HappinessInfusion Toolbar

HappinessInfusion Toolbar Description

The HappinessInfusion Toolbar is associated with a browser hijacker. The HappinessInfusion Toolbar is marketed as a toolbar that gives computer users inspirational quotes and tips, games and access to similar content directly from their Web browser. Unfortunately, although all of this sounds great, these kinds of Web browser toolbars are usually adware, specifically designed to deliver advertisements to their victims' computers. Although the HappinessInfusion Toolbar is not a severe form of malware, the fact that the HappinessInfusion Toolbar makes unwanted changes to the victim's computer means that the HappinessInfusion Toolbar has behaviors that are typically associated with adware and may end up making the affected computer operate poorly.

Unwanted Symptoms Associated with the HappinessInfusion Toolbar

There have been numerous reports of irritating, unwanted behaviors associated with the HappinessInfusion Toolbar. These kinds of behaviors are commonly seen in the event of an infection, leading many to classify the HappinessInfusion Toolbar as an adware infection. The following are symptoms that typically appear after a computer user installs the HappinessInfusion Toolbar:

  • The HappinessInfusion Toolbar may be installed without the computer user's permission often after installing another program that has been bundled with this adware infection.
  • The HappinessInfusion Toolbar redirects the victim's online activity, forcing the infected Web browser to display Web pages associated with the HappinessInfusion Toolbar constantly. These redirects may occur after the victim attempts to connect to another website, clicks on a link or carries out a search on a search engine.
  • The HappinessInfusion Toolbar may cause the infected Web browser to display pop-up windows, often containing advertisements or suspicious content riddled with advertisements. This behavior, coupled with the browser redirects listed above can expose computer users to Web pages containing more malicious content that can severely endanger a computer.
  • The HappinessInfusion Toolbar may make changes to the infected Web browser's settings without authorization. This includes changing the infected Web browser's homepage, default search engine and security settings.

Web browser toolbars like the HappinessInfusion Toolbar may often cause a computer to run slowly, crash frequently and perform poorly. The HappinessInfusion Toolbar may significantly affect the speed of your Internet connection and other factors such as page loading time or how much time you will spend to open and close your Web browser and other programs.

Technical Information

Registry Details

HappinessInfusion Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Directory
%LOCALAPPDATA%\HappinessInfusion_5w
%PROGRAMFILES%\HappinessInfusion_5w
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\HappinessInfusion_5w
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\HappinessInfusion_5w
Uninstaller
HappinessInfusion_5wbar Uninstall
Registry key
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.DynamicBarButton
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.DynamicBarButton.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.FeedManager
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.FeedManager.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.HTMLMenu
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.HTMLMenu.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.HTMLPanel
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.HTMLPanel.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.MultipleButton
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.MultipleButton.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.PseudoTransparentPlugin
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.PseudoTransparentPlugin.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.Radio
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.Radio.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.RadioSettings
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.RadioSettings.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.ScriptButton
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.ScriptButton.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.SettingsPlugin
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.SettingsPlugin.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.SkinLauncher
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.SkinLauncher.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.SkinLauncherSettings
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.SkinLauncherSettings.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.ThirdPartyInstaller
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.UrlAlertButton
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.UrlAlertButton.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.XMLSessionPlugin
SOFTWARE\Classes\HappinessInfusion_5w.XMLSessionPlugin.1
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{0034A545-179D-4205-BA5A-E436CB080FB2}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{C3FF6E48-4D2C-4F65-8D96-D168B36D8043}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{C4F4C41D-25A3-4B36-9878-D03C491C45DC}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{c4f4c41d-25a3-4b36-9878-d03c491c45dc}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\{7ce1ad6c-f8d7-4de6-bea4-9f787c4f8990}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HappinessInfusion Search Scope Monitor
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HappinessInfusion_5w Browser Plugin Loader
SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\5wffxtbr@HappinessInfusion_5w.com
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\HappinessInfusion_5w
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{48900fd3-bf34-4ede-bde8-80ba4db0a01e}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{5551d028-11c1-417d-85e1-d0252f787a92}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{661f0cb2-216c-46c9-9a18-17d2221938d8}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{679bed97-49ce-49af-abdf-1247a962d62d}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8f1a5525-d272-4120-9333-83d12c5bf50d}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{c4f4c41d-25a3-4b36-9878-d03c491c45dc}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\5wSkPlay_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\5wSkPlay_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{0034a545-179d-4205-ba5a-e436cb080fb2}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{c3ff6e48-4d2c-4f65-8d96-d168b36d8043}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{1e1e8f5b-25b7-400e-adbc-de08e579e4c5}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{5d0f1f8d-8701-4b62-b795-29b99da6d8aa}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{66f6f414-fa54-4e6a-909d-fca4b0ed9f3e}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{bc9c928b-cc4f-4eed-927f-f80066527010}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{E372B797-CE8B-463F-B3A7-8D1AF62D7213}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{ec058f1a-dac1-45ce-b60f-eafb0152b05d}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HappinessInfusion Search Scope Monitor
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\HappinessInfusion_5w Browser Plugin Loader
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\5wffxtbr@HappinessInfusion_5w.com
CLSID
{400C4DE7-29B0-4785-BBF5-C0470731D49E}
{D4755D89-5784-4D8B-9574-7E791D458A41}

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