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VersionDistribution
6.10.2.5 100.00%

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Vinko Barak Toolbar

What is Vinko Barak Toolbar?

Vinko Barak 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".

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is tbVink.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. It also bundles additional software in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a potentially unwanted toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 17.46 MB (18,308,153 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Vinko Barak Toolbar.
tbVink.dll (3549ca5e8809ff9be5f7216d4fbb7443) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
VIPRE Antivirus 21724 Conduit (fs)
prxtbVin2.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
prxtbVin1.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)
Vinko_BarakToolbarHelper1.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
prxtbVin0.dll (5e16941abd53231f36f7f4b0e4b575ea) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34164 Conduit (fs)
tbVin0.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
Vinko_BarakToolbarHelper.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)
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)
ldrtbVink.dll (d97b0ea326ac79a8558ff54b51397579) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9075 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 23572 Conduit (fs)
       View all 32 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Vinko Barak
URL: VinkoBarak.myradiotoolbar.com
Help link: VinkoBarak.myradiotoolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vinko_barak
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Vinko_Barak\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 17.46 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 VinkoBarak.myradiotoolbar.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 Vinko Barak Toolbar

Program module:tbVink.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\vinko_barak\tbVink.dll
MD5:3549ca5e8809ff9be5f7216d4fbb7443
Conduit Toolbar web browser plugin for the various toolbars running on the Conduit Toolbar platform is the browser addin installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) Vinko_BarakToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbVin2.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbVin2.dll
  • ldrtbVin0.dll
  • ldrtbVin2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbVink.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVin0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVin1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVin2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVin0.dll
  • tbVin2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVink.dll
  • (Malware detected) Vinko_BarakToolbarHelper1.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbVin0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'elabeling Toolbar' with the class of {057766a3-83ce-4dfb-8db4-9a671c8ed366} (elabeling).
  • prxtbVin1.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).
  • prxtbVin2.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
  • prxtbVin1.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • prxtbVin2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbVin0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with the class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1}.
  • prxtbVin1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083}.
  • prxtbVin2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Forms Toolbar' with the class of {76a747b4-edc6-46ff-8a5d-9ae61a889d5b}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbVin0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbVin2.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.
  • prxtbVin1.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.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbVin0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
  • prxtbVin1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • prxtbVin2.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).
  • Vinko_BarakToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Vinko_BarakToolbarHelper1.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 Vinko Barak Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Vinko Barak 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 Vinko Barak 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 Vinko Barak 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 Vinko Barak 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 74%
Keep it 26%
 
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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