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Should I remove Wincore MediaBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,837
United States Rank #9,515
Reach 0.0370%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.86 days
1293.75 days >
Average installed length: 679.77 days


VersionDistribution 8.49% 1.51% 9.86% 6.85% 8.90% 2.05% 2.33% 22.33% 2.74% 19.59% 13.56% 1.78%

Wincore MediaBar

What is Wincore MediaBar?

Wincore Mediabar is a type of browser hijacker instaled in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers and modifies DNS settings in MS Windows hosts file in order to redirect your legitimate search traffic to associated 'parnter' advertising sites. Wincore Mediabar alters the system registry to enable itself immediate activation when Windows is loaded. Wincore Mediabar is bundled with a number of unwanted programs.


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. 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 main program executable is wincorebsband.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 140 files and is usually about 13.34 MB (13,990,182 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Wincore MediaBar.
del_DM_EXE_64.dll (d79a4eab63edbd1fd47c3fc7d53a3822) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Toolbar.9
ESET-NOD32 8.9629 Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
Fortinet FortiGate 8/7/2014 Riskware/Toolbar
ESET NOD32 6839 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.219 TROJ_GEN.F47V1211
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bearshare applications\mediabar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BearShare Applications\MediaBar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 13.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Wincore MediaBar

Program module:wincorebsband.dll
Name:DTX Toolbar
DTX kernel Module
Signed by:Musiclab
Path:C:\Program Files\bearshare applications\mediabar\Datamngr\ToolBar\wincorebsband.dll
This is a Visicom toolbar installed in your Web browser that collects and stores information about web browsing habits including pages visited and search queries performed and sends this information to Visicom so they can suggest services...
Additional files:
  • del_IEBHO_8.dll - IEHelper Module (IEHelper)
  • UnwiseLauncher.exe - BearShare (UnwiseLauncher)
  • del_DM_EXE_6.dll
  • del_DM_EXE_64.dll
  • del_IEBHO_15.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 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_15.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).
Startup File (User Run)
  • datamngrUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CSmileys' and executes as "C:\Program Files1\Crawler\Smileys\CSmileysIM.exe".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • datamngrUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GamingWonderland Browser Plugin Loader' which loads as C:\Program Files2\GAMING~2\bar\1.bin\gtbrmon.exe.
  • del_DM_EXE_44.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files2\BEARSH~1\MediaBar\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.
  • del_DM_EXE_64.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files2\BEARSH~1\MediaBar\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.
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 Wincore MediaBar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.74%
Windows Vista 11.80%
Windows XP 8.23%
Windows 10 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.16%
Windows 7 Professional 4.29%
Windows 7 Starter 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.07%
  United Kingdom 5.93%
  Italy 4.59%
  Germany 4.59%
  France 4.25%
  Turkey 3.80%
  Canada 3.47%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Belgium 2.13%
  Portugal 1.79%
  Iran 1.79%
  Australia 1.57%
  Israel 1.45%
  MA 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.20%
Acer 18.66%
Dell 17.88%
Toshiba 12.18%
Samsung 5.11%
ASUS 4.52%
Lenovo 2.75%
American Megatrends 1.38%
Sony 1.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.36%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.86%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.50%

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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