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Should I remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,479
United States Rank #3,151
Reach 0.0934%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.35 days
69.18 days >
Average installed length: 36.35 days

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TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar

What is TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar?

TotalRecipeSearch 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 Mindspark so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. TotalRecipeSearch 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)

Find the best recipes for appetizers, entrees, desserts and much more. TRS comes pre-loaded with a million of recipes ready to be downloaded to your computer for FREE.

Overview

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 14Bar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 11.77 MB (12,338,432 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background 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 TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar.
APPINTEGRATOR.EXE (4497f101fd7253bbb4c51999a1f09690) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140422 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3496 Zango
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14422 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0309
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
14medint.exe (ae76c3055f9b771b542e0499c8794ef9) 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
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0314
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
14barsvc.exe (2b637a5169f4180d36bae9ac00a7bbe8) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.150.222 TR/Trash.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Damaged.1
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Bloodhound.MalPE
14brmon.exe (c284d33cd04a8f7360ad2eacd00e04b8) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.150.222 TR/Trash.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
Dr.Web 7.00.9.04080 Trojan.Damaged.1
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Bloodhound.MalPE
14brmon64.exe (04d84d59d341dc861f20c961b5882eae) 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
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0312
VIPRE Antivirus 28506 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
AppIntegrator64.exe (e3ffe5ff6f54c3d698c9b4258f53e309) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.151.68 TR/Trash.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/default.jhtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TotalRecipeSearch_14\bar\3.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 C:\Program Files2\TOTALR~2\bar\1.bin\14Bar.dll,O
Estimated size: 11.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar

Program module:14Bar.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\TotalRecipeSearch_14\bar\3.bin\14Bar.dll
MD5:22832e0c7677ad205d218cfefb4873dc
Additional files:
  • 14regfft.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • 14regiet.dll
  • 14hkstub.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector Stub
  • 14reghk.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform IE Search Box Protector
  • 14srchmr.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
  • 14Plugin.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin (Mindspark Toolbar Platform Plugin for 32-bit Windows)
  • 14auxstb.dll - Mindspark Toolbar Platform
  • 14auxstb64.dll
  • 14bprtct.dll
  • 14dlghk.dll
  • 14dlghk64.dll
  • 14ieovr.dll
  • 14radio.dll - Mindspark Radio
  • 14highin.exe - t8HighIn (Toolbar Software)
  • (Malware detected) 14medint.exe - t8MedInt
  • 14tpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module
  • (Malware detected) 14brmon64.exe - VER_ (VER_DESCRIPTION)
  • 14brstub64.dll
  • 14feedmg.dll - ()
  • 14htmlmu.dll
  • 14mlbtn.dll
  • 14script.dll
  • 14skin.dll - Toolbar Messages (Skin Tools)
  • 14datact.dll - Data Control ( Data Control)
  • 14httpct.dll - (" HTTP Control)
  • 14idle.dll - Idle Monitor
  • 14skplay.exe - Skin Player
  • 14bar.dll
  • (Malware detected) 14barsvc.exe
  • (Malware detected) 14brmon.exe
  • 14brstub.dll
  • 14SrcAs.dll
  • 14SrchMn.exe
  • (Malware detected) APPINTEGRATOR.EXE
  • (Malware detected) AppIntegrator64.exe
  • APPINTEGRATORSTUB.DLL
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • ASSISTMONITOR.DLL
  • ASSISTMONITOR64.DLL
  • CREXT.DLL
  • CrExtP14.exe
  • DPNMNGR.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 14SrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TotalRecipeSearch' with the class of {df22384f-cf68-4d19-969f-10423715528b}.
  • 14bar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {ab56dfde-0c14-45b3-9df6-7b0eba617870}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • 14bar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TotalRecipeSearch' with the class of {a0154e07-2b48-475c-a82a-80efd84ea33e}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 14SrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {8a7d2060-824d-4b17-b00a-759b1b5f30d9} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • 14bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'TotalRecipeSearch' with a class of {A0154E07-2B48-475C-A82A-80EFD84EA33E}.
Service
  • 14barsvc.exe runs as a service named 'TotalRecipeSearchService' (TotalRecipeSearch_14Service).
6 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • APPINTEGRATOR.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Recipe Hub Home Page Guard 32 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\RECIPE~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator.exe".
  • 14medint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MyFunCards EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\MYFUNC~2\bar\1.bin\5mmedint.exe" T8EPMSUP.DLL,S.
  • 14brmon64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MyFunCards_5m Browser Plugin Loader 64' which loads as C:\Program Files2\MYFUNC~2\bar\1.bin\5mbrmon64.exe.
  • AppIntegrator64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TotalRecipeSearch Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\TOTALR~2\bar\3.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe".
  • 14SrchMn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TotalRecipeSearch Search Scope Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\TOTALR~2\bar\3.bin\14srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h.
  • 14brmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TotalRecipeSearch_14 Browser Plugin Loader' which loads as C:\Program Files2\TOTALR~2\bar\3.bin\14brmon.exe.

How do I remove TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall TotalRecipeSearch 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 TotalRecipeSearch 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 TotalRecipeSearch 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 TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.16%
Windows Vista 16.86%
Windows XP 9.30%
Windows 8 3.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.81%
Windows 7 Professional 4.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.52%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.45%
  Canada 3.82%
  United Kingdom 3.08%
  Australia 1.97%
  Brazil 0.49%
  New Zealand 0.49%
  Belgium 0.37%
  India 0.37%
  Ireland 0.37%
  Malaysia 0.37%
  South Africa 0.25%
  VI 0.25%
  Greece 0.25%
  TZ 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.32%
Dell 27.17%
Acer 12.23%
Toshiba 11.68%
ASUS 3.53%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Gateway 1.36%
GIGABYTE 1.36%
Intel 1.36%
Lenovo 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.59%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.19%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.19%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.99%

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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