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What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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PopularScreensavers Toolbar and Software

What is PopularScreensavers Toolbar and Software?

PopularScreensavers Toolbar is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.


A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/default.jhtml
Uninstaller: rundll32 C:\Program Files2\POPULA~2\bar\1.bin\7iBar.dll,O mindsparktoolbarkey="PopularScreensavers_7i"

How do I remove PopularScreensavers Toolbar and Software?

You can uninstall PopularScreensavers Toolbar and Software 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 PopularScreensavers Toolbar and Software, 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 PopularScreensavers Toolbar and Software.
  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 PopularScreensavers Toolbar and Software you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8.1 1%
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.78%
Windows 10 16.35%
Windows XP 10.69%
Windows Vista 8.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.69%
Windows 7 Professional 10.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.29%
Windows 8 5.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.82%
  Germany 6.60%
  United Kingdom 5.58%
  Australia 3.55%
  Canada 3.05%
  India 3.05%
  Mexico 3.05%
  Malaysia 2.54%
  Netherlands 1.52%
  Philippines 1.52%
  PR 1.52%
  Belgium 1.02%
  Finland 1.02%
  Indonesia 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.84%
Hewlett-Packard 27.10%
Acer 14.95%
Toshiba 14.95%
Lenovo 4.67%
ASUS 3.74%
Intel 1.87%
Samsung 1.87%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.82%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 7720 1.82%
Dell Vostro 230 1.82%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.82%

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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