What is DailyBee?
DailyBee is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that could be associated with specific computer security issues. Such programs are not direct security threats, but they may exhibit specific behavioral patterns that are undesirable or annoying. Also, such programs are often related to other third-party applications that are vulnerable to third-party exploitation. Thus, if you happen to have DailyBee on your computer, we would strongly recommend that you remove it at once. You can find the manual removal instructions for this application right below this description. However, you should also consider investing in a powerful antispyware tool that would help you protect your PC from harm.
Where does DailyBee come from?
One of the reasons it is not possible to label this application as a malicious infection is the fact it has a homepage. The website works just fine, and it even has a direct download button that works, too. Thus, when a program obviously gives you a chance to decide whether you want it or not, you cannot say that it infected you on purpose.
If you do not remember visiting this website, that is also understandable. Potentially unwanted programs, adware, freeware, and other small fries can be easily distributed in software bundles. These bundles may come via random pop-ups, or you could download them willingly from a file-sharing site. Either way, it means that you are very likely that have multiple unwanted programs installed on your computer. Perhaps some random adware program generated a pop-up that have the download link for DailyBee. Or perhaps you installed multiple applications from a random site, and this nuisance is just one of the many products you need to remove.
What does DailyBee do?
When we take a look at the official description of this application, DailyBee looks like a pretty good deal. It is supposed to become your shortcut to Wikipedia. In other words, with the program installed, you will no longer need to open your browser in order to search Wikipedia. DailyBee will provide you with a shortcut, and it will redirect all of your searches via en.wiki2.org.
Does this domain look familiar? Probably not, because that is not your original Wikipedia. This website is full of third-party ads, but it says that if you use their domain for data research, it will be a lot safer for you. Now, it is really doubtful whether this website lives up to its promises. Also, it is not clear whether the application you have installed is really useful.
We use really simple logic: If you did not want the program around, you should remove it no questions asked. After all, a program that auto-starts with Windows and does not have any auto-run disabling feature is suspicious enough. Also, there is a good chance that this PUP is associated with third parties, and it could be used for commercial content promotion. That would raise an entire lot of security concerns because whenever third-party content is involved, it is always possible that the PUP could be exploited for malicious purposes.
How do I remove DailyBee?
Fortunately, it is not that complicated to terminate this application. You can remove it via Control Panel, but if you do that, you should also delete the leftover files that will remain on your system. We will list the files and where you find them, so you do not have to worry about that.
Nevertheless, if you feel that manual removal may not be enough to protect your system from similar intruders; you should get yourself a reliable antispyware tool. The same applies in the case you think there might be more dangerous apps on-board. It might be too troublesome going through the list of installed programs, and looking for a few rogue entries. Especially, if you are not an avid computer user, and you do not really know how your system works.
Thus, it is always far more efficient, to leave it to computer professionals. After you delete DailyBee and other unwanted programs with a computer security tool, be sure to keep it updated because it will stop similar apps from barging into your system. Should you have any further questions about computer security, please feel free to leave us a comment.
Manual DailyBee Removal
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
- Press Win+R and type Control Panel.
- Click OK and go to Uninstall a program.
- Highlight the application and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove the application.
- Click the Start menu button and select Control Panel.
- Navigate to Add or remove programs and uninstall the application.
- Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
- Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software.
- Click Software, and delete the DailyBee key under it.
- Press Win+R again and type %LOCALAPPDATA%. Click OK.
- Delete the DailyBee folder.
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