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BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar?

If you are still seeing Ask.com (or mywebsearch.com) after uninstalling our toolbar, it is likely that your browser's homepage has not yet been reset back to its previous setting.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

When you installed one of our applications you were presented with the option to change your homepage and search settings to Ask.com.

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is 2bBar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 60 files and is usually about 10.16 MB (10,650,538 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar.
2bBar.dll (6eae99b0bd80a16a148bb37dd84b71db) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 2014.9-141122 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3283 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141122 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
ESET-NOD32 8.10755 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 11/22/2014 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2909 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch
Malwarebytes v2014.11.22.04 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Wsuo
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 34964 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1988 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1702
2bSrcAs.dll (aa5270eb6804dadda21905c65f2ab255) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10755 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AK
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Lndy
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 34964 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1988 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.902
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (b83db01d9e4bd53c9b65214806b54eb7) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10755 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pepp
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 34964 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1988 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1695
2bmedint.exe (4de35f24efb8446518e0586fd54043b8) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10616 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pial
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1966 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1392
2bbarsvc.exe (eb0b3c1577773cb81ebc0a2507fccfdc) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10616 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AE
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Ajlj
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
2bSrchMn.exe (fb85f333d10b1475650c4304f99a1ece) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.Generic
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Skodna.Generic.AOF
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Cloddd7.Trojan.8c0b
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 9262 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10766 Trojan ( 0047e1181 )
K7GW 9.175.10766 Trojan ( 0047e1181 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Trojan.Win32.MyWebSearch.crhhqy
nProtect 2014-01-08.01 Trojan/W32.Agent.44784.D
VIPRE Antivirus 25210 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (dde9c9b89b413a5868d7358511db5a6a) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Wwof
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BetterCareerSearch_2b\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\BetterCareerSearch_2b\bar\1.bin\2bBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="BetterCareerSearch_2b" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:2bBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\BetterCareerSearch_2b\bar\1.bin\2bBar.dll
MD5:6eae99b0bd80a16a148bb37dd84b71db
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 2bbar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 2bhighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 2bmedint.exe
  • 2bregfft.dll
  • 2bregiet.dll
  • 2bhkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 2breghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 2bbarsvc.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 2bbprtct.dll
  • 2bdatact.dll
  • 2bdlghk.dll
  • 2bdlghk64.dll
  • 2bfeedmg.dll
  • 2bhtmlmu.dll
  • 2bhttpct.dll
  • 2bidle.dll
  • 2bmlbtn.dll
  • 2bPlugin.dll
  • 2bscript.dll
  • 2bskin.dll
  • 2bskplay.exe
  • (Malware detected) 2bSrcAs.dll
  • (Malware detected) APPINTEGRATOR.EXE
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • APPINTEGRATORSTUB.DLL
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • ASSISTMONITOR.DLL
  • ASSISTMONITOR64.DLL
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP2b.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • HKFXMGR.DLL
  • HKFXMGR64.DLL
  • HPG.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll
  • T8EPMSUP.DLL
  • T8EXTEX.DLL
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL
  • T8HTML.DLL
  • (Malware detected) 2bSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 2bsrchmr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 2bauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 2bauxstb64.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 2bieovr.dll
  • 2bradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • BOOTSTRAP.JS
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 2bSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search Assistant BHO' with the class of {c3ff6e48-4d2c-4f65-8d96-d168b36d8043}.
  • 2bbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {0034a545-179d-4205-ba5a-e436cb080fb2}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • 2bbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 2bbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Music Toolbar (Dist. by Musiclab, Inc.)' with the class of {cfc3366e-c743-48b5-a136-642e86be865e}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • 2bSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {67caccf8-d059-4e1b-a6c4-7e9746cab185} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
  • 2bbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar' with a class of {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 2bbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'PetsHarmony' with a class of {DC257D0D-F11B-4312-BB34-EE22EA4BA68A}.
Scheduled Task
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MySearchDial' (runs daily at 6:21 PM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OnlineMapFinder AppIntegrator 64-bit_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OnlineMapFinder AppIntegrator 32-bit_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Service
  • 2bbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MindDabbleService' (MindDabble_4pService).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerSuite' and executes as "C:\Program Files1\Uniblue\POWERS~1\launcher.exe" delay 20000 -m.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Hoolapp Android' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\HOOLAP~1\Hoolapp.exe" /Minimized.
  • 2bSrchMn.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Hoolapp Android' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\HOOLAP~1\Hoolapp.exe" /Minimized.
6 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SuddenlyMusic Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\SUDDEN~2\bar\1.bin\93srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 2bmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FromDocToPDF AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\FROMDO~1\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FindYourMaps AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\FINDYO~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
  • 2bbarsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'My Scrap Nook Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\MYSCRA~2\bar\1.bin\12srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 2bSrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HappinessInfusion Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\HAPPIN~2\bar\1.bin\5wsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 2bbar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MapsGalaxy' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\MAPSGA~2\bar\1.bin\39bar.dll,S.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • 2bSrchMn.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'YTBChrInst' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\1391325400\ChromeHelperProc.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

2bhighin.exe
Memory:2.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020603325%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00137664%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00068370%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,200
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:669 Bytes
105.02 KB average
2bmedint.exe
Memory:2.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0011411218%
Kernel CPU:0.00073377%
User CPU:0.00040735%
CPU cycles/sec:2,741
I/O reads/min:30 Bytes
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
2bSrchMn.exe
Memory:925.71 KB
Total CPU:0.0001043500%
Kernel CPU:0.00009643%
User CPU:0.00000792%
CPU cycles/sec:3,456
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BetterCareerSearch Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8 29%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 8 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Windows 8.1 28.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.25%
  Canada 6.25%
  Philippines 6.25%
  PS 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 71.43%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 33.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 16.67%
HP 15 Notebook PC 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 23-g013w 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 570 16.67%

About Mindspark Interactive Network

Mindspark is a business unit of IAC that focuses on interactive products and web portals and operates IAC's interactive products and web portals such as Life123, Myway.
Publisher URL: www.mindspark.com

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