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Should I remove WhiteSmoke US New Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,124
United States Rank #9,391
Reach 0.0303%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.80 days
731.46 days >
Average installed length: 384.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.10.2.5 42.56%
6.9.0.16 57.44%

WhiteSmoke US New Toolbar

What is WhiteSmoke US New Toolbar?

WhiteSmoke US New 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 used version is 6.9.0.16, 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 main program executable is WhiteSmoke_US_NewToolbarHelper.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. 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 software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 4.85 MB (5,084,216 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WhiteSmoke US New Toolbar.
WhiteSmoke_US_NewToolbarHelper.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
tbWhi2.dll (975993043e355206a1fba5a702044f0c) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17676 Application.Win32.Conduit.~A
ESET-NOD32 9338 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1113
VIPRE Antivirus 25818 Conduit (fs)
prxtbWhi2.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
prxtbWhi0.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 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)
       View all 25 all detections
WhiteSmoke US New 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 WhiteSmoke US New Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WhiteSmoke US New
URL: WhiteSmokeUSNew.OurToolbar.com
Help link: WhiteSmokeUSNew.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\whitesmoke_us_new
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WhiteSmoke_US_New\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.85 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 WhiteSmokeUSNew.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 US New Toolbar

Program executable:WhiteSmoke_US_NewToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\whitesmoke_us_new\WhiteSmoke_US_NewToolbarHelper.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:
  • hk64tbWhi2.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbWhi2.dll (by Conduit)
  • ldrtbWhi0.dll
  • ldrtbWhi2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhi0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbWhi2.dll
  • tbWhi0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbWhi2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbWhi2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with the class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b} (Freemium 2).
  • 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
  • prxtbWhi2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'uTorrentBar Findbar' with a class of {06157046-AF54-4CF0-9FD0-F577ECC557F8}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbWhi2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with the class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b}.
  • 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
  • prxtbWhi2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with a class of {3fca48ac-b444-4d84-908c-c703b36c829b} 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
  • prxtbWhi2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Freemium 2 Toolbar' with a class of {3FCA48AC-B444-4D84-908C-C703B36C829B}.
  • prxtbWhi0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Vafmusic7 Toolbar' with a class of {37A7EDB7-AFDA-4373-9865-02BF8160E677}.
Scheduled Task
  • WhiteSmoke_US_NewToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34C01E1F-1D33-4264-8F52-97E13432C5E2}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WhiteSmoke_US_NewToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

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  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:
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  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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by WhiteSmoke US New Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.05%
Windows Vista 9.74%
Windows XP 5.13%
Windows 8 3.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.81%
Windows 7 Professional 8.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.18%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 1.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.36%
  Canada 7.22%
  Japan 3.80%
  Italy 3.42%
  Netherlands 3.04%
  Australia 2.28%
  Belgium 2.28%
  Spain 2.28%
  Germany 1.90%
  United Kingdom 1.90%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Sweden 1.52%
  Iran 1.14%
  South Africa 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.55%
Acer 24.09%
Dell 18.98%
Toshiba 12.41%
ASUS 9.49%
Samsung 2.19%
Intel 1.46%
Lenovo 1.46%
NEC 1.46%
Sony 1.46%
Gateway 1.46%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.79%
Dell Inspiron 560s 1.79%
Gateway NV52L 1.79%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.79%
Acer Aspire 5736Z 1.79%

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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