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Hotbar. Below are step by step instructions to remove Hotbar 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 Hotbar is
to delete all parts of the Hotbar code. This is a must as Hotbar will rebuild itself and will
result in further spreading of the spyware parasite.
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Hotbar Description Hotbar is an Internet Explorer browser helper object that adds graphical skins to Internet Explorer toolbars. Hotbar also adds its own toolbar, which may monitor URLs you visit and accordingly target advertisements at you.
HotBar Removal Instructions
Note: To Uninstall HotBar Free -- proceed at your own risk!
Removable from "Add/Remove Programs" on the Control Panel. However it leaves some mess behind in the registry, which you can clean up by running regedit if you want. Keys you can delete:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform\Hotbar 3.0
This is particularly irritating as it tells every site you go to that you have HotBar installed. You can also clean up the 'HotBar 3.0' string from "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent" if you like, though it doesn't seem to do anything.