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Should I remove FileShareFanatic Firefox Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #39,785
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 218.57 days
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Average installed length: 419.54 days

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FileShareFanatic Firefox Toolbar

What is FileShareFanatic Firefox Toolbar?

This is a web browser extension/toolbar that will modify the user's home page and search provider to Ask.com.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

As part of the download process for the Toolbar, you may be given the option to reset your Internet browser's homepage to an Ask homepage product and/or reset your new tab page to an Ask new tab product. If you do not wish to reset your homepage and/or new tab page to the Ask homepage and/or Ask new tab product(s), you...  Read more


FileShareFanatic Firefox 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named 8lBar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 8.56 MB (8,980,525 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 86% of users of FileShareFanatic Firefox Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and IQ.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • 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 FileShareFanatic Firefox Toolbar.
8lBar.dll (55bb146847cf8fc07253de6ab20041a9) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Zango
Bkav FE W32.Clodef3.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8.9169 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
nProtect Adware/W32.Agent.712264
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.MyWebSearch!6.1DA
VIPRE Antivirus 24316 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
8lSrchMn.exe (fb85f333d10b1475650c4304f99a1ece) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Generic
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG Skodna.Generic.AOF
Bkav FE 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 Trojan.Win32.MyWebSearch.crhhqy
nProtect 2014-01-08.01 Trojan/W32.Agent.44784.D
VIPRE Antivirus 25210 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NP8lStub.dll (161d31fe25fae75a720bda0c2f6de1d8) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG Zango
ESET-NOD32 8770 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
VIPRE Antivirus 21224 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
8lSrcAs.dll (cb31249537d2758f73046888aa02ca7a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
AVG AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE W32.Clod028.Trojan.f1cd
nProtect 2013-10-29.04 Adware/W32.Agent.62864
VIPRE Antivirus 22822 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FileShareFanatic_8l\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\FileShareFanatic_8l\bar\1.bin\8lBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="FileShareFanatic_8l" uninstalltype="FF"
Estimated size: 8.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FileShareFanatic Firefox Toolbar

Program module:8lBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\FileShareFanatic_8l\bar\1.bin\8lBar.dll
My Web Search by the Mindspark Interactive Network is a browser toolbar, part of the Fun Web Products suite of potentially unwanted applications such as Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, Popular Screensavers and others. The toolbar provides...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 8lbar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 8lhighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 8lmedint.exe
  • 8lregfft.dll
  • 8lregiet.dll
  • 8lhkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 8lreghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 8lSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 8lSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NP8lStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 8lPlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 8lauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 8lbprtct.dll
  • 8ldlghk.dll
  • 8lradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • 8lieovr.dll - Toolbar Platform
  • T8TICKER.DLL - MindSpark Ticker
  • T8RES.DLL - MainResource Module
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 8lSrcAs.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}.
  • 8lbar.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
  • 8lbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 8lbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'HappinessInfusion' with the class of {c4f4c41d-25a3-4b36-9878-d03c491c45dc}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 8lSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {68515f75-b181-4066-a79e-03ccffd696e5} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 8lbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coupon Alert' with a class of {3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP8lStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_8l.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_8l.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 8lSrchMn.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.
  • 8lbar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VideoDownloadConverter' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\VIDEOD~2\bar\1.bin\4zbar.dll,S.
Network connections
  • 8lmedint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
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
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 FileShareFanatic Firefox Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall FileShareFanatic Firefox 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 FileShareFanatic Firefox 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 FileShareFanatic Firefox 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 FileShareFanatic Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows Vista Business 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.21%
  Belgium 3.45%
  IQ 3.45%
  ET 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.67%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Toshiba 16.67%
Acer 8.33%
Samsung 8.33%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 25.00%
Dell Vostro 430 8.33%
Dell OptiPlex 320 ... 8.33%
Packard Bell EasyNote LM8... 8.33%
HP EliteBook 6930p 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 8.33%

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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