What is aabar.dll?

aabar.dll is part of Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and developed by Mindspark according to the aabar.dll version information.

aabar.dll's description is "Mindspark Toolbar Platform"

aabar.dll is digitally signed by Mindspark Interactive Network.

aabar.dll is usually located in the 'C:\PROGRA~2\ELITEU~2\bar\1.bin\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected aabar.dll.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on aabar.dll:

PropertyValue
Product nameMindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
Company nameMindspark
File descriptionMindspark Toolbar Platform
Internal namet8Bar.dll
Original filenamet8Bar.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2009-2014 Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.
Product version2.5.15.3
File version2.5.15.3

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMindspark Toolbar Platform for Inter..
Company nameMindspark
File descriptionMindspark Toolbar Platform
Internal namet8Bar.dll
Original filenamet8Bar.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2009-2014 Mindspark Int..
Product version2.5.15.3
File version2.5.15.3

Digital signatures [?]

aabar.dll has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMindspark Interactive Network
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number098417f7ea6406ec7b320590e17a65b7

VirusTotal report

32 of the 70 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the aabar.dll file. That's a 46% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Alibaba Toolbar:Win32/MyWebSearch.e2670345
Arcabit PUP.WebToolbar.MyWebSearch
AVG FileRepMetagen [PUP]
Bkav W32.HfsAdware.1166
CAT-QuickHeal PUA.Mindsparki.Gen
Comodo Application.Win32.MyWebSearch.J@5vqbrr
CrowdStrike win/malicious_confidence_70% (D)
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen!Eldorado
DrWeb Adware.MyWebSearch.82
Emsisoft Application.Toolbar (A)
Endgame malicious (high confidence)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch.AJ potentially unwanted
F-Prot W32/Mywebsearch.K.gen!Eldorado
FireEye Generic.mg.2f7623e361a623d3
Fortinet Riskware/MyWebSearch
GData Win32.Adware.Mindspark.C
Jiangmin WebToolbar.MyWebSearch.fr
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.ha
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.MindSpark
MAX malware (ai score=99)
Microsoft PUA:Win32/MyWebSearch
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.e4d
Rising Malware.Heuristic!ET#94% (CLOUD)
SentinelOne DFI - Malicious PE
SUPERAntiSpyware PUP.MindSpark/Variant
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Hugc
VBA32 BScope.Adware.MyWebSearch
VIPRE MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Webroot Pua.Mindspark
Zillya Adware.7InstallCRT.Win32.85
ZoneAlarm not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.ha
32 of the 70 anti-virus programs detected the aabar.dll file.

Sandbox Report

The following information was gathered by executing the file inside Cuckoo Sandbox.

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Summary

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        "C:\\Windows\\SysWOW64\\en-US\\KERNELBASE.dll.mui"
    ],
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        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\163d5a941c6221b81cf5c69047dc3a87787254a62bfa890f1d307b7d2c354547.bin.dll.manifest",
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\163d5a941c6221b81cf5c69047dc3a87787254a62bfa890f1d307b7d2c354547.bin.dll"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Windows Error Reporting\\WMR\\Disable",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles"
    ],
    "dll_loaded": [
        "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\163d5a941c6221b81cf5c69047dc3a87787254a62bfa890f1d307b7d2c354547.bin.dll"
    ]
}

Generic

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        "process_name": "rundll32.exe",
        "pid": 2456,
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                "C:\\Windows\\SysWOW64\\en-US\\KERNELBASE.dll.mui"
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                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\163d5a941c6221b81cf5c69047dc3a87787254a62bfa890f1d307b7d2c354547.bin.dll"
            ],
            "regkey_read": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Windows Error Reporting\\WMR\\Disable",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles"
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            "dll_loaded": [
                "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\163d5a941c6221b81cf5c69047dc3a87787254a62bfa890f1d307b7d2c354547.bin.dll"
            ]
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        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1568238794.3438,
        "ppid": 376
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]

Signatures

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        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
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    {
        "markcount": 2,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The executable contains unknown PE section names indicative of a packer (could be a false positive)",
        "severity": 1,
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                "description": null
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        "severity": 1,
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                "ioc": "PUBLIC_KEY_BLOB",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
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        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_unknown_resource_name"
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        "markcount": 10,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Allocates read-write-execute memory (usually to unpack itself)",
        "severity": 2,
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]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

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    "udp": [
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            "dst": "192.168.56.255",
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        },
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    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "d03f2161b1fd472706f3ed2668e5dfe8dec37e9b7dc4570650d08bc24972acbf",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "2e8ba96f5184cc91704dcdb8d627f5dac9c121f59b1feb7f8575004dc442a073",
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}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandboxScreenshot from the sandbox

aabar.dll removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove aabar.dll with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the aabar.dll file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that aabar.dll has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate aabar.dll in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the aabar.dll file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate aabar.dll in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    C:\PROGRA~2\ELITEU~2\bar\1.bin\aabar.dll
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the aabar.dll file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If aabar.dll still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If aabar.dll is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If aabar.dll still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that aabar.dll no longer appear in the scan result.
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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD52f7623e361a623d38bbac524702c3b06
SHA256163d5a941c6221b81cf5c69047dc3a87787254a62bfa890f1d307b7d2c354547

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