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What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 72.63 days

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MergeDocsOnline Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is MergeDocsOnline Internet Explorer Toolbar?

This is an Ask.com toolbar that install the As.com or mywebsearch home and search providers in the browser.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

When you installed one of our applications you were presented with the option to change your homepage and search settings to Ask.com. Ask.com, a world-class Q&A focused search engine with more than 100 million users globally, powers the search experience across all Mindspark toolbars.


MergeDocsOnline Internet Explorer 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. 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 ewBar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 66 files and is usually about 10.62 MB (11,138,661 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 17% of users of MergeDocsOnline Internet Explorer Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and Belgium.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MergeDocsOnline Internet Explorer Toolbar.
ewBar.dll (99cc9f1e159d11f08cae0e3ae8726011) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVware MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.71
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Cyren W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen!Eldorado
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.106
ESET-NOD32 9.12081 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AS potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/MyWebSearch
F-Prot v6. W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen
Malwarebytes v2015.08.16.06 PUP.Optional.Mindspark.A
VIPRE Antivirus 42808 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.3502
       View all 13 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MergeDocsOnline_ew\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\MergeDocsOnline_ew\bar\1.bin\ewBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="MergeDocsOnline_ew" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MergeDocsOnline Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:ewBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\MergeDocsOnline_ew\bar\1.bin\ewBar.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
  • CrExtPew.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • ewbar.dll
  • ewbarsvc.exe
  • ewbprtct.dll
  • ewdatact.dll
  • ewdlghk.dll
  • ewdlghk64.dll
  • ewfeedmg.dll
  • ewhighin.exe
  • ewhtmlmu.dll
  • ewhttpct.dll
  • ewidle.dll
  • ewmedint.exe
  • ewmlbtn.dll
  • ewPlugin.dll
  • ewregiet.dll
  • ewscript.dll
  • ewskin.dll
  • ewskplay.exe
  • ewSrcAs.dll
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HkFxMgr.dll
  • HkFxMgr64.dll
  • Hpg64.dll
  • InstallEnabler.dll
  • t8EPMSup.dll
  • t8Res.dll
  • ToolbarGuard.dll
  • ToolbarGuard64.dll
  • Verify.dll
  • TPIManagerConsole.exe - TPIManager (Third-Party Product Installer)
  • ewtpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ewSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MergeDocsOnline' with the class of {00e2c623-e999-4b80-8ae1-f64f299f564c}.
  • ewbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {7954f122-e29b-41f3-b5c0-3c40a553cc37}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • ewbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ewbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MergeDocsOnline' with the class of {8a52e7db-87b4-4a41-8bba-3d7459a92d3d}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • ewSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {f5d74ade-991d-4974-8c09-468b5519b4b2} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
  • ewbar.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
  • ewbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MergeDocsOnline' with a class of {8A52E7DB-87B4-4A41-8BBA-3D7459A92D3D}.
  • ewbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MergeDocsOnlineService' (MergeDocsOnline_ewService).
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ewmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MergeDocsOnline EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\MERGED~1\bar\1.bin\ewmedint.exe" t8EPMSup.dll,S.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Utility Chest AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\UTILIT~1\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Utility Chest AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\UTILIT~1\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
  • ewbar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WeatherBlink' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\WEATHE~2\bar\1.bin\gcbar.dll,S.

How do I remove MergeDocsOnline Internet Explorer Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall MergeDocsOnline 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 MergeDocsOnline 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 MergeDocsOnline 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 MergeDocsOnline Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 65%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 65.00%
Windows 7 30.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 35.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 10 Home 15.00%
Windows 10 Pro 10.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Windows Se7en Titan 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.39%
  DK 13.04%
  Belgium 8.70%
  Canada 8.70%
  Germany 8.70%
  Italy 8.70%
  South Africa 8.70%
  Australia 4.35%
  BG 4.35%
  DZ 4.35%
  France 4.35%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Luxembourg 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Acer 29.41%
Dell 11.76%
ASUS 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
Medion 5.88%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-A 5.26%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 5.26%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 5.26%
HP Pavilion TS 11 Noteboo... 5.26%
HP Pavilion Notebook 5.26%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 5.26%

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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