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Should I remove Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,240
United States Rank #36,746
Reach 0.0056%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.45 days
573.79 days >
Average installed length: 301.48 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.5.0.0 100.00%

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Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc.

What is Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc.?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search modification as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is searchresultstb.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 3.34 MB (3,503,040 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc..
searchresultsDx64.dll (363eb0792c4bd7965184b542a5642f61) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ESET-NOD32 8.11432 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.K potentially unsafe
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15497 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.202.15496 Unwanted-Program ( 004b90b41 )
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2196 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.SearchSuite
VIPRE Antivirus 39108 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
dtuser.exe (541d52441b96386fd1928fc8e831820a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Visicom.81
ESET-NOD32 10201 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.SearchAndMedia
VIPRE Antivirus 31916 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
searchresultsDx.dll (75e0f057c9fc088fdda0a751cc342d4b) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Visicom.81
ESET-NOD32 10201 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.6.1.0 PUA.SearchAndMedia
VIPRE Antivirus 31910 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 16 all detections
Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc. has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: apn.ask.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MUSICT~1\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\IE
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MUSICT~1\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\IE\uninstall.exe /UN=IE /PID=IMH2-DTX
Estimated size: 3.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc.

Program module:searchresultstb.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Path:C:\Program Files\Music Toolbar\Datamngr\SRToolBar\IE\searchresultstb.dll
MD5:94e7a6c08124d97f7d3ff890ee66ca3b
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media) - DtUser
  • searchresultsDx.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • (Malware detected) searchresultsDx64.dll
  • searchresultstb64.dll (by IAC Search and Media) - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • uninstall.exe - Music Box Toolbar (Dist. by iMesh, Inc.) (Music Box Toolbar (Dist. by iMesh, Inc.) Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • searchresultsDx64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'McAfee Phishing Filter' with the class of {27B4851A-3207-45A2-B947-BE8AFE6163AB}.
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Music Toolbar (Dist. by Koyote-Lab, Inc.)' with the class of {93a6e52e-1ce4-41a4-ab7e-25943fdb4e50}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • searchresultsDx.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}.
  • searchresultsDx64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.)' with the class of {c75a2d66-6d1d-4735-8f63-9d85dcc026a6}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Music Toolbar\Datamngr\SRTOOL~3\IE\dtuser.exe'.

How do I remove Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc.?

Quickly and completely remove Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Dist. by iMesh, Inc.) 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 Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc. 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 Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Dist. by iMesh, Inc.), 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 Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc..
  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 Music Box Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dist. by iMesh, Inc. you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.64%
Windows 8 10.26%
Windows XP 7.69%
Windows Vista 6.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.51%
Windows 7 Professional 10.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.13%
Windows 8.1 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.43%
  Netherlands 7.14%
  France 5.95%
  India 4.76%
  Italy 4.76%
  United Arab Emirates 3.57%
  Australia 3.57%
  Belgium 3.57%
  IQ 3.57%
  Saudi Arabia 3.57%
  Brazil 2.38%
  Egypt 2.38%
  United Kingdom 2.38%
  Indonesia 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 23.33%
Dell 11.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Toshiba 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Samsung 3.33%
GIGABYTE 1.67%
Intel 1.67%
Alienware 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.71%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.86%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.86%
Acer Aspire 8942G 1.43%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.43%
Acer Aspire 5253 1.43%


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