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Should I remove WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,489
United States Rank #18,610
Reach 0.0044%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 145.58 days
810.90 days >
Average installed length: 426.07 days

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WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar

What is WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar?

WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.

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
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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 WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar.
gcBar.dll (48b15b3c1e61eb28b52ea03cba50932a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3582 Zango
VIPRE Antivirus 20414 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
gcSrchMn.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)
AppIntegrator64.exe (f6dc4156b10629b1bcb37152d3523326) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 9268 Win64/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10781 Trojan ( 004703fc1 )
K7GW 9.175.10786 Trojan ( 004703fc1 )
nProtect 2014-01-08.02 Adware/W32.Agent.548936
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.14B467E4!347367396
VIPRE Antivirus 25246 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
gcbrmon.exe (35d6caaa9e4d82974a74dbdb53801f98) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/win32.agent.gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clodc29.Trojan.ff33
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.38
ESET-NOD32 9264 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NPgcStub.dll (70ed9fa8ff9ceb9a460a72dd2035eaa6) 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 8943 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)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0910
VIPRE Antivirus 22588 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
gcbarsvc.exe (622fcf264119f7df127be353f796b319) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod42c.Trojan.f04c
ESET-NOD32 9275 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.X
nProtect 2014-01-10.01 Adware/W32.Agent.42504
VIPRE Antivirus 25288 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
gcSrcAs.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)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WeatherBlink\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\WeatherBlink\bar\1.bin\gcBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="WeatherBlink" uninstalltype=ARPFF
Estimated size: 9.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar

Program module:gcBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\WeatherBlink\bar\1.bin\gcBar.dll
MD5:48b15b3c1e61eb28b52ea03cba50932a
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) gcbar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • gchighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • gcmedint.exe
  • gcregfft.dll
  • gcregiet.dll
  • gchkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • gcreghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) gcSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) gcSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • gcsrchmr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NPgcStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - Mindspark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • gcPlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • gcauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • gcbprtct.dll
  • gcdlghk.dll
  • gcieovr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • gcradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • T8TICKER.DLL - Mindspark Ticker
  • T8EXTEX.DLL - ExtensionBaritemEx Module
  • T8EXTPEX.DLL - ExtensionProcessEx Module
  • T8RES.DLL - MainResource Module
  • (Malware detected) gcbarsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) gcbrmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • gcbrstub.dll
  • gcfeedmg.dll
  • gchtmlmu.dll
  • gcmlbtn.dll
  • gcscript.dll
  • gcskin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • gcdatact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • gchttpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • gcidle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • gcskplay.exe - Skin Player
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtPgc.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • EXEMANAGER.DLL
  • Hpg64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • gcSrcAs.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}.
  • gcbar.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
  • gcbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • gcbar.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
  • gcSrcAs.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
  • gcbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coupon Alert' with a class of {3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPgcStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Service
  • gcbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'HappinessInfusion Service' (HappinessInfusion_5wService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • gcbrmon.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.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • gcSrchMn.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.
  • gcbrmon.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.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RoundUpRadio Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\ROUNDU~2\bar\1.bin\APPINT~1.EXE".
  • gcbar.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)
  • gcbrmon.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
  • gcmedint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net (173.194.75.105 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

gchighin.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
gcmedint.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
gcSrchMn.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 WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove WeatherBlink 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 WeatherBlink 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 WeatherBlink 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 WeatherBlink 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 WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 10%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.29%
Windows Vista 16.13%
Windows 8 12.90%
Windows XP 9.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.90%
Windows 7 Professional 11.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.68%
Windows 8 6.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.26%
  Germany 5.26%
  United Kingdom 2.11%
  Israel 2.11%
  South Africa 2.11%
  Australia 1.05%
  New Zealand 1.05%
  TT 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 19.64%
ASUS 5.36%
Toshiba 3.57%
Medion 3.57%
Lenovo 3.57%
Gateway 3.57%
Samsung 1.79%
Sahara 1.79%
Intel 1.79%
American Megatrends 1.79%
Common models
Dell Dimension E521 5.17%
Dell Inspiron 560 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 1.72%
Dell Inspiron 410 1.72%

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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