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FreeLocalWeather Internet Explorer Toolbar

Overview

FreeLocalWeather Internet Explorer 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. 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 e6Bar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 10.64 MB (11,161,791 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 91% of users of FreeLocalWeather Internet Explorer Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and New Zealand.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background 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 FreeLocalWeather Internet Explorer Toolbar.
e6Bar.dll (8fe3a11288f2ac9ffdb3539dde962f79) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 PUP.WebToolbar.MyWebSearch.eak
avast! 2014.9-151101 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Bkav FE 1.3.0.7133 W32.HfsAdware
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0305 Adware.MyWebSearch.103
ESET-NOD32 9.12148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AS potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen
Malwarebytes v2015.11.01.08 PUP.Optional.Mindspark.A
SUPERAntiSpyware 9533 Adware.Mindspark/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 43192 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.2369 Adware.Toolbar.Win32.749
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreeLocalWeather_e6\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\FreeLocalWeather_e6\bar\1.bin\e6Bar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="FreeLocalWeather_e6" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeLocalWeather Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:e6Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\FreeLocalWeather_e6\bar\1.bin\e6Bar.dll
MD5:8fe3a11288f2ac9ffdb3539dde962f79
Additional files:
  • AppIntegrator.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub.dll
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • AssistMonitor.dll
  • AssistMonitor64.dll
  • BAT.dll
  • CrExt.dll
  • CrExtPe6.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • e6bar.dll
  • e6barsvc.exe
  • e6bprtct.dll
  • e6datact.dll
  • e6dlghk.dll
  • e6dlghk64.dll
  • e6feedmg.dll
  • e6highin.exe
  • e6htmlmu.dll
  • e6httpct.dll
  • e6idle.dll
  • e6medint.exe
  • e6mlbtn.dll
  • e6Plugin.dll
  • e6regiet.dll
  • e6script.dll
  • e6skin.dll
  • e6skplay.exe
  • e6SrcAs.dll
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HkFxMgr.dll
  • HkFxMgr64.dll
  • InstallEnabler.dll
  • t8EPMSup.dll
  • T8EXTEX.DLL
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL
  • T8HTML.DLL
  • t8Res.dll
  • T8TICKER.DLL
  • ToolbarGuard.dll
  • ToolbarGuard64.dll
  • Verify.dll
  • TPIManagerConsole.exe - TPIManager (Third-Party Product Installer)
  • e6tpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • e6SrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreeLocalWeather' with the class of {4456aa01-4f07-49c0-ba7f-95cad44adb33}.
  • e6bar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {320ece1b-edc4-4f4c-8351-75722ffa2b5c}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • e6bar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'FreeLocalWeather' with the class of {0b8ecb18-ebaf-400e-8643-c38d87b148d5}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • e6SrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {2b883846-cacb-416b-b50a-ef2bb42a4848} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • e6bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'FreeLocalWeather' with a class of {0B8ECB18-EBAF-400E-8643-C38D87B148D5}.
Service
  • e6barsvc.exe runs as a service named 'FreeLocalWeatherService' (FreeLocalWeather_e6Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • e6medint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FreeLocalWeather EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\FREELO~1\bar\1.bin\e6medint.exe" t8EPMSup.dll,S.

How do I remove FreeLocalWeather Internet Explorer Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall FreeLocalWeather 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 FreeLocalWeather 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 FreeLocalWeather 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 FreeLocalWeather Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 54%
Win 7 (SP1) 46%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 53.85%
Windows 7 46.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 30.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 10 Pro 15.38%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Starter 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  New Zealand 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 75.00%
Toshiba 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Radius ... 9.09%
PEGATRON CORPORATION C15B 9.09%
HP HP 15 Notebook PC 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1114 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard p6774y 9.09%
HP Pro3500 Series 9.09%

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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