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What is pgbar.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 in many of Mindspark products, allowing user to query myWebSearch search engine.
Description of pgbar.dll from MindSpark
MyWebSearch brings together the most comprehensive collection of search tools available to provide you with the information you need when you need it. MyWebSearch allows you to search the web directly from your toolbar, offering you search results powered by Google. Mindspark features a variety of social and entertainment destinations like DailyBurn®, IWON®, personal interest sites such as Excite®, as well as our fun, interactive toolbar products. Separate from our search results, we provide sponsored listings in the same fashion as Google and Yahoo. We also display advertising on select Web pages. This business model lets us create fun, easy-to-use products with wide-ranging content for you to enjoy on an ongoing basis.
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How is pgbar.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer BHO - The pgbar.dll BHO has a registered CLSID of {4be65d6a-a340-403d-9a23-70d640283b38}. 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 pgbar.dll browser toolbar extension has a registered CLSID of {65c72339-fb1d-4155-84e1-9afacee02d6f}. 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 - pgbar.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {65C72339-FB1D-4155-84E1-9AFACEE02D6F}. 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.
Startup files (all users) run once - pgbar.dll is registered with the run identifier 'CouponXplorer_5zbar Uninstall' and the execution command 'rundll32 C:\Program Files1\5ZUNIN~1.DLL,O -3' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when the user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.
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 pgbar.dll file.Of the 0.1% of pgbar.dll users, 84.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module pgbar.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
                              0.10940904% CPU9117.4%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
     1 context switches/sec6.7%
Average context switches for all programs is 15 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\fantasyfootballboss\bar\1.bin\pgbar.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (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: pgbar.dll
Publisher: MindSpark (verified)
Name: MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Description: MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Version: 2, 5, 5, 52
Size: 687.14 KB
Original file name: t8Bar.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/9/2012
Expiration date: 5/6/2015

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.1094090392%
Privileged CPU: 0.0140929713%
User CPU: 0.0953160679%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 2,609,907
Context switches /sec: 1
Module memory size: 692 KB

Internet Explorer BHO details

CLSID: {ab56dfde-0c14-45b3-9df6-7b0eba617870}

Internet Explorer toolbar details

CLSID: {a0154e07-2b48-475c-a82a-80efd84ea33e}

IE web browser details

CLSID: {A0154E07-2B48-475C-A82A-80EFD84EA33E}

Startup files (all users) run once details

Name: VideoDownloadConverter_4zbar Uninstall
Command: rundll32 C:\Program Files1\4ZUNIN~1.DLL,O -3

Image hashes

MD5: d0fc005df1ff9267e5be00a8782cdb96
SHA-1: 64878d497496a24a5c2c82316d65cada614b0002
SHA-256: 8ced4c75cc60ae09fa92d410ad46e088e0836c9497d61433387e778027538513

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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