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Should I remove CouponXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,094
United States Rank #5,574
Reach 0.0309%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.71 days
345.48 days >
Average installed length: 181.53 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.9600.16438 0.23%

Other programs by Mindspark Interactive Network

CouponXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is CouponXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Installs an Ask.com toolbar in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object. According to the EULA (see below) as well as the behavior of the software, this toolbar will install search functionality in IE by modifying the default search, address bar and redirect queries. In addition it will change the user's home page and new tabs page to home.tb.ask.com.

The toolbar uses the Price Finder application from Pronto, LLC. From the Privacy Policy: "We may collect and store any personal information you enter or provide to us in some other manner. This includes identifying information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender and age, and other demographic information. Information from other sources. We may also periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from other IAC/InterActiveCorp businesses, business partners, social networks, contractors and other third parties and add it to our account information or other information we have collected. Examples of information that we may receive include: product preferences, product shopping history, and additional demographic information."

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

Toolbar Search Functions: The Toolbar installs into your Internet browser and allows you to search the Internet with AskĀ® and may provide other search features as further described herein. These search features, as well as other non-search-related features may be customizable by you. Use of the Ask search services is s...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CouponXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar.
5zBar.dll (90e5d5190e1134166e756fc2ee45f1e9) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Zango
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod947.Trojan
Dr.Web 9.0.0.011 Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 8.9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.14109 PE:Malware.MyWebSearch!6.1DA
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1012
VIPRE Antivirus 25164 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5zSrchMn.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)
5zmedint.exe (afb7164d26ec83773352b226b9b80bb9) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Toolbar.45
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!AFB7164D26EC
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AFB7164D26EC
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59048 Trojan.Win32.FUbu2.cudmon
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0305
VIPRE Antivirus 28194 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (f6dc4156b10629b1bcb37152d3523326) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 9268 Win64/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10781 Trojan ( 004703fc1 )
K7GW 9.175.10786 Trojan ( 004703fc1 )
nProtect 2014-01-08.02 Adware/W32.Agent.548936
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.14B467E4!347367396
VIPRE Antivirus 25246 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5zSrcAs.dll (580bda1caa4dc12fa37b665540cd13b3) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Toolbar.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!580BDA1CAA4D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!580BDA1CAA4D
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0311
VIPRE Antivirus 28194 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5zbrmon.exe (35d6caaa9e4d82974a74dbdb53801f98) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/win32.agent.gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc29.Trojan.ff33
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.38
ESET-NOD32 9264 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5zbarsvc.exe (5d31f1103d9927dcb0e731dde36df2e7) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.AudioToAudioToolBar.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0309
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NP5zStub.dll (b1af06d1f91b796b0e51a417a6c6e073) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
ESET-NOD32 8943 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0828
VIPRE Antivirus 22590 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5zbrmon64.exe (04d84d59d341dc861f20c961b5882eae) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0312
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.couponxplorer.com
Help link: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CouponXplorer_5z\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\CouponXplorer_5z\bar\1.bin\5zBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="CouponXplorer_5z" uninstalltype="IE"
Estimated size: 8.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CouponXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:5zBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\CouponXplorer_5z\bar\1.bin\5zBar.dll
MD5:90e5d5190e1134166e756fc2ee45f1e9
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 5zbar.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 5zhighin.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Run a MindSpark DLL as an App)
  • 5zmedint.exe
  • 5zregfft.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 5zregiet.dll
  • T8EPMSUP.DLL
  • 5zhkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 5zreghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 5zSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 5zSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 5zsrchmr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • NP5zStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 5zPlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 5zauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 5zauxstb64.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 5zbprtct.dll
  • 5zdlghk.dll
  • 5zdlghk64.dll
  • 5zieovr.dll
  • 5zradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • T8RES.DLL - MainResource Module
  • (Malware detected) 5zbarsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) 5zbrmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • (Malware detected) 5zbrmon64.exe
  • 5zbrstub.dll
  • 5zbrstub64.dll
  • 5zfeedmg.dll
  • 5zhtmlmu.dll
  • 5zmlbtn.dll
  • 5zscript.dll
  • 5zskin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 5zdatact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 5zhttpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 5zidle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 5zskplay.exe - Skin Player
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • APPINTEGRATORSTUB.DLL
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • ASSISTMONITOR.DLL
  • ASSISTMONITOR64.DLL
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP5z.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • EXEMANAGER.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NP5zStub.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NP5zStub.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 5zSrcAs.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}.
  • 5zbar.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
  • 5zbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 5zbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Recipe Hub' with the class of {cf51de5b-eb36-4114-bb69-84df63fbadb4}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 5zSrcAs.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.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 5zbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'YourVideoChat' with a class of {26E01BB3-6695-41EF-B93B-E8F6C86E0311}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP5zStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_5z.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_5z.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • 5zmedint.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).
  • 5zSrchMn.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MetaCrawler' (runs daily at 15:24).
Service
  • 5zbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'HappinessInfusion Service' (HappinessInfusion_5wService).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • 5zbrmon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ctfmon.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files3\rundll32.exe C:\Program Files3\lni28.dat,FG00.
  • 5zSrchMn.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.
7 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 5zbrmon64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WeatherBlink Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\WEATHE~2\bar\1.bin\gcsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 5zbrmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HowToSimplified Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\HOWTOS~2\bar\2.bin\8esrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 5zmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HeadlineAlley Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\HEADLI~2\bar\2.bin\29srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 5zSrchMn.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.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MapsGalaxy Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\MAPSGA~2\bar\1.bin\39srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 5zbar.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.
  • Plus 1 more
2 Startup Files (All Users Run Once)
  • 5zbrmon.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ConnecitfyTemp c' which loads as cmd /Q /C "rmdir /S /Q C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\Connectify\c".
  • 5zSrchMn.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

5zhighin.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
5zmedint.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
5zSrchMn.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 CouponXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall CouponXplorer 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 CouponXplorer 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 CouponXplorer 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) 53%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.69%
Windows 8 27.42%
Windows Vista 16.13%
Windows XP 2.53%
Windows 8.1 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.72%
Windows 8.1 16.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.86%
Windows 7 Professional 6.05%
Windows 10 Home 5.12%
Windows 8 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.56%
  United Kingdom 2.22%
  Canada 0.83%
  PR 0.69%
  Croatia 0.14%
  Indonesia 0.14%
  India 0.14%
  Iran 0.14%
  Malaysia 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.45%
Dell 27.54%
Toshiba 12.46%
Acer 9.28%
ASUS 4.06%
Lenovo 2.32%
Gateway 1.16%
Intel 1.16%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.37%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.90%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.93%

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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