He has also encountered Hijack.SearchBar.
"After running a Malwarebytes (free edition) scan on my Windows Vista desktop, a piece of malware named 'Hijack.SearchBar' was discovered along with 6 PUPs. I did a little research and found that the file is likely adware slowing down the computer (probably downloaded secretly along with some other download)."
Hijack.SearchBar, an adware, chases after your browsers.
Hijack.SearchBar is designed as an adware to display sponsored advertisements on the browsers in order to gain traffic for its products and generate revenue for the author. Browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer can be its targets.
To get on your computer without your noticing, it disguises itself as a bundled component of your desired freeware or shareware. Thus, Hijack.SearchBar is also downloaded and installed in the background as you do the same with your desired software. As a result, the modification of the browser default settings like search provider is performed without asking your permission.
You have more than 1 reason to hate Hijack.SearchBar.
You may not notice how nasty Hijack.SearchBar it is at the beginning, but soon you will find what Hijack.SearchBar is gonna to bring you:
• tons of spams: ads from Hijack.SearchBar keeps popping up to interrupt your online activities.
• clumsy computer: your computer gets slower and slower since Hijack.SearchBar takes up the system resource in the background.
• additional troublesome: Hijack.SearchBar can drop additional troublesome onto your computer without your permission, like trojan, browser hijacker and ransomware.
• confidential information loss: your browsing history and your personal sensitive information including credit card details and some account log in details can be exposed.
• fragile browser: your computer may crash down randomly and constantly.
Without any doubt or any delay, Hijack.SearchBar should be removed out of your computer in order protect your PC and sensitive information. If you are in the dark about how to remove it, you are suggested to follow the removal solutions below.
Uninstalling Hijack.SearchBar can be easy with professional guides.
Solution 1: Remove Hijack.SearchBar Manually
Step 1: End all the processes related to Hijack.SearchBar from the task manger
press Windows+R together to launch up Run window>input taskmgr>click OK
search for the related processes or suspicious ones> right click and choose End Process
Step 2: Uninstall Hijack.SearchBar from Control Panel
Click Start> Control Panel> Programs and Features> search for Hijack.SearchBar or suspect applications> right click and choose Uninstall
Step3: Remove Hijack.SearchBar from Your Browser
For Internet Explorer
A: Launch up Internet Explorer>Tools> Manager Add-on
B: Tools and Extensions> search for Hijack.SearchBar> click Disable
C: Clear the browser history and restart IE to take effect
For Google Chrome
A: launch up Google Chrome> click Tools> click Extension> search for Hijack.SearchBar> click Disable
B: Clear the history and cookies of Google Chrome and then restart the browser to take effect
Solution 2: Remove Hijack.SearchBar automatically (with SpyHunter)
Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter
2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
Step B. Run SpyHunter to block Hijack.SearchBar
Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.
Step C: restart your computer to take effect