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Should I remove aTube Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,157
Reach 0.0077%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.34 days
747.52 days >
Average installed length: 392.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.12 100.00%

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aTube Toolbar

What is aTube Toolbar?

aTube Toolbar Updater installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated. aTube Toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the aTube Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes aTube Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, aTube Toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it.
The toolbar is typically bundled with the free aTube program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when aTube 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 DsNET Corp)

The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. We do not engage in click stream tracking or keystroke logging. We value your right to privacy are passionate about winning and keeping your trust as a valued ...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • 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 aTube Toolbar.
dtUser.exe (838667b3b34dfe62f924ef75e6089473) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom
ESET-NOD32 7.12095 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C potentially unwanted
searchresultsDx.dll (5bf32d3e02a50c96ac146e6a13daf244) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Visicom.B
ESET-NOD32 9924 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
aTube 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 aTube Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\atube
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\atube\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by aTube Toolbar

Program executable:dtUser.exe (Malware detected)
DTX broker
Signed by:Visicom Media Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\atube\dtUser.exe
MD5:838667b3b34dfe62f924ef75e6089473
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - aTube Toolbar (aTube Toolbar Installer)
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe (by Visicom Media) - DTX broker
  • searchresultstb.dll (by Visicom Media Inc) - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • atubeX.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • (Malware detected) searchresultsDx.dll (by Ask.com) - Ask.com Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'aTube Toolbar' with the class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844}.
  • atubeX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'aTube Toolbar' with the class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • searchresultsDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'aTube Toolbar' with the class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844}.
  • atubeX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'aTube Toolbar' with the class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • searchresultsDx.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'aTube Toolbar' with a class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • atubeX.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'aTube Toolbar' with a class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\toolbar2\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove aTube Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove aTube 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 aTube 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 aTube 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 aTube 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 aTube Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 2%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.63%
Windows XP 12.04%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Windows 8 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.21%
Windows 7 Professional 8.41%
Windows 7 Starter 6.54%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.32% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 15.32%
  Spain 10.81%
  Brazil 9.91%
  United States 8.11%
  Czech Republic 7.21%
  Mexico 6.31%
  Germany 5.41%
  Colombia 4.50%
  Portugal 4.50%
  Argentina 3.60%
  United Kingdom 2.70%
  RS 1.80%
  Philippines 1.80%
  AO 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 34.72%
Hewlett-Packard 29.17%
Dell 15.28%
ASUS 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
Samsung 2.78%
GIGABYTE 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.19%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.13%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.13%
ASUSTeK F5GL 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.13%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.13%

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