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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,789
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.15 days
115.62 days >
Average installed length: 60.75 days

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DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application

What is DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application?  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

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Overview

DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application 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 e0Bar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 64 files and is usually about 10.14 MB (10,630,153 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 43% of users of DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a 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 DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application.
e0Bar.dll (13dff983da8cf08a88f6d483e14d01e1) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.22 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 2014.9-141121 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3283 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141121 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
ESET-NOD32 8.10762 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 11/21/2014 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2911 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.08 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Dzat
VIPRE Antivirus 34996 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1989 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1218
e0barsvc.exe (a629f8db2fe3f86b2b3b369ca2d22ead) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.02 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 10758 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AE
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.Lknh
VIPRE Antivirus 34984 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1988 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1228
e0SrcAs.dll (3b80c3828554d878ba5b06f8bee6c241) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.17.00 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.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10577 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
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Lmay
VIPRE Antivirus 33998 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (10f7e914cee5636179838d7f7f976b5a) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.02 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 10758 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.Dyqp
VIPRE Antivirus 34984 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (aec7ac415e570fa2566769bfbcbc7fd0) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.02 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
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 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.Lril
VIPRE Antivirus 34984 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
e0medint.exe (0eb5c27740d39b28e407e25f74a2f23a) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4025 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
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
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/WebSearch
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Jmj
VIPRE Antivirus 33420 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DownShotFree_e0\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\DownShotFree_e0\bar\1.bin\e0Bar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="DownShotFree_e0" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application

Program module:e0Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\DownShotFree_e0\bar\1.bin\e0Bar.dll
MD5:13dff983da8cf08a88f6d483e14d01e1
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
  • CrExt.dll
  • CrExtPe0.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • (Malware detected) e0bar.dll
  • (Malware detected) e0barsvc.exe
  • e0bprtct.dll
  • e0datact.dll
  • e0dlghk.dll
  • e0dlghk64.dll
  • e0feedmg.dll
  • e0highin.exe
  • e0hkstub.dll
  • e0htmlmu.dll
  • e0httpct.dll
  • e0idle.dll
  • (Malware detected) e0medint.exe
  • e0mlbtn.dll
  • e0Plugin.dll
  • e0reghk.dll
  • e0regiet.dll
  • e0script.dll
  • e0skin.dll
  • e0skplay.exe
  • (Malware detected) e0SrcAs.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
  • e0tpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • e0SrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AutoPCBackup' with the class of {5d14af66-35cb-437c-bb3e-37ab0fbcf085}.
  • e0bar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {848d8086-b611-4ecb-a501-639851083359}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • e0bar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • e0bar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'AutoPCBackup' with the class of {4ebfc05e-8ded-4571-8ebe-20edb6f7c72b}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • e0SrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {134c1b05-a0d1-4cb0-b2fe-3ffb5ba40a76} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • e0bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DownShotFree' with a class of {C2F15C29-9D64-4D29-AF82-3BCC899C7834}.
Service
  • e0barsvc.exe runs as a service named 'AutoPCBackupService' (AutoPCBackup_cxService).
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PopularScreensavers Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\POPULA~2\bar\2.bin\7isrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • e0medint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CursorMania Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\CURSOR~1\bar\1.bin\7lsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • e0barsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SnapMyScreen Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\SNAPMY~2\bar\1.bin\bfsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 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\2.bin\39srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • e0bar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SafePCRepair' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\SAFEPC~1\bar\1.bin\89bar.dll,S.

How do I remove DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application?

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Or, you can uninstall DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application 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 DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application, 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 DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application.
  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 DownShotFree Toolbar & Supporting Application you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 55%
Win 7 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 54.55%
Windows 7 31.82%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 27.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.33%
  Germany 33.33%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  IQ 3.33%
  Italy 3.33%
  New Zealand 3.33%
  Romania 3.33%
  South Africa 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 15.00%
Lenovo 15.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Medion 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 5.00%
Samsung 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 4.76%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C50-B 4.76%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 4.76%
Packard Bell imedia S3800 4.76%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE70... 4.76%
MEDIONPC MS-7255 4.76%

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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