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VersionDistribution
6.8.5.1 100.00%

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freeonlinetvbar Toolbar

What is freeonlinetvbar Toolbar?

freeonlinetvbar Toolbar is a Conduit distributed toolbar built on the community toolbar platform which provides web browser integration. This browser extension's primary purpose is to take control of the user's search functionality in order to generate a revenue share for the publisher and Conduit. In addition to search hijacking (although there should be options during bundle installation to prevent this), the toolbar will install itself in Internet Explorer as a toolbar and Browser Helper Object. Also, many installs contain 'Value Apps', which provide additional functionality as well as include various ad-supported extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host. The platform in many cases installs a service 'engine' that is designed to protect the toolbar as well as the modified search and home pages to Conduit's affiliate search partner.

Overview

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 main program executable is tbfree.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. 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 software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 10.56 MB (11,069,116 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in freeonlinetvbar Toolbar.
tbfree.dll (895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranfom
ESET-NOD32 7.9311 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.01 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25610 Conduit (fs)
prxtbfre0.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
freeonlinetvbarToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
freeonlinetvbarToolbarHelper1.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
tbfre0.dll (2d2894581d355d5f44eae38898a66846) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9267 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25244 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbfre0.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)
       View all 23 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: freeonlinetvbar
URL: freeonlinetvbar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: freeonlinetvbar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freeonlinetvbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\freeonlinetvbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.56 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 freeonlinetvbar.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 freeonlinetvbar Toolbar

Program module:tbfree.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\freeonlinetvbar\tbfree.dll
MD5:895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55
Additional files:
  • tbfre1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbfre0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) prxtbfre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbfre0.dll
  • (Malware detected) freeonlinetvbarToolbarHelper1.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) freeonlinetvbarToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbfre0.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).
  • tbfree.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with the class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8}.
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbfree.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Your-TV Findbar' with a class of {B48F1A19-92E1-40C3-AE07-DC6D6256B489}.
  • prxtbfre0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbfre0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • tbfree.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with the class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbfre0.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.
  • tbfree.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with a class of {90b49673-5506-483e-b92b-ca0265bd9ca8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbfre0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • tbfree.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'IMVU Inc Toolbar' with a class of {90B49673-5506-483E-B92B-CA0265BD9CA8}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • freeonlinetvbarToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
  • freeonlinetvbarToolbarHelper1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • 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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

freeonlinetvbarToolbarHelper1.exe
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 freeonlinetvbar Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall freeonlinetvbar 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 freeonlinetvbar 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 freeonlinetvbar 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 freeonlinetvbar Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows Vista (SP2)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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