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68% remove it32% keep it
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Shareaza MediaBar

What is Shareaza MediaBar?

Shareaza MediaBar is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is ShareazaMediaBar.dll. 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 1.32 MB (1,380,860 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Shareaza MediaBar.
ShareazaMediaBar.dll (7eee2c2d2669f0fa2ed1f631ee1f699f) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130830 Win32:Adware-gen
G Data 13.8.- Win32:Adware-gen
IKARUS anti.virus - Virus.Win32.AdWare
Sophos - FakeShareaza MediaBar
ShareazaIEHelper.dll (2917ef34ab87af6b8d93fbc506ab5829) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! - Win32:Trojan-gen {Other}
G Data - Win32:Trojan-gen
IKARUS anti.virus - Virus.Win32.Trojan
Sophos - FakeShareaza MediaBar
Shareaza 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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shareaza applications\shareaza mediabar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Shareaza Applications\Shareaza MediaBar\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shareaza MediaBar

Program module:ShareazaMediaBar.dll (Malware detected)
Name:ShareazaMediaBar Module
Path:C:\Program Files\shareaza applications\shareaza mediabar\ShareazaMediaBar.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ShareazaMediaBar.dll (by Shareaza) - ShareazaMediaBar Module
  • (Malware detected) ShareazaIEHelper.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ShareazaIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'UrlHelper Class' with the class of {CFC4F59B-A2DA-4e12-B337-52A4F871E10C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ShareazaMediaBar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Shareaza MediaBar' with the class of {196C3A46-4758-433D-A600-802C804AF39C}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • ShareazaMediaBar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Shareaza MediaBar' with a class of {196C3A46-4758-433D-A600-802C804AF39C}.

How do I remove Shareaza MediaBar?

You can uninstall Shareaza 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 Shareaza 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 Shareaza 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 Shareaza MediaBar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

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


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