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Should I remove VisualBee V.9 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,137
United States Rank #21,484
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.81 days
407.43 days >
Average installed length: 214.07 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 62.50%
6.14.0.28 8.33%
6.13.3.505 27.08%
6.12.0.11 2.08%

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VisualBee V.9 Toolbar

What is VisualBee V.9 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 6.15.0.27, 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 tbVisu.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week 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 8.06 MB (8,450,292 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in VisualBee V.9 Toolbar.
tbVisu.dll (90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17602 Application.Win32.Conduit.r
ESET-NOD32 8.9281 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.12 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
tbVis0.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)
prxtbVis0.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)
prxtbVisu.dll (2fffa4711ee94bed0a982886f65aaf3a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10274 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32328 Conduit (fs)
VisualBee_V.9ToolbarHelper.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)
tbVis2.dll (8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17469 Application.Win32.Conduit.ks
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24534 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 28 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: VisualBee V.9
URL: VisualBeeV9.OurToolbar.com
Help link: VisualBeeV9.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\visualbee_v.9
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\VisualBee_V.9\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 8.06 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 VisualBeeV9.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 VisualBee V.9 Toolbar

Program module:tbVisu.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\visualbee_v.9\tbVisu.dll
MD5:90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) VisualBee_V.9ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbVis0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbVis2.dll
  • hk64tbVisu.dll
  • hktbVis0.dll
  • hktbVis2.dll
  • hktbVisu.dll
  • ldrtbVis0.dll
  • ldrtbVis2.dll
  • ldrtbVisu.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVis0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVis2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVisu.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVis0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVis2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVisu.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbVis0.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).
  • prxtbVisu.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} (ytbclick B4).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbVis0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ST New Toolbar' with the class of {07b8d5b5-56a1-4748-8886-13d4eda57e40}.
  • prxtbVisu.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with the class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbVis0.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.
  • prxtbVisu.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with a class of {ed1c45c6-6895-4433-90c4-78935b0a24b8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbVis0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ST New Toolbar' with a class of {07B8D5B5-56A1-4748-8886-13D4EDA57E40}.
  • prxtbVisu.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ytbclick B4 Toolbar' with a class of {ED1C45C6-6895-4433-90C4-78935B0A24B8}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VisualBee_V.9ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove VisualBee V.9 Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove VisualBee V.9 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 VisualBee V.9 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 VisualBee V.9 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 VisualBee V.9 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 VisualBee V.9 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 10%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows Vista 10.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 8.1 14.58%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.14%
  Canada 12.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.11%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 15.56%
ASUS 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Samsung 6.67%
Toshiba 4.44%
Common models
Dell Studio 1537 6.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.82%
LENOVO 20182 4.55%
Gateway SX2110 2.27%
Gateway DX4870 2.27%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.27%

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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