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What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #36,567
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Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.14 days
122.21 days >
Average installed length: 64.21 days

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SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application


SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application is a program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is bfBar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 62 files and is usually about 10.73 MB (11,250,799 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 69% of users of SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application.
bfBar.dll (81a7284aa6e5c708b9377362159a2e67) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch
Arcabit PUP.WebToolbar.MyWebSearch.eai
avast! 2014.9-151101 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVware MyWebSearch.J (v)
Cyren W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen!Eldorado
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.103
ESET-NOD32 9.12132 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AS potentially unwanted
F-Prot v6. W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen
Malwarebytes v2015.11.01.08 PUP.Optional.Mindspark.A
SUPERAntiSpyware 9533 Adware.Mindspark/Variant
VIPRE Antivirus 43086 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya Adware.Toolbar.Win32.749

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SnapMyScreen_bf\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\SnapMyScreen_bf\bar\1.bin\bfBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="SnapMyScreen_bf" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application

Program module:bfBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\SnapMyScreen_bf\bar\1.bin\bfBar.dll
Additional files:
  • AppIntegrator.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub.dll
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • AssistMonitor.dll
  • AssistMonitor64.dll
  • BAT.dll
  • (Malware detected) bfbar.dll
  • bfbarsvc.exe
  • bfbprtct.dll
  • bfdatact.dll
  • bfdlghk.dll
  • bfdlghk64.dll
  • bffeedmg.dll
  • bfhighin.exe
  • bfhtmlmu.dll
  • bfhttpct.dll
  • bfidle.dll
  • bfmedint.exe
  • bfmlbtn.dll
  • bfPlugin.dll
  • bfregiet.dll
  • bfscript.dll
  • bfskin.dll
  • bfskplay.exe
  • bfSrcAs.dll
  • CrExt.dll
  • CrExtPbf.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HkFxMgr.dll
  • HkFxMgr64.dll
  • InstallEnabler.dll
  • t8EPMSup.dll
  • t8Res.dll
  • ToolbarGuard.dll
  • ToolbarGuard64.dll
  • Verify.dll
  • {4BFC4390-BDD1-44B9-9B39-8EC61B43A3F0}.exe - SnapMyScreen (SnapMyScreen Setup)
  • TPIManagerConsole.exe - TPIManager (Third-Party Product Installer)
  • bftpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • bfSrcAs.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}.
  • bfbar.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
  • bfbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Messenger Class' with a class of {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • bfbar.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
  • bfSrcAs.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
  • bfbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DiscoverAncestry' with a class of {6FFA4CAC-5AD4-42F5-BD18-7CD228761D1A}.
  • bfbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'SnapMyScreenService' (SnapMyScreen_bfService).
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • bfmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SnapMyScreen EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\SNAPMY~2\bar\3.bin\bfmedint.exe" T8EPMSUP.DLL,S.
  • 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.
  • bfbar.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.
  • bfbarsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FromDocToPDF Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\FROMDO~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe".

How do I remove SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application?

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Or, you can uninstall SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application 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 SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application, 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 SnapMyScreen Toolbar & Supporting Application.
  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.

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Win 8 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 60.00%
Windows 7 35.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 30.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%
Windows 7 Starter 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  Canada 11.54%
  Australia 3.85%
  Belgium 3.85%
  Germany 3.85%
  JO 3.85%
  Norway 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 31.58%
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Lenovo 15.79%
Dell 10.53%
Toshiba 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 10.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 5.26%
LENOVO 2689NHG 5.26%
HP-Pavilion NY549AA-ABA p... 5.26%
HP ProBook 4740s 5.26%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.26%

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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