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What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,479
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.44 days
573.57 days >
Average installed length: 301.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.9.0.16 2.50%
6.8.5.1? 2.50%
6.3.3.3 27.50%
6.3.2.17 10.00%
6.15.0.27 2.50%
6.13.3.501 2.50%
6.12.0.516 5.00%
6.10.3.27 5.00%
6.1.0.7 32.50%
5.7.2.2 10.00%

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PHPNukeDU Toolbar

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What is PHPNukeDU Toolbar?

PHPNukeDU Toolbar is a Conduit web browser plugin for Intenet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that collects and stores information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit in order to provide advertising. It will change the user's home page and search provider during installation (optional but enabled by default) and provides a search box and various social features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. According to the License Agreement, "The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."

Overview

The most common release is 6.1.0.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 tbPHPN.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 22 files and is usually about 12.88 MB (13,502,433 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PHPNukeDU Toolbar.
tbPHPN.dll (895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranfom
ESET-NOD32 7.9311 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.01.26.01 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25610 Conduit (fs)
tbPHP2.dll (1a8438854dd15e4389f5bdef502c369d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.299
ESET-NOD32 11614 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B potentially unwanted
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 40170 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPHP0.dll (c89d9c80fd468c6b51c4aadcc8463c2d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10643 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Toolbar_Conduit
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34366 Conduit (fs)
prxtbPHP2.dll (9117027aea464e41c60b87b9826e8447) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.Conduit.BX
ESET-NOD32 10641 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31234 Conduit (fs)
tbPHP0.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)
PHPNukeDUToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware.C534
Dr.Web 7.0.12.3050 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 25 Win32.Adware.Conduit.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 4.6.4.2 PUP/Conduit.A
tbPHP1.dll (d9a0ce26ada5bd15b1b03a752ddf14a6) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10683 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34576 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbPHP0.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 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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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PHPNukeDU
URL: PHPNukeDU.OurToolbar.com
Help link: PHPNukeDU.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\phpnukedu
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PHPNukeDU\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 12.88 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 PHPNukeDU.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 PHPNukeDU Toolbar

Program module:tbPHPN.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\PHPNukeDU\tbPHPN.dll
MD5:895c4812245e244b2f81c71bad0c4e55
Additional files:
  • tbPHP0.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • tbPHP1.dll
  • (Malware detected) PHPNukeDUToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) PHPNukeDUToolbarHelper1.exe
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbPHP0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbPHP2.dll
  • hktbPHP0.dll
  • hktbPHP2.dll
  • ldrtbPHP0.dll
  • ldrtbPHP2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPHP0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPHP1.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPHP2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbPHPN.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPHP2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbPHPN.dll
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbPHP0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyMatch_v2b Toolbar' with the class of {b860e266-f38a-4e23-a639-0fda18b1beaa} (MyMatch_v2b).
  • tbPHPN.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PHPNukeIT Toolbar' with the class of {2c965f3f-8efd-4bfc-a2c5-1672845fdbbf}.
  • tbPHP1.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'softonic-de3 Toolbar' with the class of {cc05a3e3-64c3-4af2-bfc1-af0d66b69065}.
  • prxtbPHP2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MixiDJ V44 Toolbar' with the class of {90a1b331-c2b4-4933-9f63-ba7b84d60d58} (MixiDJ V44).
  • tbPHP2.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Conduit Engine' with the class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
4 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbPHPN.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'IncrediMail MediaBar 2 Findbar' with a class of {44F2C084-7B8C-4910-8F76-DFC4C04CD5AF}.
  • prxtbPHP2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbPHP0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
  • tbPHP2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Conduit Engine Findbar' with a class of {DCDF6BF6-9C20-4DEE-8B9A-56D0231330CD}.
5 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbPHP0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyMatch_v2b Toolbar' with the class of {b860e266-f38a-4e23-a639-0fda18b1beaa}.
  • prxtbPHP2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Free Lunch Design TB Toolbar' with the class of {a5ae8924-4036-420f-b7f6-a47e4b8f692e}.
  • tbPHPN.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ToggleSW Toolbar' with the class of {6dabbda0-1da5-4a2f-bc89-2ae084c572fa}.
  • tbPHP1.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic France Toolbar' with the class of {364d4e0c-543f-4b85-abe3-19551139da4f}.
  • tbPHP2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with the class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f}.
5 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbPHP0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'MyMatch_v2b Toolbar' with a class of {b860e266-f38a-4e23-a639-0fda18b1beaa} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbPHP2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Max ES Atube Toolbar' with a class of {58ba374f-d9ea-4f27-bb8f-519b84820cc1} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbPHP1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'softonic-de3 Toolbar' with a class of {cc05a3e3-64c3-4af2-bfc1-af0d66b69065} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbPHPN.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'ToggleSW Toolbar' with a class of {6dabbda0-1da5-4a2f-bc89-2ae084c572fa} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbPHP2.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'DVDVideoSoft Toolbar' with a class of {e9911ec6-1bcc-40b0-9993-e0eea7f6953f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
5 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbPHP0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with a class of {18272225-4C7F-4445-A7E3-8B260662E407}.
  • prxtbPHP2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Free Lunch Design TB Toolbar' with a class of {A5AE8924-4036-420F-B7F6-A47E4B8F692E}.
  • tbPHPN.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ToggleSW Toolbar' with a class of {6DABBDA0-1DA5-4A2F-BC89-2AE084C572FA}.
  • tbPHP1.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic France Toolbar' with a class of {364D4E0C-543F-4B85-ABE3-19551139DA4F}.
  • tbPHP2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Conduit Engine' with a class of {30F9B915-B755-4826-820B-08FBA6BD249D}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{42CD7A24-AF4B-44A0-A119-1C6F9B6E2A90}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • PHPNukeDUToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • PHPNukeDUToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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

How do I remove PHPNukeDU Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall PHPNukeDU 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 PHPNukeDU 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 PHPNukeDU 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 PHPNukeDU Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.50%
Windows Vista 30.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from Netherlands
Which countries install it?
  Netherlands 44.44%
  Belgium 42.22%
  United States 11.11%
  Germany 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.24%
Acer 11.76%
Toshiba 11.76%
Medion 11.76%
Dell 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
GIGABYTE 2.94%
Packard Bell 2.94%
Sony 2.94%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Samsung 2.94%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 5.56%
TOSHIBA Qosmio G30 2.78%
Packard Bell EasyNote LM8... 2.78%
Packard Bell EasyNote LJ... 2.78%
IBM 18464CG 2.78%
HP Pavilion 061 EJ152AA-A... 2.78%

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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