ChatVibes Toolbar

ChatVibes Toolbar Description

The ChatVibes Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program. PUPs like the ChatVibes Toolbar are usually installed as Web browser toolbars that interfere with the computer user's online experience, tracking the affected Web browser's activities and delivering advertisements to the affected Web browser. The ChatVibes Toolbar belongs to a group of PUPs that have an interdependence with the Conduit search engine. Conduit is a second-rate search engine that has been connected to known online misleading tactics and potentially unsafe content. PC security analysts have uncovered dozens of PUPs that are designed to direct computer users to the Conduit search engine, setting the Conduit search engine as the affected Web browser's default search engine and homepage.

The ChatVibes Toolbar and the Conduit Search Engine

The main problem with the Conduit search engine is that this low quality search engine is specifically designed to deliver advertisements. Regardless of the search terms, Conduit will display a list of sponsored links and advertisements. The ChatVibes Toolbar and similar Web browser toolbars associated with Conduit may cause numerous problems on affected Web browsers.

Why It is Better to Remove the ChatVibes Toolbar from Your Computer

The ChatVibes Toolbar may be the source of various problems. The following are known issues linked to the ChatVibes Toolbar and to similar PUPs associated with the Conduit search engine:

  • The ChatVibes Toolbar may make changes to the affected Web browser's settings, such as modifying the homepage and default search engine to the Conduit search engine.
  • The ChatVibes Toolbar may cause performance issues on the affected computer such as the affected Web browser slowing down or crashing repeatedly and affecting the Web browser's Internet connectivity speed.
  • The ChatVibes Toolbar may cause the Web browser to exhibit pop-up advertisements and open new tabs automatically. The ChatVibes Toolbar may associated with other PUPs or with some more threatening types of unwanted components.
  • The ChatVibes Toolbar may track the affected Web browser's online activity. The ChatVibes Toolbar may be used to track on computer user's online activity and Web browser settings.

Technical Information

File System Details

ChatVibes Toolbar creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES%\ChatVibes Toolbar\$RFH42J3.exe 42,496 bc50c288b2ba3fe71f86c5346859ffc5 20
2 %PROGRAMFILES%\ChatVibes Toolbar\tbunsu28.tmp\tbhelper.dll 370,633 774970345071d103eba23eddaf23e1df 1
3 %PROGRAMFILES%\ChatVibes Toolbar\TbHelper2.exe 199,680 b8370e735aacae781fdcd1834fd8a71c 1
4 %PROGRAMFILES%\ChatVibes Toolbar\tbcore3.dll 2,646,528 e897c92d0211019ed0f26bb1019156cd 1
5 C:\Program Files\chatvibes toolbar\tbunsfe9f1.tmp\chatvibes.dll N/A
6 C:\Program Files\chatvibes toolbar\tbunsfe9f1.tmp\TbHelper2.exe N/A
7 C:\Program Files\chatvibes toolbar\tbunsfe9f1.tmp\TbCommonUtils.dll N/A
8 C:\Program Files\chatvibes toolbar\tbunsfe9f1.tmp\tbcore3.dll N/A
9 C:\Program Files\chatvibes toolbar\tbunsfe9f1.tmp\uninstall.exe N/A
10 C:\Program Files\chatvibes toolbar\tbunsfe9f1.tmp\update.exe N/A
11 C:\Program Files\chatvibes toolbar\tbunsfe9f1.tmp\uninstaller.exe N/A
12 C:\Program Files\chatvibes toolbar\tbunsfe9f1.tmp\tbhelper.dll 842619c857cc40a5a9c3d44b580e23f9 N/A
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Registry Details

ChatVibes Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%PROGRAMFILES%\ChatVibes Toolbar
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ChatVibes Toolbar
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{c34bfb11-eff0-4123-a7a5-79051ef24cf5}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\

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