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What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #43,850
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 124.07 days
1075.62 days >
Average installed length: 565.15 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.14.0.28 5.00%
6.11.2.6 10.00%
6.8.5.1 10.00%
6.6.0.19 15.00%
6.5.2.8 15.00%
6.5.0.18 45.00%

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uTorrentBar2 Toolbar

What is uTorrentBar2 Toolbar?


uTorrentBar 2 Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, which integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back (see details below). The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. "By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer." - from the license agreement.

Overview

The most common release is 6.5.0.18, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper.exe. 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 16 files and is usually about 4.7 MB (4,932,395 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in uTorrentBar2 Toolbar.
uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.12 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbuTo0.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)
tbuTo2.dll (90a1b31ba3d3c1fd73b6021c1d8c1c8f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17602 Application.Win32.Conduit.r
ESET-NOD32 9281 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25382 Conduit (fs)
prxtbuTo2.dll (a795d945351033d699dada999de1bdb1) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9675 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28214 Conduit (fs)
tbuTor.dll (ac4c5cab0028cf445961f628c19a8477) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9376 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 26102 Conduit (fs)
tbuTo0.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)
uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper1.exe (3167b101e3345524acebba29772a858e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28252 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbuTo0.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)
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uTorrentBar2 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 uTorrentBar2 Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: uTorrentBar2
URL: uTorrentBar2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: uTorrentBar2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\utorrentbar2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\uTorrentBar2\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.7 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 uTorrentBar2.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 uTorrentBar2 Toolbar

Program executable:uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\utorrentbar2\uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff
When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing;...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper1.exe
  • hk64tbuTo0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbuTo2.dll
  • hktbuTo0.dll
  • hktbuTo2.dll
  • ldrtbuTo0.dll
  • ldrtbuTo2.dll
  • ldrtbuTor.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbuTo0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbuTo2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbuTor.dll
  • tbuTo0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbuTo2.dll
  • tbuTor.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbuTo0.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).
  • prxtbuTor.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).
  • prxtbuTo2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CCC001 Toolbar' with the class of {91da5e8a-3318-4f8c-b67e-5964de3ab546} (CCC001).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbuTor.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • prxtbuTo0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbuTor.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with the class of {8e319c1c-b993-4bf3-9aab-b4455476652e}.
  • prxtbuTo0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with the class of {5ce95e90-4afa-4388-a5ce-a67d4eae12f1}.
  • prxtbuTo2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Serif PhotoPlus Toolbar' with the class of {8f2767f8-338a-4258-bd1c-4de5a3d8cdb2}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbuTor.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.
  • prxtbuTo0.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.
  • prxtbuTo2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Serif PhotoPlus Toolbar' with a class of {8f2767f8-338a-4258-bd1c-4de5a3d8cdb2} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbuTor.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ViralinBox Toolbar' with a class of {8E319C1C-B993-4BF3-9AAB-B4455476652E}.
  • prxtbuTo0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PDFssoftware Toolbar' with a class of {5CE95E90-4AFA-4388-A5CE-A67D4EAE12F1}.
  • prxtbuTo2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'CCC001 Toolbar' with a class of {91DA5E8A-3318-4F8C-B67E-5964DE3AB546}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

uTorrentBar2ToolbarHelper.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 uTorrentBar2 Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall uTorrentBar2 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 uTorrentBar2 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 uTorrentBar2 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 uTorrentBar2 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 8 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.00%
Windows XP 5.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.00%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.89%
  Canada 8.33%
  Norway 5.56%
  Finland 5.56%
  Slovenia 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  India 2.78%
  Pakistan 2.78%
  Hungary 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Acer 31.58%
Lenovo 10.53%
Alienware 5.26%
Dell 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Toshiba 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 5.56%
LENOVO 20034,3749 5.56%
HP ProBook 4530s 5.56%
ASUSTeK K53E 5.56%
Acer Aspire M3910 5.56%

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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