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Should I remove PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,574
United States Rank #18,452
Reach 0.0117%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.85 days
143.20 days >
Average installed length: 75.24 days

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PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar?

This toolbar/web browser extension is ad/search-supported that is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well.

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 agBar.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 78 files and is usually about 10.83 MB (11,354,394 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar.
agBar.dll (21ae5618ae49640455d80de92a741ec7) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3285 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 4.0.3.141120 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.bQ
ESET-NOD32 8.10719 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark
Kaspersky 14.0.0.2920 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dfqiju
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Hqcc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0812
VIPRE Antivirus 34754 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.890
agSrcAs.dll (779662595f6b51bb86f96eccc230f13c) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.18.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.aRmS
ESET-NOD32 10579 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.2.62671 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dfqike
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Aisc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0812
VIPRE Antivirus 34006 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1958 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.902
agbarsvc.exe (b3dae11b5316528e6853a94d39e141e3) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.aI
ESET-NOD32 10722 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AE
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.6.63362 Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.dfqijl
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pgms
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1228
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (b6940fe9d6fc34ef59f1028ae6018fe1) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.30.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4040 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.am
ESET-NOD32 10639 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pgcq
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0812
VIPRE Antivirus 34342 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
agSrchMn.exe (3c93215de9cc97c60b1892ad8dbe4411) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.14.00 Trojan/Win32.Buzus
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.abZ
ESET-NOD32 10722 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Lmut
VIPRE Antivirus 34774 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1982 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1351
agmedint.exe (df5ce0e2d96d747ed9fd82d6128cd393) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch!
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.07.02 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 15.0.0.4189 MyWebSearch
AVware 1.5.0.21 MyWebSearch.J (v)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.ALb
ESET-NOD32 10683 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MyWebSearch.si.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Wtxk
VIPRE Antivirus 34578 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (143d634f4f93155d3a4d430c2cf60d11) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.09.00 PUP/Win32.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4037 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.MyWebSearch.Aki
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Panda Antivirus 10.0.4.2 Adware/WebSearch
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Dvqb
VIPRE Antivirus 33754 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PremierDownloadManager_ag\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\PremierDownloadManager_ag\bar\1.bin\agBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="PremierDownloadManager_ag" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:agBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\PremierDownloadManager_ag\bar\1.bin\agBar.dll
MD5:21ae5618ae49640455d80de92a741ec7
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) agbar.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • agregfft.dll
  • agregiet.dll
  • aghkstub.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • agreghk.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) agbarsvc.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
  • agbprtct.dll
  • agdatact.dll
  • agdlghk.dll
  • agdlghk64.dll
  • agfeedmg.dll
  • aghighin.exe
  • aghtmlmu.dll
  • aghttpct.dll
  • agidle.dll
  • (Malware detected) agmedint.exe
  • agmlbtn.dll
  • agPlugin.dll
  • agscript.dll
  • agskin.dll
  • agskplay.exe
  • (Malware detected) agSrcAs.dll
  • (Malware detected) agSrchMn.exe
  • agsrchmr.dll
  • AppIntegrator.exe
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub.dll
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • AssistMonitor.dll
  • AssistMonitor64.dll
  • BAT.dll
  • CrExt.dll
  • CrExtPag.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HkFxMgr.dll
  • HkFxMgr64.dll
  • HPG.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll
  • InstallEnabler.dll
  • t8EPMSup.dll
  • T8EXTEX.DLL
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL
  • T8HTML.DLL
  • t8Res.dll
  • T8TICKER.DLL
  • ToolbarGuard.dll
  • ToolbarGuard64.dll
  • Verify.dll
  • agauxstb.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • agauxstb64.dll
  • agieovr.dll
  • agradio.dll - Mindspark Radio
  • TPIManagerConsole.exe - TPIManager (Third-Party Product Installer)
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • agSrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DiscoverAncestry' with the class of {8eaff39e-95fa-48e7-b465-74f985754e6c}.
  • agbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {d9712913-5fe6-4956-b291-7a6689170736}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • agbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Messenger Class' with a class of {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • agbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DiscoverAncestry' with the class of {6ffa4cac-5ad4-42f5-bd18-7cd228761d1a}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • agSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {1ed30f3b-cd64-4f78-a35e-95f8f15eea04} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • agbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DiscoverAncestry' with a class of {6FFA4CAC-5AD4-42F5-BD18-7CD228761D1A}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • agbar.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of [email protected]/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
Service
  • agbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'AutoPCBackupService' (AutoPCBackup_cxService).
6 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • agmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HowToSimplified AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\HOWTOS~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SnapMyScreen AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files1\SNAPMY~2\bar\3.bin\APPINT~1.EXE.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GamingWonderland Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\GAMING~2\bar\2.bin\gtsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • agbarsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Motitags AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\MOTITA~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • agSrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PremierDownloadManager Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\PREMIE~2\bar\1.bin\agsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • agbar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Internet Speed Tracker' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\INTERN~3\bar\5.bin\9tbar.dll,S.

How do I remove PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove PremierDownloadManager 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 PremierDownloadManager 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 PremierDownloadManager 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 PremierDownloadManager 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 PremierDownloadManager Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8.1 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.66%
Windows 8 37.80%
Windows Vista 5.49%
Windows XP 2.44%
Windows 8.1 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.45%
Windows 8.1 20.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.43%
Windows 10 Home 6.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.13%
  United Kingdom 8.12%
  Germany 6.09%
  Canada 5.08%
  Italy 3.55%
  Australia 3.05%
  DZ 3.05%
  Netherlands 2.54%
  MA 2.03%
  Belgium 2.03%
  Austria 2.03%
  Philippines 2.03%
  India 1.52%
  New Zealand 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.09%
Acer 23.01%
Dell 17.70%
Toshiba 12.39%
ASUS 10.62%
GIGABYTE 1.77%
Lenovo 1.77%
Samsung 1.77%
Gateway 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.42%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.77%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.77%
Dell Latitude 3330 1.77%

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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