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MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub by Mindspark Interactive Network (Signed)

Remove NP29Stub.dll
Version:   1, 0, 1, 1
MD5:   e937913c234d506daa90249e6e660a9d
SHA1:   f236975cae1b6134733112003a5ddb4d307cba1a


np29stub.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It is installed with a couple of know programs including HeadlineAlley Internet Explorer Toolbar published by Mindspark Interactive Network and HeadlineAlley Firefox Toolbar published by Mindspark Interactive Network. The file is digitally signed by Mindspark Interactive Network which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA). This particular version is usually found on Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536).


File name:np29stub.dll
Product name:MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub
Description:MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\headlinealley_29\bar\1.bin\np29stub.dll
File version:1, 0, 1, 1
Product version:2, 3, 0, 0
Size:30.38 KB (31,112 bytes)
Build date:5/30/2013 6:39 PM
Issued to:Mindspark Interactive Network
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, April 9, 2012
Expiration date:Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Mindspark Interactive Network
  63% remove
HeadlineAlley is a Mindspark web browser toolbar that is designed to modify the users search and home pages to (or MyWebSearch).
Mindspark Interactive Network
  69% remove
From the Terms of Service: "As part of the download process for the Toolbar, you may be given the option to reset your Internet browser's homepage to an Ask homepage product and/or reset your new tab page to an Ask new tab product. If you do not wish to reset your homepage and/or new tab page to the Ask homepage and/or Ask new tab product(s), you can decline/opt-out of these features by checking or unchecking the appropriate box(es) dur...


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