Web Bar Adware

Also Known As: Web Bar desktop toolbar
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Web Bar removal instructions

What is Web Bar?

Developed by Web Bar Media, the Web Bar application claims to aid access to the web directly from the desktop, receive instant Internet search results, and eliminate clutter that would otherwise slow down Internet browsers. On initial inspection, this may appear to be a legitimate application, however, be aware that Web Bar is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. Web Bar adware employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on computers, and therefore, most users install it inadvertently without their consent. Following successful infiltration, this application tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information including, for example, domain names, IP addresses, browser types used, URLs visited, referring URLs, and other information.

web bar adware

This behavior may lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft. Furthermore, no 'Close' option is provided when Web Bar is active on the system. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to remove the Web Bar app from your operating system. At time of testing, this potentially unwanted application was distributed within freeware download websites via small programs called 'download clients'. Download clients are used to monetize these websites' free services, since they offer installation of promoted 'legitimate' browser extensions together with the chosen software. Thus, careless download or installation of free software often results in installation of Web Bar, or other similar adware such as window web, Offer Boulevard, Genesis, and KingThink.

Although these applications claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling various useful features, in fact, they are useless to the user, since they diminish browser performance and may lead to serious computer infections. Their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements or by enforcing browser redirects. To prevent installation of Web Bar, or other potentially unwanted applications, closely study each step during the download of freeware and click the 'Decline' button if installation of any additional applications is offered. If you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick' - this will reveal any hidden applications and you will be able to exclude them from the installation list. If you observe the Web Bar toolbar on your desktop, follow this removal guide to eliminate this app from your computer.

Web Bar adware installer setup:

web bar adware installer setup

Screenshot of Web Bar application:

web bar adware

Deceptive free software installers used in Web Bar adware distribution:

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Quick menu:

Web Bar adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

web bar adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Web Bar 2.0.5527.25142", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Web Bar toolbar to appear on one's desktop), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Web Bar adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, Web Bar installed no browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing web bar related adware from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gears" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing web bar related adware from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the web bar desktop toolbar, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing web bar related adware from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing web bar related adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the web bar desktop toolbar, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logo Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing web bar related adware from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing web bar related adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with web bar desktop toolbar removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove web bar desktop toolbar from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

Post a comment:
If you have additional information on web bar desktop toolbar or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.

Jerry Karp

Thank you so much! It just randomly appeared and I hadn't downloaded anything so it completely freaked me out. It's gone now.

Trash Can Balartfus

THANK YOU. I accendentally downloaded a Fnaf demo and when it finished downloading the Web Bar was there. I had tried for 2 days till now so thank you!

QUEEN SHAZZABEAR

This was a very helpful article and it helped me with my problem so thank you !

CM

I went on my desktop and right click, go to display settings then where it says orientation I just switched it then reverted it back and it fixed itself that way.

C

This just happened to me when I uninstalled the web bar. How do I get rid of that space where the bar was?

H

i unistalled it but it is leaving a space at the top of my screen

B

Thank you so much!

triston

i uninstalled it but its still on top of my screen please help

Joseph Mista J Squires

if you are on windows 10 you can look in the bottom right corner of your desktop. there should be an arrow of some sort that you can click on, click that s*** and then find the Web Bar app and right-click that s***. Click exit on the popup

Liam Vandersteen

Hey, So I accidentally installed some software with that bundled onto it. And I know where the file is but I cannot delete it since it's running. Please help me :(