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What is the 2pbar.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The 2pbar.dll process is also known as MindSpark Toolbar Platform or, as the case may be, Coupon Alert and is a part of MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox or, as the case may be, Coupon Alert for Internet Explorer and Firefox. This software is produced by MindSpark or, as the case may be, CouponAlert. An obsolete or defective version of 2pbar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about 2pbar.dll MindSpark Toolbar Platform

2pbar.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. 2pbar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 689,552 bytes (37% of all these files), 669,072 bytes, 702,464 bytes, 697,744 bytes or, as the case may be, 699,536 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 3a421c8f-e238-4aeb-8874-b8b5f2cc4772. This file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The 2pbar file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. 2pbar.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves 2pbar.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about 2pbar?

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 Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox or Coupon Alert for Internet Explorer and Firefox

To remove MindSpark Toolbar Platform from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox or Coupon Alert for Internet Explorer and Firefox in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if 2pbar.dll (MindSpark Toolbar Platform) 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 Toolbar Platform. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MindSpark Toolbar Platform 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 2pbar.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.

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