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What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #29,827
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.42 days
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Average installed length: 146.05 days

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Citysearch Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is Citysearch Internet Explorer Toolbar?  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

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Overview

Citysearch Internet Explorer Toolbar is a program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. 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 9hBar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 59 files and is usually about 11.77 MB (12,338,396 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background 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 Citysearch Internet Explorer Toolbar.
9hBar.dll (267c67f11b2325c6fddb30a94fbadea5) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140422 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3497 Zango
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14422 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 28426 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
9hSrcAs.dll (779662595f6b51bb86f96eccc230f13c) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.18.00 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 14.0.0.4040 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.aRmS
ESET-NOD32 10579 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 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
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62671 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dfqike
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Aisc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0812
VIPRE Antivirus 34006 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1958 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.902
9hbarsvc.exe (b3dae11b5316528e6853a94d39e141e3) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 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.aI
ESET-NOD32 10722 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
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dfqijl
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pgms
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1228
9hSrchMn.exe (3c93215de9cc97c60b1892ad8dbe4411) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 Trojan/Win32.Buzus
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.abZ
ESET-NOD32 10722 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.Lmut
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1351
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
9hmedint.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
AppIntegrator64.exe (143d634f4f93155d3a4d430c2cf60d11) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.09.00 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 14.0.0.4037 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.Aki
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Panda Antivirus 10.0.4.2 Adware/WebSearch
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Dvqb
VIPRE Antivirus 33754 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CitySearch_9h\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\CitySearch_9h\bar\1.bin\9hBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="CitySearch_9h" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 11.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Citysearch Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:9hBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\CitySearch_9h\bar\1.bin\9hBar.dll
MD5:267c67f11b2325c6fddb30a94fbadea5
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 9hbar.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 9hregfft.dll
  • 9hregiet.dll
  • 9hhkstub.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 9hreghk.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 9hbarsvc.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
  • 9hbprtct.dll
  • 9hdatact.dll
  • 9hdlghk.dll
  • 9hdlghk64.dll
  • 9hfeedmg.dll
  • 9hhighin.exe
  • 9hhtmlmu.dll
  • 9hhttpct.dll
  • 9hidle.dll
  • (Malware detected) 9hmedint.exe
  • 9hmlbtn.dll
  • 9hPlugin.dll
  • 9hscript.dll
  • 9hskin.dll
  • 9hskplay.exe
  • (Malware detected) 9hSrcAs.dll
  • (Malware detected) 9hSrchMn.exe
  • 9hsrchmr.dll
  • (Malware detected) APPINTEGRATOR.EXE
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • APPINTEGRATORSTUB.DLL
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • ASSISTMONITOR.DLL
  • ASSISTMONITOR64.DLL
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP9h.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • HKFXMGR.DLL
  • HKFXMGR64.DLL
  • HPG.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll
  • T8EPMSUP.DLL
  • T8EXTEX.DLL
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL
  • T8HTML.DLL
  • T8RES.DLL
  • T8TICKER.DLL
  • TOOLBARGUARD.DLL
  • TOOLBARGUARD64.DLL
  • 9hauxstb.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 9hauxstb64.dll
  • 9hieovr.dll
  • 9hradio.dll - Mindspark Radio
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 9hbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {d36bfff8-a3ae-4032-a179-f29083c68ba7}.
  • 9hSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SoccerInferno' with the class of {73b8e1fd-331f-4c17-8613-8a3034d3b0ca}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • 9hbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 9hbar.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
  • 9hSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {a24f3f59-1021-4e02-856c-99d9b4a03d83} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
  • 9hbar.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
  • 9hbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'YourVideoChat' with a class of {26E01BB3-6695-41EF-B93B-E8F6C86E0311}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • 9hbar.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of [email protected]/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • 9hmedint.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CEC2F177-6434-48CF-AEA5-AB1F3AD5E60A}' (runs on registration).
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MySearchDial' (runs daily at 6:21 PM).
  • 9hSrchMn.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MetaCrawler' (runs daily at 15:24).
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
  • 9hbarsvc.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.
  • 9hSrchMn.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.
  • 9hmedint.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.
  • 9hbarsvc.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.
  • 9hSrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PackageTracer_69 Browser Plugin Loader' which loads as C:\Program Files2\PACKAG~2\bar\1.bin\69brmon.exe.
  • 9hbar.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)
  • 9hSrchMn.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.

How do I remove Citysearch Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Citysearch 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 Citysearch 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 Citysearch 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 Citysearch 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 Citysearch Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 8 31.25%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.25%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%
Windows 8 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Toshiba 26.67%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 13.33%
Lenovo 13.33%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 120-1024 6.25%
Gateway SX2185 6.25%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 6.25%
Dell Inspiron N5110 6.25%
Acer Aspire 5741Z 6.25%

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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