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VersionDistribution
6.16.2.2 100.00%

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Winster Toolbar for IE

What is Winster Toolbar for IE?

Winster Toolbar for IE is a Conduit web browser toolbar (powered by Perion ClientConnect) that will modify the user's web browser home page and search provider as well as install additional offers such as Search Protect which is designed to prevent other applications from changing the browser's home and search pages from Conduit. In addition, the toolbar will install ValueApps which includes adware-type programs for generating advertisements and coupons.

About  (from Conduit)

Trovi Software. As part of the installation process of the Trovi Software (including the Toolbar and Search Protect), we may change your Internet Browser settings and/or provide you with the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social network ac...  Read more

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 tbWins.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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Winster Toolbar for IE.
tbWins.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.01 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28072 Conduit (fs)
tbWin0.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)
prxtbWin2.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)
prxtbWin0.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
prxtbWins.dll (5b13aa512d57acf528700f1083fc3e4d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.oicu
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0926
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Conduit (fs)
WinsterToolbarHelper.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)
tbWin2.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)
       View all 29 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Winster
URL: Winster.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Winster.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct672154
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT672154\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT672154 -toolbarName=Winster -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
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 Winster.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 Winster Toolbar for IE

Program module:tbWins.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Winster\tbWins.dll
MD5:14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe - 1.0.0.0
  • hk64tbWin0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbWin2.dll
  • hk64tbWins.dll
  • hktbWin0.dll
  • hktbWin2.dll
  • hktbWins.dll
  • ldrtbWin0.dll
  • ldrtbWin2.dll
  • ldrtbWins.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWin0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWin2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWins.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbWin0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbWin2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbWins.dll
  • (Malware detected) WinsterToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbWin2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
  • prxtbWins.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with the class of {7e2496f7-bc9a-446e-9426-1d1615641366} (Penny Stock Conspiracy).
  • prxtbWin0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreemakeVideoConverterTB Toolbar' with the class of {81fae9c9-cfbd-4cb3-8322-412e72f55f65} (FreemakeVideoConverterTB).
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbWin2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
  • prxtbWins.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with the class of {7e2496f7-bc9a-446e-9426-1d1615641366}.
  • prxtbWin0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BravoTV Toolbar' with the class of {345419c1-4f29-49c2-9b3a-fd31b2cef6b4}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbWin2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Faceless Toolbar' with a class of {f1f60d48-e7be-4b15-b567-12de9d47b58e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbWins.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with a class of {7e2496f7-bc9a-446e-9426-1d1615641366} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbWin0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'BittorrentBar_ES Toolbar' with a class of {ad06fb5f-fef7-4a84-8c58-dca34f8e3d36} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbWin2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
  • prxtbWins.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with a class of {7E2496F7-BC9A-446E-9426-1D1615641366}.
  • prxtbWin0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BravoTV Toolbar' with a class of {345419C1-4F29-49C2-9B3A-FD31B2CEF6B4}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinsterToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Winster Toolbar for IE?

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Or, you can uninstall Winster Toolbar for IE 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 Winster Toolbar for IE, 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 Winster Toolbar for IE.
  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 Winster Toolbar for IE 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 75%
Keep it 25%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

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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