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MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar

What is MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar?

MyWebFace 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

MyWebFace Firefox 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is 5aBar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 8.5 MB (8,907,908 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 25% of users of MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in TN and India.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • 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 MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar.
5aBar.dll (f86336c978311761bc3e2a80b08d46bc) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Zango
ESET-NOD32 8.8963 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5aSrchMn.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)
NP5aStub.dll (bb74482b82ec71a188fade8ba5ec2404) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Zango
ESET-NOD32 8770 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
VIPRE Antivirus 21224 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
5aSrcAs.dll (cb31249537d2758f73046888aa02ca7a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4261 W32.Clod028.Trojan.f1cd
nProtect 2013-10-29.04 Adware/W32.Agent.62864
VIPRE Antivirus 22822 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 27 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MyWebFace_5a\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\MyWebFace_5a\bar\1.bin\5aBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="MyWebFace_5a" uninstalltype="FF"
Estimated size: 8.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar

Program module:5aBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\MyWebFace_5a\bar\1.bin\5aBar.dll
MD5:f86336c978311761bc3e2a80b08d46bc
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 5abar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 5ahighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 5amedint.exe
  • 5aregfft.dll
  • 5aregiet.dll
  • 5ahkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 5areghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 5aSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 5aSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NP5aStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 5aPlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 5aauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 5abprtct.dll
  • 5adlghk.dll
  • 5aradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • 5aieovr.dll - Toolbar Platform
  • INSTALL.RDF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NP5aStub.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NP5aStub.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 5aSrcAs.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}.
  • 5abar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {9a19a78d-2dc3-46dc-807c-82f4cad1348d}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • 5abar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 5abar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Funmoods Toolbar' with the class of {A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 5aSrcAs.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
  • 5abar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'OnlineMapFinder' with a class of {F41A56D2-7B52-4D16-812C-A63C6CA9D4C5}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP5aStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_5a.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_5a.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 5aSrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PetsHarmony Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\PETSHA~2\bar\1.bin\5bsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 5abar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VideoDownloadConverter' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\VIDEOD~2\bar\1.bin\4zbar.dll,S.
Network connections
  • 5amedint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net (173.194.75.105 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

5ahighin.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
5amedint.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
5aSrchMn.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 MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove MyWebFace Firefox 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 MyWebFace Firefox 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 MyWebFace Firefox 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 MyWebFace Firefox 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 MyWebFace Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 4.17%
Windows 8 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.17%
Windows 8 Pro 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.00%
  TN 10.71%
  India 7.14%
  MA 7.14%
  Belgium 3.57%
  BG 3.57%
  Canada 3.57%
  Chile 3.57%
  Czech Republic 3.57%
  DZ 3.57%
  Egypt 3.57%
  Greece 3.57%
  Indonesia 3.57%
  Netherlands 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.43%
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Dell 17.39%
Samsung 8.70%
Lenovo 8.70%
Toshiba 4.35%
Sahara 4.35%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 8.33%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C855-1X... 4.17%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850-12... 4.17%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 4.17%
LG Electronics R700-X.AP1... 4.17%
LENOVO INVALID 4.17%

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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