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81% remove it19% keep it
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favourite Toolbar

What is favourite Toolbar?

From the Privacy Policy: "We may share your information with certain third parties (including, without limitation, search engines, content providers, and advertising networks and platforms) that provide various services (such as advertising, marketing, analysis, content, and search) in connection with the Software & Services."

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When you install, use, and interact with the Software & Services, we automatically collect and store certain usage-related information regarding your use and interaction with the Software & Services, such as when and how you install and use the Software & Services, how you use your Internet browser and Internet searc...  Read more


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 favouriteToolbarHelper.exe. 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 3 files and is usually about 3.93 MB (4,124,904 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in favourite Toolbar.
favouriteToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 14.11.25 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
tbfavo.dll (01e190b029476013db4d7203fd20cebc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10659 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34460 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: favourite
URL: favourite.OurToolbar.com
Help link: favourite.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\favourite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\FAVOUR~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\FAVOUR~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.93 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 favourite.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 favourite Toolbar

Program executable:favouriteToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\favourite\favouriteToolbarHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tbfavo.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) favouriteToolbarHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbfavo.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • tbfavo.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Avanquest FR Findbar' with a class of {E921CB29-27E8-44FC-926C-8648F4CBBB79}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbfavo.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Productivity Toolbar' with the class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbfavo.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1c9b96a0-cba2-482e-9c40-9200b547123a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbfavo.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity Toolbar' with a class of {1C9B96A0-CBA2-482E-9C40-9200B547123A}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • favouriteToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove favourite Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall favourite 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 favourite 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 favourite 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 favourite Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%
Windows Vista (SP2)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

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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