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Should I remove Web Bar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution
2.0.5273.16044 100.00%

Web Bar 2.0.5273.16044

What is Web Bar?

WebBar adds a 'search bar' to the top of the Windows Shell which provides a user the ability to perform default searches. This in-turn provides affiliate search revenue to Web Bar. In addition the software may modify the default web browser's homepage and search provider. Additional the software will display out of context advertising.

About  (from Web Bar Media)

WebBar integrates seamlessly with your default browser, open applications, and Windows settings. It inherits your existing color schemes, and eliminates the need for browser clutter that gets in your way. WebBar’s intuitive browsing toolbar runs straight from your desktop, sitting conveniently at the top of your screen...  Read more

Overview

During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is wb.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 3.88 MB (4,073,351 bytes).
Web Bar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Web Bar 2.0.5273.16044.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.getwebbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WebBar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WebBar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Bar 2.0.5273.16044

Program executable:wb.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\webbar\2.0.5273.16044\wb.exe
MD5:acde87e334c907d974bc5d0fc9646959
Additional files:
  • wbsvc.exe - Web Bar Service
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • ISightSDK.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wbsvc.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WebBarUpdateTask' (runs daily at 9:15 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • wbsvc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WebBarLaunchTask.
Service
  • wbsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Web Bar Service (wbsvc)' (wbsvc) "This service is required by Web Bar.".

How do I remove Web Bar?

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Or, you can uninstall Web Bar 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 Web Bar 2.0.5273.16044, 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 Web Bar.
  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.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 33%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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