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PBar Toolbar Search Hijacker Information

Name: PBar Toolbar
Category: Search Hijacker
Advice: Remove
Risk: Elevated Risk Elevated threats are usually threats that fall into the range of adware in which data about a user's habits are tracked and sent back to a server for analysis without your consent or knowledge.
Description: Hijacks your Internet Explorer search pages to perform search hijacks.

PBar Toolbar is installed with WordIQ as well as other co-branded sites. The WordIQ Toolbar does not state in its privacy policy or EULA about hijacking your search URLs.

Even after you change the URL that PBar sets, it automatically keeps changing it back each time you open a new Internet Explorer window.

PBar Toolbar modifies Internet Explorers Default Search URL as well as installs a URL hooks wich intercepts URLs types into Internet Explorer.

Signatures: process: wordiq-install.exe: MD5 Hash: 1b5f257b7c9fcca9c2f... process: pbar.exe: MD5 Hash: 0599c1f7020481ae31e..
Type: Search Hijacker - Adware is generally software that displays advertisements. Some advertisers may covertly install adware on your system and generate a stream of unsolicited advertisements that can clutter your desktop and affect your productivity. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. The extra processing required to track you or to display advertisements can tax your computer and hurt your system performance.



Top Search Hijacker Visited Pages:
Adw.Starware.Toolbar - 72 visits
MegaSearch Toolbar - Alias: Mega Search Toolbar - 62 visits
Windows Search Bar - Alias: Windows searchbar - 59 visits
Adw.SearchRover.Toolbar - 57 visits
QuickSearch Toolbar - Alias: Quick Search - 57 visits
Seeq Toolbar - 56 visits
PBar Toolbar - Alias: 4Arcade PBar, WordIQ Toolbar - 54 visits
CommonName - Alias: CommonName, Agent CommonName, Toolbar BabeIE, BabeIE2, CNMib - 52 visits
NewtonKnows - 49 visits
Search Terror - 48 visits

Random Search Hijacker Pages:
Windows Search Bar - Alias: Windows searchbar
QuickSearch Toolbar - Alias: Quick Search
CommonName - Alias: CommonName, Agent CommonName, Toolbar BabeIE, BabeIE2, CNMib
PBar Toolbar - Alias: 4Arcade PBar, WordIQ Toolbar
Search Terror
Adw.Starware.Toolbar
Seeq Toolbar
JimmyHelp
MegaSearch Toolbar - Alias: Mega Search Toolbar
Adw.SearchRover.Toolbar


 


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