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63% remove it37% keep it
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Softonic-Australia Toolbar

What is Softonic-Australia Toolbar?

Softonic Toolbar is a Conduit powered OurToolbar in within Internet Explorer, Chrome or the 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. The 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 Softonic International S.L)

Publish a branded, customized toolbar and stay connected with your users wherever they are on the web. The Community Toolbar platform is very powerful, yet so easy to use. Your business has the potential for massive distribution, so why not utilize the built-in monetization options? Use our premium services, tailored t...  Read more


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 main program executable is Softonic-AustraliaToolbarHelper.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. 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 4 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Softonic-Australia Toolbar.
Softonic-AustraliaToolbarHelper.exe (a320df2b47cfcaf98d06eb59cd72084c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.300
G Data 14.11.25 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbSoft.dll (3a5627e0ab06f3ca7fb238ce5ee8cdf9) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Conduit.F
Panda Antivirus PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34822 Conduit (fs)
tbSoft.dll (d6a51f524dc545a55f107b5a5a502cc1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9275 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25290 Conduit (fs)
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Softonic-Australia
URL: SoftonicAustralia.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SoftonicAustralia.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Softonic-Australia
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\SOFTON~1\UNINST~1.EXE
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 SoftonicAustralia.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 Softonic-Australia Toolbar

Program executable:Softonic-AustraliaToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\Softonic-Australia\Softonic-AustraliaToolbarHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Conduit) - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSoft.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) tbSoft.dll
  • (Malware detected) Softonic-AustraliaToolbarHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • prxtbSoft.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'VideoCommunity Toolbar' with the class of {ae75cea9-579a-43e7-8d22-4d5dea612c5c} (VideoCommunity).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • prxtbSoft.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'VideoCommunity Toolbar' with the class of {ae75cea9-579a-43e7-8d22-4d5dea612c5c}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • prxtbSoft.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'VideoCommunity Toolbar' with a class of {ae75cea9-579a-43e7-8d22-4d5dea612c5c} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • prxtbSoft.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'VideoCommunity Toolbar' with a class of {AE75CEA9-579A-43E7-8D22-4D5DEA612C5C}.
Scheduled Task
  • Softonic-AustraliaToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Softonic-Australia Toolbar?

You can uninstall Softonic-Australia 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 Softonic-Australia 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 Softonic-Australia 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 Softonic-Australia Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Australia 16.67%

About Softonic International S.L

Softonic operates a Website for software downloads as well as distributes an application programming interface that allows developers to build applications and mashups based on Softonic's content; and Softonic Answers, a user community for exchanging information and opinions about software.
Publisher URL: en.softonic.com


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