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What is 4zbar.dll?

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

What is it?

My Web Search by the Mindspark Interactive Network is a browser toolbar, part of the Fun Web Products suite of potentially unwanted applications such as Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, Popular Screensavers and others. The toolbar provides access to search engine results and a 404 Error Redirector among other things to your browser. The My Web Search toolbar could slow down your PC and uses cookies to track your web surfing usage and habits.
Description of 4zbar.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 4zbar.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer BHO - The 4zbar.dll BHO has a registered CLSID of {312f84fb-8970-4fd3-bddb-7012eac4afc9}. 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.
Startup files (all users) run once - 4zbar.dll is registered with the run identifier 'FilmFanaticbar Uninstall' and the execution command 'rundll32 C:\Program Files2\PAUNIN~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.
Internet Explorer toolbar - The 4zbar.dll browser toolbar extension has a registered CLSID of {48586425-6bb7-4f51-8dc6-38c88e3ebb58}. 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 - 4zbar.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {48586425-6BB7-4F51-8DC6-38C88E3EBB58}. 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.
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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the 4zbar.dll file.Of the 0.6% of 4zbar.dll users, 84.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\videodownloadconverter_4z\bar\2.bin\4zbar.dll

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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: 4zbar.dll
Publisher: MindSpark (verified)
Name: MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Description: MindSpark Toolbar Platform
Version: 2, 5, 3, 20
Size: 681.39 KB
Original file name: t8Bar.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 7/5/2012

Internet Explorer BHO details

CLSID: {312f84fb-8970-4fd3-bddb-7012eac4afc9}

Startup files (all users) run once details

Name: HowToSimplified_8ebar Uninstall
Command: rundll32 C:\Program Files2\8EUNIN~1.DLL,O -3 uninstalltype="FF"

Internet Explorer toolbar details

CLSID: {48586425-6bb7-4f51-8dc6-38c88e3ebb58}

IE web browser details

CLSID: {48586425-6BB7-4F51-8DC6-38C88E3EBB58}

Image hashes

MD5: 0087835a349c537e79583d41252915fb
SHA-1: 6554b28247a631100f6eb4f0a77fe7fd6fe191fd
SHA-256: 1dbfe2361c84d5841c6ca19024a38d919a1257ef07b45e484c183fc5cbd60856

PE image details

File packed: No
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