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Should I remove recfree.com Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
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recfree.com Toolbar

What is recfree.com Toolbar?

This is a Conduit/Perion (ClientConnect) powered toolbar that provides limited web browser functionality but will modify the user's search and home pages as well as bundle various ad-supported components. Also, the toolbar will bundle additional potentially unwanted features such as Search Protect which will make sure that the browser maintains its modified home and search pages to Conduit.

About  (from Conduit)

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Overview

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 recfree.comToolbarHelper.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.34 MB (2,452,039 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in recfree.com Toolbar.
tbrecf.dll (f5a0795fc3c5241c1551df6a8f0d1322) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9232 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24922 Conduit (fs)
recfree.com Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove recfree.com Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\recfree.com
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\recfree.com\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files2\recfree.com\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by recfree.com Toolbar

Program executable:recfree.comToolbarHelper.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\recfree.com\recfree.comToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:7c2af64cb81aee56a9e6ec465eb6cae1
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) tbrecf.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • recfree.comToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbrecf.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'recfree.com Toolbar' with the class of {7e4203ae-4e99-4075-865e-3b391de7a4be}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbrecf.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'recfree.com Toolbar' with the class of {7e4203ae-4e99-4075-865e-3b391de7a4be}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • tbrecf.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'recfree.com Toolbar' with a class of {7e4203ae-4e99-4075-865e-3b391de7a4be} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{175FC118-FDBA-4CDA-8DE8-D37C408DE376}' (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'.

How do I remove recfree.com Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall recfree.com 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 recfree.com 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 recfree.com 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 recfree.com 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 71%
Keep it 29%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

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