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PhenomenaTracker Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is PhenomenaTracker Internet Explorer Toolbar?

From the Terms of Service: "As part of the download process for the Toolbar, you may be given the option to reset your Internet browser's homepage to an Ask homepage product and/or reset your new tab page to an Ask new tab product. If you do not wish to reset your homepage and/or new tab page to the Ask homepage and/or Ask new tab product(s), you can decline/opt-out of these features by checking or unchecking the appropriate box(es) during the download process for the Toolbar."

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

The Search Application may install into your Internet browser or operating system and allows you to search the Internet with Ask.com (the “APN Search Service”), and may provide other features as further described herein or during the Search Application installation process. If you already have a Search Application on y...  Read more

Overview

During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named 76Bar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 7.68 MB (8,052,484 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PhenomenaTracker Internet Explorer Toolbar.
76Bar.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)
76SrchMn.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)
AppIntegrator64.exe (f6dc4156b10629b1bcb37152d3523326) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 9268 Win64/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10781 Trojan ( 004703fc1 )
K7GW 9.175.10786 Trojan ( 004703fc1 )
nProtect 2014-01-08.02 Adware/W32.Agent.548936
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.14B467E4!347367396
VIPRE Antivirus 25246 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
76brmon.exe (35d6caaa9e4d82974a74dbdb53801f98) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/win32.agent.gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc29.Trojan.ff33
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.38
ESET-NOD32 9264 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
76SrcAs.dll (31f0fd888f41c6e4b05a8a26a6257bbb) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.45
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/WebSearch
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Lkxk
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 29442 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NP76Stub.dll (8965312f897b00fe9548bf0aad4b6f82) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Zango
ESET-NOD32 8772 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0805
VIPRE Antivirus 21240 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
76barsvc.exe (622fcf264119f7df127be353f796b319) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod42c.Trojan.f04c
ESET-NOD32 9275 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.X
nProtect 2014-01-10.01 Adware/W32.Agent.42504
VIPRE Antivirus 25288 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
76medint.exe (bb601f008cda03b0cdc8188d084d9960) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58873 Trojan.Win32.FUbu2.cudmon
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0405
VIPRE Antivirus 28088 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 56 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PhenomenaTracker_76\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\PhenomenaTracker_76\bar\1.bin\76Bar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="PhenomenaTracker_76" uninstalltype="IE"
Estimated size: 7.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PhenomenaTracker Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:76Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\PhenomenaTracker_76\bar\1.bin\76Bar.dll
MD5:f86336c978311761bc3e2a80b08d46bc
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 76bar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 76highin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 76medint.exe
  • 76regfft.dll
  • 76regiet.dll
  • 76hkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 76reghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 76SrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 76SrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 76srchmr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • NP76Stub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 76Plugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 76auxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 76auxstb64.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 76bprtct.dll
  • 76dlghk.dll
  • 76dlghk64.dll
  • 76ieovr.dll
  • 76radio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • (Malware detected) 76barsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) 76brmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • 76brstub.dll
  • 76feedmg.dll
  • 76htmlmu.dll
  • 76mlbtn.dll
  • 76script.dll
  • 76skin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 76datact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 76httpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 76idle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 76skplay.exe - Skin Player
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP76.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 76SrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search Assistant BHO' with the class of {d3d15c2d-c893-4df4-8979-0afedbb7f4b2}.
  • 76bar.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
  • 76bar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 76bar.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
  • 76SrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {482c2143-8424-417c-be8e-a3e5e3471434} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 76bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'OnlineMapFinder' with a class of {F41A56D2-7B52-4D16-812C-A63C6CA9D4C5}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP76Stub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_76.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_76.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Service
  • 76barsvc.exe runs as a service named 'WebfettiService' (Webfetti_52Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 76brmon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ctfmon.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files3\rundll32.exe C:\Program Files3\lni28.dat,FG00.
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RadioRage AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\RADIOR~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • 76brmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RadioRage AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\RADIOR~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
  • 76SrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PackageTracer AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\PACKAG~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • 76medint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FreeBillPayAlert EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\BILLPA~2\bar\1.bin\9smedint.exe" T8EPMSUP.DLL,S.
  • 76bar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RadioRage' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\RadioRage_4j\bar\1.bin\4jbar.dll,S.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • 76brmon.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ConnecitfyTemp c' which loads as cmd /Q /C "rmdir /S /Q C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\Connectify\c".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

76highin.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
76medint.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
76SrchMn.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 PhenomenaTracker Internet Explorer Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall PhenomenaTracker 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 PhenomenaTracker 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 PhenomenaTracker 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 PhenomenaTracker Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Acer 40.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 16.67%
Gateway NE56R 16.67%
ELITEGROUP COMPUTER SYSTE... 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 620 16.67%
Dell Computer Inspiron 60... 16.67%
ASUSTeK ET2700I 16.67%

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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