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Should I remove flybuys Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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Global Rank #40,870
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.04 days
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Average installed length: 326.18 days

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flybuys Toolbar

What is flybuys Toolbar?

flybuys Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin for Intenet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that collects and stores information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit in order to provide advertising. It will change the user's home page and search provider during installation (optional but enabled by default) and provides a search box and various social 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. According to the License Agreement, "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."


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 Toolbar.dll. 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 8 files and is usually about 887.04 KB (908,334 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: flybuys
URL: www.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\flybuys toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\flybuys Toolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 887.04 KB
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 www.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 flybuys Toolbar

Program module:Toolbar.dll
Name:FreeCause Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\flybuys toolbar\Toolbar.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • Helper.dll
  • js_components_bin.dll
  • Toolbar.dll - FreeCause Toolbar
  • Uninst.exe
  • prefio.exe
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.exe
  • TroubleShooter.exe (by FreeCause) - FreeCause Vista TroubleShooter application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'flybuys Toolbar BHO' with the class of {8A191172-D330-CE54-CDF7-160B56264A4B} (FCTBPos00Pos).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'flybuys Toolbar' with the class of {3F1166BE-93FC-C894-6D7A-B2A616AF57E3}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Helper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'FCToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {164bb0b2-b0ee-f754-39dd-73626f9fe654} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Toolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'flybuys Toolbar' with a class of {3F1166BE-93FC-C894-6D7A-B2A616AF57E3}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TroubleShooter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bucksbee Loyalty Plugin - 100815\TroubleShooter.exe'.

How do I remove flybuys Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall flybuys 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 flybuys 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 flybuys 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 flybuys Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 3%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 13.89%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 63.89%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.78%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.80% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 87.80%
  United States 12.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.21%
Acer 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 12.12%
Toshiba 12.12%
Dell 6.06%
Sony 3.03%
Samsung 3.03%
Medion 3.03%
American Megatrends 3.03%
Common models
ASUSTeK N53SV 8.82%
Gigabyte H67A-UD3H-B3 5.88%
Toshiba DX1210 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 2.94%

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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