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Should I remove MediaBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,832
United States Rank #8,431
Reach 0.0437%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.90 days
173.92 days >
Average installed length: 91.38 days


VersionDistribution 6.50% 16.26% 8.48% 8.48% 26.13% 20.91% 3.37% 2.21%


What is MediaBar?

Musiclab MediaBar (Visicom Media Inc) 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 common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 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 BearshareMediabarTb.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 140 files and is usually about 1.67 MB (1,756,147 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • 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!
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bearshare.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bearshare applications\mediabar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BearShare Applications\MediaBar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MediaBar

Program module:BearshareMediabarTb.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\bearshare applications\mediabar\ToolBar\BearshareMediabarTb.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - BearShare DataManager (MediaBar 2.0)
  • del_IEBHO_36.dll - IEHelper Module (IEHelper)
  • del_IEBHO_51.dll
  • del_IEBHO_70.dll
  • del_IEBHO_8.dll
  • del_IEBHO_92.dll
  • UnwiseLauncher.exe - BearShare (UnwiseLauncher)
  • del_IEBHO_42.dll - BearShareIEHelper Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • del_IEBHO_41.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {74322BF9-DF26-493f-B0DA-6D2FC5E6429E}.
  • del_IEBHO_8.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {74322BF9-DF26-493f-B0DA-6D2FC5E6429E}.
  • del_IEBHO_51.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {74322BF9-DF26-493f-B0DA-6D2FC5E6429E}.
  • del_IEBHO_70.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {74322BF9-DF26-493f-B0DA-6D2FC5E6429E}.
  • del_IEBHO_42.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {74322BF9-DF26-493f-B0DA-6D2FC5E6429E}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.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.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.60%
Windows Vista 20.91%
Windows XP 9.87%
Windows 10 1.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.22%
Windows 7 Professional 4.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.30%
  United Kingdom 6.27%
  Italy 4.27%
  Belgium 4.18%
  Australia 4.18%
  Canada 3.89%
  Germany 3.04%
  Netherlands 2.47%
  France 2.37%
  Turkey 2.28%
  Poland 1.52%
  MK 1.23%
  Israel 1.23%
  Austria 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.24%
Acer 21.74%
Dell 20.29%
Toshiba 11.96%
ASUS 3.26%
Samsung 1.99%
Intel 1.81%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Lenovo 0.72%
Sony 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.27%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.42%

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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