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Should I remove WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,008
United States Rank #14,266
Reach 0.0090%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.36 days
1161.07 days >
Average installed length: 610.06 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.8.9.0 1.72%
6.8.5.1 27.59%
6.8.2.0 12.07%
6.7.0.6 5.17%
6.5.2.1203 3.45%
6.5.2.8 44.83%
6.5.0.1111 1.72%
6.5.0.18 1.72%
6.4.1.2 1.72%

WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar

What is WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar?

WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar installs a Conduit toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar.

About  (from WhiteSmoke)

WhiteSmoke is the most comprehensive grammar checker in the world today. While it comprises several writing tools, such as a dictionary, a thesaurus and ready-made letter templates, its core feature is its advanced grammar checker. WhiteSmoke provides advanced options that other programs such as Microsoft Word do not...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.5.2.8, 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 prxtbWhit.dll. 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 17 files and is usually about 4.79 MB (5,026,805 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar.
prxtbWhit.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
WhiteSmoke_BarToolbarHelper.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
prxtbWhi0.dll (02d550437bd96f4b2add86fd4073e60e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9726 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28606 Conduit (fs)
tbWhi0.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 Conduit (fs)
tbWhit.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)
ldrtbWhit.dll (f0ac64e1d9a805800578c667283d79a0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9176 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24398 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)
ldrtbWhi0.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 28 all detections
WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WhiteSmoke Bar
URL: WhiteSmokeBar.OurToolbar.com
Help link: WhiteSmokeBar.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\locallow\whitesmoke_us_new\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WhiteSmoke_Bar\uninstall.exe toolbar
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 4.79 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 WhiteSmokeBar.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 WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar

Program module:prxtbWhit.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\whitesmoke_bar\prxtbWhit.dll
MD5:4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54
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Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • ldrtbWhit.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbWhit.dll
  • (Malware detected) WhiteSmoke_BarToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbWhi0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhi0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhit.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbWhi0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbWhit.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WinZipBar_FR Toolbar' with the class of {bb1227ac-7a0d-4076-8c1a-51a1348f6fa8} (WinZipBar_FR).
  • prxtbWhi0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} (Vafmusic7).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • prxtbWhit.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbWhi2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'mako LIVE Findbar' with a class of {E4FBCEE4-B3B5-4FD1-933E-98130DB1E104}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbWhit.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'appbario Toolbar' with the class of {a8177b71-ee19-4e0f-b2f9-02d533eb946e}.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with the class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbWhit.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33a329ee-7f7d-471e-ac67-15c54d970678} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37a7edb7-afda-4373-9865-02bf8160e677} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbWhit.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Jaybob's Movies Toolbar' with a class of {33A329EE-7F7D-471E-AC67-15C54D970678}.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37A7EDB7-AFDA-4373-9865-02BF8160E677}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
  • WhiteSmoke_BarToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WhiteSmoke_BarToolbarHelper1.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WhiteSmoke_BarToolbarHelper.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 WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove WhiteSmoke Bar 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 WhiteSmoke Bar 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 WhiteSmoke Bar 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 WhiteSmoke Bar 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 WhiteSmoke Bar Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.03%
Windows Vista 13.79%
Windows XP 5.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 7 Starter 1.75%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.32%
  Canada 16.48%
  Austria 1.10%
  Spain 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.28%
Dell 18.87%
Acer 15.09%
Toshiba 11.32%
Sony 1.89%
Sahara 1.89%
Lenovo 1.89%
GIGABYTE 1.89%
Gateway 1.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.56%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.70%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.70%
Toshiba NB255 1.85%

About (from WhiteSmoke)

WhiteSmoke is a world-leading company in the field of English writing technologies, with a focus on products that enhance and correct grammar, spelling, and writing style.
Publisher URL: www.whitesmoke.com

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