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HistoryBoss Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is HistoryBoss Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Form the EULA: "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 the download of a MS Product you may also be offered the opportunity to set your browser homepage, start page, new tab page and/or default search setting(s) to our search service. If you do not wish to reset your setting(s), you can decline/opt-out of the setting(s) change by unchecking the appropriate checkbox during the download process for the relevant MS Product. The search features, as well as other non-search-related features may be customize."

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

HistoryBoss provides these features on your Chrome New Tab. Learn about US History, World History, Ancient History for FREE. Search FREE articles, videos and tutorials with this new tab. Find accurate answers to thousands of history questions. With the History Boss tool, you can access history websites (like history.co...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HistoryBoss Internet Explorer Toolbar.
9kBar.dll (21ae5618ae49640455d80de92a741ec7) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3285 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
ESET-NOD32 8.10719 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2920 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dfqiju
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Hqcc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0812
VIPRE Antivirus 34754 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.890
9kSrcAs.dll (779662595f6b51bb86f96eccc230f13c) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.18.00 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 14.0.0.4040 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.aRmS
ESET-NOD32 10579 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 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
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62671 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dfqike
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Aisc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0812
VIPRE Antivirus 34006 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1958 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.902
9kbarsvc.exe (b3dae11b5316528e6853a94d39e141e3) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 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.aI
ESET-NOD32 10722 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
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dfqijl
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pgms
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1228
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (b6940fe9d6fc34ef59f1028ae6018fe1) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.30.00 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 14.0.0.4040 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.am
ESET-NOD32 10639 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.Pgcq
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0812
VIPRE Antivirus 34342 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
9kSrchMn.exe (3c93215de9cc97c60b1892ad8dbe4411) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 Trojan/Win32.Buzus
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.abZ
ESET-NOD32 10722 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.Lmut
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1351
9kmedint.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
AppIntegrator64.exe (143d634f4f93155d3a4d430c2cf60d11) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.09.00 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 14.0.0.4037 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.Aki
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Panda Antivirus 10.0.4.2 Adware/WebSearch
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Dvqb
VIPRE Antivirus 33754 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 112 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.historyboss.com
Help link: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HistoryBoss_9k\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\HistoryBoss_9k\bar\1.bin\9kBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="HistoryBoss_9k" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HistoryBoss Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:9kBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\HistoryBoss_9k\bar\1.bin\9kBar.dll
MD5:21ae5618ae49640455d80de92a741ec7
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 9kbar.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 9kregiet.dll
  • 9khkstub.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 9kreghk.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 9kbarsvc.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
  • 9kbprtct.dll
  • 9kdatact.dll
  • 9kdlghk.dll
  • 9kdlghk64.dll
  • 9kfeedmg.dll
  • 9khighin.exe
  • 9khtmlmu.dll
  • 9khttpct.dll
  • 9kidle.dll
  • (Malware detected) 9kmedint.exe
  • 9kmlbtn.dll
  • 9kPlugin.dll
  • 9kregfft.dll
  • 9kscript.dll
  • 9kskin.dll
  • 9kskplay.exe
  • (Malware detected) 9kSrcAs.dll
  • (Malware detected) 9kSrchMn.exe
  • 9ksrchmr.dll
  • (Malware detected) APPINTEGRATOR.EXE
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • APPINTEGRATORSTUB.DLL
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • ASSISTMONITOR.DLL
  • ASSISTMONITOR64.DLL
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP9k.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • HKFXMGR.DLL
  • HKFXMGR64.DLL
  • HPG.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll
  • T8EPMSUP.DLL
  • T8EXTEX.DLL
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL
  • T8HTML.DLL
  • 9kauxstb.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 9kauxstb64.dll
  • 9kieovr.dll
  • 9kradio.dll - Mindspark Radio
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 9kbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {d36bfff8-a3ae-4032-a179-f29083c68ba7}.
  • 9kSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'HistoryBoss' with the class of {6f87ce93-f461-4476-8779-8826885f93e9}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • 9kbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 9kbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Music Toolbar (Dist. by Musiclab, Inc.)' with the class of {cfc3366e-c743-48b5-a136-642e86be865e}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • 9kSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {67caccf8-d059-4e1b-a6c4-7e9746cab185} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
  • 9kbar.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
  • 9kbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'FileShareFanatic' with a class of {6E4DF5E6-A1D8-48E0-BA5A-91C5DBD6AAF1}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • 9kbar.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of [email protected]/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MySearchDial' (runs daily at 6:21 PM).
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
  • 9kbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MindDabbleService' (MindDabble_4pService).
3 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.
  • 9kSrchMn.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.
6 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SuddenlyMusic Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\SUDDEN~2\bar\1.bin\93srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 9kmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FromDocToPDF AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\FROMDO~1\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FindYourMaps AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\FINDYO~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
  • 9kbarsvc.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.
  • 9kSrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Daily Fitness Center Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\DAILYF~2\bar\1.bin\53srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 9kbar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MapsGalaxy' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\MAPSGA~2\bar\1.bin\39bar.dll,S.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • 9kSrchMn.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'YTBChrInst' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\1391325400\ChromeHelperProc.exe.

How do I remove HistoryBoss Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove HistoryBoss Internet Explorer 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 HistoryBoss 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 HistoryBoss 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 HistoryBoss 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 HistoryBoss Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Toshiba
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 8 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%

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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