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Should I remove blinkx Remote Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,025
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.56 days
694.89 days >
Average installed length: 365.11 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
0.5.64 100.00%

blinkx Remote Toolbar

What is blinkx Remote Toolbar?

blinkx Remote Toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and 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, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

About  (from blinkx)

blinkx is the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine. We link viewers with content publishers and distributors, and monetize those interactions through advertising. Founded in 2004, blinkx floated on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in May, 2007 and has a compound annual growth r...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in blinkx Remote Toolbar.
the_blinkx_toolbar.dll (39b6fb6c606ccb69ff6afc1271f1aaff) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 TrojanSpy.Agent
AhnLab-V3 2013.03.14 Win-AppCare/Xema.264448
the_blinkx_shook.dll (5a535280bd4d472fe08bfd1bdd64d7db) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.TrojanHorse
Fortinet FortiGate 4.2.257.0 Misc/PUP
McAfee 5.400.0.1158 Artemis!5A535280BD4D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2010.1D Artemis!5A535280BD4D
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/SearchHook

Program detailsProgram details

URL: toolbar.blinkx.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\blinkx remote toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\blinkx Remote Toolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 536.08 KB

Program filesFiles installed by blinkx Remote Toolbar

Program module:the_blinkx_toolbar.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\blinkx remote toolbar\the_blinkx_toolbar.dll
MD5:39b6fb6c606ccb69ff6afc1271f1aaff
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) the_blinkx_shook.dll - SearchHook Module
  • guid.exe - guid Application (guid MFC Application)
  • stop.exe - stop Application (stop MFC Application)
  • the_blinkx_bho.dll
  • the_blinkx_toolbar.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • the_blinkx_bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'The blinkx Toolbar' with the class of {0069B690-7A2B-41C5-98CA-9F535B4C8532}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • the_blinkx_toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'The blinkx Toolbar' with the class of {E5A1ECE5-3E3D-4FE7-8447-78CB1FD377C6} (BBar).
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • the_blinkx_shook.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'the blinkx toolbar' with a class of {F08555B0-9CC3-11D2-AA8E-000000000567} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Startup File (User Run)
  • the_blinkx_toolbar.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'blinkx_toolbar' and executes as "C:\Program Files\blinkx Remote Toolbar\the_blinkx_toolbar.exe" -startservice.

How do I remove blinkx Remote Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall blinkx Remote 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 blinkx Remote 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 blinkx Remote 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 blinkx Remote Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista 6%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.52%
Windows Vista 39.39%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 24.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.06%
Windows Vista Business 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.71%
  Ireland 12.20%
  Australia 7.32%
  Belgium 7.32%
  India 4.88%
  Malaysia 4.88%
  Sweden 4.88%
  AW 2.44%
  BW 2.44%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  Indonesia 2.44%
  Israel 2.44%
  Japan 2.44%
  MA 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Toshiba 23.08%
Dell 19.23%
Sony 7.69%
ASUS 7.69%
NEC 3.85%
MSI 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
Acer 3.85%
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