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Should I remove kastorsoft Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 316.96 days
992.26 days >
Average installed length: 521.36 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 14.29%
6.13.3.1 14.29%
6.11.2.6 14.29%
6.10.3.27 14.29%
6.9.0.16 42.86%

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kastorsoft Toolbar

What is kastorsoft Toolbar?

kastorsoft Toolbar is a Conduit Community toolbar for various web browsers. The toolbar collects information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising. During installation it may change the web browser's home page and search page and if uninstalled will need to be manually changed back. It may also automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. From the OurToolbar EULA: "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."

About  (from Conduit)

In addition to the Conduit Software licensed to you, Conduit also provides a platform to Publishers and other third parties in which they are presented with a large number of tools to enable them to create interesting and unique apps, buttons and gadgets that they may distribute to you as Customized Software. Some of t...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • 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 kastorsoft Toolbar.
tbkast.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 8.9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.09 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
prxtbkast.dll (d0133250565180c9dc8ee0aecccbfd53) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 GrayWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent.azm
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.M
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Conduit.TTAU-0102
ESET-NOD32 11248 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N potentially unwanted
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Conduit.A
G Data 25 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
K7 AntiVirus 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
K7GW 9.199.15118 Trojan ( 004b219d1 )
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.azm
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 37998 Conduit (fs)
prxtbkas0.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
kastorsoftToolbarHelper.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
tbkas0.dll (73406fa9287b36ca4163797c73a2cd04) 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)
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbkast.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 Conduit (fs)
       View all 32 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: kastorsoft
URL: kastorsoft.OurToolbar.com
Help link: kastorsoft.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kastorsoft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\kastorsoft\uninstall.exe toolbar
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 7.82 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 kastorsoft.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 kastorsoft Toolbar

Program module:tbkast.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\kastorsoft\tbkast.dll
MD5:cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) kastorsoftToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbkast.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbkast.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbkast.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbkas0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbkast.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbkas0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbkas0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} (TV Bar 2).
  • prxtbkast.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'elabeling Toolbar' with the class of {057766a3-83ce-4dfb-8db4-9a671c8ed366} (elabeling).
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbkas0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbkas0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
  • prxtbkast.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbkas0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbkast.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with the class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbkas0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbkast.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbkas0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • prxtbkast.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • kastorsoftToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • kastorsoftToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

kastorsoftToolbarHelper.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 kastorsoft Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove kastorsoft Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall kastorsoft 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 kastorsoft 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 kastorsoft 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 kastorsoft Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 8 14%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows 8 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 42.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Basic 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  Brazil 33.33%
  Argentina 8.33%
  Spain 8.33%
  Germany 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Acer 40.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 16.67%
Dell Inspiron One 2330 16.67%
MEGAWARE MW-H61M-2H 16.67%
Acer Aspire V5-531 16.67%
MEGAWARE W240BU 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2020es 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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