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Should I remove SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer Toolbar?

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SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer Toolbar


SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer Toolbar is a software program developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. 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 f7Bar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 10.33 MB (10,834,050 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 90% of users of SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in Croatia.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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 SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer Toolbar.
f7Bar.dll (0c8069ecd21f976b4162b71ff0dc02ae) has been flagged by the following 19 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.MyWebSearch
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win32.MyWebSearch
Arcabit PUP.WebToolbar.MyWebSearch.eao
avast! 2014.9-151101 Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
AVware MyWebSearch.J (v)
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Cyren W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen!Eldorado
Dr.Web Adware.MyWebSearch.103
ESET-NOD32 9.12349 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AS potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 11/1/2015 Riskware/MyWebSearch
F-Prot v6. W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen
G Data 15.11.25 Win32.Application.Agent.NKY1A0
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch
Malwarebytes v2015.11.01.09 PUP.Optional.MindSpark
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.RDM.40!5.2E[F1]
SUPERAntiSpyware 9533 PUP.MindSpark/Variant
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Hoy
VIPRE Antivirus 44236 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Zillya Adware.Toolbar.Win32.1524
       View all 19 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mindspark.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SMSfromBrowser_f7\bar\1.bin
Uninstaller: rundll32 "C:\Program Files\SMSfromBrowser_f7\bar\1.bin\f7Bar.dll",O mindsparktoolbarkey="SMSfromBrowser_f7" uninstalltype=IE
Estimated size: 10.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer Toolbar

Program module:f7Bar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Mindspark Toolbar Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\SMSfromBrowser_f7\bar\1.bin\f7Bar.dll
Additional files:
  • AppIntegrator.exe - Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer (Mindspark Toolbar Platform)
  • AppIntegrator64.exe
  • AppIntegratorStub.dll
  • AppIntegratorStub64.dll
  • AssistMonitor.dll
  • AssistMonitor64.dll
  • BAT.dll
  • CrExt.dll
  • CrExtPf7.exe
  • DpnMngr.dll
  • f7bar.dll
  • f7barsvc.exe
  • f7bprtct.dll
  • f7datact.dll
  • f7dlghk.dll
  • f7dlghk64.dll
  • f7feedmg.dll
  • f7highin.exe
  • f7htmlmu.dll
  • f7httpct.dll
  • f7idle.dll
  • f7medint.exe
  • f7mlbtn.dll
  • f7Plugin.dll
  • f7regiet.dll
  • f7script.dll
  • f7skin.dll
  • f7skplay.exe
  • f7SrcAs.dll
  • HiddenToolbarReminder.dll
  • HkFxMgr.dll
  • HkFxMgr64.dll
  • InstallEnabler.dll
  • t8EPMSup.dll
  • t8Res.dll
  • ToolbarGuard.dll
  • ToolbarGuard64.dll
  • Verify.dll
  • TPIManagerConsole.exe - TPIManager (Third-Party Product Installer)
  • f7tpinst.dll - ThirdPartyInstaller Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • f7SrcAs.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SMSfromBrowser' with the class of {ffe35078-94b2-4fc0-990d-bf8289bc25e4}.
  • f7bar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {3188eefd-9259-445d-8ccd-b99d6296ad1a}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • f7bar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'SMSfromBrowser' with the class of {b1d7ea4a-79ca-454e-897f-f5a052e467f6}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • f7SrcAs.dll is loaded in Internet Explorer as a URL search hook using the CLSID {7e7b115c-c2f1-40c1-beb5-26c709bd57e8} and is used by IE to redirect the address of an unknown typed URLs.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • f7bar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SMSfromBrowser' with a class of {B1D7EA4A-79CA-454E-897F-F5A052E467F6}.
  • f7barsvc.exe runs as a service named 'SMSfromBrowserService' (SMSfromBrowser_f7Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • f7medint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SMSfromBrowser EPM Support' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\SMSFRO~1\bar\1.bin\f7medint.exe" t8EPMSup.dll,S.

How do I remove SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer 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 SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer 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 SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer 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 SMSfromBrowser Internet Explorer Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Croatia 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Acer 50.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7309 25.00%
HP 15 Notebook PC 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 3847 25.00%
Acer Veriton X275 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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