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Should I remove MediaBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,308
United States Rank #44,910
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.53 days
841.55 days >
Average installed length: 442.17 days


VersionDistribution 38.57% 8.57% 22.86% 21.43% 1.43% 1.43%


What is MediaBar?

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.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is ShareazaMediabarTb.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 2.32 MB (2,427,502 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MediaBar.
ShareazaMediabarTb.dll (e2e9c7465b304e794940206d5b3398da) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web DLOADER.Trojan
Jiangmin KV130526 Trojan/Agent.drjz
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

Displayed publisher: Discordia, LTD
URL: www.shareazaweb.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lphant applications\mediabar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lphant Applications\MediaBar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MediaBar

Program module:ShareazaMediabarTb.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\shareaza applications\mediabar\ToolBar\ShareazaMediabarTb.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Lphant DataManager (MediaBar 2.0)
  • datamngr.dll
  • datamngrUI.exe
  • IEBHO.dll
  • ShareazaMediabarDx.dll - MediaBar (MediaBar Link Library)
  • (Malware detected) ShareazaMediabarTb.dll
  • UnwiseLauncher.exe - Shareaza (UnwiseLauncher)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • IEBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {EA35911C-1B6A-4AF3-B803-913BA025C271}.
  • ShareazaMediabarDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MediaBar' with the class of {EE9A4208-64EC-11DE-8440-204256D89593}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ShareazaMediabarDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MediaBar' with the class of {EE9A4208-64EC-11DE-8440-204256D89593}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • datamngrUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files1\LPHANT~1\MediaBar\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.

How do I remove MediaBar?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.00%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows XP 12.86%
Windows 10 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.71%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.38%
  Italy 12.99%
  Spain 7.79%
  United Kingdom 6.49%
  Brazil 5.19%
  France 5.19%
  Iran 3.90%
  Croatia 3.90%
  Mexico 2.60%
  Austria 2.60%
  Indonesia 2.60%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Canada 2.60%
  Chile 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 8.93%
Toshiba 8.93%
American Megatrends 5.36%
Samsung 5.36%
Sony 5.36%
Intel 3.57%
Medion 1.79%
ASUS 1.79%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite L555 1.59%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 1.59%
Packard Bell NEC IMEDIA 5... 1.59%
HP-Pavilion WE241AA-ABE p... 1.59%
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