Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
ResultBar removal information
ResultBar is external program (adware), that will hijack your Internet browsers. The rogue program sets your default search engine to "resultbar" and is known to affect Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome. If you notice that your default search engine was changed to resultbar without your permission, your PC is likely to be infected with this adware. While your computer is infected, you may notice various unwanted pop-ups and you will not be able to access your preferred search engines. You should remove this adware from your computer as soon as possible, since if no action is taken, your PC might become infected with even more misleading programs. Use this removal guide to completely remove ResultBar from your computer.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.
Here is a video demonstrating how to start Windows in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Windows XP users:
Windows Vista / 7 users:
Windows 8 users:
2. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections, then click LAN settings, if 'Use a proxy server for your LAN' is checked, uncheck it and press OK.
3. Navigate to %ProgramFiles%\ResultBar\resultbar.dll and remove resultbar.dll (example c:\ProgramFiles\ResultBar\resultbar.dll)
4. Download and install anti-spyware software to completely remove the infection.
Other tools known to remove ResultBar:
If you are unable to remove ResultBar, you can use these manual removal instructions. Use them at your own risk, since if you do not have strong computer knowledge, you could harm your operating system. Use them only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)
End these ResultBar processes:
Remove these ResultBar registry entries:
Delete these ResultBar files:
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataResultbarresultbar143.exe
Remove these ResultBar DLL files: