What is the tbfree.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The tbfree.dll process is also known as Conduit Toolbar and is a part of Freecorder Toolbar or, as the case may be, free-downloads.net Toolbar. This software is produced by Conduit (www.conduit.com). An obsolete or defective version of tbfree.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Conduit Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Conduit Toolbar has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- tbfree.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module tbfree.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about tbfree.dll Conduit Toolbar
tbfree.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Tbfree.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,734,688 bytes (25% of all these files), 2,349,080 bytes, 3,908,192 bytes, 2,331,672 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,555,480 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 1392b8d2-5c05-419f-a8f6-b9f15a596612 or, as the case may be, 01dfd24d-73eb-497f-8dfd-7ea79365af4a or, as the case may be, a0729639-d831-46c9-811b-9b0aa79fb45a or, as the case may be, ecdee021-0d17-467f-a1ff-c7a115230949 or, as the case may be, 5258c432-c281-42f7-8fa4-41fd1e6747b8. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. Tbfree.dll attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The tbfree file is not part of the Windows operating system. Tbfree.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes, supervise programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 42% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves tbfree.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about tbfree?
|C:\Program Files\free-downloads.net\tbfree.dll |
Summary: One user judges tbfree.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Freecorder Toolbar or free-downloads.net Toolbar
To remove Conduit Toolbar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Freecorder Toolbar or free-downloads.net Toolbar in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if tbfree.dll (Conduit Toolbar) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Conduit Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Conduit Toolbar or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or tbfree.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.