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Should I remove TelevisionFanatic Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,440
United States Rank #2,909
Reach 0.1398%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.47 days
190.82 days >
Average installed length: 100.26 days

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TelevisionFanatic Toolbar

What is TelevisionFanatic Toolbar?

TelevisionFanatic toolbar is a Mindspark Interactive Network powered toolbar (MyWebSearch) for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. TelevisionFanatic toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

You can now enjoy one-click access to local TV listings, watch recently-aired episodes of your favorite shows and viral web videos, plus TV news and show recaps – all in one convenient spot!

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. 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 main program executable is 64Bar.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 11.83 MB (12,409,121 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TelevisionFanatic Toolbar.
64Bar.dll (96a060cf33a2c42617cf13224a47db07) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140423 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3496 Zango
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14530 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.81
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Panda Antivirus 14.05.30.12 Adware/WebSearch
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Hupc
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 29700 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
64SrchMn.exe (466af3fbfdd028b3d90238425c367b7e) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 None Trojan/Win32.Buzus
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!466AF3FBFDD0
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!466AF3FBFDD0
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 28088 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
64SrcAs.dll (31f0fd888f41c6e4b05a8a26a6257bbb) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.45
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/WebSearch
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Lkxk
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 29442 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (660d435be4a48b8d941e5dcf30ac1974) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Zango
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.81
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/WebSearch
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Wlzh
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 29442 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
64barsvc.exe (54d6bc524f1fb026d6eb569581e38885) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.AudioToAudioToolBar.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 28088 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
64medint.exe (bb601f008cda03b0cdc8188d084d9960) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
NANO AntiVirus 0.28.0.58873 Trojan.Win32.FUbu2.cudmon
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0405
VIPRE Antivirus 28088 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
64brmon.exe (2c0a45683112082493b1fb3c09c60184) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MindSpark.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28020 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
64brmon64.exe (4ba7d9e73d47039bd34396ceb679318f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0404
VIPRE Antivirus 28484 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (f68778b356218f4cbfd5c2c19419c0a0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Zango
ESET-NOD32 9637 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28020 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
       View all 52 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/default.jhtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TelevisionFanatic\bar\2.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 C:\Program Files1\TELEVI~2\bar\1.bin\64Bar.dll,O
Estimated size: 11.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TelevisionFanatic Toolbar

Program module:64Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\TelevisionFanatic\bar\2.bin\64Bar.dll
MD5:96a060cf33a2c42617cf13224a47db07
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 64bar.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 64regfft.dll
  • 64regiet.dll
  • 64hkstub.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 64reghk.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • (Malware detected) 64SrcAs.dll - Mindspark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Search Assistant)
  • (Malware detected) 64SrchMn.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 64srchmr.dll
  • 64Plugin.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin (Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 64auxstb.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 64auxstb64.dll
  • 64bprtct.dll
  • 64dlghk.dll
  • 64dlghk64.dll
  • 64ieovr.dll
  • 64radio.dll - Mindspark Radio
  • 64highin.exe - t8HighIn (Toolbar Software)
  • (Malware detected) 64medint.exe - t8MedInt
  • 64tpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • (Malware detected) 64barsvc.exe - ()
  • (Malware detected) 64brmon.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • (Malware detected) 64brmon64.exe
  • 64brstub.dll
  • 64brstub64.dll
  • 64feedmg.dll
  • 64htmlmu.dll
  • 64mlbtn.dll
  • 64script.dll
  • 64skin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 64datact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 64httpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 64idle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 64skplay.exe - Skin Player
  • (Malware detected) APPINTEGRATOR.EXE
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • APPINTEGRATORSTUB.DLL
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • ASSISTMONITOR.DLL
  • ASSISTMONITOR64.DLL
  • BOOTSTRAP.JS
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 64SrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FreeBillPayAlert' with the class of {3ec8fc00-275c-46fb-887d-5bf782e35985}.
  • 64bar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {87368d29-a1bd-4e95-933c-98caf0da6876}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 64bar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'FreeBillPayAlert' with the class of {9f16d3e4-5631-44c6-9ddf-e670ae305469}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 64SrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {eccfde7c-8ed6-4eaa-9ffc-cb3b23dc69d1} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 64bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'VacationXplorer' with a class of {A364AD6D-10EB-45A9-B335-95F40D4C2324}.
Service
  • 64barsvc.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Service) "McAfee SiteAdvisor Service".
7 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files2\IMESHA~1\MediaBar\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.
  • 64SrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FreeBillPayAlert Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\BILLPA~2\bar\1.bin\9ssrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 64medint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FreeBillPayAlert EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\BILLPA~2\bar\1.bin\9smedint.exe" T8EPMSUP.DLL,S.
  • 64brmon64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BillPayAlert_9s Browser Plugin Loader 64' which loads as C:\Program Files2\BILLPA~2\bar\1.bin\9SBRMO~1.EXE.
  • 64brmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BillPayAlert_9s Browser Plugin Loader' which loads as C:\Program Files2\BILLPA~2\bar\1.bin\9sbrmon.exe.
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ReferenceBoss Home Page Guard 32 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\REFERE~3\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe".
  • Plus 1 more

How do I remove TelevisionFanatic Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove TelevisionFanatic 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 TelevisionFanatic 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 TelevisionFanatic 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 TelevisionFanatic 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 TelevisionFanatic Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,440

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.51%
Windows Vista 14.31%
Windows XP 8.03%
Windows 8 5.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.49%
Windows 7 Professional 7.21%
Windows 8 1.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.26%
  Germany 4.24%
  United Kingdom 3.04%
  Canada 2.94%
  Australia 2.40%
  Brazil 1.25%
  India 1.25%
  Italy 1.20%
  Israel 0.95%
  Belgium 0.75%
  Iran 0.75%
  Greece 0.70%
  Mexico 0.65%
  Netherlands 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.73%
Dell 23.56%
Acer 15.05%
Toshiba 11.49%
ASUS 3.76%
GIGABYTE 2.97%
Samsung 2.18%
Intel 1.68%
Lenovo 1.29%
Sahara 0.69%
Medion 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.13%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.35%

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

comments1 comment

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kosimovover a year ago
This one is hard to get rid of! It uses too many resources on my pc so I wanted to delete it. I followed the usual procedures, and it was gone. But, it kept showing up again. Other scanners would not show it, but this one did; I am impressed. I hope it is GONE now! I have decided not to try out new add-ons or programs until I can try them in another computer I am setting up (actually, just an external hard drive I can boot from which is essentially a copy of my internal laptop drive) and show them to be safe or at least not more trouble than they are worth. Several years ago, it seems to me that there were fewer add-ons available, but likewise, there were fewer problems with those that were available. Now, there are some amazing programs and software on the internet, but also, there is an enormous amount of "junk", "bait and switch" (get you with a "free download" and a "free something else", then, once you run it, you have to pay for it to finish; this is especially prevalent with scanners which look for scams, malware, viruses, and so forth. They often turn out to be more malware than malware scanner! Anyway, I am grateful to have found this software and knowledge site. It seems to know a lot about software that I got "suckered" into downloading and installing, then, can't get rid of. I am looking forward to using this along with my isolated drive scheme when I want to see if a download is going to work as they claim, if it is going to be a problem, then, can I get rid of it? This one is good in that it does not install a bunch of stuff which could contain malware itself, or could have been hijacked by a worm or virus or ??? and had something bad put in it. There is just this software, with the information about various programs stored on the internet, so it can be easily updated. It has already saved me from my foolish attempts to find a "free lunch", that is, amazing software that rivals commercial products, or is even better, but costs little or nothing. Other than Firefox, I doubt that exists much anyway.