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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Sidebar Dock

Sidebar Dock is one of those programs that most probably enter target computers accidentally. The thing you have to understand about such applications is they do not infect your computer behind your back. If you happen to have Sidebar Dock on your system, it means that you have installed this program willingly. Even if you do not remember setting up this application, it still would not have been installed if it were not for your consent. Thus, if you are eager to remove Sidebar Dock from your system, you can also do that on your own without much difficulty. Simply uninstall the application following the removal instructions below this description.

Potentially unwanted programs often are distributed directly via their official websites. You can also download Sidebar Dock via, as the main homepage works just fine. It also provides you with the basic information on the program. It says that this application provides you with the “best way to see the dock.” In other words, Sidebar Dock gives you a customized version of your taskbar, allowing you to pin the most frequently-used applications to it. The question is, however, whether you really need a third-party application for that, when could achieve practically the same effect with your operating system utilities.

For example, if you like your most frequently used programs to be at the tip of your fingertips, you can pin them to your taskbar. What’s more, if you want to have them lined up vertically, instead of horizontally, you can easily change the position of your taskbar via your system settings. If that is the only thing you want to tweak, there is really no need to install the likes of Sidebar Dock on your computer.

On the other hand, you might have installed this application unawares. This happens when potentially unwanted programs come bundled with freeware and other undesirable software. If you often download applications from third-party websites and other file-sharing pages, you need to be aware of the fact that sometimes downloading freeware apps might lead to adware infection and serious security issues. Installing Sidebar Dock on your PC might be the least of your programs.

Why are we not so enthusiastic about Sidebar Dock? The thing with potentially unwanted programs is that they could be associated with malevolent third parties, and that would eventually expose you to corrupted content. For example, our research suggests that this program might have the potential to display commercial advertisements. Keeping in mind that the program is distributed for free, it would not be surprising as the people behind Sidebar Dock need to cover their development cost somehow.

On top of that, Sidebar Dock seems to be similar to BoBrowser (another potentially unwanted app) in a way that it can connect to the Internet behind your back and download more potential threats to your computer. Thus, if you did not plan on having this application on your system before any of the above mentioned things happen, please remove Sidebar Dock as soon as possible.

If you think there might be more uninvited guests on your computer, you should scan the system with the SpyHunter free scanner. Should any potential threats be detected, remove them all automatically, and do not hesitate to invest in a licensed antispyware tool.

How to Delete Sidebar Dock

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Windows icon and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Sidebar Dock.

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

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

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Sidebar Dock.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Sidebar Dock.
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