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Should I remove FreeMaps 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 #37,476
United States Rank #22,343
Reach 0.0031%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.81 days
116.34 days >
Average installed length: 61.13 days

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FreeMaps Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is FreeMaps Internet Explorer Toolbar?  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

When you installed one of our applications you were presented with the option to change your homepage and search settings to Ask.com.

Overview

FreeMaps Internet Explorer Toolbar is a program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. 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 dxBar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 65 files and is usually about 10.62 MB (11,138,646 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 84% of users of FreeMaps Internet Explorer Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FreeMaps Internet Explorer Toolbar.
dxBar.dll (99cc9f1e159d11f08cae0e3ae8726011) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.71
Bkav FE 1.3.0.7062 W32.HfsAdware
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen!Eldorado
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0228 Adware.MyWebSearch.106
ESET-NOD32 9.12081 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AS potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/MyWebSearch
F-Prot v6.4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen
Malwarebytes v2015.08.16.06 PUP.Optional.Mindspark.A
VIPRE Antivirus 42808 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.2348 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.3502
dxSrcAs.dll (aa5270eb6804dadda21905c65f2ab255) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.00 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 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 10755 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AK
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.Lndy
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 34964 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1988 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.902
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (b83db01d9e4bd53c9b65214806b54eb7) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.00 PUP/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 10755 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.Pepp
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 34964 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1988 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1695
dxmedint.exe (4de35f24efb8446518e0586fd54043b8) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/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 10616 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 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.Pial
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1966 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1392
dxbarsvc.exe (eb0b3c1577773cb81ebc0a2507fccfdc) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/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 10616 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AE
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 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.Ajlj
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (dde9c9b89b413a5868d7358511db5a6a) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/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
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 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.Wwof
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreeMaps_dx\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\FreeMaps_dx\bar\1.bin\dxBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="FreeMaps_dx" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeMaps Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:dxBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\FreeMaps_dx\bar\1.bin\dxBar.dll
MD5:99cc9f1e159d11f08cae0e3ae8726011
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
  • CrExtPdx.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • (Malware detected) dxbar.dll
  • dxbarsvc.exe
  • dxbprtct.dll
  • dxdatact.dll
  • dxdlghk.dll
  • dxdlghk64.dll
  • dxfeedmg.dll
  • dxhighin.exe
  • dxhkstub.dll
  • dxhtmlmu.dll
  • dxhttpct.dll
  • dxidle.dll
  • dxmedint.exe
  • dxmlbtn.dll
  • dxPlugin.dll
  • dxreghk.dll
  • dxregiet.dll
  • dxscript.dll
  • dxskin.dll
  • dxskplay.exe
  • dxSrcAs.dll
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HkFxMgr.dll
  • HkFxMgr64.dll
  • HPG.DLL
  • Hpg64.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)
  • dxtpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • dxSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DiscoverAncestry' with the class of {8eaff39e-95fa-48e7-b465-74f985754e6c}.
  • dxbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {d9712913-5fe6-4956-b291-7a6689170736}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • dxbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • dxbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DiscoverAncestry' with the class of {6ffa4cac-5ad4-42f5-bd18-7cd228761d1a}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • dxSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {1ed30f3b-cd64-4f78-a35e-95f8f15eea04} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
  • dxbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar' with a class of {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • dxbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DiscoverAncestry' with a class of {6FFA4CAC-5AD4-42F5-BD18-7CD228761D1A}.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OnlineMapFinder AppIntegrator 64-bit_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OnlineMapFinder AppIntegrator 32-bit_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Service
  • dxbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'FreeMapsService' (FreeMaps_dxService).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerSuite' and executes as "C:\Program Files1\Uniblue\POWERS~1\launcher.exe" delay 20000 -m.
  • AppIntegrator64.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.
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Utility Chest Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\UTILIT~2\bar\1.bin\49srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • dxmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Utility Chest AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\UTILIT~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Coupon Alert Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\COUPON~3\bar\1.bin\2psrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • dxbarsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'My Scrap Nook Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\MYSCRA~2\bar\1.bin\12srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • dxbar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WeatherBlink' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\WEATHE~2\bar\1.bin\gcbar.dll,S.

How do I remove FreeMaps Internet Explorer Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall FreeMaps 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 FreeMaps 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 FreeMaps 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 FreeMaps Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 64%
Win 7 (SP1) 36%
 
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 8 63.64%
Windows 7 36.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.55%
Windows 8.1 20.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.55%
Windows 10 Pro 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.58%
  United Kingdom 8.96%
  Australia 2.99%
  Canada 1.49%
  India 1.49%
  South Africa 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.37%
Dell 28.95%
Acer 7.89%
Toshiba 5.26%
Sony 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
GIGABYTE 2.63%
ASUS 2.63%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 4.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L75-B 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.44%
Sony VPCEF37FX 2.44%
MEDION G24 2.44%
LENOVO 20211 2.44%

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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