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Should I remove Softonic Deutsch FF Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,650
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.03 days
686.18 days >
Average installed length: 360.54 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.6.0.19 20.45%
6.2.2.4 56.82%
5.7.2.2 22.73%

Softonic Deutsch FF Toolbar

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What is Softonic Deutsch FF Toolbar?

Softonic Toolbar is a Conduit powered OurToolbar in within the Firefox Web browser. 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)

Each Application includes a new search box for your use and enjoyment. In addition, while installing the Application, you may voluntarily opt to change your home page, other search related preferences, add components, receive notifications, offers or enable other features provided to you by the Publisher or other third...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 6.2.2.4, 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 main program executable is tbSoft.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. 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 17 files and is usually about 10.75 MB (11,276,162 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • 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 Softonic Deutsch FF Toolbar.
tbSoft.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact
ESET-NOD32 7.9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.11 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 Conduit (fs)
Softonic_Deutsch_FFToolbarHelper.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
prxtbSof0.dll (5e16941abd53231f36f7f4b0e4b575ea) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.Y
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 34164 Conduit (fs)
tbSof0.dll (cef32b574f8c732bacafd93210642dbb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.ckae
ESET-NOD32 9702 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28454 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 19 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Softonic Deutsch FF
URL: SoftonicDeutschFF.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SoftonicDeutschFF.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softonic_deutsch_ff
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Softonic_Deutsch_FF\uninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 10.75 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 SoftonicDeutschFF.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 Deutsch FF Toolbar

Program module:tbSoft.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Signed by:Conduit Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\softonic_deutsch_ff\tbSoft.dll
MD5:e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371
Additional files:
  • tbSof1.dll (by Conduit) - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • (Malware detected) Softonic_Deutsch_FFToolbarHelper.exe (by Conduit) - ToolbarHelper Application
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSof0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • tbSof0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSoft.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • tbSoft.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ToggleSW Toolbar' with the class of {6dabbda0-1da5-4a2f-bc89-2ae084c572fa}.
  • prxtbSof0.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).
2 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbSoft.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'HotSpot International Findbar' with a class of {E7B933F6-FC68-4603-8C33-69AF90051503}.
  • prxtbSof0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSof0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Free Lunch Design TB Toolbar' with the class of {a5ae8924-4036-420f-b7f6-a47e4b8f692e}.
  • tbSoft.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ToggleSW Toolbar' with the class of {6dabbda0-1da5-4a2f-bc89-2ae084c572fa}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSof0.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.
  • tbSoft.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.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSof0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Free Lunch Design TB Toolbar' with a class of {A5AE8924-4036-420F-B7F6-A47E4B8F692E}.
  • tbSoft.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ToggleSW Toolbar' with a class of {6DABBDA0-1DA5-4A2F-BC89-2AE084C572FA}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{42CD7A24-AF4B-44A0-A119-1C6F9B6E2A90}' (runs on registration).
  • Softonic_Deutsch_FFToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Softonic_Deutsch_FFToolbarHelper.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 Softonic Deutsch FF Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Softonic Deutsch FF 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 Softonic Deutsch FF 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 Softonic Deutsch FF 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 Deutsch FF Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 10 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows Vista 15.91%
Windows XP 15.91%
Windows 10 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.91%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8 2.27%
Windows 7 Starter 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.09% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 76.09%
  United States 8.70%
  Austria 4.35%
  Italy 4.35%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Saudi Arabia 2.17%
  Hungary 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.92%
Medion 18.92%
ASUS 16.22%
Hewlett-Packard 8.11%
Intel 8.11%
Dell 5.41%
Samsung 5.41%
GIGABYTE 5.41%
Sony 5.41%
Toshiba 2.70%
Packard Bell 2.70%
Lenovo 2.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.26%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 5.26%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.63%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 2.63%
MEDION X781x 2.63%
MEDION MS-7797 2.63%

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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