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What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #45,895
Reach 0.0010%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.98 days
160.78 days >
Average installed length: 84.48 days

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Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is Internet Explorer Toolbar?

MyFunCards is a Mindspark web browser toolbar that is designed to modify the users search and home pages to Ask.com (or MyWebSearch).

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

As part of the download process for the My Web Search toolbar, you may be given the option to reset your homepage to the Mindspark homepage product located at home.mindspark.com. (Note: If you do not wish to reset your homepage to the Mindspark Homepage, you can opt-out of this feature by checking the appropriate box d...  Read more

Overview

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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named 5mBar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 8 MB (8,388,306 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 76% of users of Internet Explorer Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Indonesia.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • 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 Internet Explorer Toolbar.
5mBar.dll (90e5d5190e1134166e756fc2ee45f1e9) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Zango
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod947.Trojan
Dr.Web 9.0.0.011 Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 8.9257 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.14109 PE:Malware.MyWebSearch!6.1DA
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1012
VIPRE Antivirus 25164 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5mSrchMn.exe (fb85f333d10b1475650c4304f99a1ece) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.Generic
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Skodna.Generic.AOF
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Cloddd7.Trojan.8c0b
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 9262 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10766 Trojan ( 0047e1181 )
K7GW 9.175.10766 Trojan ( 0047e1181 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Trojan.Win32.MyWebSearch.crhhqy
nProtect 2014-01-08.01 Trojan/W32.Agent.44784.D
VIPRE Antivirus 25210 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (f6dc4156b10629b1bcb37152d3523326) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 9268 Win64/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10781 Trojan ( 004703fc1 )
K7GW 9.175.10786 Trojan ( 004703fc1 )
nProtect 2014-01-08.02 Adware/W32.Agent.548936
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.14B467E4!347367396
VIPRE Antivirus 25246 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5mbrmon.exe (35d6caaa9e4d82974a74dbdb53801f98) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/win32.agent.gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc29.Trojan.ff33
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.38
ESET-NOD32 9264 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NP5mStub.dll (5e6184d9f79b3917873f3b4f84182288) 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.F47V0910
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5mbarsvc.exe (7e06d26fe4b8e771594d22ae7b8ee94e) 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
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod500.Trojan.5533
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.47
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1012
VIPRE Antivirus 25188 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5mmedint.exe (59b38ccfd561682a7ee32d97656fa8fb) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.57029 Trojan.Win32..csafum
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1208
VIPRE Antivirus 24866 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5mSrcAs.dll (04b64f0232c841341e632517edc6c137) 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
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1208
VIPRE Antivirus 25024 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: eula.mindspark.com/ask
Help link: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MyFunCards_5m\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\MyFunCards_5m\bar\1.bin\5mBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="MyFunCards_5m" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:5mBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\MyFunCards_5m\bar\1.bin\5mBar.dll
MD5:90e5d5190e1134166e756fc2ee45f1e9
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 5mbar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 5mhighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 5mmedint.exe
  • 5mregfft.dll
  • 5mregiet.dll
  • T8EPMSUP.DLL - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 5mhkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 5mreghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 5mSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 5mSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 5msrchmr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • NP5mStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • 5mPlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 5mauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 5mauxstb64.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 5mbprtct.dll
  • 5mdlghk.dll
  • 5mdlghk64.dll
  • 5mieovr.dll
  • 5mradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • T8EXTEX.DLL - ExtensionBaritemEx Module
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL - ExtensionProcessEx Module
  • (Malware detected) 5mbarsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) 5mbrmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • 5mbrstub.dll
  • 5mfeedmg.dll
  • 5mhtmlmu.dll
  • 5mmlbtn.dll
  • 5mscript.dll
  • 5mskin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 5mdatact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 5mhttpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 5midle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 5mskplay.exe - Skin Player
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP5m.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • EXEMANAGER.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 5mbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DataMngr' with the class of {9D717F81-9148-4f12-8568-69135F087DB0}.
  • 5mSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search Assistant BHO' with the class of {d1ab1cbf-fb0e-42bd-a90c-67775261939b}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 5mbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Coupon Alert' with the class of {3462c343-be19-4143-af70-cefb56f46fc6}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 5mSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {68515f75-b181-4066-a79e-03ccffd696e5} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 5mbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coupon Alert' with a class of {3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP5mStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_5m.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_5m.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MySearchDial' (runs daily at 6:21 PM).
Service
  • 5mbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MotitagsService' (Motitags_94Service).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • 5mbrmon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ctfmon.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files3\rundll32.exe C:\Program Files3\lni28.dat,FG00.
  • 5mSrchMn.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 'RadioRage AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\RADIOR~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • 5mbrmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RadioRage AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\RADIOR~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
  • 5mbar.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.
  • 5mSrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BetterCareerSearch Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\BETTER~2\bar\1.bin\2bsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 5mmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BetterCareerSearch EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\BETTER~2\bar\1.bin\2bmedint.exe" T8EPMSUP.DLL,S.
  • 5mbarsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Utility Chest Home Page Guard 32 bit' which loads as "C:\ARCHIV~1\UTILIT~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run Once)
  • 5mbrmon.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ConnecitfyTemp c' which loads as cmd /Q /C "rmdir /S /Q C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\Connectify\c".
  • 5mSrchMn.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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

5mhighin.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
5mmedint.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
5mSrchMn.exe
Memory:925.71 KB
Total CPU:0.0001043500%
Kernel CPU:0.00009643%
User CPU:0.00000792%
CPU cycles/sec:3,456
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove 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 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 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 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 Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 8%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 8 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.19%
  Canada 9.52%
  Indonesia 4.76%
  Spain 4.76%
  Italy 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Acer 18.18%
Toshiba 9.09%
Sahara 9.09%
Dell 9.09%
American Megatrends 9.09%
ASUS 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A70 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 10.00%
HPE-380t 10.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 10.00%
Gateway SX2110G 10.00%
FUJITSU SIEMENS P5GD1-FM 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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