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What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #33,371
Reach 0.0011%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 101.27 days
332.66 days >
Average installed length: 174.79 days

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VacationXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is VacationXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar?  (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

VacationXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar is a software program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. 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 7oBar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 67 files and is usually about 8 MB (8,388,340 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 88% of users of VacationXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • 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 VacationXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar.
7oBar.dll (0f7af2705ae6eb9f925b7838911fd4df) 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.Clod0a8.Trojan
Dr.Web 9.0.0.011 Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 8.9176 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.14109 PE:Malware.MyWebSearch!6.1DA
VIPRE Antivirus 24400 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
7oSrcAs.dll (aa5270eb6804dadda21905c65f2ab255) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.00 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.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10755 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AK
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 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.Lndy
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 34964 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1988 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.902
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (b83db01d9e4bd53c9b65214806b54eb7) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.21.00 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.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10755 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
G Data 24 Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Kaspersky 15.0.1.10 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.Pepp
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 34964 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1988 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1695
7omedint.exe (4de35f24efb8446518e0586fd54043b8) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/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.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10616 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.Pial
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya 2.0.0.1966 Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1392
7obarsvc.exe (eb0b3c1577773cb81ebc0a2507fccfdc) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/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.bQ
ESET-NOD32 10616 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
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.30b
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Ajlj
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
7oSrchMn.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)
NP7oStub.dll (03dbf84458504a1f7111720211b60734) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.4015 AdPlugin.QM
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 PUA.Win32.MyWebSearch.bT
ESET-NOD32 10327 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/MyWebSearch
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/WebSearch
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Gbz
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0821
VIPRE Antivirus 32614 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (dde9c9b89b413a5868d7358511db5a6a) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.10.25.00 PUP/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.bQ
Kaspersky 12.0.0.1225 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.si
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.Wwof
VIPRE Antivirus 34214 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VacationXplorer_7o\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\VacationXplorer_7o\bar\1.bin\7oBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="VacationXplorer_7o" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VacationXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:7oBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\VacationXplorer_7o\bar\1.bin\7oBar.dll
MD5:0f7af2705ae6eb9f925b7838911fd4df
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 7obar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 7ohighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 7omedint.exe
  • 7oregiet.dll
  • 7ohkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 7oreghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 7obarsvc.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 7obprtct.dll
  • 7odatact.dll
  • 7odlghk.dll
  • 7odlghk64.dll
  • 7ofeedmg.dll
  • 7ohtmlmu.dll
  • 7ohttpct.dll
  • 7oidle.dll
  • 7omlbtn.dll
  • 7oPlugin.dll
  • 7oscript.dll
  • 7oskin.dll
  • 7oskplay.exe
  • (Malware detected) 7oSrcAs.dll
  • (Malware detected) APPINTEGRATOR.EXE
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • APPINTEGRATORSTUB.DLL
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • ASSISTMONITOR.DLL
  • ASSISTMONITOR64.DLL
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP7o.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HKFXMGR.DLL
  • HKFXMGR64.DLL
  • HPG.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll
  • T8EPMSUP.DLL
  • T8EXTEX.DLL
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL
  • T8HTML.DLL
  • T8RES.DLL
  • T8TICKER.DLL
  • TOOLBARGUARD.DLL
  • TOOLBARGUARD64.DLL
  • VERIFY.DLL
  • (Malware detected) 7oSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 7osrchmr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NP7oStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • 7oauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 7oauxstb64.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 7oieovr.dll
  • 7oradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • TPIMANAGERCONSOLE.EXE - TPIManager (Third-Party Product Installer)
  • installKeys.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 7oSrcAs.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}.
  • 7obar.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
  • 7obar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 7obar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'DiscoverAncestry' with the class of {6ffa4cac-5ad4-42f5-bd18-7cd228761d1a}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • 7oSrcAs.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.
  • 7obar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar' with a class of {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 7obar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'DiscoverAncestry' with a class of {6FFA4CAC-5AD4-42F5-BD18-7CD228761D1A}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP7oStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_7o.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_7o.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OnlineMapFinder AppIntegrator 64-bit_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named OnlineMapFinder AppIntegrator 32-bit_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Service
  • 7obarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MindDabbleService' (MindDabble_4pService).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerSuite' and executes as "C:\Program Files1\Uniblue\POWERS~1\launcher.exe" delay 20000 -m.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Hoolapp Android' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\HOOLAP~1\Hoolapp.exe" /Minimized.
6 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Utility Chest Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\UTILIT~2\bar\1.bin\49srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 7omedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Utility Chest AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\UTILIT~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Coupon Alert Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\COUPON~3\bar\1.bin\2psrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 7obarsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'My Scrap Nook Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\MYSCRA~2\bar\1.bin\12srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 7oSrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoccerInferno Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\SOCCER~2\bar\1.bin\j2srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 7obar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WeatherBlink' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\WEATHE~2\bar\1.bin\gcbar.dll,S.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

7ohighin.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
7omedint.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
7oSrchMn.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

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Or, you can uninstall VacationXplorer 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 VacationXplorer 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 VacationXplorer 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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by VacationXplorer Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP2) 13%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.67%
Windows 8 40.00%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.67%
Windows 8.1 26.67%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%
Windows 10 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.00%
  Canada 8.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Dell 21.43%
Lenovo 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 6.67%
LENOVO 20A70035US 6.67%
LENOVO 1578G2U 6.67%
HP-Pavilion gx773aa-ABA a... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1110 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1108p 6.67%

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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