WiseConvert Toolbar

WiseConvert Toolbar Description

WiseConvert Community Toolbar allows computer users to carry out online searches using Search.conduit.com and is often distributed as a bundle with popular freeware applications hosted on third party websites. However, ESG security researchers have received reports that components in WiseConvert Community Toolbar will take over your Web browser, replace your default search engine, spam you with advertisements, include sponsored links in your online searches and direct you to akaQA.com and other websites repeatedly. Because of this, WiseConvert Community Toolbar is usually considered a Potentially Unwanted Program or even as a form of threat known as a browser hijacker. WiseConvert Community Toolbar basically allows a third party to profit by gathering data on your browsing habits and pestering you with advertisements.

How Does the WiseConvert Community Toolbar Enter a Computer?

WiseConvert Community Toolbar will usually be introduced after installing freeware that includes WiseConvert Community Toolbar in its default installer. One of the downsides of removing WiseConvert Community Toolbar is that this toolbar makes changes to your Web browser settings that will not be restored once you remove the WiseConvert Community Toolbar or the freeware program that was responsible for bringing WiseConvert Community Toolbar into your computer. Because of this, removing WiseConvert Community Toolbar is usually a two step process that involves both removing the actual WiseConvert Community Toolbar from your computer and then restoring your Web browser settings manually by going into your preferences and restoring them to their defaults.

To avoid becoming infected with the WiseConvert Community Toolbar it is best to pay attention when installing freeware on your computer and opting out of WiseConvert Community Toolbar and other optional installations. Rather than using a default installation, always choose custom installation to make sure you are familiar with everything being installed on your computer. ESG security researchers strongly advise against installing software from dubious sources. Even if the software is a trustworthy application (such as the VLC video player), a third party may create an installer that also installs Potentially Unwanted Programs like the WiseConvert Community Toolbar on your computer. Usually, it is best to go straight to your program's manufacturer's website in order to download your software, rather than downloading it from third parties. Even then, it is recommended to double check your installer since many freeware developers will finance their work by including toolbars like the WiseConvert Community Toolbar in their software's installer.

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  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

Infection Statistics

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File System Details

WiseConvert Toolbar creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\WiseConvert 2
2 %PROGRAMFILES%\WiseConvert 1

Registry Details

WiseConvert Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UrlSearchHooks, value: {ecce0073-a837-45a2-95b9-600420505f7e}
Software\wow6432node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UrlSearchHooks, value: {ecce0073-a837-45a2-95b9-600420505f7e}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{ecce0073-a837-45a2-95b9-600420505f7e}
Software\wow6432node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{ecce0073-a837-45a2-95b9-600420505f7e}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{46008e0d-47ac-4daa-a02a-5eb69044431a}
Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{46008e0d-47ac-4daa-a02a-5eb69044431a}

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