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Should I remove Guffins Firefox Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 384.89 days
835.42 days >
Average installed length: 438.95 days

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Guffins Firefox Toolbar

What is Guffins 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)

During the Search Application download process, you may be given the option to reset your Internet browsers' default homepage (or similar page – e.g., a start page, start tab, etc.) to Ask.com or some other specified webpage, and/or reset your new tab page (in compatible browsers) to an APN new tab product. If you elec...  Read more

Overview

Guffins Firefox 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is u4Bar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 8.56 MB (8,980,495 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 70% of users of Guffins Firefox Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Ireland.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • 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 Guffins Firefox Toolbar.
u4Bar.dll (f86336c978311761bc3e2a80b08d46bc) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Zango
ESET-NOD32 8.8963 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NPu4Stub.dll (fcd22f3fbb381f18bf08b3a5974e3a94) 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 8943 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0805
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Guffins\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\Guffins\bar\1.bin\u4Bar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="Guffins" uninstalltype="FF"
Estimated size: 8.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Guffins Firefox Toolbar

Program module:u4Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\Guffins\bar\1.bin\u4Bar.dll
MD5:f86336c978311761bc3e2a80b08d46bc
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) u4bar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • u4highin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • u4medint.exe
  • u4regfft.dll
  • u4regiet.dll
  • u4hkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • u4reghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) NPu4Stub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • u4Plugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • u4auxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • u4bprtct.dll
  • u4dlghk.dll
  • u4radio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • T8TICKER.DLL - MindSpark Ticker
  • u4ieovr.dll - Toolbar Platform
  • T8RES.DLL - MainResource Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • u4bar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {9a19a78d-2dc3-46dc-807c-82f4cad1348d}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • u4bar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • u4bar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Funmoods Toolbar' with the class of {A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • u4bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'OnlineMapFinder' with a class of {F41A56D2-7B52-4D16-812C-A63C6CA9D4C5}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPu4Stub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • u4bar.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
  • u4medint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net (173.194.75.105 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

u4highin.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
u4medint.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

How do I remove Guffins Firefox Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Guffins Firefox Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Guffins 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 Guffins 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 Guffins 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 Guffins Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 20%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Australia 10.00%
  Ireland 10.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Common models
LENOVO 8702z 20.00%
HP-Pavilion NC047AA-ABU s... 20.00%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 20.00%
Dell Dell DM061 20.00%
Acer Aspire X1800 20.00%

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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