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Website Hit Counters Toolbar

What is Website Hit Counters Toolbar?

Website Hit Counters Toolbar is a Conduit powered search toolbar and Browser helper Object (for IE) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search.


The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named tbWebs.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 10 files and is usually about 12.89 MB (13,514,705 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Website Hit Counters Toolbar.
tbWebs.dll (469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25620 Conduit (fs)
Website_Hit_CountersToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A

Program detailsProgram details

URL: WebsiteHitCounters.OurToolbar.com
Help link: WebsiteHitCounters.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\website_hit_counters
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Website_Hit_Counters\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 12.89 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 WebsiteHitCounters.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 Website Hit Counters Toolbar

Program module:tbWebs.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\website_hit_counters\tbWebs.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) Website_Hit_CountersToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • tbWebs.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbWebs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbWebs.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbWebs.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbWebs.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Oryte Games 1 Toolbar' with a class of {50bcbfa7-2a6a-41ed-9d96-34d2073a8943} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbWebs.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
Scheduled Task
  • Website_Hit_CountersToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 Website Hit Counters Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Website Hit Counters 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 Website Hit Counters 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 Website Hit Counters 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 Website Hit Counters 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 Website Hit Counters Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  JO 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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