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Should I remove Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,624
United States Rank #30,561
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.42 days
395.92 days >
Average installed length: 208.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.20.0.10 1.67%
6.17.2.8 8.33%
6.17.1.25 18.33%
6.17.0.33 11.67%
6.16.2.2 35.00%
6.16.1.9 25.00%

Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE

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What is Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE?

Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar is a Conduit distributed toolbar built on the community toolbar platform which provides a potentially unwanted web browser integration. This browser extension's primary purpose is to take control of the user's search functionality in order to generate a revenue share for the publisher and Conduit. In addition to search hijacking (although there should be options during bundle installation to prevent this), the toolbar will install itself in Internet Explorer as a toolbar and Browser Helper Object. In Chrome however, the toolbar will actually inject itself directly in the HTML of the web pages the user is browsing by create a custom iFrame and loading its code directly into the browser. Also, many installs contain 'Value Apps', which provide additional functionality as well as include various ad-supported extensions such as Cash Back and Price Gong. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host. The platform in many cases installs a service 'engine' that is designed to protect the toolbar as well as the modified search and home pages to Conduit's affiliate search partner.

From the Privacy Policy: "Browsing Data about your web browsing is collected and analyzed by the Value Apps platform in real time, and it may include the web page that you are currently visiting and the content therein. This information may be used by us to trigger the relevant Apps you enabled, and we may share such information with our Partners so our Partners or us, as applicable according to the App provider, can suggest services or provide you with offers that may be relevant to you."

Overview

The most common release is 6.16.2.2, 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 prxtbBegi.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 975.65 KB (999,062 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
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE.
prxtbBegi.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0326 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 8.9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.01 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
tbBegi.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)
prxtbBeg0.dll (59f4aa1a1ecf4c023f44872a9aae3b76) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25282 Conduit (fs)
Begin-download_FLV_B2ToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 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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Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Begin-download FLV B2
URL: BegindownloadFLVB2.OurToolbar.com
Help link: BegindownloadFLVB2.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\conduit\ie\ct3297964
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Conduit\IE\CT3297964\UninstallerUI.exe -ctid=CT3297964 -toolbarName=Begin-download FLV B2 -toolbarEnv=conduit -type=IE
Estimated size: 975.65 KB
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 BegindownloadFLVB2.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 Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE

Program module:prxtbBegi.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\Begin-download_FLV_B2\prxtbBegi.dll
MD5:480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa
Additional files:
  • UninstallerUI.exe (by Conduit) - 1.0.0.0
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBegi.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) Begin-download_FLV_B2ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbBegi.dll
  • hktbBegi.dll
  • ldrtbBegi.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbBeg0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbBegi.dll
  • hk64tbBeg0.dll
  • hktbBeg0.dll
  • ldrtbBeg0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbBeg0.dll
  • configutaion.json
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbBeg0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with the class of {18272225-4c7f-4445-a7e3-8b260662e407} (Produtools Maps B).
  • prxtbBegi.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Vafmusic4 Toolbar' with the class of {ec966aaa-1510-4c02-8eb0-b42ad0c25e8b} (Vafmusic4).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbBegi.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbBeg0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with the class of {18272225-4c7f-4445-a7e3-8b260662e407}.
  • prxtbBegi.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Vafmusic4 Toolbar' with the class of {ec966aaa-1510-4c02-8eb0-b42ad0c25e8b}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbBeg0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with a class of {18272225-4c7f-4445-a7e3-8b260662e407} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbBegi.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbBeg0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with a class of {18272225-4C7F-4445-A7E3-8B260662E407}.
  • prxtbBegi.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Vafmusic4 Toolbar' with a class of {EC966AAA-1510-4C02-8EB0-B42AD0C25E8B}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Begin-download_FLV_B2ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE 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 Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE, 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 Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE.
  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 Begin-download FLV B2 Toolbar for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.67%
Windows 10 13.33%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Windows XP 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.93%
Windows 7 Professional 10.17%
Windows 8.1 8.47%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.58%
  Canada 13.16%
  Australia 11.84%
  United Kingdom 11.84%
  Iran 5.26%
  IM 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.04%
Dell 16.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Acer 12.96%
GIGABYTE 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Lenovo 3.70%
ASUS 1.85%
Apple 1.85%
Samsung 1.85%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 1.82%
Sony SVE11125CXW 1.82%
MSI MS-7599 1.82%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 1.82%

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