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Should I remove Vafmusic3 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,679
United States Rank #27,183
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.26 days
833.68 days >
Average installed length: 438.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.15.0.27 84.38%
6.14.0.28 3.13%
6.13.3.505 6.25%
6.13.3.1 6.25%

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Vafmusic3 Toolbar

What is Vafmusic3 Toolbar?

Vafmusic Toolbar is a 'Community Toolbar' from Conduit, that plugs into the various web browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. The toolbar is an advertising-supported program that is designed to display ads within the bar itself and will modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to collect usage statistics. The toolbar is generally bundled with 3rd party developer programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back. The company, based on the EULA, will automatically download and install remote updates as well as collect and store details about the user's web browsing activities and store it locally on the PC in order to interact with the toolbar application to suggest additional services or provide more targeted advertising. From the license agreement - "By Using a Conduit Software you may enable Conduit to access, use and collect a variety of information, both personal and non-personal, regarding your Internet Browser, your browsing habits, and information about your computer".

About  (from Conduit)

As part of the installation process of the Conduit Software and/or the Customized Software, you may be changing your Internet Browser settings and/or have the ability to opt to make changes to your Internet Browser settings and/or your mobile device settings and/or your social network account settings. By Using the Con...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Vafmusic3 Toolbar.
prxtbVafm.dll (4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit
Dr.Web 9.0.0.09 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 8.9639 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.W
Panda Antivirus 14.04.22.12 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28068 Conduit (fs)
tbVaf2.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)
prxtbVaf2.dll (480994ae776f86dc885fd654665ebdfa) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Conduit!
Dr.Web 7.00.8.02260 Adware.Conduit.16
ESET-NOD32 9631 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27980 Conduit (fs)
prxtbVaf0.dll (5b13aa512d57acf528700f1083fc3e4d) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Laneul.oicu
Dr.Web Adware.Conduit.16
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0926
VIPRE Antivirus 25108 Conduit (fs)
Vafmusic3ToolbarHelper.exe (943f313974a830d4634c73beb8103f5e) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 17313 Application.Win32.Conduit.~f
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.202
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 23610 Conduit (fs)
tbVaf0.dll (14d8444746cf6f5eb038e49874d538f6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.X
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28072 Conduit (fs)
tbVafm.dll (5d80adbf9bcb50c9b488cced7f6525e1) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25628 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: Vafmusic3
URL: Vafmusic3.OurToolbar.com
Help link: Vafmusic3.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vafmusic3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Vafmusic3\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 7.82 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 Vafmusic3.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 Vafmusic3 Toolbar

Program module:prxtbVafm.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Conduit Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\vafmusic3\prxtbVafm.dll
MD5:4b5780c90e38e579a651dbc4774a1f1f
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstall.exe - Conduit Toolbar Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) Vafmusic3ToolbarHelper.exe - ToolbarHelper Application
  • hk64tbVaf0.dll - Conduit Toolbar
  • hk64tbVaf2.dll
  • hk64tbVafm.dll
  • hktbVaf0.dll
  • hktbVaf2.dll
  • hktbVafm.dll
  • ldrtbVaf0.dll
  • ldrtbVaf2.dll
  • ldrtbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbVafm.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVaf0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVaf2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbVafm.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbVaf2.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).
  • prxtbVaf0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with the class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} (Online Sharing).
  • prxtbVafm.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} (Produtools Manuals).
Internet Explorer Bar
  • prxtbVaf2.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Connect DLC 5 Findbar' with a class of {8FEB0551-B256-479B-92E1-C927F89DC71E}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbVaf2.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with the class of {18272225-4c7f-4445-a7e3-8b260662e407}.
  • prxtbVaf0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with the class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81}.
  • prxtbVafm.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with the class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbVaf2.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.
  • prxtbVaf0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567a644-e36c-470c-86cf-9c5b4f37db81} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • prxtbVafm.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16bb67e0-6319-4077-be84-f41269e051f3} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbVaf2.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Maps B Toolbar' with a class of {18272225-4C7F-4445-A7E3-8B260662E407}.
  • prxtbVaf0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Online Sharing Toolbar' with a class of {8567A644-E36C-470C-86CF-9C5B4F37DB81}.
  • prxtbVafm.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Produtools Manuals Toolbar' with a class of {16BB67E0-6319-4077-BE84-F41269E051F3}.
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C247631C-606C-44F8-9B4E-C25B77177427}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Vafmusic3ToolbarHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\eTvOnline.ro\eTvOnline.roToolbarHelper.exe'.

How do I remove Vafmusic3 Toolbar?

You can uninstall Vafmusic3 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 Vafmusic3 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 Vafmusic3 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 Vafmusic3 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 10 28.13%
Windows Vista 9.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.88%
Windows 8.1 21.88%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.13%

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?
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Toshiba 18.75%
ASUS 15.63%
Acer 6.25%
Sony 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
Gateway 3.13%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-A 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.23%
HP-Pavilion NP187AA-ABA s... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 531s 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.23%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 3.23%

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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