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Should I remove MyPoints Point Finder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,033
United States Rank #8,116
Reach 0.0186%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 345.96 days
1115.93 days >
Average installed length: 586.34 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.658 28.33%
1.656 7.50%
1.514 64.17%

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MyPoints Point Finder

What is MyPoints Point Finder?

MyPoints Point Finder is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.

About  (from MyPoints.com)

The MyPoints Toolbar lets you easily search the Web. It makes searching easy and more accurate because it doesn't just use one search engine - you're actually searching Google, Yahoo! Search, Bing, MSN Search, Ask.com and a variety of other specialty engines at the same time, which ensures that you receive the most rel...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MyPoints Point Finder.
Toolbar.dll (2576814b706e5b5087d25271f5e78def) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14530 Trojan.Win32.Agent.AsX
ESET-NOD32 8.8943 Win32/Toolbar.BHO.B
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.F47V0623
SearchComponent.dll (c507203edf6fea2bb209df8bdde41320) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Jiangmin 16.0.100 Trojan/Lebag.ayr
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0902

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mypoints.com/emp/u/what-is-mypoints.vm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mypoints point finder
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MyPoints Point Finder\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 5.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyPoints Point Finder

Program module:Toolbar.dll
Name:FreeCause Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\mypoints point finder\Toolbar.dll
MD5:dba605681e1ad29a4969f58955489d66
Additional files:
  • Toolbar.dll - FreeCause Toolbar
  • emailchecker_plugin.dll - IE Toolbar (IE Toolbar E-mail Checker Plugin)
  • RSSReader_plugin.dll - IE Toolbar RSS Reader Plugin
  • Helper.dll
  • SearchComponent.dll
  • Uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Toolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyPoints Point Finder BHO' with the class of {614BDA1F-9BEF-4CD1-BDE4-FA4804929B4A} (FCTBPos00Pos).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyPoints Point Finder' with the class of {89A2510A-B4B6-4683-BEC9-1B96700BC7F1}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Helper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'FCToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {96b985b7-3cf9-456a-9db6-791710e60f5f} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Toolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MyPoints Point Finder' with a class of {89A2510A-B4B6-4683-BEC9-1B96700BC7F1}.

How do I remove MyPoints Point Finder?

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Or, you can uninstall MyPoints Point Finder 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 MyPoints Point Finder, 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 MyPoints Point Finder.
  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 MyPoints Point Finder you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.17%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 8 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.52%
  Canada 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.05%
Hewlett-Packard 34.02%
Acer 15.46%
Toshiba 10.31%
ASUS 4.12%
Gateway 1.03%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 3.64%
ASUSTeK K54C 1.82%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 545 1.82%
Dell Studio 1737 1.82%

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