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Outspark Toolbar

What is Outspark Toolbar?

Outspark Toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 3 files and is usually about 3.56 MB (3,734,030 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: outspark.ourtoolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\outsparktb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\outsparktb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.56 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 outspark.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 Outspark Toolbar

  • uninstall.exe - Outspark Toolbar (Outspark Toolbar installer)
  • outsparkdx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • outsparktb.dll (by Visicom Media Inc) - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • outsparkdx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Pando Toolbar' with the class of {EC8677A0-C3EE-42e1-B85B-3FCE1728F6BA}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • outsparkdx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Pando Toolbar' with the class of {EC8677A0-C3EE-42e1-B85B-3FCE1728F6BA}.

How do I remove Outspark Toolbar?

You can uninstall Outspark 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Outspark Toolbar, 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 Outspark Toolbar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Outspark Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win Vista (SP2) 22%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows Vista 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 7 Starter 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.96%
  Canada 4.35%
  DK 4.35%
  Ireland 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion GN561AA-ABA a... 12.50%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 12.50%
HP G60 Notebook PC 12.50%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 12.50%
Gateway NV55C 12.50%
Gateway LT21 12.50%


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