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Should I remove Vafmusic Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,329
United States Rank #7,267
Reach 0.0225%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.69 days
285.88 days >
Average installed length: 150.21 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 4.00%
6.14.0.28 1.60%
6.13.3.501 7.20%
6.13.3.1? 0.80%
6.13.3.1 13.60%
6.12.0.516? 0.80%
6.12.0.516 10.40%
6.12.0.11 24.00%
6.11.2.6- 0.80%
6.11.2.6 34.40%
6.11.0.36 2.40%

Other programs by Conduit

Vafmusic Toolbar

What is Vafmusic Toolbar?

Vafmusic 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".

About  (from Conduit)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Vafmusic Toolbar.
tbVafm.dll (5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25628 Conduit (fs)
tbVaf0.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)
prxtbVaf2.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
prxtbVaf0.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)
prxtbVafm.dll (a795d945351033d699dada999de1bdb1) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9675 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Conduit (fs)
VafmusicToolbarHelper.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)
tbVaf2.dll (7ca420a4688109e2ab5844a2c753c905) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9265 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25226 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbVafm.dll (17f8ce1ec27fc5404153c734943afd77) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9142 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1114
VIPRE Antivirus 24082 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 35 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Vafmusic
URL: Vafmusic.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Vafmusic.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vafmusic
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Vafmusic\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 Vafmusic.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 Vafmusic Toolbar

Program module:tbVafm.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\vafmusic\tbVafm.dll
MD5:5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) VafmusicToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) VafmusicToolbarHelper1.exe
  • hk64tbVaf0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbVaf2.dll
  • hk64tbVafm.dll
  • hktbVaf0.dll
  • hktbVaf2.dll
  • hktbVafm.dll
  • ldrtbVaf0.dll
  • ldrtbVaf2.dll
  • ldrtbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVafm.dll
  • tbVaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVaf2.dll
  • tbVafm.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbVaf2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Fun Media Bar V6 Toolbar' with the class of {0e3910c1-d767-4d37-88c9-3abd22126683} (Fun Media Bar V6).
  • prxtbVaf0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TrustyWorthy Toolbar' with the class of {ad32743c-16ef-46ec-977b-dce0c3c85b20} (TrustyWorthy).
  • prxtbVafm.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with the class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} (PrivitizeBar).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbVaf2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
  • prxtbVafm.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbVaf0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with the class of {2e649772-6076-44f9-ba0d-97845e1dcb82}.
  • prxtbVaf2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Fun Media Bar V6 Toolbar' with the class of {0e3910c1-d767-4d37-88c9-3abd22126683}.
  • prxtbVafm.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BS Player B2 Toolbar' with the class of {68bd5917-377a-4c9d-b4d3-01dcbcb1e299}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbVaf0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with a class of {2e649772-6076-44f9-ba0d-97845e1dcb82} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbVaf2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Fun Media Bar V6 Toolbar' with a class of {0e3910c1-d767-4d37-88c9-3abd22126683} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbVafm.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PrivitizeBar Toolbar' with a class of {e746508c-f9c9-49dc-8642-4b58f97c3486} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbVaf0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ST_Japan Toolbar' with a class of {2E649772-6076-44F9-BA0D-97845E1DCB82}.
  • prxtbVaf2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Fun Media Bar V6 Toolbar' with a class of {0E3910C1-D767-4D37-88C9-3ABD22126683}.
  • prxtbVafm.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'shARES Toolbar' with a class of {9C905B42-976E-43C1-BC30-FC5937017909}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VafmusicToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Vafmusic Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Vafmusic 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 Vafmusic 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 Vafmusic 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 Vafmusic 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 Vafmusic Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 4%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.40%
Windows 8 14.40%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Windows XP 11.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.41%
Windows 8 11.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.50%
Windows 7 Professional 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.06%
  Canada 1.46%
  El Salvador 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.00%
Dell 28.00%
Acer 11.00%
Toshiba 7.00%
Gateway 6.00%
Sahara 2.00%
Samsung 2.00%
American Megatrends 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 2.65%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.65%
Gateway NE56R 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.77%

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

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
NOTHAPPY9 months ago
Such a joke- They've taken over my computer! Scammers!
user comment
dave80210 months ago
These are really bad guys. they hijack your browser and will not let go without a fight.
expert comment
Stan@ (Expert)over a year ago
Whenever you open your browser, you will be redirect to search.conduit.com without your consent. Usually VAF Music Toolbar comes bundled with free software downloads, audios, videos, security programs, system utilities.