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Should I remove GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,542
United States Rank #8,373
Reach 0.0378%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.39 days
188.41 days >
Average installed length: 98.99 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.0 Beta (32 Bits) 0.82%
11.0.9600.16438 0.82%

Other programs by Mindspark Interactive Network

GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Toolbar

What is GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Toolbar?

Installs a potentailly unwanted Ask.com powered toolbr - "As part of the download process for the Toolbar, you may be given the option to reset your homepage and/or reset your new tab page to an AskĀ® home page and new tab product. This provides relevant links and results when you make a search request in your browser address bar or if your browser address (DNS) request is invalid, misspelled or incorrectly formatted. This is a search box located within the toolbar that will help you search the Internet with search results from our search results partner."

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

The most common release is 9.0 beta (32 bits), with over 1% of all installations currently using this version. 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 gtBar.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 58 files and is usually about 6.98 MB (7,318,736 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • 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 GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Toolbar.
gtBar.dll (90e5d5190e1134166e756fc2ee45f1e9) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140111 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3598 Zango
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod947.Trojan
Dr.Web 9.0.0.011 Adware.MyWebSearch.47
ESET-NOD32 8.9257 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
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1012
VIPRE Antivirus 25164 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
gtSrchMn.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)
gtbrmon.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
gtmedint.exe (afb7164d26ec83773352b226b9b80bb9) 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
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Toolbar.45
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!AFB7164D26EC
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AFB7164D26EC
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.59048 Trojan.Win32.FUbu2.cudmon
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0305
VIPRE Antivirus 28194 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)
gtSrcAs.dll (580bda1caa4dc12fa37b665540cd13b3) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Toolbar.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!580BDA1CAA4D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!580BDA1CAA4D
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0311
VIPRE Antivirus 28194 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
gtbarsvc.exe (5d31f1103d9927dcb0e731dde36df2e7) 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
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.AudioToAudioToolBar.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0309
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NPgtStub.dll (442d84c4294e1c87f628da99e6926d5a) 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 9482 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot 4.7.1.166 W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
VIPRE Antivirus 26920 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 70 all detections
GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GamingWonderland\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\GamingWonderland\bar\1.bin\gtBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="GamingWonderland" uninstalltype="IE"
Estimated size: 6.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:gtBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\GamingWonderland\bar\1.bin\gtBar.dll
MD5:90e5d5190e1134166e756fc2ee45f1e9
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) gtbar.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • gthighin.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Run a MindSpark DLL as an App)
  • gtmedint.exe
  • gtregfft.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • gtregiet.dll
  • T8EPMSUP.DLL
  • gthkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • gtreghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) gtSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) gtSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • gtsrchmr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NPgtStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • gtPlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • gtauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • gtauxstb64.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • gtbprtct.dll
  • gtdlghk.dll
  • gtdlghk64.dll
  • gtieovr.dll
  • gtradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • T8TICKER.DLL - MindSpark Ticker
  • (Malware detected) gtbarsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) gtbrmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • gtbrstub.dll
  • gtfeedmg.dll
  • gthtmlmu.dll
  • gtmlbtn.dll
  • gtscript.dll
  • gtskin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • gtdatact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • gthttpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • gtidle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • gtskplay.exe - Skin Player
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtPgt.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL
  • EXEMANAGER.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPgtStub.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPgtStub.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • gtbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'McAfee Phishing Filter' with the class of {27B4851A-3207-45A2-B947-BE8AFE6163AB}.
  • gtSrcAs.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}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • gtbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • gtbar.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
  • gtSrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {7ce1ad6c-f8d7-4de6-bea4-9f787c4f8990} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • gtbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'HappinessInfusion' with a class of {C4F4C41D-25A3-4B36-9878-D03C491C45DC}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPgtStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@GamingWonderland.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of '@GamingWonderland.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Service
  • gtbarsvc.exe runs as a service named 'HappinessInfusion Service' (HappinessInfusion_5wService).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • gtbrmon.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.
  • gtSrchMn.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)
  • gtmedint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FileShareFanatic AppIntegrator 64-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\FILESH~2\bar\2.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HappinessInfusion Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\HAPPIN~1\bar\2.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe".
  • gtSrchMn.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~1\bar\2.bin\5wsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • gtbrmon.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~1\bar\2.bin\5wbrmon.exe.
  • gtbar.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Webfetti' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\WEBFET~2\bar\1.bin\52bar.dll,S.
  • gtbarsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Utility Chest Home Page Guard 32 bit' which loads as "C:\ARCHIV~1\UTILIT~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run Once)
  • gtbrmon.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".
  • gtSrchMn.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'YTBChrInst' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\1391325400\ChromeHelperProc.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

gthighin.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
gtmedint.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
gtSrchMn.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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  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 GamingWonderland 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 GamingWonderland 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by GamingWonderland Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.56%
Windows 8 31.97%
Windows XP 7.79%
Windows Vista 3.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 15.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.11%
Windows 7 Professional 12.70%
Windows 8 10.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.46%
  India 6.09%
  Canada 3.53%
  DZ 1.92%
  United Kingdom 1.92%
  Australia 1.60%
  IQ 1.60%
  MA 1.60%
  Belgium 1.28%
  South Africa 1.28%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Romania 0.96%
  Saudi Arabia 0.96%
  DK 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.29%
Dell 22.29%
Acer 19.43%
Toshiba 7.43%
ASUS 5.14%
Lenovo 4.57%
Samsung 2.86%
American Megatrends 1.71%
GIGABYTE 1.71%
Compaq 0.57%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.47%
Gateway NE56R 3.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.13%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.34%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.34%

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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