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ZoneAlarm SocialGuard Toolbar

What is ZoneAlarm SocialGuard Toolbar?

ZoneAlarm SocialGuard Toolbar is a Conduit toolbar (Community OurToolbar) for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. It will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. From the EULA: The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."

About  (from Conduit)

Conduit Software and Customized Software: as part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, you may be changing your Internet Browser settings and/or have the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ZoneAlarm SocialGuard Toolbar.
prxtbZone.dll (d344cc84609a807ce92187c9662d392b) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.299
G Data 15.4.25 Win32.Application.Conduit
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 39244 Conduit (fs)
ZoneAlarm_SocialGuardToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ZoneAlarm SocialGuard
URL: ZoneAlarmSocialGuard.OurToolbar.com
Help link: ZoneAlarmSocialGuard.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\zonealarm_socialguard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarm_SocialGuard\uninstall.exe toolbar
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 ZoneAlarmSocialGuard.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 ZoneAlarm SocialGuard Toolbar

Program module:tbZone.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\zonealarm_socialguard\tbZone.dll
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:
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • ldrtbZone.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbZone.dll
  • tbZone.dll
  • (Malware detected) ZoneAlarm_SocialGuardToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbZone.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} (mymatch_v2).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbZone.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with the class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbZone.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {d23a1ac9-8a14-4971-b04f-92966eb5ad95} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbZone.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'mymatch_v2 Toolbar' with a class of {D23A1AC9-8A14-4971-B04F-92966EB5AD95}.
Scheduled Task
  • ZoneAlarm_SocialGuardToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (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 ZoneAlarm SocialGuard Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall ZoneAlarm SocialGuard 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 ZoneAlarm SocialGuard 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 ZoneAlarm SocialGuard 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 ZoneAlarm SocialGuard Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%
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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