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Should I remove WiseConvert 2 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
United States Rank #37,126
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.43 days
425.64 days >
Average installed length: 223.64 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.14.0.28 30.00%
6.13.3.505 60.00%
6.13.3.1 10.00%

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WiseConvert 2 Toolbar

What is WiseConvert 2 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 6.13.3.505, 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 tbWise.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 7.82 MB (8,199,636 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 WiseConvert 2 Toolbar.
tbWise.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)
prxtbWise.dll (d0133250565180c9dc8ee0aecccbfd53) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.azm
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.M
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Conduit.TTAU-0102
ESET-NOD32 11248 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N potentially unwanted
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Conduit.A
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
K7 AntiVirus 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
K7GW 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.azm
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 37998 Conduit (fs)
prxtbWis2.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)
prxtbWis0.dll (5c6b58516ebb518e1e91f1fb65eab04b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10273 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 32318 Conduit (fs)
WiseConvert_2ToolbarHelper.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)
tbWis2.dll (e1b87b513c14d3a417b1a027be739de1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 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 33 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WiseConvert 2
URL: WiseConvert2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: WiseConvert2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wiseconvert_2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WiseConvert_2\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.82 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 WiseConvert2.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 WiseConvert 2 Toolbar

Program module:tbWise.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\wiseconvert_2\tbWise.dll
MD5:90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) WiseConvert_2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbWis0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbWis2.dll
  • hk64tbWise.dll
  • hktbWis0.dll
  • hktbWis2.dll
  • hktbWise.dll
  • ldrtbWis0.dll
  • ldrtbWis2.dll
  • ldrtbWise.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWis0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWis2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWise.dll
  • tbWis0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbWis2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbWise.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbWise.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WinZipBar Toolbar' with the class of {50fafaf0-70a9-419d-a109-fa4b4ffd4e37} (WinZipBar).
  • prxtbWis0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with the class of {00f2c0c6-2194-484e-9064-44e57787867b} (SearchElf 1.1).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbWise.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • prxtbWis0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IncrediMail MediaBar Deutsch 2 Toolbar' with the class of {990af1c2-5a27-4460-8149-ecc6bc122af3}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbWise.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbWis0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with a class of {00f2c0c6-2194-484e-9064-44e57787867b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbWise.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '2Shared Toolbar' with a class of {EF468E5B-5B30-4136-A833-7F2E3A31AFDF}.
  • prxtbWis0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SearchElf 1.1 Toolbar' with a class of {00F2C0C6-2194-484E-9064-44E57787867B}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WiseConvert_2ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove WiseConvert 2 Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove WiseConvert 2 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 WiseConvert 2 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 WiseConvert 2 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 WiseConvert 2 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 WiseConvert 2 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win 8 10%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 70.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8 10.00%

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?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Dell 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion 061 PJ475AA-A... 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 11.11%
Gateway ID49C 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1343w 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1237c 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 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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