Mindspark Toolbars

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 30
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 3,999,853
First Seen: April 28, 2014
Last Seen: July 12, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Mindspark is a company associated with the development and release of Web browser extensions and toolbars that may offer software that is said to improve their Web browser's performance and functionality. Some of Mindspark's more popular toolbars are Video Download Converter Toolbar, Elite Unzip Toolbar and FlightSearch Toolbar. Some of Mindspark web browser extensions and toolbars may be accompanied with unwanted changes to your Web browser's settings. However, there are a number of Mindspark programs that do not suggest or make changes in popular web browser applications.

Some Mindspark Toolbars add a toolbar to popular Web browsers and the functions of a 3rd party homepage search engine. Many of the activities of Mindspark Toolbars attempt to popularize generic search engines that may be associated with the distribution of Potentially Unwanted Programs or other software. Mindspark Toolbars may often advertise itself through legitimate advertisements and various forms of adware.

While the Mindspark Toolbars are not threatening, they may often be the cause of minor annoyances that may force you to change your browsing habits. Removal of Mindspark Toolbars may be accomplished by the use of an antimalware application.

Aliases

2 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
AVG Zango
Avast Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Mindspark Toolbars

File System Details

Mindspark Toolbars may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. partnerid.js ecdfb045323e5f31f04689de4223586b 838,818
2. splashpageredirecthandler.js bed60158e51b498d51e0871159d9da29 81,771
3. Win32.exe b518a5848085bd457f3d5612022798c1 464
4. M3SRCHMN.EXE 864a139fbd7beb081a68c8370c5cfdca 232
5. AppIntegrator64.exe 81023fe149fb4393d3f333b78cdf2aa0 211
6. AppIntegrator.exe 8436c5b7f8866dad1a956d95bf529c03 146
7. 9tmedint.exe 2c69360181647f842445c29f869ad527 117
8. win32.exe 07c5192b7843b83d7ae8f70bc2e47ed6 82
9. Win32.exe e5dc66aadb2e2cc5b46633b9168c8683 56
10. 7iUninstall PopularScreensavers.dll 5c318dc50cddded8f736741296842aa5 43
11. win32.exe 97f980b37edec12c11e90343bd9223d8 32
12. 64SrchMn.exe 0d9594aec05e25d01766c9bfefc21236 25
13. GLU32.dll e8abc0c21bb78dcc176c08ba63257481 19
14. AppIntegrator64.exe 5b6407e12a27b1e23f9d0c68d7492a1d 13
15. AppIntegrator64.exe 3d2f9354463e2dd516271dcaa26c6bb7 11
16. 7ibarsvc.exe db21f5d5fd041127589c1a5fdbebafe4 5
17. 7iSrchMn.exe 8bccf79a2c638434fc81d06e8e4c305b 2
18. 7iSrchMn.exe 8b8a9b69c16823d69b9f717b4c28b1db 2
19. AppIntegrator64.exe e3ffe5ff6f54c3d698c9b4258f53e309 2
20. AppIntegrator64.exe 1df750a352562bb2b8e3f31fd04134ab 2
21. AppIntegrator64.exe f540e401ab1f2ca8cb83a1ff071a33da 1
22. 7iSrchMn.exe eb6ebb56ac66e9d2c34a662ad9514eb8 1
23. 7ibar.dll 831ec56548b362259bf8e52513260051 1
24. 7iSrchMn.exe 3397927d0793ea404594b34a289a70c2 1
25. AppIntegrator64.exe cff15d70254218e535da04f24431802a 1
More files

Registry Details

Mindspark Toolbars may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
hp.myway[1].xml
http_ext.ask.com_0.localstorage
http_ext.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
http_ext.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
http_ext.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
http_hp.myway.com_0.localstorage
http_hp.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal
Software\AppDataLow\Software\Mindspark
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserStorage\DomainTrustStatus\myway.com
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\hp.myway.com
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\myway.com
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\hp.myway.com
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\myway.com
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.cab\OpenWithProgids\euz.cab
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.zip\OpenWithProgids\euz.zip
SOFTWARE\Mindspark
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mindspark

Directories

Mindspark Toolbars may create the following directory or directories:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Mindspark
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Mindspark_Interactive_Net
%PROGRAMFILES%\FestiveBar_3g
%PROGRAMFILES%\Mindspark
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FestiveBar_3g
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Mindspark
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mindspark
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mindspark_Interactive_Net

Cookies

The following cookies were found:

dl.myway.com
hp.myway.com
myway.com
search.myway.com

URLs

Mindspark Toolbars may call the following URLs:

"current":"Ask Web Sx
-SAE@iacsearchandmedia.com
>Mindspark<
Mindspark_
betterconverterpro.com
betterconverterprotab.com
extensions.toolbar.mindspark
http://dl.myway.com
http://hp.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch
https://int.search.myway.com/search/GGmain.jhtml?
https://search.mysearch.com/web?q=
https://search.myway.com/search/
mindspark._
nativemessagingHostName": "com.mindspark.
search.myway.com

16 Comments

how can I get mindspark off my computer??

It seems that I am not the only one with a MINDSPARK INTERACTIVE NETWORK problem.

I seem to have Mindbar on my computer. I did not as fo it nor did I install it. How may I remove from my computer

how do I get Mindspark off my computer?

I FINALLY KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING AD POPUPS!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! *Buys best gun he could find.* *Loads gun.* *Realizes shooting the computer won't solve the problem &amp; just deletes all of the Mindspark files instead.*

How can I remove mindspark from my computer and I hated your maps.

I seem to have mistakenly installed the Mindspark toolbar on my computer. Please help me remove it.

I have finally figured out how to remove mindspark off my pc. this is how you do it.

Tools
Add-Ons
Extensions
REMOVE mindspark. It says something about youtube, yes delete it.

Hope this helps anyone who needs it.

I need to remove Mindspark from my PC

Thanks to Ronda, I used her method and it worked. Thanks Ronda!

Ronda:
18 days ago

I have finally figured out how to remove mindspark off my pc. this is how you do it.

Tools
Add-Ons
Extensions
REMOVE mindspark. It says something about youtube, yes delete it.

Hope this helps anyone who needs it.

I tried this reply and it does not work.
I would love to get rid of this damn thing on my computer.
It's a pain in the ass.

Ronda:
26 days ago

I have finally figured out how to remove mindspark off my pc. this is how you do it.

Tools
Add-Ons
Extensions
REMOVE mindspark. It says something about youtube, yes delete it.

Hope this helps anyone who needs it.

PLEASE REMOVE MINDSPARK FROM MY TOOL BAR PLEASE

When I go to tools, etc., there is no &amp;quot;extenstions&amp;quot; thing to click on. How do I get this Mindspark off my computer and where can I find the guy who put it on!!!

Pkease remove Mindspark, My Way etc. from my tool bar and computer. Please acknowledge that you have done this. Thank you

please remove mindspark off my computer

PLEASE REMOVE MINDSPARK AND ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH IT FROM MY COMPUTER

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