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Should I remove RoadRunner Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,163
United States Rank #25,840
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 252.19 days
872.45 days >
Average installed length: 458.40 days


VersionDistribution 4.55% 95.45%

RoadRunner Toolbar

What is RoadRunner Toolbar?  (from Time Warner)

Whatever you need—search, weather, email, news...download the new toolbar to put it all at your fingertips. Waiting for mail? Your toolbar will alert you when new messages arrive so you can stay focused on your work or browsing. The brand-new ticker feed delivers breaking news right to your toolbar. A scrolling stream ...  Read more


RoadRunner Toolbar is a software program developed by Time Warner. The most common release is, 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 roadrunnertb.dll. 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 6 files and is usually about 2.62 MB (2,748,986 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • 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 RoadRunner Toolbar.
uninstall.exe (b728fa6a309e5d18141947b95b730e95) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 26380 Conduit (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: RoadRunner
URL: CT44495.ourtoolbar.com
Help link: CT44495.ourtoolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\roadrunnertb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\roadrunnertb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.62 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 CT44495.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 RoadRunner Toolbar

Program module:roadrunnertb.dll
Name:RoadRunner Toolbar
Signed by:Visicom Media Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\roadrunnertb\roadrunnertb.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by RoadRunner) - RoadRunner Toolbar (RoadRunner Toolbar Uninstaller)
  • ieUtilsLite.exe (by Visicom Media) - IE Utils Lite Application (ShowDeleteBrowsingHistoryDialog and Disk Cleanup launcher app for IE)
  • ffHelper.exe (by Visicom Media) - ffHelper Application (Helper Application for IE)
  • roadrunnerDx.dll - RoadRunner Toolbar Link Library
  • dtUser.exe - DtUser

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • roadrunnerDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'RoadRunner Toolbar' with the class of {18c5b277-4df2-4fb5-9bf5-ccaa5eabc30b}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • roadrunnerDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'RoadRunner Toolbar' with the class of {18c5b277-4df2-4fb5-9bf5-ccaa5eabc30b}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • roadrunnerDx.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'RoadRunner Toolbar' with a class of {18c5b277-4df2-4fb5-9bf5-ccaa5eabc30b} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\roadrunnertb\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove RoadRunner Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove RoadRunner Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall RoadRunner 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 RoadRunner 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 RoadRunner 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 RoadRunner Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 8 5%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.18%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 8 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista Business 4.55%
Windows 7 Professional N 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.91%
Dell 36.36%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Sahara 4.55%
Common models
Dell Studio 540 10.00%
HP-Pavilion NC686AA-ABA a... 5.00%
HP-Pavilion BQ466AA-ABA s... 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1414 5.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.00%


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