FilmFanatic Toolbar

FilmFanatic Toolbar Description


FilmFanatic Toolbar Screenshot 1The FilmFanatic Toolbar is a member of the Mindspark family of toolbars that are devoted to reconfiguring browsers to load Ask.com, a search engine site. Thematically and functionally very similar to Ask.com toolbars like the Reading Fanatic Toolbar or the Television Fanatic Toolbar, the FilmFanatic Toolbar may give you some legitimate features but also may abuse your homepage and search engine settings. SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend removing any type of browser add-on that redirects you to other sites automatically, and removing the FilmFanatic Toolbar with anti-malware software always should be treated as just a common sense defense of your sovereignty over your Web browser.

When Taking Cinema Too Seriously Can Hurt Your Browser


One of the newer toolbars to emerge from the Mindspark/Ask.com family, the FilmFanatic Toolbar markets itself as a movie-search utility, but malware experts have found that the FilmFanatic Toolbar’s functions sync poorly with its marketing and provide meager results, at best. Its ‘positive’ features aside, the FilmFanatic Toolbar also makes changes to your browser that aren’t even tangentially related to finding movies online: modifications to your homepage and search engine that force your browser to load the search site Ask.com.

Since the FilmFanatic Toolbar is been associated with many other toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs and browser hijackers besides the FilmFanatic Toolbar, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have had numerous occasions to analyze Ask.com.
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This site’s search results are not immediate dangers to your computer, but the FilmFanatic Toolbar’s browser hijacks should be considered security problems that should be remedied immediately rather than tolerated as harmless. Like other toolbars from the same family, the FilmFanatic Toolbar will ignore any default search or homepage settings related to your browser, and also may install itself to more than one browser at the same time.

Closing Curtains on the FilmFanatic Toolbar’s Browser Redirects


The FilmFanatic Toolbar can be installed like any normal program but usually is installed through software bundles or mislabeled file downloads that, on first glance, seem to have nothing to do with the FilmFanatic Toolbar. SpywareRemove.com malware research team finds overall safe browsing habits, such as avoiding disreputable freeware sites, to be the best protection from the FilmFanatic Toolbar. Anti-malware programs also should be able to detect the FilmFanatic Toolbar’s original installer or remove FilmFanatic Toolbar after its installation, whichever is required. The use of such software is strongly recommended due to the FilmFanatic Toolbar’s difficulty of uninstallation, which is a common trait for its family.

Speaking of the FilmFanatic Toolbar’s family, Web surfers also should be on their guard for other toolbars that perform the same attacks as the FilmFanatic Toolbar without using its brand name. Just a few samples of these include the MyScrapNook Toolbar, the Mapsgalaxy Toolbar, the TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar the Music Box Toolbar and the Video Download Converter Toolbar. All of these have been classified by SpywareRemove.com malware experts as PUPs that, like FilmFanatic Toolbar, should be removed with all due haste.

Aliases


Riskware.Win32.InstallToolbar.uwyvi [NANO-Antivirus]Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.A.(kcloud) [Kingsoft]W32/MyWebSearch.LPE [Norman]Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.B.(kcloud) [Kingsoft]Riskware.WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.AMN!A2 [Emsisoft]Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP] [Avast]TROJ_GEN.USHMJ12 [TrendMicro-HouseCall]Win32:PUP-gen [PUP] [Avast]W32/MyWebSearch.LQD [Norman]not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.tyu [Kaspersky]

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FilmFanatic Toolbar Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with FilmFanatic Toolbar? To safely & quickly detect FilmFanatic Toolbar we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.



Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{b5ccb33f-6c0a-418a-8af1-10c35bbd579a}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{f5bfad3a-d783-4ad7-98aa-d8f082626f8d}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{fc65300a-dc43-4d86-b153-e59cf6e74216}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{23088cf8-eaf8-4bb3-a251-9ba61557ac75}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{631acb68-57c3-48af-9cc5-fcec0837ffd3}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{076c037f-c081-4fd9-a82a-fd4f00a419e9}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{1da22a28-324d-4dd4-b2dc-66a3cebf447f}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{2f38d624-ac5d-4096-88cc-a58d2ac806e1}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{37A2255C-D173-4B54-A455-13DE1DDA9F44}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{3e9be71d-a3fa-4224-ab29-2602acd577ff}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: FilmFanatic Browser Plugin LoaderSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: FilmFanatic Search Scope MonitorSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: FilmFanatic Home Page Guard 64 bitSOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@FilmFanatic.com/PluginSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\FilmFanaticSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{1be14fe1-3175-4324-a77b-33fe5cb7a6ed}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{6c990eca-72d6-4e65-a35b-a08c1df79e6e}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{99b340f7-76e0-44ab-9948-b95a1b475d39}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{b5ccb33f-6c0a-418a-8af1-10c35bbd579a}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{f5bfad3a-d783-4ad7-98aa-d8f082626f8d}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{fc65300a-dc43-4d86-b153-e59cf6e74216}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value: {0b84b4b4-8af8-4f1f-91fe-074a666f6425}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{631acb68-57c3-48af-9cc5-fcec0837ffd3}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{d5e9b421-c309-41de-9014-800a2adcdeb0}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{076c037f-c081-4fd9-a82a-fd4f00a419e9}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{1da22a28-324d-4dd4-b2dc-66a3cebf447f}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{4c2743f0-a2e2-41a0-9e65-798943109f42}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{a876a1c1-d9f6-4562-8dbc-d98b61b3f281}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: FilmFanatic Browser Plugin LoaderSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: FilmFanatic Search Scope MonitorSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FilmFanaticbar Uninstall FirefoxSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FilmFanaticbar Uninstall Internet ExplorerSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\FilmFanaticServiceSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\FilmFanaticService
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {99b340f7-76e0-44ab-9948-b95a1b475d39}{93fc722b-ab04-4ce2-b1a5-5b6889a72830}{7f4a94dc-2191-4ee3-9f0b-c8a12199d22c}{796b75f6-6187-47e2-8f1f-c16e059e6e19}{631acb68-57c3-48af-9cc5-fcec0837ffd3}{0b84b4b4-8af8-4f1f-91fe-074a666f6425}{07d09e63-294f-4aa3-ab44-e61331aec6a3}{9F5FEDB2-90BB-43E9-BECD-69758C60B00A}{95C0D70C-E5ED-4618-AECC-E11066F86960}{864D5A22-9C34-48F6-9385-2E1EAF5F8C33}{83AFB8A1-DFD5-4103-B5F7-52F2F114D188}{80154DB4-DC3D-41D7-A5DA-3B63549377A4}{3E5B610B-F82D-42FD-AA36-10B0C103BDD5}{335FDF69-47E2-4099-8B85-F743014942C5}{F95EE953-EA40-4277-9D5A-C5D2DD7118A7}{EEA25A88-7BCC-46CA-BF20-B85EBA1CEEB2}{ED51BFC0-F800-4201-87D3-9F2559679037}{E4C503B1-56BE-4A06-812D-748718247ACF}{E083908B-BD7D-414D-A96B-5D3345593181}{D93A719B-39C7-44B5-9450-D70045169D75}{D57E34F7-4964-4A31-B7FD-82EE88C1F351}{9AC684A9-83A0-4A6D-AB4C-2B00AF57E93B}{89E881AC-8277-4EEB-81CB-FA23453FE835}{89202E29-EEA2-451E-A6A0-205D32C6762F}{80D8F301-753E-4552-A349-4C4D7A0F5831}{70BD58F8-B097-4C58-8E2E-0C1FB9719F73}{6E3D1C6D-690C-4108-ADEE-A61DD73F1F41}{6C990ECA-72D6-4E65-A35B-A08C1DF79E6E}{329CCEB3-D542-4D26-A948-649ABA3D4071}{2BAC1F62-5FD8-43A6-A213-48CEC8E58172}{1BE14FE1-3175-4324-A77B-33FE5CB7A6ED}{0A3A3A48-06BF-464E-B43F-D773259AD9C3}{a876a1c1-d9f6-4562-8dbc-d98b61b3f281}{edec5cdc-b714-4b45-9b66-c370451a74f9}{7f5aebd9-3d48-43be-abca-0aefd286c4cd}{5ce76f81-af51-4aad-8d83-5a28e163530e}{2f38d624-ac5d-4096-88cc-a58d2ac806e1}{af51acfa-1320-4087-a9f8-0ace3f2bd0c8}{bde564f7-15c9-4c39-a5ba-6ad66a289997}{3e9be71d-a3fa-4224-ab29-2602acd577ff}{37A2255C-D173-4B54-A455-13DE1DDA9F44}{9549f17f-105d-4802-96cb-6113acc2cb53}
Posted: September 16, 2013 | By
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