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Should I remove WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 40.18 days
928.67 days >
Average installed length: 487.95 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.11.2.6 11.11%
6.5.2.8 22.22%
6.3.3.3 33.33%
6.3.2.17 33.33%

Other programs by Conduit

WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar

What is WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit toolbar in your Web browser 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 is typically bundled with the free 4shared program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when the 4shared is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Conduit)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.3.3.3, 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 prxtbWhit.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 15 files and is usually about 4.17 MB (4,371,479 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar.
prxtbWhit.dll (b92293778555ce3dabe7f0a7e98b34c0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.02.13.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32010 Conduit (fs)
tbWhi0.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbWhi0.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)
WhiteSmoke_ToolsToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
WhiteSmoke_ToolsToolbarHelper1.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)
tbWhit.dll (d9a0ce26ada5bd15b1b03a752ddf14a6) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10683 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34576 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 32 all detections
WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar 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 WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WhiteSmoke_Tools
URL: WhiteSmokeToolsToolbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: WhiteSmokeToolsToolbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WhiteSmoke_Tools
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\WHITES~2\UNINST~1.EXE
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 4.17 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 WhiteSmokeToolsToolbar.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 WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar

Program module:prxtbWhit.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\whitesmoke_tools\prxtbWhit.dll
MD5:b92293778555ce3dabe7f0a7e98b34c0
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:
  • tbWhi1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) WhiteSmoke_ToolsToolbarHelper1.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbWhi0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbWhi0.dll
  • ldrtbWhi0.dll
  • ldrtbWhi2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhi0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhi2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhit.dll
  • tbWhi0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbWhi2.dll
  • tbWhit.dll
  • (Malware detected) WhiteSmoke_ToolsToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbWhit.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • prxtbWhi0.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).
  • tbWhit.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a}.
  • tbWhi2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbWhit.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {8D2C734C-8116-4C36-B1E4-DF02C9FFBCCE}.
  • prxtbWhit.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbWhi2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbWhi0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • prxtbWhit.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbWhit.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with the class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f}.
  • tbWhi2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
4 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbWhi0.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.
  • prxtbWhit.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbWhit.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1d03a978-ac0c-4004-b9fd-9cf361c7bd3f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbWhi2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with a class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbWhi0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • prxtbWhit.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV - Radio Online Toolbar' with a class of {BA44516F-6809-4875-AF60-43608689D7D5}.
  • tbWhit.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BittorrentBar_IT Toolbar' with a class of {1D03A978-AC0C-4004-B9FD-9CF361C7BD3F}.
  • tbWhi2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • WhiteSmoke_ToolsToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
  • WhiteSmoke_ToolsToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WhiteSmoke_ToolsToolbarHelper1.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WhiteSmoke_ToolsToolbarHelper.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 WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall WhiteSmoke_Tools 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 WhiteSmoke_Tools 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 WhiteSmoke_Tools 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 WhiteSmoke_Tools Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 11%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.89%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.00%
  MK 6.67%
  India 6.67%
  IQ 6.67%
  Netherlands 6.67%
  OM 6.67%
  Malaysia 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Intel 22.22%
Dell 11.11%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 28.57%
Acer Aspire 4741 14.29%
Acer Aspire M1610 14.29%
INTELR AWRDACPI 14.29%
HP G72 Notebook PC 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 14.29%

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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