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Should I remove Recipe Hub Firefox Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,542
United States Rank #18,871
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 181.98 days
811.86 days >
Average installed length: 426.57 days

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Recipe Hub Firefox Toolbar

What is Recipe Hub Firefox 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.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

By downloading a Toolbar provided by Mindspark, you will be installing a toolbar in your Internet browser (and any supported email functions and/or chat functions), with one or more of the following features (these features may vary for different versions of the Toolbar and/or if you utilize any customization tools off...  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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named 2jBar.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 8.56 MB (8,980,522 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • 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 Recipe Hub Firefox Toolbar.
2jBar.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)
2jSrchMn.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)
NP2jStub.dll (ebfb32519294393081b377ffbf3db118) 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
ESET-NOD32 9249 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 25078 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
2jSrcAs.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 28 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\RecipeHub_2j\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\RecipeHub_2j\bar\1.bin\2jBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="RecipeHub_2j" uninstalltype="FF"
Estimated size: 8.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Recipe Hub Firefox Toolbar

Program module:2jBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\RecipeHub_2j\bar\1.bin\2jBar.dll
MD5:f86336c978311761bc3e2a80b08d46bc
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 2jbar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 2jhighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 2jmedint.exe
  • 2jregfft.dll
  • 2jregiet.dll
  • 2jhkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 2jreghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 2jSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 2jSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NP2jStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 2jPlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 2jauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 2jbprtct.dll
  • 2jdlghk.dll
  • 2jradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • 2jieovr.dll - Toolbar Platform
  • T8TICKER.DLL - MindSpark Ticker
  • T8RES.DLL - MainResource Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NP2jStub.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NP2jStub.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 2jSrcAs.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}.
  • 2jbar.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
  • 2jbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 2jbar.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
  • 2jSrcAs.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
  • 2jbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coupon Alert' with a class of {3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP2jStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_2j.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_2j.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 2jSrchMn.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.
  • 2jbar.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
  • 2jmedint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net (173.194.75.105 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

2jhighin.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
2jmedint.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
2jSrchMn.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 Recipe Hub Firefox Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Recipe Hub 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 Recipe Hub 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 Recipe Hub 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 Recipe Hub 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 Recipe Hub Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.93%
Windows 8 14.75%
Windows Vista 13.11%
Windows XP 8.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.78%
Windows 7 Professional 6.78%
Windows 8.1 6.78%
Windows 8 3.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.17%
  Australia 4.26%
  United Kingdom 3.19%
  Canada 2.13%
  South Africa 2.13%
  Israel 1.06%
  Philippines 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.04%
Toshiba 14.81%
Dell 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 9.26%
GIGABYTE 5.56%
Sony 3.70%
Sahara 1.85%
Lenovo 1.85%
Gateway 1.85%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.36%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675 1.79%

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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