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Should I remove Road Runner Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,972
United States Rank #11,377
Reach 0.0083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.44 days
839.11 days >
Average installed length: 440.89 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.12.0.11 1.22%
6.11.2.6 1.22%
6.10.3.27 1.22%
6.9.0.16 11.59%
6.8.9.0 14.63%
6.8.5.1 11.59%
6.8.3.3 5.49%
6.8.2.0 1.83%
6.7.0.6 6.10%
6.5.2.8 10.37%
6.3.3.3 12.80%
6.3.2.90 7.32%
6.3.0.26 0.61%
6.2.7.3 5.49%
6.2.6.0 1.22%
6.2.3.0 1.83%
6.2.2.4 5.49%

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Road Runner Toolbar

What is Road Runner Toolbar?

Installs a Conduit powered OurToolbar in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox web browsers. The software collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. Road Runner Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from Road Runner)

In addition, Conduit, as a platform provider, provides the Publisher and other third parties with a large number of tools to enable them to create interesting and unique apps, buttons and gadgets using the Conduit platform. Some of these tools may give these third parties the ability to access, collect, store and/or s...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.8.9.0, 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 Road_RunnerToolbarHelper.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month 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 4.77 MB (5,000,690 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 Road Runner Toolbar.
Road_RunnerToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 14.11.25 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.10 PUP/Conduit.A
tbRoa0.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)
prxtbRoa0.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)
tbRoad.dll (0200c694b3922b95a008dd29f7aacdb4) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10646 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34378 Conduit (fs)
tbRoa2.dll (01799def4ee217264f0abd2ccf1beff5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9321 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25676 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbRoa0.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)
       View all 31 all detections
Road Runner Toolbar 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: RoadRunner.OurToolbar.com
Help link: RoadRunner.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\road_runner
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Road_Runner\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.77 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 RoadRunner.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 Road Runner Toolbar

Program executable:Road_RunnerToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name:ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\road_runner\Road_RunnerToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c
Additional files:
  • tbRoa0.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) Road_RunnerToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • hk64tbRoa0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hktbRoa0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbRoa0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbRoa2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbRoa0.dll
  • tbRoa2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbRoad.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbRoa0.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).
  • prxtbRoa2.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).
  • tbRoad.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}.
  • prxtbRoad.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PageRage Toolbar' with the class of {9565115d-c7d6-46d3-bd63-b67b481a4368} (PageRage).
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbRoad.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'IncrediMail MediaBar 2 Findbar' with a class of {44F2C084-7B8C-4910-8F76-DFC4C04CD5AF}.
  • prxtbRoad.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
  • prxtbRoa0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'BitTorrentControl_v10 Findbar' with a class of {61B7EA61-DF56-4683-A474-BFDE2AD56316}.
4 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbRoa0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyMatch_v2b Toolbar' with the class of {b860e266-f38a-4e23-a639-0fda18b1beaa}.
  • prxtbRoa2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with the class of {18272225-4c7f-4445-a7e3-8b260662e407}.
  • prxtbRoad.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Free Lunch Design TB Toolbar' with the class of {a5ae8924-4036-420f-b7f6-a47e4b8f692e}.
  • tbRoad.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Softonic Italia Toolbar' with the class of {4edd5c14-2d22-4d7a-9748-c975a7fd933b}.
4 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbRoa0.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.
  • prxtbRoa2.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.
  • prxtbRoad.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.
  • tbRoad.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Softonic Italia Toolbar' with a class of {4edd5c14-2d22-4d7a-9748-c975a7fd933b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
4 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbRoa2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with a class of {18272225-4C7F-4445-A7E3-8B260662E407}.
  • prxtbRoad.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Free Lunch Design TB Toolbar' with a class of {A5AE8924-4036-420F-B7F6-A47E4B8F692E}.
  • prxtbRoa0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567A644-E36C-470C-86CF-9C5B4F37DB81}.
  • tbRoad.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic Italia Toolbar' with a class of {4EDD5C14-2D22-4D7A-9748-C975A7FD933B}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{42CD7A24-AF4B-44A0-A119-1C6F9B6E2A90}' (runs on registration).
  • Road_RunnerToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Road_RunnerToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Road_RunnerToolbarHelper.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 Road Runner Toolbar?

You can uninstall Road Runner 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 Road Runner 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 Road Runner 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 Road Runner Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.68%
Windows Vista 19.51%
Windows XP 8.54%
Windows 10 4.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.59%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.29%
Windows 7 Professional 3.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.66%
  Australia 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.13%
Hewlett-Packard 32.54%
Acer 13.49%
Toshiba 11.11%
Gateway 2.38%
GIGABYTE 1.59%
Samsung 1.59%
Sahara 1.59%
Lenovo 0.79%
Intel 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 1.67%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.67%

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