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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Slow internet connection
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Magala

Magala is an infection that was created to perform click fraud. Also known as Magala Trojan Clicker, this infection was created to slither into an operating system that has an Internet Explorer browser (does not affect version 8 and older). The threat is installed along with a toolbar developed by Mindspark Interactive Network and a browser hijacker that takes over the homepage and the default search provider. Needless to say, if that is done without your permission, you should realize that something is wrong because software cannot appear out of nowhere. If anything unfamiliar was installed illegally, the chances are that you are facing malware and that your operating system is vulnerable to the infiltration of various malicious threats. Although Mindspark toolbars and the MyWay hijacker that follows them are not incredibly dangerous, their emergence can indicate the activity of the malicious Trojan as well. Needless to say, you need to remove Magala from your operating system and Internet Explorer as soon as possible, and you can learn all about the process by reading this report.

While the toolbars created by Mindspark Interactive Network (e.g., OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar, DigiSmirkz Toolbar, or DirectionsOnline) are compatible with more browsers than just Internet Explorer, our research team has found that the suspicious Magala Trojan used IE. Once it slithers into the operating system, it generates fake clicks without the user’s knowledge or consent. The threat creates a virtual Desktop that the user does not notice so that it could perform click fraud on random websites without any interference. The infection silently contacts a remote server to retrieve a list of search queries that are used in the fraud. Once the list is retrieved, Magala sends search queries and clicks the first ten links that show up in the results. According to research, every click is performed with 10 second intervals. Who benefits from this kind of activity? That is advertisers who are paid to promote different advertisements and offers. Needless to say, the services of these advertisers are bogus because, at the end of the day, no one sees the advertisements, and the parties paying for the services are losing money for no good reason.

Although your virtual security is not at risk with Magala performing click fraud, your PC’s resources are being used up for no good reason, and you might suffer a decreased system’s performance. Also, we are sure that you do not want to be involved in such questionable activity. Of course, when thinking about the removal of this Trojan, you cannot forget about the removal of the toolbar and the hijacker that are employed by it. The toolbar might seem to provide you with access to useful sites, and the hijacker might seem to showcase reliable search results. In reality, we do not recommend trusting either of these tools because they use data trackers to spy on you. Also, the hijacker can showcase unpredictable third-party content that might promote unreliable and misleading content. While it is strongly recommended that you delete this software if you installed it yourself, there is no room for discussion if it was installed without your permission. You HAVE to delete it.

It is most likely that you will need to delete Magala if you live in Germany, the US, or France, but, in reality, no one is safe against this threat unless they set up reliable security software. To ensure full-time protection, you need to identify and delete all threats and then install reliable security software. If you want to take the shortcut, you can install anti-malware software right away because it can simultaneously erase malicious infections and protect you against them in the future. If that is not an option of your choosing, you need to remove Magala manually, which you, hopefully, can do using the guide below. The instructions show how to uninstall the undesirable toolbar that has taken over your Internet Explorer as well. If you are having any issues with the elimination process, please leave a comment below. We can also assist you with all virtual security-related questions.

Magala Removal

  1. Simultaneously tap keys Win+E to launch Explorer.
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the bar at the top.
  3. Delete the folder representing the installed Mindspark Toolbar.
  4. Launch Internet Explorer and then tap Alt+T.
  5. Select Internet options and then click the General tab.
  6. Overwrite the URL under Home Page and then click OK.
  7. Tap Alt+T keys again and select Manage Add-ons.
  8. Navigate to the Search Providers menu and set the desired provider.
  9. Remove the undesirable provider and then click Close.

How to uninstall Mindspark Toolbars via Control Panel

Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch the RUN dialog box.
  2. Enter Control Panel to launch the menu and then click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the undesirable program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start menu icon on the left of the Taskbar.
  2. Open Control Panel and then move to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove the undesirable program.
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How to manually remove Magala

Files associated with Magala infection:

4zmedint.exe
27bar.dll
elbarsvc.exe
57bar.dll
2bbarsvc.exe
b7medint.exe
2zbar.dll
gtbrmon.exe
4pbarsvc.exe
4zbrmon64.exe
14SrcAs.dll
0ebrmon.exe
89brmon64.exe
M3SRCHMN.EXE
39brmon.exe
elSrcAs.dll
8hbarsvc.exe
4pbar.dll
7imedint.exe
7ibar.dll
CrExtP4z.exe
PriceFinder.exe
p5svc.exe
CrExtP7i.exe
elbar.dll
64brmon.exe
4gbar.dll
0emedint.exe
v4bar.dll
39SrchMn.exe
F3SCRCTR.DLL
p5ScrCtr.dll
27barsvc.exe
4zHighIn.exe
2bbar.dll
v3barsvc.exe
0cbar.dll
0gbrmon.exe
28barsvc.exe
2bbrmon.exe
SPYBLOCK.DLL
v4brmon.exe
qvbar.dll
0ebarsvc.exe
CrxRegPatcher.exe
7dbar.dll
64SrchMn.exe
2zSrcAs.dll
dqbarsvc.exe
9tbarsvc.exe
28bar.dll
28brmon.exe
gtbarsvc.exe
qvSrcAs.dll
2zmedint.exe
64barsvc.exe
0eSrcAs.dll
9pbarsvc.exe
dbbarsvc.exe
PopularScreenSavers.exe
4gbarsvc.exe
1gbrmon.exe
28SrcAs.dll
elbrmon.exe
4ebarsvc.exe
0gbarsvc.exe
PopularScreensaversSetup2.3.50.45.ZRman000.exe
1xbrmon.exe
64brmon64.exe
4gbrmon.exe
39barsvc.exe
AppIntegrator.exe
qvbarsvc.exe
jfbrmon.exe
0cSrcAs.dll
dzmedint.exe
4gSrcAs.dll
CrExtP39.exe
jfSrcAs.dll
0ebar.dll
ybbar.dll
52SrcAs.dll
dqmedint.exe
dzbarsvc.exe
9pmedint.exe
ybSrcAs.dll
8hmedint.exe
CrExtP1g.exe
27SrcAs.dll
aabarsvc.exe
1vbar.dll
qvbrmon.exe
69barsvc.exe
AppIntegrator64.exe
1xbarsvc.exe
b7barsvc.exe
aamedint.exe
1gbarsvc.exe
7iSrcAs.dll
4pbrmon.exe

Magala DLL's to remove:

14SrcAs.dll
elSrcAs.dll
0ebar.dll
27SrcAs.dll
57bar.dll
27bar.dll
7ibar.dll
qvbar.dll
p5ScrCtr.dll
jfSrcAs.dll
28SrcAs.dll
1vbar.dll
v4bar.dll
ybSrcAs.dll
4pbar.dll
0eSrcAs.dll
2zSrcAs.dll
2bbar.dll
0cSrcAs.dll
28bar.dll
2zbar.dll
ybbar.dll
7dbar.dll
0cbar.dll
7iSrcAs.dll
4gbar.dll
elbar.dll
qvSrcAs.dll
4gSrcAs.dll
52SrcAs.dll

Magala processes to kill:

64brmon.exe
elbrmon.exe
8hbarsvc.exe
4gbarsvc.exe
0emedint.exe
qvbrmon.exe
39brmon.exe
elbarsvc.exe
PriceFinder.exe
PopularScreenSavers.exe
0ebrmon.exe
p5svc.exe
8hmedint.exe
b7barsvc.exe
PopularScreensaversSetup2.3.50.45.ZRman000.exe
39SrchMn.exe
1xbrmon.exe
28brmon.exe
64brmon64.exe
CrExtP7i.exe
9pbarsvc.exe
aabarsvc.exe
CrExtP1g.exe
39barsvc.exe
9tbarsvc.exe
64barsvc.exe
7imedint.exe
AppIntegrator64.exe
1gbrmon.exe
qvbarsvc.exe
dqbarsvc.exe
CrxRegPatcher.exe
2bbarsvc.exe
v3barsvc.exe
4ebarsvc.exe
dqmedint.exe
4pbarsvc.exe
1xbarsvc.exe
AppIntegrator.exe
64SrchMn.exe
0gbrmon.exe
dzbarsvc.exe
v4brmon.exe
89brmon64.exe
4zmedint.exe
aamedint.exe
gtbarsvc.exe
2zmedint.exe
CrExtP39.exe
4gbrmon.exe
dbbarsvc.exe
gtbrmon.exe
4pbrmon.exe
9pmedint.exe
4zHighIn.exe
2bbrmon.exe
28barsvc.exe
CrExtP4z.exe
jfbrmon.exe
dzmedint.exe
0ebarsvc.exe
b7medint.exe
27barsvc.exe
1gbarsvc.exe
0gbarsvc.exe
69barsvc.exe
4zbrmon64.exe
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