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What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.89 days
203.21 days >
Average installed length: 106.77 days

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Cats and Catapults Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is Cats and Catapults Internet Explorer Toolbar?  (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

Cats and Catapults Internet Explorer Toolbar is a software program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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. The primary executable is named btBar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 10.13 MB (10,616,873 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Cats and Catapults Internet Explorer Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in BD and Belgium.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Cats and Catapults Internet Explorer Toolbar.
btBar.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
btSrcAs.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
btmedint.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
btbarsvc.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)
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\CatsCatapults_bt\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\CatsCatapults_bt\bar\1.bin\btBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="CatsCatapults_bt" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cats and Catapults Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:btBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\CatsCatapults_bt\bar\1.bin\btBar.dll
MD5:6eae99b0bd80a16a148bb37dd84b71db
Additional files:
  • AppIntegrator.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub.dll
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • AssistMonitor.dll
  • AssistMonitor64.dll
  • (Malware detected) btbar.dll
  • (Malware detected) btbarsvc.exe
  • btbprtct.dll
  • btdatact.dll
  • btdlghk.dll
  • btdlghk64.dll
  • btfeedmg.dll
  • bthighin.exe
  • bthkstub.dll
  • bthtmlmu.dll
  • bthttpct.dll
  • btidle.dll
  • (Malware detected) btmedint.exe
  • btmlbtn.dll
  • btPlugin.dll
  • btreghk.dll
  • btregiet.dll
  • btscript.dll
  • btskin.dll
  • btskplay.exe
  • (Malware detected) btSrcAs.dll
  • CrExt.dll
  • CrExtPbt.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HkFxMgr.dll
  • HkFxMgr64.dll
  • HPG.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll
  • t8EPMSup.dll
  • T8EXTEX.DLL
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL
  • T8HTML.DLL
  • t8Res.dll
  • T8TICKER.DLL
  • ToolbarGuard.dll
  • bttpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • BOOTSTRAP.JS
  • InstallEnabler.dll
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • btSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DiscoverAncestry' with the class of {8eaff39e-95fa-48e7-b465-74f985754e6c}.
  • btbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {d9712913-5fe6-4956-b291-7a6689170736}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • btbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • btbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DiscoverAncestry' with the class of {6ffa4cac-5ad4-42f5-bd18-7cd228761d1a}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • btSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {1ed30f3b-cd64-4f78-a35e-95f8f15eea04} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
  • btbar.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
  • btbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DiscoverAncestry' with a class of {6FFA4CAC-5AD4-42F5-BD18-7CD228761D1A}.
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
  • btbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MindDabbleService' (MindDabble_4pService).
2 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.
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FromDocToPDF AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\FROMDO~1\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
  • btmedint.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.
  • btbarsvc.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.
  • btbar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WeatherBlink' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\WEATHE~2\bar\1.bin\gcbar.dll,S.

How do I remove Cats and Catapults Internet Explorer Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Cats and Catapults 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 Cats and Catapults 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 Cats and Catapults 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.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 9%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 8 36.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.00%
  BD 5.00%
  Belgium 5.00%
  Germany 5.00%
  DZ 5.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  IQ 5.00%
  JO 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
ASUS 18.18%
Acer 18.18%
Toshiba 9.09%
MSI 9.09%
Medion 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L70-B 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B8... 9.09%
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL ... 9.09%
Medion Akoya E6227 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1210l 9.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 9.09%

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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