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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
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,794
United States Rank #14,009
Reach 0.0091%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.27 days
1158.56 days >
Average installed length: 608.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.8.9.0 2.00%
6.8.5.1 24.00%
6.8.2.0 14.00%
6.7.0.6 4.00%
6.5.2.1203 4.00%
6.5.2.8 48.00%
6.5.0.1111 2.00%
6.4.1.2 2.00%

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 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 14 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 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29878 Conduit (fs)
prxtbWhi0.dll (5c6b58516ebb518e1e91f1fb65eab04b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9883 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.N
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29878 Conduit (fs)
WhiteSmoke_BarToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 9968 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
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)
       View all 14 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:
  • ldrtbWhit.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbWhit.dll (by Conduit)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) WhiteSmoke_BarToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhi0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhit.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbWhit.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a} (Softonic ES).
  • prxtbWhi0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Productivity 3.1 Toolbar' with the class of {9427041a-a8dc-4d06-9a68-93873486e957} (Productivity 3.1).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbWhit.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbWhit.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with the class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a}.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Productivity 3.1 Toolbar' with the class of {9427041a-a8dc-4d06-9a68-93873486e957}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbWhit.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with a class of {c2ed826e-8903-4a9d-b0df-3a8fb8ea918a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Productivity 3.1 Toolbar' with a class of {9427041a-a8dc-4d06-9a68-93873486e957} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbWhit.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic ES Toolbar' with a class of {C2ED826E-8903-4A9D-B0DF-3A8FB8EA918A}.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Productivity 3.1 Toolbar' with a class of {9427041A-A8DC-4D06-9A68-93873486E957}.
Scheduled Task
  • WhiteSmoke_BarToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

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?

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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 XP 2%
 
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 82.00%
Windows Vista 14.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.08%
Windows 7 Starter 2.04%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.22%
  Canada 18.18%
  Austria 1.30%
  Spain 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.81%
Acer 17.02%
Dell 14.89%
Toshiba 8.51%
Sony 2.13%
Sahara 2.13%
Lenovo 2.13%
GIGABYTE 2.13%
Gateway 2.13%
ASUS 2.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.52%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.35%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.35%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.17%
Toshiba NB255 2.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 2.17%

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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