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What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #45,757
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 462.42 days
1192.36 days >
Average installed length: 626.49 days


2.0 100.00%

MediaBar 2.0

What is MediaBar?

MediaBar 2.0 is an adware web browser extension that will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together.

As part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. These changes if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following:
- The homepage of your Internet Browser
- The default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box
- The page displayed when opening a new tab


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BearShareMediaBar.dll. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.4 MB (1,469,889 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bearshare applications\bearshare mediabar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BearShare Applications\BearShare MediaBar\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MediaBar 2.0

Program module:BearShareMediaBar.dll
Name:BearShareMediaBar Module
Path:C:\Program Files\bearshare applications\bearshare mediabar\BearShareMediaBar.dll
Additional files:
  • BearShareIEHelper.dll - BearShareIEHelper Module
  • BearShareMediaBar.dll (by BearShare) - BearShareMediaBar Module
  • Uninstall.exe
  • BearSharePersonalizationUninstall.exe
  • BSMediaBar.dll (by BearShare)
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BearShareIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {6D023EBF-70B8-45A6-9ED5-556515FA0FE4}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • BSMediaBar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BearShare MediaBar' with the class of {D3DEE18F-DB64-4BEB-9FF1-E1F0A5033E4A}.
  • BearShareMediaBar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'BearShare MediaBar' with the class of {D3DEE18F-DB64-4BEB-9FF1-E1F0A5033E4A}.
2 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • BSMediaBar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BearShare MediaBar' with a class of {D3DEE18F-DB64-4BEB-9FF1-E1F0A5033E4A}.
  • BearShareMediaBar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'BearShare MediaBar' with a class of {D3DEE18F-DB64-4BEB-9FF1-E1F0A5033E4A}.

How do I remove MediaBar?

Quickly and completely remove MediaBar 2.0 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 2.0, 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 2.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win Vista (SP2) 60%
Win Vista 5%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 65.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 55.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.82%
  Italy 11.76%
  Sweden 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  MK 2.94%
  Belgium 2.94%
  Greece 2.94%
  Austria 2.94%
  Germany 2.94%
  Poland 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 16.67%
Gateway 16.67%
Samsung 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Sony 5.56%
Packard Bell 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 5.56%
Sony VPCEB24FX 5.56%
Samsung R610 5.56%
Samsung R510/P510 5.56%
Packard Bell BV iMedia X1... 5.56%

About (from Musiclab, LLC)

Founded in March 2006, we operate leading web properties in sectors being transformed by the Internet, online and offline. We operate BearShare (www.bearshare.
Publisher URL: www.musiclab-llc.com


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