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Should I remove iHeartAudioBooks Firefox Toolbar?

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80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 316.11 days
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Average installed length: 559.65 days

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iHeartAudioBooks Firefox Toolbar

What is iHeartAudioBooks Firefox 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, in the course of processing a given search query, sends a request to our servers. This request may include the keyword query, search query text, time of day, browser type, default language setting, IP address, an anonymous unique ID, the address of the last URL you visited before clicking through to the ...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named 8mBar.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 8.14 MB (8,533,797 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in iHeartAudioBooks Firefox Toolbar.
8mBar.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 W32.Clodef3.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 8.9169 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.W
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
nProtect Adware/W32.Agent.712264
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.MyWebSearch!6.1DA
VIPRE Antivirus 24316 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
8mSrchMn.exe (fb85f333d10b1475650c4304f99a1ece) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.Generic
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG Skodna.Generic.AOF
Bkav FE 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 Trojan.Win32.MyWebSearch.crhhqy
nProtect 2014-01-08.01 Trojan/W32.Agent.44784.D
VIPRE Antivirus 25210 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
NP8mStub.dll (b32cc3cb7ee401fe474f25d224b47c63) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG Zango
ESET-NOD32 8831 Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.T
F-Prot W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen!Eldorado
VIPRE Antivirus 21740 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
8mSrcAs.dll (cb31249537d2758f73046888aa02ca7a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
AVG AdInstaller.FunWeb
Bkav FE W32.Clod028.Trojan.f1cd
nProtect 2013-10-29.04 Adware/W32.Agent.62864
VIPRE Antivirus 22822 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 30 all detections
iHeartAudioBooks Firefox Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove iHeartAudioBooks Firefox Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iHeartAudioBooks_8m\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\iHeartAudioBooks_8m\bar\1.bin\8mBar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="iHeartAudioBooks_8m" uninstalltype="FF"
Estimated size: 8.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by iHeartAudioBooks Firefox Toolbar

Program module:8mBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\iHeartAudioBooks_8m\bar\1.bin\8mBar.dll
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) 8mbar.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (MindSpark Toolbar Platform)
  • 8mhighin.exe - Run a MindSpark DLL as an App
  • 8mmedint.exe
  • 8mregfft.dll
  • 8mregiet.dll
  • 8mhkstub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 8mreghk.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 8mSrcAs.dll - MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (MindSpark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 8mSrchMn.exe - MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • (Malware detected) NP8mStub.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows)
  • T8HTML.DLL - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Html Player
  • 8mPlugin.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin (MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 8mauxstb.dll - MindSpark Toolbar Platform
  • 8mbprtct.dll
  • 8mdlghk.dll
  • 8mradio.dll - MindSpark Radio
  • 8mieovr.dll - Toolbar Platform
  • T8TICKER.DLL - MindSpark Ticker
  • T8RES.DLL - MainResource Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NP8mStub.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NP8mStub.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 8mSrcAs.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}.
  • 8mbar.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
  • 8mbar.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 8mbar.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
  • 8mSrcAs.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
  • 8mbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Coupon Alert' with a class of {3462C343-BE19-4143-AF70-CEFB56F46FC6}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NP8mStub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]_8m.com/Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]_8m.com/Plugin' for all users of the PC.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 8mSrchMn.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.
  • 8mbar.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.
Network connections
  • 8mmedint.exe connects to ve-in-f105.1e100.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
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
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 iHeartAudioBooks 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 iHeartAudioBooks 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 iHeartAudioBooks 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 iHeartAudioBooks Firefox Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win Vista (SP2) 20%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 10 Pro 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.86%
  Mexico 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 20.00%
Intel 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L45 25.00%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 25.00%
Dell Inspiron M5040 25.00%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 25.00%

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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