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Average installed length: 183.62 days

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Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0 Toolbar

What is Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v Toolbar?

Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0 Toolbar is a Conduit distributed toolbar built on the community toolbar platform which provides 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 potentially unwanted 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."


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 tbCool.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 4 files and is usually about 1.62 MB (1,700,446 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v Toolbar.
tbCoo1.dll (2833a262ca362ee3695cacd0580aa707) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 8.10757 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34978 Conduit (fs)
tbCool.dll (4efacd33c81e79d1d79bd74ac008914c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9252 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Conduit (fs)
Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v 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 Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0 Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\coolstreaming_tool-bar_v1.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.62 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 www.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 Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0 Toolbar

Program module:tbCool.dll
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\coolstreaming_tool-bar_v1.0\tbCool.dll
Additional files:
  • tbCoo1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • tbCool.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tbCoo1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-IT Toolbar' with the class of {e3393495-8103-46a0-8181-270273eddd60}.
  • tbCool.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Coolstreaming Tool-Bar v1.0 Toolbar' with the class of {bd0e4d83-654e-4213-965b-fcbe887061f4}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • tbCoo1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic-IT Toolbar' with the class of {e3393495-8103-46a0-8181-270273eddd60}.
  • tbCool.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Coolstreaming Tool-Bar v1.0 Toolbar' with the class of {bd0e4d83-654e-4213-965b-fcbe887061f4} (Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0 Toolbar).
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • tbCoo1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic-IT Toolbar' with a class of {e3393495-8103-46a0-8181-270273eddd60} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbCool.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Coolstreaming Tool-Bar v1.0 Toolbar' with a class of {bd0e4d83-654e-4213-965b-fcbe887061f4} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • tbCoo1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic-IT Toolbar' with a class of {E3393495-8103-46A0-8181-270273EDDD60}.
  • tbCool.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coolstreaming Tool-Bar v1.0 Toolbar' with a class of {BD0E4D83-654E-4213-965B-FCBE887061F4}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v 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 Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0 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 Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v 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 Coolstreaming_Tool-Bar_v1.0 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 7%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 10 13.33%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.89% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 38.89%
  Italy 38.89%
  United States 22.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Dell 15.38%
Acer 15.38%
MSI 7.69%
Intel 7.69%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TM... 7.69%
Micro-Star EX629 7.69%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 7.69%
HP-Pavilion KC756AA-ABZ m... 7.69%
HP-Pavilion KA866AA-ABZ a... 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%

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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