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Should I remove shARES Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,451
Reach 0.0064%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 228.70 days
1213.80 days >
Average installed length: 637.76 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 1.11%
6.14.0.28 1.11%
6.13.3.505 2.22%
6.11.2.6 1.11%
6.10.3.27 3.33%
6.9.0.16 4.44%
6.8.5.1 6.67%
6.8.2.0 1.11%
6.3.3.3 12.22%
6.3.2.90 3.33%
6.3.2.17 2.22%
6.2.7.3 16.67%
6.2.2.4 23.33%
5.7.2.2 21.11%

Other programs by Conduit

shARES Toolbar

What is shARES Toolbar?

This toolbar is typiclaly bundled with the installation of the free shARES software and is a Community Toolbar by Conduit that runs in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox Web browsers. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar will attempt to change the browser's home page and search provider settings during installation (sometimes this is an option provided to the user but is checked by default) and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. This is a PPI (pay per install) toolbar. For each install and for every month the user whose web browser this is installed into remains installed, the publisher gets paid by Conduit a few cents depending on the country of install. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free shARES program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when shARES is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Conduit)

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Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • 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 shARES Toolbar.
tbshAR.dll (d9a0ce26ada5bd15b1b03a752ddf14a6) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 8.10683 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.03.04.03 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34576 Conduit (fs)
tbshA0.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbshA2.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
prxtbshA0.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)
shARESToolbarHelper.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
tbshA1.dll (0210a8ccafcb04413748b6cc8744b452) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10689 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 34608 Conduit (fs)
tbshA2.dll (8de9d8fda8df6dd2e1b99a1f297faa8a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17469 Application.Win32.Conduit.ks
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 24534 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbshA0.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)
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)
shARESToolbarHelper1.exe (f3011af04d7bf1afe16cec5eb7d9a586) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29542 Conduit (fs)
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shARES 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 shARES Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: shARES
URL: shARES.Media-Toolbar.com
Help link: shARES.Media-Toolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shares
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\shARES\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.61 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 shARES.Media-Toolbar.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 shARES Toolbar

Program module:tbshAR.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\shARES\tbshAR.dll
MD5:d9a0ce26ada5bd15b1b03a752ddf14a6
Additional files:
  • tbshA1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) shARESToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) shARESToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbshA0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbshA2.dll
  • hktbshA0.dll
  • hktbshA2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbshA0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbshA2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbshA0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbshA1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbshA2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbshAR.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbshA0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbshA2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbshAR.dll
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbshA2.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).
  • prxtbshA0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • tbshAR.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
  • tbshA1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbshA0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbshA0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • tbshAR.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {8D2C734C-8116-4C36-B1E4-DF02C9FFBCCE}.
  • prxtbshA0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbshA2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbshA2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with the class of {75e0046f-2275-4bce-9afd-d8da19abdf0b}.
  • prxtbshA0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbshA1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with the class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e}.
  • tbshAR.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tbshA0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbshA2.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.
  • prxtbshA0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbshA1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {cd90bf73-20f6-44ef-993d-bb920303bd2e} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbshAR.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Oryte Games 1 Toolbar' with a class of {50bcbfa7-2a6a-41ed-9d96-34d2073a8943} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbshA0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbshA2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TV Bar 2 Toolbar' with a class of {75E0046F-2275-4BCE-9AFD-D8DA19ABDF0B}.
  • tbshAR.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • prxtbshA0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Penny Stock Conspiracy Toolbar' with a class of {7E2496F7-BC9A-446E-9426-1D1615641366}.
  • tbshA1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Veoh Web Player Toolbar' with a class of {CD90BF73-20F6-44EF-993D-BB920303BD2E}.
  • tbshA0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822E7427-5855-4592-8EA9-3F6FFF633463}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • shARESToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • shARESToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

shARESToolbarHelper.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 shARES Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall shARES 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 shARES 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 shARES 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 shARES Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 8 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.44%
Windows Vista 14.44%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 8 1.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 7 Starter 15.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.78%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.92% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 22.92%
  Mexico 18.75%
  Argentina 16.67%
  Venezuela 9.38%
  United States 9.38%
  Colombia 6.25%
  Chile 4.17%
  Ecuador 3.13%
  Costa Rica 2.08%
  Uruguay 2.08%
  El Salvador 1.04%
  Honduras 1.04%
  Guatemala 1.04%
  Peru 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.68%
Acer 28.81%
GIGABYTE 6.78%
Toshiba 6.78%
Samsung 5.08%
Sony 5.08%
Dell 3.39%
Lenovo 1.69%
Gateway 1.69%
Common models
langchao 12345 3.95%
BIOSTAR Group G31-M7 TE 3.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.95%
Compaq-Presario WN226AA-A... 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 1.32%

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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