PrxtbFree.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Conduit Toolbar.
The process known as Conduit Toolbar or Toolbar
belongs to software Freecorder Toolbar or FreeOnlineRadioPlayerRecorder Toolbar or FreeSoundRecorder Toolbar or free-downloads.net Toolbar or FreemakeTB Toolbar or Free WhiteSmoke allowed by this Toolbar or FreemakeGoldPack Toolbar or FreeOnlineRadioPlayerRecorder (version V1 Toolbar)
by Conduit (www.conduit.com) or ClientConnect.
Description: PrxtbFree.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PrxtbFree.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 176,936 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 175,912 bytes, 183,112 bytes or 226,592 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 167d9323-f7cc-48f5-948a-6f012831a69f or ecdee021-0d17-467f-a1ff-c7a115230949 or 8 more variants. The program is not visible. The prxtbFree.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. PrxtbFree.dll is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If prxtbFree.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 423,744 bytes. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The prxtbFree.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The prxtbFree.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company. PrxtbFree.dll is not a Windows system file. PrxtbFree.dll is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as prxtbFree.dll. Therefore, you should check the prxtbFree.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Conduit Toolbar has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active prxtbFree process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the prxtbFree.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.