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PhotoFriendzy Firefox Toolbar

What is PhotoFriendzy Firefox Toolbar?  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

If you consent to make MyWebSearch your default search service, your Internet browser default search feature will be set to MyWebSearch and you will access MyWebSearch search services (i) by entering queries in your browser chrome search box; (ii) by entering queries in your browser address bar, and/or (iii) in respons...  Read more

Overview

PhotoFriendzy Firefox Toolbar is a software program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. 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 82Bar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 8.56 MB (8,980,519 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Adds a background 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 PhotoFriendzy Firefox Toolbar.
82Bar.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)
82SrchMn.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)
82brmon.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)
82barsvc.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)
82SrcAs.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)
NP82Stub.dll (1dd5d0e2eaef6ec510e5a036424958cb) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Zango
ESET-NOD32 8677 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0701
VIPRE Antivirus 20414 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PhotoFriendzy_82\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\PhotoFriendzy_82\bar\1.bin\82Bar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="PhotoFriendzy_82" uninstalltype="FF"
Estimated size: 8.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PhotoFriendzy Firefox Toolbar

Program module:82Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\PhotoFriendzy_82\bar\1.bin\82Bar.dll
MD5:f86336c978311761bc3e2a80b08d46bc
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 82bar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 82highin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 82medint.exe
  • 82regfft.dll
  • 82regiet.dll
  • 82hkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 82reghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 82SrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 82SrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NP82Stub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • 82Plugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 82auxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 82bprtct.dll
  • 82dlghk.dll
  • 82radio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • 82ieovr.dll - Toolbar Platform
  • 82sknlcr.dll - Skin Launcher Control
  • 82impipe.exe - Community Tools
  • 82msg.dll
  • 82tpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • T8EXTEX.DLL - ExtensionBaritemEx Module
  • (Malware detected) 82barsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) 82brmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • 82brstub.dll
  • 82dyn.dll
  • 82feedmg.dll
  • 82htmlmu.dll
  • 82mlbtn.dll
  • 82script.dll
  • 82skin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 82datact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 82httpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 82idle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 82skplay.exe - Skin Player
  • 82uabtn.dll
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • BOOTSTRAP.JS
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP82.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • EXEMANAGER.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll
  • INSTALL.RDF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 82SrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search Assistant BHO' with the class of {c3ff6e48-4d2c-4f65-8d96-d168b36d8043}.
  • 82bar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {0034a545-179d-4205-ba5a-e436cb080fb2}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • 82bar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 82bar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'HappinessInfusion' with the class of {c4f4c41d-25a3-4b36-9878-d03c491c45dc}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 82SrcAs.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
  • 82bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'iHeartAudioBooks' with a class of {9E3816A8-8F1A-458B-9973-55A324E34D23}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP82Stub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_82.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_82.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Service
  • 82barsvc.exe runs as a service named 'HappinessInfusion Service' (HappinessInfusion_5wService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 82brmon.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.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 82SrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HappinessInfusion Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\HAPPIN~2\bar\1.bin\5wsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 82brmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HappinessInfusion_5w Browser Plugin Loader' which loads as C:\Program Files2\HAPPIN~2\bar\1.bin\5wbrmon.exe.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RoundUpRadio Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\ROUNDU~2\bar\1.bin\APPINT~1.EXE".
  • 82bar.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.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • 82brmon.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".
Network connections
  • 82medint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net (173.194.75.105 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

82highin.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
82medint.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
82SrchMn.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 PhotoFriendzy Firefox Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall PhotoFriendzy 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 PhotoFriendzy 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 PhotoFriendzy 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 PhotoFriendzy Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

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?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

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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