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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

TBHostSupport.dll

Have you stumbled across TBHostSupport.dll? Do you know anything about this file? Do you know which program it belongs to? Our malware researchers have discovered that the dynamic link library component belongs to the Conduit Search and Toolbar, and if you wish to delete these, you will need to remove the file as well. Unfortunately, this is not that easy, and many computer users report that they are struggling with the task. Besides supporting the activity you are most likely unhappy about, the disturbing DLL might be the cause of the irritating pop-up notifications. You may be able to stop these if you remove TBHostSupport.dll and get rid of the unreliable Conduit software successfully.

TBHostSupport.dll can be installed onto the computer in different locations and its size may wary; however, in most cases, computer users find it under %LOCALAPPDATA%\TBHostSupport\, and the file is as big as 458016 or 480032 bytes. Since the component has an autorun, it starts running as soon as the computer is booted up. If you have removed Conduit software already, you may be presented with pop-up alerts informing you that TBHostSupport.dll loading has failed as soon as the PC is booted up. Even though you could face a few different versions of the notification, here is one of the possible examples.

RUNDLL – Error loading c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\local\tbhostsupport\TBHostSupport.dll.
The specified module could not be found.

If you have not deleted Conduit software yet, it is unlikely that you have been faced by the suspicious pop-up notifications. Nonetheless, we certainly do recommend that you remove Conduit community toolbars and the potentially undesirable search tools which may have been installed. ConnectSo Toolbar, Quizulous Toolbar, Guffins Toolbar, and tens (if not hundreds) of other Conduit applications are considered to be unreliable and potentially undesirable because they have been developed to promote third party tools and programs. These toolbars always come bundled with the Conduit search tools, and these could be installed onto Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers without much of your notice.

If pop-up notifications related to TBHostSupport.dll have started flooding the desktop, it is likely that you have left out components related to the removed Conduit software. You can go through the manual removal guides below to check if you have deleted all undesirable software. Then you can install automatic malware removal software to make sure that all undesirable programs are deleted and no registry errors interrupt your daily tasks. Click the download button below to acquire a reliable malware remover which will ensure that all threats are eliminated.

Remove undesirable programs

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Click Start on the Task Bar and now select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs, click the undesirable one and select Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Navigate to the left of the Task Bar, click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and right-click the undesirable one.
  3. Select Uninstall to delete it from the PC.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI screen and select All apps to open the Apps menu.
  2. Now click Control Panel and move to Uninstall the program.
  3. Find the program you wish to delete, right-click it and select Uninstall.

Delete undesirable search tools

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages and change/remove the undesirable search provider.
  4. Go to Appearance and mark Show Home button option.
  5. Click Change and change/remove the undesirable search provider.
  6. Move to Search and click Manage search engines.
  7. Firstly choose a new default search provider and then remove (click X) the undesirable one.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE, simultaneously tap keys Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.
  3. Tap Alt+T once more and select Manage Add-ons.
  4. Go to Search Providers and Remove the undesirable option. Click Close.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox, move to the Firefox search box on the right and click the search provider icon.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable option. Click OK.
  3. Simultaneously tap keys Alt+T to open the Tools menu at the top and select Options.
  4. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.
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How to manually remove TBHostSupport.dll

Files associated with TBHostSupport.dll infection:

avaxvyyvyf.exe
ekneeicf.dll
The_Pirate_Bay.exe
uninstall.exe
ConduitCrashHandler.exe
APISupport.dll
ValueApps.exe
tbHot1.dll
PluginsWhiteListing.dll
tbhelper.dll
SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe
yrhs0nud.sy3.exe
prxtbSea2.dll
TBMessagingHost.exe
ChromeInstaller.exe
tb_Conduit.exe
prxtbWin2.dll
avaxvbxvgx.exe
spch.exe
tbsoft.dll
SpSetup.exe
ubitz.exe
PwmNativeMessaging.exe
BackgroundContainer.dll
tbfree.dll
ctbe.exe
avayvaxxvae.exe
avaxvyyvyd.exe
stub.exe
prxtbrad0.dll
fhgc.dll
SPVC64Loader.dll
mconduitinstaller.exe
TBHostSupport_0.dll
prxtbuTor.dll
prxtbInte.dll
avaxvxvcxe.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Conduit
TBHostSupport.dll
SPVC32Loader.dll
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\Conduit
Setup.exe
pcreg.exe
avaavxvyex.exe
TBVerifier.dll
service.exe
MlsUI.exe
inventoria.exe
ToolbarService.exe
ldrtbDVDV.dll
ConduitEngine.dll
avayvxvaxc.exe
CltMngSvc.exe
avayvaxvaa.exe
ldrtbAsha.dll
prxConduitEngine.dll
%PROGRAMFILES%\Conduit
ValueAppsLoader.dll
NativeMessageHost.exe
file.exe
avaxvyvax.exe
ConduitRBCB_e1v0.exe
fogiohohcp.dll
ConduitInstaller.exe
NativeMessagingApp.exe
MLSClient.AutoUpdateService.exe
ieLogic.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Conduit
prxtbFree.dll
ConduitHelper.exe
ConduitUninstaller.exe
prxtbVafm.dll
UninstallerUI.exe
tbcore3.dll

TBHostSupport.dll DLL's to remove:

ekneeicf.dll
prxtbInte.dll
tbsoft.dll
prxtbVafm.dll
ldrtbDVDV.dll
PluginsWhiteListing.dll
TBHostSupport_0.dll
SPVC32Loader.dll
tbHot1.dll
tbfree.dll
tbcore3.dll
ConduitEngine.dll
fhgc.dll
prxtbuTor.dll
ldrtbAsha.dll
BackgroundContainer.dll
prxConduitEngine.dll
prxtbrad0.dll
prxtbFree.dll
tbhelper.dll
SPVC64Loader.dll
prxtbWin2.dll
ValueAppsLoader.dll
fogiohohcp.dll
APISupport.dll
prxtbSea2.dll
TBVerifier.dll
TBHostSupport.dll

TBHostSupport.dll processes to kill:

stub.exe
inventoria.exe
MlsUI.exe
pcreg.exe
ctbe.exe
tb_Conduit.exe
The_Pirate_Bay.exe
file.exe
yrhs0nud.sy3.exe
avaxvyyvyf.exe
ieLogic.exe
spch.exe
Setup.exe
avaxvyyvyd.exe
TBMessagingHost.exe
ChromeInstaller.exe
service.exe
SocialSearchBar_AppToolbarHelper.exe
CltMngSvc.exe
avayvaxvaa.exe
MLSClient.AutoUpdateService.exe
UninstallerUI.exe
PwmNativeMessaging.exe
avaxvyvax.exe
ConduitHelper.exe
ToolbarService.exe
ConduitUninstaller.exe
avayvxvaxc.exe
SpSetup.exe
NativeMessageHost.exe
ValueApps.exe
avaxvbxvgx.exe
avayvaxxvae.exe
avaxvxvcxe.exe
avaavxvyex.exe
uninstall.exe
ConduitCrashHandler.exe
mconduitinstaller.exe
ubitz.exe
NativeMessagingApp.exe
ConduitInstaller.exe
ConduitRBCB_e1v0.exe

Remove TBHostSupport.dll registry entries:

Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}
Software\AppDataLow\Software\ConduitSearchScopes
Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit
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