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What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,555
United States Rank #9,103
Reach 0.0675%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.71 days
286.46 days >
Average installed length: 150.51 days


VersionDistribution 3.61% 0.83% 0.90% 0.15% 12.78% 2.78% 0.38% 0.30% 2.56% 5.56% 0.08% 0.08% 0.30% 5.64% 20.83% 0.60% 1.05% 3.61% 1.43% 0.53% 10.00% 0.30% 0.98% 0.60% 10.90% 8.05% 0.68% 0.15% 0.15% 0.15% 0.75% 0.15% 0.08% 0.23% 2.86%

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MyStart Toolbar

What is MyStart Toolbar?

MyStart Toolbar is a Visicom Media (VMN) toolbar that integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back.

About  (from Visicom Media inc)

MyStart Toolbar includes various features and content, including: one click software update checker, general web search, menus, buttons, images, widgets, web content, alerts, hosted web pages related to the toolbar, personalized pages, remote Software updates, and more.

Once the Toolbar is installed, you will re...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MyStart Toolbar.
mystartDx.dll (2d3a7cad08e5ea7ecf9de78fd83ada7c) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.Agent
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Tool.InstallToolbar.179
ESET-NOD32 9.11449 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B potentially unwanted
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15544 Adware
K7GW 13.202.15541 Adware ( 004bbb651 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!2D3A7CAD08E5
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BH
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0401
mystartDx64.dll (1f32a8135234672032ead1654f801be3) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Agent!
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win64.Agent
Bkav FE W64.HfsAdware.C7A3
Dr.Web Tool.InstallToolbar.179
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:WebToolbar.MyStartTB
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win64.Agent.p
Zillya Adware.Agent.Win64.903
dtuser.exe (8260235bee6d27c1c352d54153c8b157) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Toolbar.Visicom!
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.283
ESET-NOD32 10922 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Visicom
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1127
ToolbarCleaner.exe (77174a6f47b40aea93b4d69cc3292d4a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.C7A3
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.250
       View all 26 all detections
MyStart 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: apps.mystart.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mystartggtb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\mystartggtb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyStart Toolbar

Program module:mystarttb.dll
Name:MyStart Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\mystarttb\mystarttb.dll
Additional files:
  • mystartggtb.dll - MyStart Toolbar
  • uninstall.exe - MyStart Toolbar Uninstaller
  • dtuser.exe - DTX broker
  • (Malware detected) mystartDx.dll - MyStart Toolbar Link Library
  • (Malware detected) ToolbarCleaner.exe - Toolbar Cleaner
  • ffHelper.exe - ffHelper Application (Helper Application for IE)
  • ieUtilsLite.exe - IE Utils Lite Application (ShowDeleteBrowsingHistoryDialog and Disk Cleanup launcher app for IE)
  • mystartDx64.dll
  • mystarttb64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • mystartDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyStart Toolbar' with the class of {ccb24e92-62c4-4c53-95d2-65f9eed476bc}.
  • mystartDx64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyStart Toolbar' with the class of {ccb24e92-62c4-4c53-95d2-65f9eed476bc}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • mystartDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyStart Toolbar' with the class of {ccb24e92-62c4-4c53-95d2-65f9eed476bc}.
  • mystartDx64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MyStart Toolbar' with the class of {ccb24e92-62c4-4c53-95d2-65f9eed476bc}.
Scheduled Task
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C885DFC-5D12-40E9-B606-53BB5245CD7D}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\mystarttb\dtuser.exe'.
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\mystarttb\ToolbarCleaner.exe'.
Network connections
  • ToolbarCleaner.exe connects to ip-72-55-140-118.static.privatedns.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:1.2633618200%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.88435327%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.37900855%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove MyStart Toolbar?

You can uninstall MyStart 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MyStart Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 MyStart 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 MyStart Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8.1 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.88%
Windows 10 33.66%
Windows XP 3.46%
Windows Vista 3.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.68%
Windows 8.1 12.30%
Windows 7 Professional 8.68%
Windows 8 4.08%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.61%
  Germany 6.31%
  France 4.92%
  Brazil 4.72%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  Italy 4.02%
  Canada 3.54%
  Saudi Arabia 2.98%
  Egypt 2.43%
  MA 2.22%
  DZ 2.15%
  IQ 2.01%
  India 1.60%
  Mexico 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.38%
Acer 19.70%
Dell 17.86%
ASUS 10.02%
Toshiba 6.91%
Samsung 5.41%
Lenovo 4.38%
Intel 2.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.58%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.23%
ASUS All Series 2.54%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.54%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.54%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.97%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


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