Adbars, Not Something You Want To Have Hanging Around!
Adbars is a browser helper object (BHO) that originated in Spain that manages to attach its own toolbar to your Internet Explorer browser. This one can do a lot of things. It attempts to monitor your browsing sessions to be able to deliver up targeted ads for you to hopefully oblige and click through to. Adbars come to you via the normal ways that adware finds its way onto your PC, usually through a suspect download.
Adbars also has a dialing capability, which can connect you to premium rate toll numbers. It is also capable of installing more 3rd party spyware onto your computer, thereby rendering your machine even more compromised.
Some of the signs that you may well have a problem with adware such as Adbars are significantly slowed web browsing, along with a general system lethargy. You may also have your browser modified without any help from you, as well as an endless supply of unsolicited ads in the form of popups and popunders. These can show up even without an active browser window open at the moment. Adbars will also install ActiveX objects using the Microsoft ActiveX technology, which will enable 3rd party websites to seize control of your machine, enabling it to deliver up what they will.
Adbars, like many other adware applications, will create or modify system registry files to enable the program to begin at startup, thereby frustrating any cleanup you may thought you had done.
In reality, getting rid of adware like Adbars is a bit of a task if you intend to do it manually. The many files and back alleys of your computer that it attaches itself to can be difficult to ferret out, and making you repeat the process time and again. Better to opt for a quality antispyware program like ZookaWare PC Cleaner to get rid of all your spyware/adware problems. ZookaWare PC Cleaner comes with a 100% spyware removal guarantee, and you’ll soon get your PC back the way you need it to be.