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Should I remove Vafmusic3 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 #36,677
United States Rank #21,465
Reach 0.0032%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.16 days
299.70 days >
Average installed length: 157.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.17.2.8 33.33%
6.17.1.25 14.29%
6.17.0.33 9.52%
6.16.2.2 42.86%

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Vafmusic3 Toolbar for IE

What is Vafmusic3 Toolbar for IE?

Vafmusic Toolbar for IE is a potentially unwanted toolbar for Internet Explorer using the Conduit ClientConnect (now Perion) community toolbar platform. The toolbar runs as and Internet Explorer toolbar and Browser Helper Object. From the License Agreement: "As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, 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." It contains the 'Value Apps' software which provides additional functionality as well as include various ad-supported extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong.

What toolbar EULA says it can do:
- Allowing Conduit access to location-based information.
- Allowing Conduit access to information contained on your social network account.
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.

About  (from Conduit)

By Using the Conduit Software or the Customized Software, you agree that you have approved such changes and you understand you can reconfigure such settings at any time from the "Options Menu" available in the Conduit Software or Customized Software (to the extent that there is such a menu), in the Settings options of ...  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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Vafmusic3 Toolbar for IE.
tbVafm.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 8.9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.01 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.01 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbVafm.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)
Vafmusic3ToolbarHelper.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 15 all detections
Vafmusic3 Toolbar for IE 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 Vafmusic3 Toolbar for IE.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Vafmusic3
URL: Vafmusic3.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Vafmusic3.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3302996
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3302996\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3302996 -toolbarName=Vafmusic3 -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 1.69 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 Vafmusic3.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 Vafmusic3 Toolbar for IE

Program module:tbVafm.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Vafmusic3\tbVafm.dll
MD5:975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.0.0.0
  • hk64tbVafm.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbVafm.dll
  • ldrtbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) Vafmusic3ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbVaf2.dll
  • hktbVaf2.dll
  • ldrtbVaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVaf2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbVafm.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).
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 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with the class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbVafm.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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbVafm.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'KeyBar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {BC09C55D-0375-4DCC-836E-0E3C8ADDFBDA}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Vafmusic3ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Vafmusic3 Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Vafmusic3 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 Vafmusic3 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 Vafmusic3 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 Vafmusic3 Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 5%
 
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 57.14%
Windows 8 19.05%
Windows Vista 19.05%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.05%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 8 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

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

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
ASUS 21.05%
Acer 15.79%
Lenovo 10.53%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 10.00%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 5.00%
LENOVO 10091 5.00%
HP xw4600 Workstation 5.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.00%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 5.00%

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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