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What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,829
United States Rank #20,069
Reach 0.0092%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 38.44 days
1134.12 days >
Average installed length: 595.90 days

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Homepage Protection Service

What is Homepage Protection Service?

Homepage Protection Service is a Conduit powered search toolbar and Browser helper Object (for IE) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search.

About  (from Conduit)

By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer


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. The primary executable is named mp3tubetb.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 9 files and is usually about 13.28 MB (13,923,211 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Homepage Protection Service.
Mp3TubeSvc.exe (ac61bc8926eb9aad0ba9bb25142c2cba) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140304 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3546 OneStepSearcher.V
Dr.Web Adware.FlvPlayer.1
Fortinet FortiGate 3/4/2014 Adware/OneStep
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.04 Adware.Mp3Tube
McAfee 5600.7202 Adware-OneStep.l
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7202 Adware-OneStep.l
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.63 TROJ_GEN.F47V0403
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
mp3tubetb.dll (7661262a701827d40a4b0e6db3de835f) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.BHO.WVE (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.BHO.WVE
G Data 22 Adware.BHO.WVE
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.BHO.WVE
Malwarebytes Adware.Mp3Tube
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.BHO.WVE
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_MPTUBE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_MPTUBE
uninstall.exe (4987901341ae4b24ffbe72b209d12552) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ByteHero BDV Virus.Win32.Part.a
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 Adware.MP3TubeToolBar
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Zwangi
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MPTUBE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MPTUBE
VIPRE Antivirus 24042 Onestepsearch (fs)
Mp3TubeVideoToMp3.exe (c254ad1c8e36199c51c55a5b09c47f45) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web DLOADER.Trojan
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 Adware.Mp3Tube
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 ADW_MPTUBE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 ADW_MPTUBE
       View all 27 all detections
Homepage Protection Service 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

URL: www.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mp3tube toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Mp3Tube Toolbar\uninstall.exe hpp /S
Estimated size: 13.28 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 Homepage Protection Service

Program module:mp3tubetb.dll
Name:Mp3Tube Toolbar
Signed by:CreativeToolbarSolutions.com
Path:C:\Program Files\mp3tube toolbar\mp3tubetb.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Mp3TubeSvc.exe (by Mp3Tube) - Mp3Tube Toolbar Helper Service
  • (Malware detected) Mp3TubeVideoToMp3.exe (by Mp3Tube) - Mp3TubeVideoToMp3 Application
  • ShowMsg.exe - ShowMsg Helper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • mp3tubetb.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Mp3Tube Toolbar' with the class of {46897C77-E7A6-4c33-BFFB-E9C2E2718942}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • mp3tubetb.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Mp3Tube Toolbar' with a class of {46897C77-E7A6-4C33-BFFB-E9C2E2718942}.
  • Mp3TubeSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Mp3Tube Toolbar Updater Service' (Mp3Tube Toolbar Updater Service) "Updates Toolbar component to ensure that you always have the latest features.".
Network connections
  • Mp3TubeSvc.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0077925998%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00385337%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00393923%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:1.77 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:525 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0036132601%
Kernel CPU:0.00191250%
User CPU:0.00170076%

How do I remove Homepage Protection Service?

You can uninstall Homepage Protection Service 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Homepage Protection Service, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Homepage Protection Service.
  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 Homepage Protection Service you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.02%
Windows Vista 10.99%
Windows XP 6.04%
Windows 10 4.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.84%
Windows 7 Professional 8.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.08%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.19%
  India 3.59%
  Israel 3.14%
  MK 2.69%
  Philippines 2.69%
  Greece 2.24%
  Croatia 2.24%
  France 1.79%
  Poland 1.79%
  RS 1.35%
  Australia 1.35%
  Mexico 1.35%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Jordan 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.66%
Dell 23.26%
Acer 17.83%
Toshiba 5.43%
Sony 4.65%
ASUS 4.65%
Lenovo 3.88%
Samsung 3.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.13%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.48%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.48%
HP Compaq 6820s 1.65%

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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