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Should I remove Utility Chest Firefox Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,126
United States Rank #14,670
Reach 0.0237%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.48 days
486.04 days >
Average installed length: 255.38 days

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Utility Chest Firefox Toolbar

What is Utility Chest Firefox Toolbar?

Installs a Mindspark toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Mindspark so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

The Toolbar installs into your Internet browser and allows you to search the Internet with MyWebSearch. Default Search, Address Bar Queries, DNS Errors: 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...  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. The main program executable is 49Bar.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 8.56 MB (8,980,516 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Utility Chest Firefox Toolbar.
49Bar.dll (55bb146847cf8fc07253de6ab20041a9) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Zango
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodef3.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8.9169 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
nProtect 13.12.13.01 Adware/W32.Agent.712264
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.14109 PE:Malware.MyWebSearch!6.1DA
VIPRE Antivirus 24316 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
49SrchMn.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)
49brmon.exe (3e1dfacf17584f0aa2372f993ec15618) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.63.174 TR/Trash.Gen
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
Comodo Security 15462 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Damaged.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.4.0.0 Trojan.Trash
McAfee-GW-Edition 2012.1 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Exploit.CodeExec.I
PC Tools 9.0.0.2 HeurEngine.MalPE
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 20121.3.0.76 Bloodhound.MalPE
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1KE
NP49Stub.dll (d28039a93f6c0745aeb3faa4fbe29667) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
ESET-NOD32 8831 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0921
VIPRE Antivirus 21740 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
49SrcAs.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 42 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\UtilityChest_49\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\UtilityChest_49\bar\1.bin\49Bar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="UtilityChest_49" uninstalltype="FF"
Estimated size: 8.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Utility Chest Firefox Toolbar

Program module:49Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\UtilityChest_49\bar\1.bin\49Bar.dll
MD5:55bb146847cf8fc07253de6ab20041a9
My Web Search by the Mindspark Interactive Network is a browser toolbar, part of the Fun Web Products suite of potentially unwanted applications such as Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, Popular Screensavers and others. The toolbar provides...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 49bar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 49highin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 49medint.exe
  • 49regfft.dll
  • 49regiet.dll
  • 49hkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 49reghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 49SrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 49SrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NP49Stub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 49Plugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 49auxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 49bprtct.dll
  • 49dlghk.dll
  • 49radio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • 49ieovr.dll - Toolbar Platform
  • T8TICKER.DLL - MindSpark Ticker
  • T8RES.DLL - MainResource Module
  • (Malware detected) 49brmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NP49Stub.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NP49Stub.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 49SrcAs.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}.
  • 49bar.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
  • 49bar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 49bar.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
  • 49SrcAs.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
  • 49bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coupon Alert' with a class of {3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP49Stub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_49.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_49.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Startup File (User Run)
  • 49brmon.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.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 49SrchMn.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.
  • 49brmon.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.
  • 49bar.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)
  • 49brmon.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
  • 49medint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net (173.194.75.105 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

49highin.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
49medint.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
49SrchMn.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 Utility Chest Firefox Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Utility Chest 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 Utility Chest 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 Utility Chest 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 Utility Chest 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 Utility Chest Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.27%
Windows XP 13.47%
Windows 8 12.28%
Windows Vista 8.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.60%
Windows 7 Professional 11.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.25%
Windows 8 4.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.22%
  India 8.33%
  Italy 4.84%
  Canada 4.57%
  Saudi Arabia 3.76%
  Germany 3.49%
  United Kingdom 3.23%
  MA 3.23%
  Australia 2.96%
  DZ 2.96%
  Belgium 2.69%
  Croatia 2.42%
  DK 1.88%
  Indonesia 1.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.07%
Dell 21.52%
Acer 16.88%
Toshiba 8.02%
ASUS 5.91%
GIGABYTE 5.49%
Sahara 3.38%
Lenovo 2.11%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Intel 1.27%
Medion 0.84%
MSI 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.41%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.38%
HP 630 Notebook PC 2.70%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.70%
Dell Latitude D630 2.03%

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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