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What is 5kbar.dll?

Part of MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox by MindSpark

What is it?

MindSpark Toolbar Platform manages the myWebSearch Toolbar, a web-browser add-on that provides search functions to the browser menu as well as a toolbar. The toolbar automatically installed with iWon, allowing user to query myWebSearch search engine.

What if I disable MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox?

Removing the MindSpark Toolbar Platform as well as other unwanted web browser toolbars is usually a good idea as they have been known to have adverse performance effects on your web browser's and overall PC's stability.
Description of 5kbar.dll from MindSpark
The iWon Toolbar installs into your Internet browser and allows you to search the Internet with MyWebSearch® and may provide other search features as further described herein. Default Search, Address Bar Queries, DNS Errors: If you consent to make MyWebSearch your default search service, your Internet browser default search feature will be set to MyWebSearch and you will access MyWebSearch search services by entering queries in your browser chrome search box; by entering queries in your browser address bar, and/or in response to misspelled, incorrectly formatted or unresolved DNS submissions in your browser address bar. Home Page: During the download process, you may be given the option to reset your Internet browser's default homepage to home.mywebsearch.com or some other webpage. If you exercise/consent to this option, the specified webpage will become your default home page and will appear each time you open your Internet browser.
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How is 5kbar.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer BHO - The 5kbar.dll BHO has a registered CLSID of {8f7f89b5-752e-4194-b92f-cf00177c1590}. A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a module designed as a plugin for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. A BHO can introduce visible changes to a IE's interface, such as installing toolbars, but it can also run without any change to the interface.
Internet Explorer toolbar - The 5kbar.dll browser toolbar extension has a registered CLSID of {af94b35c-3ac5-4030-9f9c-15fb4e3dc339}. These are the toolbars that are typically underneath the navigation bar and menu in Internet Explorer and are visible as either a full or partial row.
Internet Explorer web browser - 5kbar.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {AF94B35C-3AC5-4030-9F9C-15FB4E3DC339}. An IE Web Browser application supplements some of Internet Explorer's user interface components for browsing by adding additional features that interact with the Internet Explorer Browser. This is accomplished by utilizing Internet Explorer's layout and rendering engine and extending it.
MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the 5kbar.dll file.Of the 0.1% of 5kbar.dll users, 85.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\iwon_5k\bar\1.bin\5kbar.dll

Are there other versions of MindSpark Toolbar Platform for...?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)

About MindSpark

Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc is an operating business unit of IAC/InterActiveCorp focusing on interactive products and web portals. Mindspark operates IAC More...
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File details

File name: 5kbar.dll
Publisher: MindSpark (verified)
Name: MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Description: MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Version: 2, 5, 6, 52
Size: 687.14 KB
Original file name: t8Bar.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 5/6/2015

Internet Explorer BHO details

CLSID: {b1df253a-9e7a-480d-b6a5-7a435b520dbb}

Internet Explorer toolbar details

CLSID: {af94b35c-3ac5-4030-9f9c-15fb4e3dc339}

IE web browser details

CLSID: {AF94B35C-3AC5-4030-9F9C-15FB4E3DC339}

Image hashes

MD5: fe185e0cf937cad80c3f999346063de2
SHA-1: b6e8c0e5d2a6b3a5e997051177be625c02840d10
SHA-256: 2c3d6260cc9b9bdb6b9e1220ec261b8d064c6a8aedfddbce338662c6489678c7

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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