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Nana10 Toolbar

Posted: December 23, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 403
First Seen: December 23, 2013
Last Seen: June 18, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Nana10 Toolbar is a Potentially Unwanted Program that promotes the Nana10.co.il website, an Israeli Web portal that displays consolidated news and social media content, along with Conduit.com, a general search site. Although the Nana10 Toolbar doesn't intend to harm your browser by redirecting it to either of these sites, its modifications may be considered an unnecessary nuisance that isn't desirable for most PC users, and malware analysts personally wouldn't recommend letting a third party program choose where your browser goes. Any security product capable of dealing with browser hijackers and other browser-based PUPs shouldn't have any issues with uninstalling a Nana10 Toolbar, regardless of how strenuous it is to be free of by other methods.

The Nana10 Toolbar: Israel's 'Conduit' to a Site That Loves Its Toolbars

Malware researchers usually find unwanted software to be distributed through poorly known websites or sites that don't specialize in any one type of brand. The Nana10 Toolbar is something of a divergence from this commonality. The website associated with the Nana10 Toolbar is a major Israeli media portal, giving Nana10 Toolbars a greater degree of exposure than most PUPs. This is particularly noteworthy – since the Nana10 Toolbar is a member of the Conduit family of toolbars and browser hijackers, which scarcely are known for their high reputations on the Web.

Besides its unusual origins, the Nana10 Toolbar still can be considered identical to other members of the Conduit toolbar's overly large family. Although the Nana10 Toolbar does provide some minor accessibility features, the Nana10 Toolbar also changes your browser to lock your Web searches to Conduit.com. Malware experts have examined Conduit's search results on numerous occasions related to other toolbars and don't rate them as unsafe. However, neither is there a meaningful benefit to letting the Nana10 Toolbar choose your search engine for you.

How to Get Rid of a Nana10 Toolbar Faster Than a Countdown from Ten

The Nana10 website and the Conduit search site don't have any deliberate intentions of hurting your computer. Even so, malware researchers consider letting programs control your browser's behavior in this manner to be a security concern worth mending, and you should remove the Nana10 Toolbar, in most cases. For making sure that your browser actually is returned to normal as thoroughly and quickly as possible, it usually is considered ideal to use anti-malware scanners or similar security programs to uninstall the relevant PUP.

The Nana10 Toolbar may be one of the most personable toolbars that promote the Conduit brand, but the Nana10 Toolbar is not exactly the only PUP to do so. General safe browsing habits may be needed for avoiding other PUPs from this family, such as the SparkleBox Toolbar, the Systweak Toolbar, the Oscar Delta Toolbar, the Swirlz Toolbar, the Crizbuzz Toolbar or the BrowserPlus2 Toolbar, all of which were examined by malware experts previously.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\AppDataLow\Software\Nana10SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\toolbar\{94996a74-8a98-41bb-85fe-0b6b9787e851}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{94996a74-8a98-41bb-85fe-0b6b9787e851}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\toolbar\{94996a74-8a98-41bb-85fe-0b6b9787e851}

Additional Information

The following directories were created: