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Should I remove Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,144
United States Rank #9,553
Reach 0.0185%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.23 days
567.22 days >
Average installed length: 298.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.17.2.8 3.86%
6.17.1.25 17.76%
6.17.0.33 12.36%
6.16.2.2 55.60%
6.16.1.9 10.42%

Other programs by Conduit

Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE

What is Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE?

Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- May display contextual advertising.

About  (from Conduit)

Each Conduit Software includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Conduit Software, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search-related preferences, add components, receive notifications and offers, or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher ...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • 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 Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE.
tbVafm.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.01 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28072 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)
prxtbVaf0.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)
prxtbVafm.dll (1446b55d51db10b6c69714bba12d573a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.gssm
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25816 Conduit (fs)
Vafmusic2ToolbarHelper.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)
       View all 22 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Vafmusic2
URL: Vafmusic2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Vafmusic2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3294791
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3294791\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3294791 -toolbarName=Vafmusic2 -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 975.65 KB
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 Vafmusic2.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 Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE

Program module:tbVafm.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Vafmusic2\tbVafm.dll
MD5:14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.0.0.0
  • hk64tbVaf0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbVafm.dll
  • hktbVaf0.dll
  • hktbVafm.dll
  • ldrtbVaf0.dll
  • ldrtbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) Vafmusic2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbVafm.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbVafm.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbVafm.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbVafm.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Faceless Toolbar' with a class of {f1f60d48-e7be-4b15-b567-12de9d47b58e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbVafm.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Vafmusic2ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE?

Quickly and completely remove Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE 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 Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE 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 Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE, 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 Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE.
  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 Vafmusic2 Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.02%
Windows 8 23.17%
Windows Vista 7.34%
Windows XP 3.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.53%
Windows 8 11.28%
Windows 8.1 9.34%
Windows 7 Professional 6.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.33%
  Canada 18.01%
  LY 0.28%
  Mexico 0.28%
  TN 0.28%
  Estonia 0.28%
  United Kingdom 0.28%
  Iran 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.96%
Dell 24.14%
Acer 19.21%
Toshiba 5.42%
Lenovo 4.93%
Samsung 4.93%
ASUS 2.96%
American Megatrends 1.48%
Alienware 0.99%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.16%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.74%
Gateway NE56R 2.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.05%

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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