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Danger level 8
Type: Adware

FakeShareaza MediaBar

FakeShareaza MediaBar is the latest in dubious programs. FakeShareaza MediaBar is an adware application which was designed to deliver a variety of advertisements, affiliated with the adware, so as to ensure the optimal advertising of the products associated with FakeShareaza MediaBar.

FakeShareaza MediaBar tends to come bundled with pop-up advertisements, which is definitely not a wanted feature for any computer user.

Being a form of a malicious Trojan infection, FakeShareaza MediaBar will only present a security risk to any computer is has infiltrated.

FakeShareaza MediaBar is a potentially unwanted adware program that could be used to display various pop-up advertisements. FakeShareaza MediaBar is also used by its creators to collect various information on the users surfing habits, this invading the users privacy.

According to a few sources, FakeShareaza MediaBar has been found to perform the following functions:

• Downloads/requests other files from Internet.
• Creates a start-up registry entry.
• Registers a 32-bit in-process server DLL.
• Registers a Browser Helper Object (Microsoft\'s Internet Explorer plug-in module).
• Contains characteristics of an identified security risk

What FakeShareaza MediaBar will do is load up with Internet Explorer, as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). This means that FakeShareaza MediaBar is a dynamic link library (DLL) that tends to run as soon as Internet Explorer is started.

BHO’s are usually installed covertly onto an unsuspecting computer system, so as to ensure the secretive gathering of information from the infected computer to a remote controller.

There are a few ways FakeShareaza MediaBar could have entered into a system, namely:
- The user’s operating system and Web browser security setting are too flexible and relaxed
- The user does not follow safe Internet and PC practices.

There are also a few symptoms affiliated with an Adware infection, which are usually tell-tale signs of an infection:

1. PC is working slowly
2. New desktop shortcuts are displayed on the system
3. Annoying pop-up messages (in some cases) keep appearing on the PC
4. E-mails are being sent from your email address without your consent.

The fact that FakeShareaza MediaBar can easily enter any PC system via security exploits and flaws, most times without the user’s interaction, means that it is that much easier for FakeShareaza MediaBar to enter the system and ensure the system’s security is immensely compromised.

The best way to ensure whether your system has been infected by FakeShareaza MediaBar is to perform a full computer system scan with a legitimate anti-spyware application.

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How to manually remove FakeShareaza MediaBar

Files associated with FakeShareaza MediaBar infection:


FakeShareaza MediaBar DLL's to remove:


Remove FakeShareaza MediaBar registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser HelperObjects{CFC4F59B-A2DA-4e12-B337-52A4F871E10C}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser HelperObjects\{CFC4F59B-A2DA-4e12-B337-52A4F871E10C}

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