ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar

ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar Description

The ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program that has been reported as associated with unwanted advertising and social engineering tactics. The ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar may be installed as a Web browser toolbar that may create numerous unwanted symptoms. The ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar may be installed on the most common Web browsers on Windows, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar has been installed, the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar may change the Web browser's default search engine and home page and begin to deliver a large number and variety of advertisements to the affected Web browser. Despite its marketing, the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar does not provide a useful service and is merely designed for marketing purposes. The ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar generates advertising revenue through affiliate marketing techniques and by exposing computer users to sponsored content. Because of this, malware analysts vehemently advise computer users to avoid the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar and to remove this Web browser toolbar if the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar is installed.

How the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar Enters a Compute

In most cases, the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar is not installed voluntarily. Rather, the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar may be installed by bundling the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar with low quality freeware. When computer users install the new program, they may neglect the choice of opting out of installing the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar or similar PUPs. This is a very popular way in which PUPs are distributed. By using Custom Installation, computer users can prevent the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar from being installed because that this type of installation mode may allow computer users to monitor all of the content being installed.

The Consequences of Having the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar on a Computer

The ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar is developed by the Mindspark Interactive Network, a company responsible for various other PUPs. Once installed, the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar may make various changes to the affected Web browser's settings. The ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar may cause the affected Web browser to open new tabs or display pop-up windows containing unwanted content. Malware researchers have also linked the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar to performance issues. Affected Web browsers may run slowly, freeze frequently, crash or behave erratically as a result of the ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar. The affected Web browser's Internet connectivity may also be affected, often taking much longer than normal to load a normal Web page.

Technical Information

File System Details

ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES%\ConservativeTalkNow_4n\bar\2.bin\4nbrmon.exe 27,648 d4bab65a9ca379cfc12105cb99dc1e62 254
2 %PROGRAMFILES%\ConservativeTalkNow_4n\bar\2.bin\4nSrcAs.dll 60,416 23922763b4fe51664623a7e2796912c3 186
3 %LOCALAPPDATA%ConservativeTalkNowAuto.exe 960,592 90ed4b4d2a48e02d994611a633e43104 12
4 %LOCALAPPDATA%ConservativeTalkNow Installer(023765cf).exe 82,057 e07b0b622fb4c7f6e0a06b7a4ae4cdd7 5
5 %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\ConservativeTalkNowSetup2.5.5.6.YTman000.exe 3,297,704 34659e2812264a9bbefa5ea930ff3998 2
6 %PROGRAMFILES%\ConservativeTalkNow_4n\bar\1.bin\4nSrchMn.exe 38,440 0bdba24779a4b5c522eab49cf71a3808 2
More files

Registry Details

ConservativeTalkNow Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Directory
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ighelcdndcbfkdbaoicoabdmhpnmfcik
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\ighelcdndcbfkdbaoicoabdmhpnmfcik
%PROGRAMFILES%\ConservativeTalkNow_4n
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ConservativeTalkNow_4n
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{533329C9-CA91-42A2-8792-7F91C7B4172A}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{AF77C74D-A46E-4671-AFA0-1A09B1D4BE39}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{E5AF9D32-01D7-47B8-9EB6-87D9AFCE744F}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{330832c2-2e2f-4443-86b5-bfc09dd73fb1}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{54b4973f-0421-4c50-ba88-1d02274b03eb}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{55598f12-5900-4520-b576-7ca2d0f89c26}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{6866e1ba-3ed6-4a50-ba15-d0dc5154ea3f}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{6c13170c-d64b-4910-9c2f-eba2b9261c42}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{b05788f6-da1c-4f39-a2f0-fe42760fa60c}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{461fc775-35b6-4d0b-9ff3-af280bfaba83}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\{533329C9-CA91-42A2-8792-7F91C7B4172A}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{533329c9-ca91-42a2-8792-7f91c7b4172a}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\{752929fc-c897-4620-9fa8-0303247277e2}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{af77c74d-a46e-4671-afa0-1a09b1d4be39}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{e5af9d32-01d7-47b8-9eb6-87d9afce744f}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{330b9ed3-3f52-4364-9e80-821baa40d1ea}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{599627ba-5630-430f-aa7b-a1dd622e6192}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{af706b7e-f57d-4f08-98d7-e9d9087c8ce4}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{e5280609-bf3f-4b1c-aa62-d3f6e69d00b3}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{F24CE9B7-7F63-4BA7-B81F-2BCCCD881403}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{533329C9-CA91-42A2-8792-7F91C7B4172A}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{AF77C74D-A46E-4671-AFA0-1A09B1D4BE39}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{E5AF9D32-01D7-47B8-9EB6-87D9AFCE744F}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{533329C9-CA91-42A2-8792-7F91C7B4172A}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{AF77C74D-A46E-4671-AFA0-1A09B1D4BE39}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{E5280609-BF3F-4B1C-AA62-D3F6E69D00B3}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{E5AF9D32-01D7-47B8-9EB6-87D9AFCE744F}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{330832c2-2e2f-4443-86b5-bfc09dd73fb1}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{54b4973f-0421-4c50-ba88-1d02274b03eb}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{55598f12-5900-4520-b576-7ca2d0f89c26}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{6866e1ba-3ed6-4a50-ba15-d0dc5154ea3f}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{6c13170c-d64b-4910-9c2f-eba2b9261c42}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{b05788f6-da1c-4f39-a2f0-fe42760fa60c}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{461fc775-35b6-4d0b-9ff3-af280bfaba83}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{533329c9-ca91-42a2-8792-7f91c7b4172a}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{af77c74d-a46e-4671-afa0-1a09b1d4be39}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{e5af9d32-01d7-47b8-9eb6-87d9afce744f}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{330b9ed3-3f52-4364-9e80-821baa40d1ea}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{599627ba-5630-430f-aa7b-a1dd622e6192}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{af706b7e-f57d-4f08-98d7-e9d9087c8ce4}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{e5280609-bf3f-4b1c-aa62-d3f6e69d00b3}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{F24CE9B7-7F63-4BA7-B81F-2BCCCD881403}
Uninstaller
ConservativeTalkNow_4nbar Uninstall Internet Explorer
File name without path
chrome-extension_ighelcdndcbfkdbaoicoabdmhpnmfcik_0.localstorage
http_conservativetalknow.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
http_conservativetalknow.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
CLSID
{02585BF8-B543-4193-B8F4-F1D98124CA88}
{28e21c4d-0fca-4313-8767-ca92f8bcb222}
{330832C2-2E2F-4443-86B5-BFC09DD73FB1}
{330b9ed3-3f52-4364-9e80-821baa40d1ea}
{33A49F40-81BA-4378-87E3-801B4123961E}
{41569195-F4B7-4837-B83A-ED80ADD8672A}
{42CE1C53-100A-4937-8C9C-5533BCE20D57}
{440470BB-305D-4A6B-B4A1-587277AAAD20}
{4BD9052A-0E9F-4220-9217-9F9E87B532ED}
{4CE1A103-E631-4633-9FB7-BBB8EBCE5467}
{4D9CEBA5-C8B7-4610-8708-CED9DB9B3C8D}
{4FA20E57-0DBA-4743-8613-117BBE161146}
{533329c9-ca91-42a2-8792-7f91c7b4172a}
{54871808-ba7d-4061-b5a3-bc9362d4d183}
{54b4973f-0421-4c50-ba88-1d02274b03eb}
{55598F12-5900-4520-B576-7CA2D0F89C26}
{5644F1EB-CE4F-4954-B67C-47A9D8E8FC12}
{599627ba-5630-430f-aa7b-a1dd622e6192}
{5DC0360A-B2C9-4F2C-8A41-A5F566E0C979}
{5E57D9EF-9E76-4B70-A2DE-386B6514B8DC}
{5fc11356-4449-4a31-a786-139a4bfda0eb}
{5FD1100F-4C64-4BFF-87F0-8E4839348D38}
{62A09DC3-7073-41B9-B553-F4EA6F511A23}
{62DF7A52-5F9F-4318-AD6D-AB23C0E11289}
{646C705C-80B8-45F2-9489-330A333E2C9E}
{6BA04F30-FA8F-44F7-B3B6-7B96A7B178BD}
{6DA2F139-5A5A-4E45-8CAD-2F2ED56C1F14}
{7176577E-3F02-4915-97BA-A18BC8B33D48}
{752929fc-c897-4620-9fa8-0303247277e2}
{7DF72004-1FF5-4BF6-9D46-EF81C3A9F4BA}
{8a309664-9ce3-447c-b714-e9c4aba2cb11}
{9198B111-3AA0-43C7-9112-79ED6E76DF0B}
{975e5be7-19e5-4bc6-ae96-d21f4d3b11ef}
{a443e1c8-1107-40f5-be40-08af57b76d28}
{a4d55b4c-707b-4725-bd68-07c78166f33a}
{af706b7e-f57d-4f08-98d7-e9d9087c8ce4}
{af77c74d-a46e-4671-afa0-1a09b1d4be39}
{B42A16AE-ED06-4BC9-A2B4-AB7BE1C76DAC}
{B7D0B105-CD66-43C1-AE72-6D9F993E67BD}
{BB2F50B1-3AE6-43E0-92E7-872E2FC3E30B}
{c03e6bbb-91c4-4dc2-b1e7-efbb6f6e60ec}
{c2aba2ca-0f9b-48d9-a4e1-ec0e4c1b500f}
{C7CCA6A2-6BD7-4C50-BFD0-14CBBC312BDE}
{C7D38DBF-0C38-4A5D-8D74-77F003F0BD95}
{C8C86036-8F45-44C6-AEE9-D897F387904E}
{CBA60110-74A5-4245-9A69-2D1B53D42007}
{D44373FA-3761-483A-AC85-764897FE58A8}
{D58FF743-3096-4BA9-AE08-6E7B42A37B18}
{D5D4C534-A95B-44A7-BFE1-7E5898C07AAE}
{D6CAA194-242B-4EC1-853D-885AF2776659}
{DD1B69E7-D07F-4D34-8182-720AE4EF0FAC}
{DF2029BC-524A-4C26-997B-5C1BAFEF4D55}
{e5280609-bf3f-4b1c-aa62-d3f6e69d00b3}
{e5af9d32-01d7-47b8-9eb6-87d9afce744f}
{E687A06E-6E4F-4052-A48D-104F1B876A55}
{eb3cdcf7-d1d6-4cd8-817b-f4de2cbcda34}
{F24CE9B7-7F63-4BA7-B81F-2BCCCD881403}
{F9C34B05-DAA6-45EC-93C7-29CE19AAC87B}
{FC4BAA59-3B9B-4A8C-B43E-552AFC40134B}

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