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Should I remove brothersoft afc Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 753.75 days
1445.77 days >
Average installed length: 759.64 days


VersionDistribution 22.22% 44.44% 33.33%

brothersoft afc Toolbar

What is brothersoft afc Toolbar?

Brothersoft afc Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, which integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back (see details below). The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. "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 license agreement.

About  (from Brothersoft)

We may combine the web search information with other non-personally identifiable Application information and if we do, some of the otherwise non-personally identifiable Application information may become personally identifiable information.

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. ...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in brothersoft afc Toolbar.
prxtbbrot.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
brothersoft_afcToolbarHelper.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
tbbrot.dll (098a39224b0a90446a14d7bef6239cdb) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9112 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 23840 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbbrot.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 Conduit (fs)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
       View all 16 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: brothersoft afc
URL: brothersoftafc.OurToolbar.com
Help link: brothersoftafc.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\brothersoft_afc
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\brothersoft_afc\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.79 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 brothersoftafc.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 brothersoft afc Toolbar

Program module:prxtbbrot.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\brothersoft_afc\prxtbbrot.dll
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Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) brothersoft_afcToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbbrot.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbbrot.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbbrot.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with the class of {b7d54bce-e88e-4dc7-b80a-79553597b083} (SmileBox FR).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbbrot.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbbrot.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbbrot.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbbrot.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • brothersoft_afcToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • brothersoft_afcToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

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 brothersoft afc Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall brothersoft afc 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 brothersoft afc 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 brothersoft afc 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 brothersoft afc Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 11%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows Vista 22.22%
Windows XP 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows Vista Business 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  TN 9.09%
  Belgium 9.09%
  NG 9.09%
  Spain 9.09%
  Germany 9.09%
  BA 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Sahara 12.50%
Medion 12.50%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p7-1007c 12.50%
Dell Vostro1510 12.50%
Dell OptiPlex 380 12.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 12.50%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 12.50%
IBM 8213W18 12.50%

About (from Brothersoft)

BrotherSoft serves worldwide customers as among the top 5 leading software download websites.
Publisher URL: www.brothersoft.com


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