How to get rid of the 1gSrcAs VirusSometimes the 1gSrcAs file may cloak a virus, such as TrendMicro found PUA.Win32.MyWebSearch.SMTB1 or, as the case may be, PUA.Win32.MyWebSearch.AE.component, as well as Kaspersky found not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.ha. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with 1gSrcAs.dll
The 1gSrcAs.dll process is also known as Mindspark Search Assistant or, as the case may be, Mindspark Toolbar Platform and is a part of Mindspark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer or, as the case may be, Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer. This software is produced by Mindspark. An obsolete or defective version of 1gSrcAs.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Mindspark Search Assistant has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Mindspark Search Assistant has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- 1gSrcAs.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module 1gSrcAs.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about 1gSrcAs.dll Mindspark Search Assistant
1gSrcAs.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. 1gSrcAs.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 139,336 bytes (36% of all these files), 144,968 bytes, 140,360 bytes or, as the case may be, 62,864 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 9359da42-06fb-46f2-9e4a-05c05b98a5ef. It attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. 1gSrcAs.dll has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The 1gSrcAs file is not part of the Windows operating system. 1gSrcAs.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 53% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find 1gSrcAs.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about 1gSrcAs?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Mindspark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer or Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
To remove Mindspark Search Assistant from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Mindspark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer or Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if 1gSrcAs.dll (Mindspark Search Assistant) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Mindspark Search Assistant. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Mindspark Search Assistant or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or 1gSrcAs.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.