreement, "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. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."

About  (from Conduit)

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 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 Con...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in VMware Support Toolbar.
prxtbVMw2.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 8.10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Application.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.02 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
prxtbVMw0.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)
VMware_SupportToolbarHelper1.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
tbVMw0.dll (2d2894581d355d5f44eae38898a66846) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
VMware_SupportToolbarHelper.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbVMw0.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)
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 24 all detections
VMware Support 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 VMware Support Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: VMware Support
URL: VMwareSupport.Toolbar.fm
Help link: VMwareSupport.Toolbar.fm/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vmware_support
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VMware_Support\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 17.13 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 VMwareSupport.Toolbar.fm. 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 VMware Support Toolbar

Program module:prxtbVMw2.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\vmware_support\prxtbVMw2.dll
MD5:9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) VMware_SupportToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbVMw2.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbVMw2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbVMw0.dll
  • ldrtbVMw2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVMw0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVMw2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVMw0.dll
  • tbVMw2.dll
  • tbVMwa.dll
  • (Malware detected) VMware_SupportToolbarHelper1.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbVMw0.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).
  • prxtbVMw2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with the class of {76a747b4-edc6-46ff-8a5d-9ae61a889d5b} (Produtools Forms).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbVMw0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • prxtbVMw2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbVMw0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
  • prxtbVMw2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with the class of {76a747b4-edc6-46ff-8a5d-9ae61a889d5b}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbVMw2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'midicairus2 Toolbar' with a class of {4f49c0f1-8cac-4b37-a0ca-2c9edaebc1d1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbVMw0.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.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbVMw0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • prxtbVMw2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with a class of {76A747B4-EDC6-46FF-8A5D-9AE61A889D5B}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • VMware_SupportToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

VMware_SupportToolbarHelper1.exe
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 VMware Support Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove VMware Support 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 VMware Support 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 VMware Support 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 VMware Support 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 VMware Support Toolbar 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 72%
Keep it 28%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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