Should I block it?

Yes, 98% block recommendation.
Possible reasons:
Multiple malware detections
Performance resource utilization



MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor by Mindspark Interactive Network (Signed)

Remove 2jsrchmn.exe
Version:   1, 0, 0, 5
MD5:   c04e676cda28972d41b85256a8d10483
SHA1:   05e1921ca1ad596504766f060380a086ffd9b605
SHA256:   b6a8fc2287131be7b61647ba640f871c8ac70a71d3a5c3346f7d75ae6680dc45
Warning 8 antivirus scanners has detected malware.

What is 2jsrchmn.exe?

Installs a MyWebSearch Mindspring Toolbar and Search Assistant in your web browser which monitors your search habits and redirects advertisements and search behaviors.

About 2jsrchmn.exe (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

MyWebSearch brings together the most comprehensive collection of search tools available to provide you with the information you need when you need it.


2jsrchmn.exe is set to be start when the PC boots and any user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the all users under the local machine). The file is digitally signed by Mindspark Interactive Network which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


File name:2jsrchmn.exe
Product name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\recipehub_2j\bar\1.bin\2jsrchmn.exe
Original name:t8SrchMn.exe
File version:1, 0, 0, 5
Product version:2, 3, 0, 0
Size:37.54 KB (38,440 bytes)
Issued to:Mindspark Interactive Network
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, May 30, 2010
Expiration date:Sunday, May 6, 2012
Digital DNA
File packed:No
More details


Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'InboxAce Search Scope Monitor' → "C:\Program Files2\INBOXA~2\bar\1.bin\1gsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h
  • 'DictionaryBoss Search Scope Monitor' → "C:\Program Files2\DICTIO~2\bar\1.bin\v4srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h
  • 'TelevisionFanatic Search Scope Monitor' → "C:\Program Files2\TELEVI~2\bar\1.bin\64srchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h
  • 'Recipe Hub Search Scope Monitor' → "C:\Program Files2\RECIPE~2\bar\1.bin\2jsrchmn.exe" /m=2 /w /h

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 8 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetection
avast! 6.0.1289.0 Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3629 AdInstaller.FunWeb
Clam AntiVirus Adware.MyWebSearch-18
Kingsoft 2012.9.22.155 Win32.Troj.Agent.xb.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.MyWebSearch
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.WebS.eqrgz
Norman 6.08.06 W32/MyWebSearch.AQI
VIPRE Antivirus 14546 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 100.00% of MindSpark Toolbar Platform SearchScope Monitor.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 100.00%
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