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What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,556
United States Rank #11,989
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MyPoints Toolbar

What is MyPoints Toolbar?

MyPoint's is a Conduit web browser plugin for Intenet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that collects and stores information about a user's web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit in order to provide advertising. It will change the user's home page and search provider during installation (optional but enabled by default) and provides a search box and various social features. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user if the user decides to uninstall the toolbar. According to the License Agreement, "The Application may also collect and store information about your web browsing locally on your device. This locally saved information may interact with the Application and send us information about your web browsing so we can suggest services or provide you ads that may be more relevant to you. Only generalized inferences are passed from the Application to our servers."

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
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on and distributed using the Conduit toolbar
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MyPoints Toolbar.
sqlite3.exe (8d03b10f0dced524a88a3ff4b370f50d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 AdWare/Win32.WebCake.gen
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc3a.Trojan
mypoints.dll (fe3c87f452cc4aeb8961ae658981aace) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus - Suspicious file
Prevx1 Individual - Heuristic: Suspicious Self Modifying File

Program detailsProgram details

URL: MyPointsToolbar.MyBlogToolbar.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\mypoints toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\MyPoints Toolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.51 MB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through MyPointsToolbar.MyBlogToolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by MyPoints Toolbar

Program module:mypoints.dll
Name:Mypoints Toolbar
Mypoints Toolbar from http://www.mypoints.com
Path:C:\Program Files\mypoints\mypoints.dll
MD5:ba0702ea65f5b26e7a03956bca73b682
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • Uninst.exe
  • Helper.dll
  • js_components_bin.dll
  • Toolbar.dll - FreeCause Toolbar
  • gedit.exe
  • (Malware detected) sqlite3.exe
  • TroubleShooter.exe (by FreeCause) - FreeCause Vista TroubleShooter application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • mypoints.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyPoints Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-CEC4-75A487FD6484}.
  • Toolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyPoints Toolbar BHO' with the class of {948548C2-1801-7A14-F509-7FE523202B1D} (FCTBPos00Pos).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • mypoints.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyPoints Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-CEC4-75A487FD6484} (19145388).
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyPoints Toolbar' with the class of {5495B7A2-8F65-DEE4-A9FF-9BB6409140D4}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • Helper.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'FCToolbarURLSearchHook Class' with a class of {f3954c17-b785-b6e4-e583-60efe47cb84a} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Toolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'MyPoints Toolbar' with a class of {5495B7A2-8F65-DEE4-A9FF-9BB6409140D4}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TroubleShooter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Qantas Frequent Flyer Toolbar\TroubleShooter.exe'.

How do I remove MyPoints Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall MyPoints 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 MyPoints 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 MyPoints 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 MyPoints Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 5%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.46%
Windows Vista 24.59%
Windows XP 11.48%
Windows 8 11.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.48%
Windows 7 Professional 4.92%
Windows 8 4.92%
Windows 8.1 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.10%
  United Arab Emirates 0.95%
  Canada 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.37%
Toshiba 19.61%
Dell 17.65%
Acer 13.73%
Gateway 3.92%
Sahara 3.92%
Sony 3.92%
American Megatrends 3.92%
Intel 1.96%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 3.64%
americanfuture SK8N 1.82%
Acer Aspire T135 1.82%
Acer Aspire M3970 1.82%
Acer Aspire 7540 1.82%
Acer Aspire 6930 1.82%

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