How to remove Web Bar

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What is Web Bar?

Web Bar is a malware that simulates a toolbar that is added to the top of your desktop. The toolbar is not only bulky, it also stays on the top of any window you open. The toolbar consists of a search bar allowing to perform search in Bing, and several quick-access buttons. One of this icons is connected with search page within a built-in browser which generates ads and initiates redirections to sources promoting other malware. Unluckily, the application has no means to be disabled, so the only way to get rid of the toolbar is to remove Web Bar.

Web Bar and search page

How Web Bar got installed on your computer?

Very often the toolbar is installed with free programs just because there is no direct mentioning of Web Bar, or because a user has overlooked it. That’s why you need to read carefully everything that is stated in EULAs and setup screens. One of the most important steps that will allow you to prevent malware installation is selection of Advanced mode instead of Default one. Also, pay attention to licenses’ paragraphs that say that the setup will include the installation of a toolbar or a browser add-on – in these cases we recommend to cancel the installation.


Symptoms of Web Bar infection

Toolbars are typically ad-supported, so if you noticed a toolbar you haven’t installed voluntarily, you may also expect the increase of ads in your browser.
Some of toolbars are connected with search engines, which become set as default mainpage. A search query made on the page or in the box of the toolbar will either present you corrupted results, or cause a redirection to an unwanted site.
Besides, toolbars may be very cumbersome and take a lot of space in the upper part of your browser. If there are more than one toolbar, they may conflict with each other slowing down your browser and causing crashes.


How to remove Web Bar?

To make sure that the toolbar won’t appear again, you need to delete Web Bar completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Web Bar files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Removal Tool

Performing an antimalware scan with SpyHunter Removal Tool would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Conduit Toolbar. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Conduit Toolbar, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Web Bar manual removal

Uninstall Web Bar from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the toolbar appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Web Bar you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Web Bar from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Web Bar and click Uninstall

How to remove Web Bar from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Web Bar and click Uninstall

How to remove Web Bar from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Web Bar

How to remove Web Bar from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Web Bar and remove it

Remove Web Bar from browsers

Since most of toolbars use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Web Bar from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Web Bar or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Web Bar from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Web Bar or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Web Bar from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Web Bar or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Show advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset Settings button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Reset Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

Delete files and registry entries added by Web Bar

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the toolbar. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove Web Bar files and folders:

%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\Interop.SHDocVw.dll
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\ISightSDK.dll
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\ISightSDK_x64.dll
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\log4net.dll
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\Newtonsoft.Json.dll
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\System.Threading.dll
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\wb.exe
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\wb.exe.config
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\InstallUtil.InstallLog
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\ISightSDK.dll
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\unins000.dat
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\unins000.exe
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\wbsvc.exe
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\wbsvc.exe.config
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\wbsvc.InstallLog
%ProgramFiles%\WebBar\wbsvc.InstallState
%CommonAppData%\InstallSightSDK\
%CommonAppData%\InstallSightSDK\3c99e24ae.dat
%AllUsersProfile%\InstallSightSDK\
%AllUsersProfile%\InstallSightSDK\3c99e24ae.dat
%LocalAppData%\WebBar\
%LocalAppData%\WebBar\wb.app.settings
%LocalAppData%\WebBar\wb.log
%System%\Tasks\WebBarLaunchTask
%System%\Tasks\WebBarUpdateTask

Remove Web Bar registry entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BCE8B0A-1E76-44E5-9909-3CF804D92E4D}_is1
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WebBar
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wbsvc

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