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Below are step by step instructions to remove SCBar from your computer.
Note: This process is difficult and is not recommend unless you are an expert in this field. The manual process is also dangerous as the removal process requires you to access and edit sensitive files in the registry of your machine and run the risk of totally destroying your computer.

An important point to remember when removing SCBar is to delete all parts of the SCBar code. This is a must as SCBar will rebuild itself and will result in further spreading of the spyware parasite.

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SCBar Description
SCBar is an Internet Explorer toolbar that may redirect your browser search requests through its parent servers, and may also generate pop-up advertisements on your computer.

SCBar Removal Instructions

There may be an entry in the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs list to remove NetworkEssentials, called 'NetworkEssentials' (NE variant), 'MediaLoads Enhanced' (ME variant), 'Recommended Hotfix - 421701D' (RH variant), or - sometimes - 'WebEnh' (SCBar variant). Other variants will need to be removed manually. You may also like to delete the registry keys 'Updater' and 'Hopper' or 'MediaLoads Enhanced' in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software after the reset to clean up. The software installs itself into a folder inside Program Files. Before you can delete it you must ensure the BHO and/or process stored in the folder are no longer running.

For ME variant:
The filename of the DLL can vary depending on version of the software installed. To find out which you have, open the 'MediaLoads Enhanced' folder inside Program Files. So far, 'ME1.DLL' and 'ME2.DLL' have been seen. Open a DOS command prompt window (from Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the commands: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\MediaLoads Enhanced\ME1.DLL" Change the number in 'ME1' if necessary to match the filename you found.

For NE, RH, SCBar, Winex, SearchExe, MSNet variants:
Inside the relevant Program Files folder there will be a folder whose number varies depending on the version of the software installed. To find out which version you have, open the folder 'Network Essentials' (NE variant), 'Recommended Hotfix - 421701D' (RH variant), 'scbar' (SCBar variant), 'winex' (Winex variant), 'SE' (SearchExe variant) or 'msnet' (MS variant) inside the Program Files folder. You should see a folder whose name begins with 'v'. 'v8', 'v11', 'v15' and 'v16' have been seen for the NE variant; 'v14' and 'v15' have been seen for RH; 'v1', 'v2' and 'v9' have been seen for SCBar; 'v2' and 'v9' for Winex; 'v2', 'v9' and 'v11' for SearchExe; 'v9' for MSNet.

For NE, RH, SCBar, Winex, SearchExe variants:
Open a DOS command prompt window (from Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the commands, for the NE variant: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\
etwork Essentials\vN\
E.DLL", or for the RH variant: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Recommended Hotfix - 421701D\vN\RH.DLL", or for SCbar: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\scbar\vN\scbar.dll", or for Winex: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\winex\vN\winex.dll", or for SearchExe: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\se\vN\se.dll". In whichever above command was used, substitute the number you found for 'vN'.

For SCBar, Winex, SearchExe, MSNet variants:
Open the registry (click 'Start', choose 'Run', enter 'regedit') and select the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. In the list on the right, right-click-and-Delete the entry 'SearchEnhancement' (SCBar variant), 'WindowEnhancer' (Winex variant), 'Search-Exe' (SearchExe variant) or 'Media-Search' (MS variant).

For All variants:
Reboot the computer and you should be able to delete the folder 'Network Essentials' (NE variant), 'MediaLoads Enhanced' (ME variant), 'Recommended Hotfix - 421701D' (RH variant), 'scbar' (SCBar variant), 'winex' (Winex variant), 'SE' (SearchExe variant) or 'msnet' (MS variant) inside the Program Files folder.

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