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PlayPopTrivia Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is PlayPopTrivia 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)

By downloading the Toolbar, you will be installing a toolbar in your Internet browser (which may include both your active browser and any other compatible Internet browser(s) resident on your computer), and any supported email functions and/or chat functions with one or more of the following features provided by Mindsp...  Read more

Overview

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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is 83Bar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 8.48 MB (8,893,257 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PlayPopTrivia Internet Explorer Toolbar.
83Bar.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)
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)
83SrchMn.exe (2b76e26f8314246c2a0f7968f73f00bb) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 None Trojan/Win32.Buzus
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0313
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
83brmon.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)
83medint.exe (ae76c3055f9b771b542e0499c8794ef9) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0314
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
83SrcAs.dll (c46c7f0957a570543a8614ae8861c91f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0321
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NP83Stub.dll (db6a19157d2cad83861aebd3549f1586) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 10.0.0.1190 Zango
ESET-NOD32 8677 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
VIPRE Antivirus 20414 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 43 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PlayPopTrivia_83\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\PlayPopTrivia_83\bar\1.bin\83Bar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="PlayPopTrivia_83" uninstalltype="IE"
Estimated size: 8.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PlayPopTrivia Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:83Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\PlayPopTrivia_83\bar\1.bin\83Bar.dll
MD5:f86336c978311761bc3e2a80b08d46bc
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 83bar.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 83highin.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Run a MindSpark DLL as an App)
  • 83medint.exe
  • 83regfft.dll
  • 83regiet.dll
  • 83hkstub.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 83reghk.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 83SrcAs.dll - Mindspark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 83SrchMn.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 83srchmr.dll
  • (Malware detected) NP83Stub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 83Plugin.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin (Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 83auxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 83auxstb64.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 83bprtct.dll
  • 83dlghk.dll
  • 83dlghk64.dll
  • 83ieovr.dll
  • 83radio.dll - Mindspark Radio
  • (Malware detected) 83brmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • 83brstub.dll
  • 83feedmg.dll - ()
  • 83htmlmu.dll
  • 83mlbtn.dll
  • 83script.dll
  • 83skin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 83datact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 83httpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 83idle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 83skplay.exe - Skin Player
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP83.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • EXEMANAGER.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 83bar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DataMngr' with the class of {9D717F81-9148-4f12-8568-69135F087DB0}.
  • 83SrcAs.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}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • 83bar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 83bar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Music Toolbar (Dist. by iMesh, Inc.)' with the class of {282b0e54-8981-49eb-9193-5910a1f6fd33}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 83SrcAs.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
  • 83bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BetterCareerSearch' with a class of {7FF70C81-F37A-4D7B-9D30-BA8EE8C80D5F}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP83Stub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_83.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_83.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • 83SrchMn.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MetaCrawler' (runs daily at 15:24).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 83brmon.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.
  • 83brmon.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.
  • 83SrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Webfetti Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\WEBFET~2\bar\1.bin\52srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 83medint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Webfetti EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\WEBFET~2\bar\1.bin\52medint.exe" T8EPMSUP.DLL,S.
  • 83bar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PopularScreensavers' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\POPULA~1\bar\2.bin\7ibar.dll,S.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • 83brmon.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

83highin.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
83medint.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
83brmon.exe
Memory:1.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0008715082%
Kernel CPU:0.00052546%
User CPU:0.00034605%
CPU cycles/sec:6,200
I/O reads/min:37 Bytes

How do I remove PlayPopTrivia Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove PlayPopTrivia Internet Explorer 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 PlayPopTrivia 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 PlayPopTrivia 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 PlayPopTrivia 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 PlayPopTrivia Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win XP 50%
Win 8 50%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

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%
Gateway 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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