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70% remove it30% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #31,466
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.27 days
54.61 days >
Average installed length: 28.69 days

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Fun Popular Games Internet Explorer Toolbar


Fun Popular Games 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 duBar.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 10.33 MB (10,833,368 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 89% of users of Fun Popular Games Internet Explorer Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in 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 Fun Popular Games Internet Explorer Toolbar.
duBar.dll (796e3b0150e8d20375df83accdf50b8a) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
Arcabit PUP.WebToolbar.MyWebSearch.eao
avast! 2014.9-151101 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVware MyWebSearch.J (v)
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Comodo Security 23337 Application.Win32.MyWebSearch.J
Cyren W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen!Eldorado
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.103
ESET-NOD32 9.12342 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AS potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 11/1/2015 Riskware/MyWebSearch
F-Prot v6. W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen
G Data 15.11.25 Win32.Application.Agent.VM1MTQ
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch
Malwarebytes v2015.11.01.09 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.819
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.RDM.40!5.2E[F1]
SUPERAntiSpyware 9533 PUP.MindSpark/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 44214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya Adware.Toolbar.Win32.1524
       View all 20 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FunPopularGames_du\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\FunPopularGames_du\bar\1.bin\duBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="FunPopularGames_du" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fun Popular Games Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:duBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\FunPopularGames_du\bar\1.bin\duBar.dll
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
  • CrExtPdu.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • dubar.dll
  • dubarsvc.exe
  • dubprtct.dll
  • dudatact.dll
  • dudlghk.dll
  • dudlghk64.dll
  • dufeedmg.dll
  • duhighin.exe
  • duhtmlmu.dll
  • duhttpct.dll
  • duidle.dll
  • dumedint.exe
  • dumlbtn.dll
  • duPlugin.dll
  • duregiet.dll
  • duscript.dll
  • duskin.dll
  • duskplay.exe
  • duSrcAs.dll
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HkFxMgr.dll
  • HkFxMgr64.dll
  • InstallEnabler.dll
  • t8EPMSup.dll
  • t8Res.dll
  • ToolbarGuard.dll
  • ToolbarGuard64.dll
  • Verify.dll
  • TPIManagerConsole.exe - TPIManager (Third-Party Product Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • duSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Fun Popular Games' with the class of {ec8ba98b-dc99-490c-8722-9cec954a4646}.
  • dubar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {6093dca9-1256-4dcd-9eb2-e1a741020c49}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • dubar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Fun Popular Games' with the class of {549e70c2-c292-43a2-856c-aaaefb326185}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • duSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {e05a547c-7541-4c81-9405-f740dc67c6a7} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • dubar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Fun Popular Games' with a class of {549E70C2-C292-43A2-856C-AAAEFB326185}.
  • dubarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Fun Popular GamesService' (FunPopularGames_duService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dumedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fun Popular Games EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\FUNPOP~1\bar\1.bin\dumedint.exe" t8EPMSup.dll,S.

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Or, you can uninstall Fun Popular Games 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 Fun Popular Games 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 Fun Popular Games 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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Fun Popular Games Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 88%
Win 7 (SP1) 12%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 88.24%
Windows 7 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 64.71%
Windows 10 Pro 11.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.76%
Windows 8.1 11.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.29%
  United Kingdom 10.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Samsung 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 11.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 5.88%
Samsung QX310/QX410/QX510... 5.88%
LENOVO 10089 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.88%

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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