What is WebBars?
WebBars is a potentially unwanted application although it can also be categorized as adware plug-in. It is very likely that you installed this application on your computer accidentally, so if you did not want to have this program, you should scroll down to the bottom of this article for the removal instructions. Luckily, you will have no problem removing WebBars because this program can be uninstalled via Control Panel. However, that might not be the end of it because you are bound to have more unwanted applications on-board. To intercept them all, be sure to run a full system scan with a computer security tool of your choice.
Where does WebBars come from?
The official website for this application can be accessed at webbars.ru. As you can see, the site is entirely in Russian, so if you do not speak the language, it is very doubtful you would download the application willingly from the original source.
On the official website, the plug-in is promoted as a “multi-browser player in contact with YouTube.” Basically, it would suggest that you could play the YouTube videos on your browser, no matter what website you would be on. That might sound like a good idea until you take into consideration the fact that, most of the time, users do not really get how this application entered their systems.
So if you did not download it from webbars.ru, how did it manage to settle down in your PC? The answer is bundled downloads. It refers to a freeware distribution technique that is used quite often by various third-party software distributors. If that is really the case, then it means that WebBars is just one of the many unwanted and potentially harmful applications that got installed on your computer. Perhaps you have been experiencing various symptoms already, but you just have not connected the dots so far? If you feel that your computer is not as fast as before, perhaps this is the right time to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.
What does WebBars do?
Since this application is a region-bound (the Russian Federation) add-on, it is more likely that it will affect users in the Russian-speaking countries. However, as you know, the Internet has no borders so anyone could get infected.
When WebBars is installed on a target computer, it adds a bar at the bottom corner of your browser. Supposedly, this add-on should improve your web browsing experience, giving your browser additional functions. The application affects the Chrome and Firefox browsers.
It is highly unlikely that the application really provides some useful service. What’s more, upon installing this add-on, you agree to receive commercial advertising displayed by the software, and this is where we encounter our main problem. Commercial advertising displayed by such applications is far from safe or reliable.
Needless to say, WebBars does not try to infect you with malware. Its sole purpose is to generate a financial profit by providing advertising space for third parties. Now what those third parties are is none of the program’s business. In other words, the application does not check who or what provides content for the ads you see on a regular basis. And since those ads are not monitored, it is quite common that cyber criminals use the space provided by such add-ons to promote their own corrupted content.
If the worst happens, you could end up getting infected with malware, your personal information could be stolen and used for illegal financial operations, and, eventually, you could experience an ultimate system crash. Needless to say, you have to prevent this from happening, and you can do it by removing WebBars right now.
How do I remove WebBars?
You can find the removal instructions right below this paragraph. If you have deleted a program from Control Panel before, it should not be a problem for you. However, after manual removal, you should run a full system scan once more, just to be sure that you have no other unwanted applications left. After all, your computer’s security should remain your utmost priority.
Manual WebBars Removal
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
- Press Win+R and type Control Panel into the Open box.
- Click OK and go to Uninstall a program.
- Highlight the add-on and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click the Start menu button and open Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove the add-on.
- Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Navigate to Add or remove programs and uninstall thee add-on.
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