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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage

TubeBar

TubeBar is a browser plug-in that should not be installed on your computer. It may be related to other potentially unwanted applications and before you know it, TubeBar might expose you to a variety of dangerous threats. You may have installed TubeBar onto your PC accidentally, but luckily, it is not that hard to remove TubeBar from the system. Scroll down to the bottom of this article for manual removal instructions and then do consider investing in a licensed antimalware tool that would ensure your system is safeguarded against all the potential threats.

It has been determined that TubeBar is a two-year-old browser plug-in. According to our security researchers, this application is practically identical to Linkury, Snap.do and Shopping helper. Although it is classified as browser extension, TubeBar might as well function as adware application, because quite a few browser extensions do so. What is more, some security researchers tend to consider TubeBar a browser hijacker, because it carries out particular browser settings modifications. However, we would like to emphasize that the changes are carried out with user’s permission.

In fact, you may not realize that you are soliciting specific browser modifications. During TubeBar installation on Terms of service section you are also given three options that you can actually toggle. If you skip this step without removing ticks from the option box, you will install TubeBar on Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, your default search provider will be changed to search.tube-bar.com and the same domain will be set as your default homepage.

The main homepage for TubeBar is tube-bar.com and there you can actually download the plug-in. The information provided at the page claims that TubeBar is compatible with Google Chrome and Safari as well, however, during our tests Google Chrome browser was not affected by TubeBar.

Although TubeBar cannot be said to be a browser hijacker, because it does not change your browser settings behind your back, it still exhibits enough of suspicious behavior that should be enough to make you remove it for good. TubeBar may also display commercial ads when you browse the Internet and it is definitely able to collect information on your web browsing habits, successfully exposing you to various online marketing schemes.

To ensure that your online browsing is absolutely safe and no unwanted applications enter your PC, uninstall TubeBar right now and then scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner. This way you will know for sure that there are no other potentially unwanted applications on your computer.

Manual TubeBar Removal

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and open Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove TubeBar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove TubeBar.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or remove programs and uninstall TubeBar.

Restore your browser settings

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove TubeBar Search from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Firefox button and go to Options.
  5. Open General tab, click Restore to default button and click OK.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Go to Search providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove TubeBar Search. Click Close.
  4. Press Alt+T again and go to Internet options.
  5. Open General tab and click Use default button. Press OK.
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How to manually remove TubeBar

Files associated with TubeBar infection:

tube-bar.exe

TubeBar processes to kill:

tube-bar.exe
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