October 21, 2014

How to remove Key Bar Toolbar virus. Uninstall guide

Key Bar Toolbar is a potentially harmful application that can hijack Firefox, Chrome and Internet explorer. Mainly it alters current homepage and search engine settings and displays bunch of unwanted pop-up windows that will bring commercial ads from third parties. The installation of Key Bar Toolbar can be performed by a user himself but usually it automatically gets installed when user downloads some free software from Internet. After this Key Bar Toolbar has been loaded, your browser will come up with some extra features like Online Radio, Web Search, shortcuts links to social networks and emails etc. These extra options are associated with Key Bar Toolbar malware which will take users to unwanted websites and will display annoying advertisements while surfing the web. Moreover, the Key Bar Toolbar virus tracks browsing habits of the victim and collects personal information to fulfil its criminal tasks. You should uninstall Key Bar Toolbar virus from your system as soon as possible to prevent harms.

Common Symptoms of Key Bar Toolbar infection:

→ This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
→ They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
→ Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
→ Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
→ Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
→ Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
→ Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
→ Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
→ Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall Key Bar Toolbar

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Key Bar Toolbar if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Key Bar Toolbar if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Key Bar Toolbar and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Key Bar Toolbar manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for Key Bar Toolbar in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\


Key Bar Toolbar virus removal tool


It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman