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Should I remove MediaBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,939
United States Rank #8,153
Reach 0.0500%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.48 days
633.77 days >
Average installed length: 333.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0.116189 3.85%
3.0.0.114772 4.99%
3.0.0.112129 14.98%
3.0.0.111898 1.00%
3.0.0.107547 11.70%
2.5.0.99520 3.71%
2.5.0.98034 3.85%
2.5.0.97755 1.28%
2.5.0.100449 29.10%
2.0.0.93720 11.98%
2.0.0.93318 2.14%
2.0.0.91221 3.14%

MediaBar

What is MediaBar?

Visicom MediaBar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

Overview

The most common release is 2.5.0.100449, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named iMeshMediaBarDx.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 92 files and is usually about 3.03 MB (3,174,264 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove MediaBar with Reason Core Security.
MediaBar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: software.visicommedia.com/en
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\imesh applications\mediabar\datamngr\toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MediaBar

Program module:iMeshMediaBarDx.dll
Name:MediaBar
MediaBar Link Library
Path:C:\Program Files\imesh applications\mediabar\ToolBar\iMeshMediaBarDx.dll
MD5:2fab8e212a9495e8b84f5a21759aad7f
Additional files:
  • imeshdtxmltbpi.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library
  • uninstall.exe - Wincore Mediabar (Wincore Mediabar Installer)
  • imeshbandmltbpi.dll (by Visicom Media Inc) - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • dtUser.exe (by Visicom Media) - DTX broker

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • imeshdtxmltbpi.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {377e5d4d-77e5-476a-8716-7e70a9272da0}.
  • iMeshMediaBarDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MediaBar' with the class of {ABB49B3B-AB7D-4ED0-9135-93FD5AA4F69F}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • iMeshMediaBarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Searchqu Toolbar' with the class of {7FF99715-3016-4381-84CE-E4E4C9673020}.
  • imeshdtxmltbpi.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.)' with the class of {ec2bae47-25af-4ce9-9e78-10627a49c9ea}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Searchqu Toolbar\Datamngr\ToolBar\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove MediaBar?

Quickly and completely remove MediaBar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall MediaBar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MediaBar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MediaBar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by MediaBar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.62%
Windows Vista 19.69%
Windows XP 14.98%
Windows 8 0.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Windows 7 Professional 3.46%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.34%
  United Kingdom 5.83%
  Italy 4.67%
  France 4.43%
  Germany 3.97%
  Australia 2.92%
  Netherlands 2.57%
  Canada 2.45%
  Spain 2.10%
  Belgium 1.87%
  Israel 1.87%
  Philippines 1.17%
  Iran 1.17%
  India 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.92%
Acer 21.10%
Dell 19.56%
Toshiba 9.67%
GIGABYTE 4.40%
Samsung 2.20%
ASUS 1.76%
Lenovo 1.54%
Intel 1.10%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Sony 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.14%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.01%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 2.26%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.26%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.88%

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