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Should I remove iWebar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,858
United States Rank #11,228
Reach 0.0709%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.00 days
29.43 days >
Average installed length: 15.46 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.33.153.1 14.23%
1.32.153.0 40.24%
1.31.153.4 11.38%
1.31.153.0 20.73%
1.30.153.0 8.94%
1.27.153.10 4.07%
1.27.153.8 0.41%

iWebar

What is iWebar?

iWebar is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search. The software acts as adware and is typically defined as a potentially unwanted application by various malware vendors.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine.
- Displays contextual advertising by injecting banner and text ads.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.

The browser toolbar utilizes the Crossrider cross-platform toolbar monetization platform.

Overview

iWebar is a software program developed by iWebBar. The most common release is 1.32.153.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 primary executable is named utils.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 6.67 MB (6,998,543 bytes). The installed file iWebar-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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 29% of users of iWebar come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Brazil.

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in iWebar.
utils.exe (36b3933e6693e36587b7cbaa6d4fcf1a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.131024 Trojan.Win32.Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
ESET-NOD32 7.8794 Win32/Packed.ScrambleWrapper.C
Symantec 10/24/2013 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.297 TROJ_GEN.F47V0716
iWebar-bho.dll (bbb589bd604a50ee75daaa88fa64804b) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 8988 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H
K7 AntiVirus 9.173.10043 Riskware
K7GW 12.7.0.14 Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.iWebar.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!BBB589BD604A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!BBB589BD604A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1014
VIPRE Antivirus 22880 Crossrider (fs)
iWebar-codedownloader.exe (481480721d27d60619e58e71047c2335) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4261 W32.Cloda45.Trojan.f784
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.1
ESET-NOD32 8988 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.iWebar.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!481480721D27
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!481480721D27
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0912
VIPRE Antivirus 22880 Crossrider (fs)
iWebar-updater.exe (74408429306ef649c5e4f0a19da885fa) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic_r.GS
ESET-NOD32 8988 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.iWebar.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!74408429306E
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!74408429306E
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1014
VIPRE Antivirus 22880 Crossrider (fs)
iWebar-firefoxinstaller.exe (ab6e16dc074de0e3e134d26171928a91) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.Skodna.A8D
ESET-NOD32 9255 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.K
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.iWebar.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!AB6E16DC074D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!AB6E16DC074D
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1220
VIPRE Antivirus 25142 Crossrider (fs)
iWebar-chromeinstaller.exe (3e4adcebd7c4e7813d7cbecab578dca1) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8988 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.iWebar.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!3E4ADCEBD7C4
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3E4ADCEBD7C4
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0729
VIPRE Antivirus 22880 Crossrider (fs)
iWebar-enabler.exe (8ea58bbadee5fc288446ac1307bcaec1) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8988 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.iWebar.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!8EA58BBADEE5
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!8EA58BBADEE5
VIPRE Antivirus 22880 Crossrider (fs)
iWebar-bho64.dll (17dcac6cabe70b785b2fdd5ad5dd5f84) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.Skodna.A8D
ESET-NOD32 9257 a variant of Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.iWebar.A
VIPRE Antivirus 25158 Crossrider (fs)
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iWebar 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

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iwebar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\iWebar\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 6.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by iWebar

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Name:iWebar
iWebar Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\iwebar\utils.exe
MD5:36b3933e6693e36587b7cbaa6d4fcf1a
Additional files:
  • iWebar-bg.exe - iWebar (iWebar exe)
  • iWebar-bho.dll - iWebar BHO
  • (Malware detected) iWebar-bho64.dll
  • iWebar-buttonutil.exe
  • iWebar-buttonutil64.exe
  • (Malware detected) iWebar-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) iWebar-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) iWebar-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) iWebar-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) iWebar-updater.exe
  • iWebar-buttonutil64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • iWebar-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'iWebar' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551110} (CrossriderApp0035510).
  • iWebar-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'iWebar' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110311551110} (CrossriderApp0035510).
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • iWebar-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_iWebar-enabler'.
  • iWebar-updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'iWebar-updater'.
  • iWebar-firefoxinstaller.exe is scheduled as a task named 'iWebar-firefoxinstaller'.
  • iWebar-codedownloader.exe is scheduled as a task named 'iWebar-codedownloader'.
  • iWebar-chromeinstaller.exe is scheduled as a task named 'iWebar-chromeinstaller'.
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • iWebar-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iWebar-updater.
  • iWebar-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iWebar-firefoxinstaller.
  • iWebar-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iWebar-enabler.
  • iWebar-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iWebar-codedownloader.
  • iWebar-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iWebar-chromeinstaller.

How do I remove iWebar?

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Or, you can uninstall iWebar 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 iWebar, 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 iWebar.
  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 iWebar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 44%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.59%
Windows 8 43.90%
Windows Vista 4.47%
Windows XP 2.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.85%
Windows 8 12.60%
Windows 8.1 12.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.69%
Windows 7 Professional 5.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.91%
  Italy 7.11%
  Brazil 3.79%
  Australia 3.32%
  Sweden 3.32%
  India 3.32%
  Canada 3.32%
  Finland 2.37%
  Indonesia 2.37%
  Israel 2.37%
  Netherlands 2.37%
  Turkey 2.37%
  UA 1.90%
  Romania 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.18%
Acer 17.27%
Dell 13.64%
Lenovo 9.55%
ASUS 9.09%
Toshiba 5.91%
Samsung 5.45%
Sony 3.64%
GIGABYTE 2.73%
Alienware 1.36%
American Megatrends 1.36%
Intel 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.67%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.22%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.33%
MSI MS-7522 1.33%
LENOVO 20202 0.89%

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