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FindMeFreebies Firefox Toolbar

What is FindMeFreebies Firefox Toolbar?

Installs a potentailly unwanted Ask.com powered toolbr - "As part of the download process for the Toolbar, you may be given the option to reset your homepage and/or reset your new tab page to an AskĀ® home page and new tab product. This provides relevant links and results when you make a search request in your browser address bar or if your browser address (DNS) request is invalid, misspelled or incorrectly formatted. This is a search box located within the toolbar that will help you search the Internet with search results from our search results partner."

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

The Toolbar installs into your Internet browser and allows you to search the Internet with MyWebSearch. Default Search, Address Bar Queries, DNS Errors: If you consent to make MyWebSearch your default search service, your Internet browser default search feature will be set to MyWebSearch and you will access MyWebSearch...  Read more

Overview

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. The main program executable is 9eBar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 8.56 MB (8,980,525 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 FindMeFreebies Firefox Toolbar.
9eBar.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 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodef3.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8.9169 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
nProtect 13.12.13.01 Adware/W32.Agent.712264
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.14109 PE:Malware.MyWebSearch!6.1DA
VIPRE Antivirus 24316 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
9eSrchMn.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)
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)
9ebrmon.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)
NP9eStub.dll (5ea41667b462c37abaed74579bce0cd1) 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 8962 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.F47V0910
VIPRE Antivirus 22700 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
9ebarsvc.exe (622fcf264119f7df127be353f796b319) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod42c.Trojan.f04c
ESET-NOD32 9275 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.X
nProtect 2014-01-10.01 Adware/W32.Agent.42504
VIPRE Antivirus 25288 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
9eSrcAs.dll (cb31249537d2758f73046888aa02ca7a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4261 W32.Clod028.Trojan.f1cd
nProtect 2013-10-29.04 Adware/W32.Agent.62864
VIPRE Antivirus 22822 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 53 all detections
FindMeFreebies Firefox Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove FindMeFreebies Firefox Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FindMeFreebies_9e\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\FindMeFreebies_9e\bar\1.bin\9eBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="FindMeFreebies_9e" uninstalltype="FF"
Estimated size: 8.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FindMeFreebies Firefox Toolbar

Program module:9eBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\FindMeFreebies_9e\bar\1.bin\9eBar.dll
MD5:55bb146847cf8fc07253de6ab20041a9
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) 9ebar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 9ehighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 9emedint.exe
  • 9eregfft.dll
  • 9eregiet.dll
  • 9ehkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 9ereghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 9eSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 9eSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NP9eStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 9ePlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 9eauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 9ebprtct.dll
  • 9edlghk.dll
  • 9eradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • 9eieovr.dll - Toolbar Platform
  • T8TICKER.DLL - MindSpark Ticker
  • 9esknlcr.dll - Skin Launcher Control
  • 9eimpipe.exe - Community Tools
  • 9emsg.dll
  • 9etpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • T8EXTEX.DLL - ExtensionBaritemEx Module
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL - ExtensionProcessEx Module
  • T8RES.DLL - MainResource Module
  • (Malware detected) 9ebarsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) 9ebrmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • 9ebrstub.dll
  • 9edyn.dll
  • 9efeedmg.dll
  • 9ehtmlmu.dll
  • 9emlbtn.dll
  • 9escript.dll
  • 9eskin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 9edatact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 9ehttpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 9eidle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 9eskplay.exe - Skin Player
  • 9euabtn.dll
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP9e.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • EXEMANAGER.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll
  • VERIFY.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 9eSrcAs.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}.
  • 9ebar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Searchqu Toolbar' with the class of {99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 9ebar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'EasyHomeDecorating' with the class of {a04e43e6-bc32-41c1-8c3d-ecd31589d6ec}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 9eSrcAs.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
  • 9ebar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coupon Alert' with a class of {3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP9eStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_9e.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_9e.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Service
  • 9ebarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'HappinessInfusion Service' (HappinessInfusion_5wService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 9ebrmon.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.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 9eSrchMn.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.
  • 9ebrmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HappinessInfusion_5w Browser Plugin Loader' which loads as C:\Program Files2\HAPPIN~2\bar\1.bin\5wbrmon.exe.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RoundUpRadio Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\ROUNDU~2\bar\1.bin\APPINT~1.EXE".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • 9ebrmon.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".
Network connections
  • 9emedint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net (173.194.75.105 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

9ehighin.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
9emedint.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
9eSrchMn.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

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Or, you can uninstall FindMeFreebies 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 FindMeFreebies 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 FindMeFreebies 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 FindMeFreebies Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
OS VERSIONS
Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

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

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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