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Should I remove Viral Tube Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
United States Rank #38,831
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 136.07 days
899.56 days >
Average installed length: 472.65 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.11.2.6 11.11%
6.8.5.1 88.89%

Other programs by Conduit

Viral Tube Toolbar

What is Viral Tube Toolbar?

This is a Conduit toolbar installed in the user's Web browsers (IE, Chrome and Firefox) that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar itself which is typically bundled with free software is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.

"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." - from the EULA.

Overview

The most common release is 6.8.5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named prxtbVira.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. 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 setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 4.79 MB (5,027,825 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Viral Tube Toolbar.
prxtbVira.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)
tbVir0.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)
prxtbVir2.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)
prxtbVir1.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)
Viral_TubeToolbarHelper.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
tbVir2.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)
tbVira.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)
ldrtbVira.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)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Viral Tube
URL: ViralTube.OurToolbar.com
Help link: ViralTube.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\viral_tube
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Viral_Tube\uninstall.exe toolbar
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 4.79 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 ViralTube.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 Viral Tube Toolbar

Program module:prxtbVira.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\viral_tube\prxtbVira.dll
MD5:9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) Viral_TubeToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbVir0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbVir2.dll
  • hk64tbVira.dll
  • hktbVir0.dll
  • hktbVir2.dll
  • hktbVira.dll
  • ldrtbVir0.dll
  • ldrtbVir2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbVira.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVir1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVir2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVira.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVir0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVir2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVira.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbVir2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ST New Toolbar' with the class of {07b8d5b5-56a1-4748-8886-13d4eda57e40} (ST New).
  • prxtbVir1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} (TV Bar 2).
  • prxtbVira.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).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbVira.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbVir2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ST New Toolbar' with the class of {07b8d5b5-56a1-4748-8886-13d4eda57e40}.
  • prxtbVira.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • prxtbVir1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbVir2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ST New Toolbar' with a class of {07b8d5b5-56a1-4748-8886-13d4eda57e40} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbVira.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbVir1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbVir2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ST New Toolbar' with a class of {07B8D5B5-56A1-4748-8886-13D4EDA57E40}.
  • prxtbVira.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • prxtbVir1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • Viral_TubeToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Viral_TubeToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Viral_TubeToolbarHelper.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 Viral Tube Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Viral Tube 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 Viral Tube 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 Viral Tube 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 Viral Tube 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 Viral Tube Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win XP 11%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%

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 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
MSI MS-7680 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2033w 11.11%
Gateway P-7811FX 11.11%
Dell OptiPlex 330 11.11%

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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