Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar)

Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) Description


The Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) is a browser hijacker and adware program sometimes distributed in modified bundles with unrelated security software. Through a series of Web-browsing modifications that take over your homepage and show unsolicited advertisements, the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) puts the basic security and performance of your browser at risk, and normal uninstallation processes often fail to delete these changes. If you're unable to avoid installing the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) by accident, malware researchers would consider it best to use a reliable PC security product to uninstall the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) and its browser changes cleanly.

The Market that Finds You First

The Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar), currently categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Program that is only a small threat to your PC, is a browser add-on that tends to be installed through the installers of separate products. These installers, seemingly modified by third parties malware experts have yet to identify, include legitimate programs like the Avast's anti-virus software, but also bundle the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) with it. However, the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) isn't an inherent partner for any known software company, and using appropriately official download sources should prevent you from dealing with an unintended installation of the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar).

With a strategy for profit that's reminiscent of those of many other PUPs examined by malware researchers, the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) has two symptoms that are notable immediately:

  • In-browser advertising, which may include injected banners, text-injected hyperlinks, product comparisons, sponsored search links, et cetera.
  • Homepage hijacks. This basically changes your browser forcing it to use the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar)'s website for your homepage, ignoring any built-in homepage settings or future changes to those settings. Currently, the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) appears to be promoting the Conduit website, similar to other Conduit.com-partnered PUPs.

Although malware researchers haven't found the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) promoting any kind of unsafe Web content, its unwillingness to relinquish control over your Web-browsing settings, along with its ability to determine what content you load automatically, make the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) a threat both to your online security and to your PC's ease of use.

The Exit from the Market You Didn't Want to Search

The Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) is as much a danger to your PC as any other add-on that considers its control over your browsing experience more important than your comfort and safety. Although malware researchers may offer no opinions for or against unrelated products that may be bundled with the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar), they do consider removing the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) best for your Web browser. Although you may be able to avoid the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar)'s hijackings or advertisements by methods that don't require this program's removal, failing to delete the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) does leave your PC at risk for future security and performance problems.

The Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) has been in distribution for at the minimum of eight months, if not for an extended time than that, but malware analysts have confirmed new, non-consensual installations of this toolbar in the past two months. If you have any indication of an installer including the Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) or other unwanted toolbars, reliance on strong anti-malware technology can provide a preliminary detection of any threats before they're given a chance to hijack your browser.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar) may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



tb_appmarket.exe File name: tb_appmarket.exe
Size: 656.01 KB (656016 bytes)
MD5: 4b5c15f41d7d789342ec9ce206d4b8f1
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 23, 2014
C:\Program Files\appmarket\tbappm.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\tbappm.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\appmarketToolbarHelper.exe File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\appmarketToolbarHelper.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\uninstall.exe File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\uninstall.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\hk64tbapp0.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\hk64tbapp0.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\hk64tbapp2.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\hk64tbapp2.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\hk64tbappm.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\hk64tbappm.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\hktbapp0.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\hktbapp0.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\hktbapp2.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\hktbapp2.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\hktbappm.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\hktbappm.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\ldrtbapp0.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\ldrtbapp0.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\ldrtbapp2.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\ldrtbapp2.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\ldrtbappm.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\ldrtbappm.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\prxtbapp0.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\prxtbapp0.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\prxtbapp2.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\prxtbapp2.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\prxtbappm.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\prxtbappm.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\tbapp0.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\tbapp0.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\appmarket\tbapp2.dll File name: C:\Program Files\appmarket\tbapp2.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_eomicmcfdeaijoflbogmckobfdkapbpj_0%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\eomicmcfdeaijoflbogmckobfdkapbpj%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\eomicmcfdeaijoflbogmckobfdkapbpj%LOCALAPPDATA%\NativeMessaging\CT3295790%PROGRAMFILES%\appmarket%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\appmarket%TEMP%\ct3295790%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\appmarket%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\eomicmcfdeaijoflbogmckobfdkapbpjFile name without pathchrome-extension_eomicmcfdeaijoflbogmckobfdkapbpj_0.localstorage-journalRegistry keySoftware\AppDataLow\Toolbar\RegisteredSources\CT3295790SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3295790Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{9d84f755-b891-4a4d-95c8-f6d01108a008}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\tb_appmarket.exe

Additional Information

The following URL's were detected:
Appmarket.OurToolbar.com
Posted: January 22, 2014
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs 187
Home Malware Programs Bad Toolbars Appmarket Search (Appmarket Toolbar)

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