77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove HappinessInfusion Internet Explorer Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0001%

Other programs by Mindspark Interactive Network

HappinessInfusion Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is HappinessInfusion Internet Explorer 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)

By downloading a MS Product, you will be installing a software application onto your computer which will appear on your desktop or within one or more of your Internet browsers. The MS Product will allow you to search the Internet, and may provide you with additional features as further described in this EULA. During th...  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 5wBar.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 11.78 MB (12,353,207 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HappinessInfusion Internet Explorer Toolbar.
5wBar.dll (96a060cf33a2c42617cf13224a47db07) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140423 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3496 Zango
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14530 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.81
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Panda Antivirus 14.05.30.12 Adware/WebSearch
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Hupc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 29700 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5wSrchMn.exe (466af3fbfdd028b3d90238425c367b7e) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 None Trojan/Win32.Buzus
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!466AF3FBFDD0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!466AF3FBFDD0
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 28088 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5wSrcAs.dll (31f0fd888f41c6e4b05a8a26a6257bbb) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.45
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/WebSearch
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Lkxk
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 29442 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (660d435be4a48b8d941e5dcf30ac1974) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.81
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/WebSearch
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Wlzh
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 29442 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5wbarsvc.exe (54d6bc524f1fb026d6eb569581e38885) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.AudioToAudioToolBar.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 28088 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5wmedint.exe (bb601f008cda03b0cdc8188d084d9960) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58873 Trojan.Win32.FUbu2.cudmon
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0405
VIPRE Antivirus 28088 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5wbrmon.exe (2c0a45683112082493b1fb3c09c60184) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MindSpark.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28020 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5wbrmon64.exe (4ba7d9e73d47039bd34396ceb679318f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 28484 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (f68778b356218f4cbfd5c2c19419c0a0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
ESET-NOD32 9637 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28020 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 52 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.happinessinfusion.com/index.jhtml
Help link: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HappinessInfusion_5w\bar\2.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\HappinessInfusion_5w\bar\2.bin\5wBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="HappinessInfusion_5w" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 11.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HappinessInfusion Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:5wBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\HappinessInfusion_5w\bar\2.bin\5wBar.dll
MD5:96a060cf33a2c42617cf13224a47db07
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 5wbar.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 5wregfft.dll
  • 5wregiet.dll
  • 5whkstub.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 5wreghk.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 5wSrcAs.dll - Mindspark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 5wSrchMn.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 5wsrchmr.dll
  • 5wPlugin.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin (Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 5wauxstb64.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 5wbprtct.dll
  • 5wdlghk.dll
  • 5wdlghk64.dll
  • 5wieovr.dll
  • 5wradio.dll - Mindspark Radio
  • 5whighin.exe - t8HighIn (Toolbar Software)
  • (Malware detected) 5wmedint.exe - t8MedInt
  • 5wtpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • (Malware detected) 5wbarsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) 5wbrmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • (Malware detected) 5wbrmon64.exe
  • 5wbrstub.dll
  • 5wbrstub64.dll
  • 5wfeedmg.dll
  • 5whtmlmu.dll
  • 5wmlbtn.dll
  • 5wscript.dll
  • 5wskin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 5wdatact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 5whttpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 5widle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 5wskplay.exe - Skin Player
  • (Malware detected) APPINTEGRATOR.EXE
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • APPINTEGRATORSTUB.DLL
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • ASSISTMONITOR.DLL
  • ASSISTMONITOR64.DLL
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP5w.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • EXEMANAGER.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 5wSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SoccerInferno' with the class of {73b8e1fd-331f-4c17-8613-8a3034d3b0ca}.
  • 5wbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {503e067f-2914-4edd-8432-2d6c52635e23}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 5wbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {503e067f-2914-4edd-8432-2d6c52635e23}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 5wSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {a24f3f59-1021-4e02-856c-99d9b4a03d83} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 5wbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'YourVideoChat' with a class of {26E01BB3-6695-41EF-B93B-E8F6C86E0311}.
Service
  • 5wbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'WebfettiService' (Webfetti_52Service).
7 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 5wbrmon64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WeatherBlink Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\WEATHE~2\bar\1.bin\gcsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 5wbrmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HowToSimplified Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\HOWTOS~2\bar\2.bin\8esrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 5wmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'InboxAce Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\INBOXA~2\bar\1.bin\1gsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Astrology Home Page Guard 32 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\ASTROL~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe".
  • 5wSrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoccerInferno Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\SOCCER~2\bar\1.bin\j2srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoccerInferno Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\SOCCER~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe".
  • Plus 1 more

How do I remove HappinessInfusion Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove HappinessInfusion Internet Explorer Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove HappinessInfusion Internet ... from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall HappinessInfusion 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 HappinessInfusion 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 HappinessInfusion 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 HappinessInfusion Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Acer 50.00%

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

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.