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Below are step by step instructions to remove HuntBar 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 HuntBar is to delete all parts of the HuntBar code. This is a must as HuntBar will rebuild itself and will result in further spreading of the spyware parasite.

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HuntBar Description
HuntBar is an Internet Explorer toolbar that provides search features. HuntBar may redirect your home page and search requests through its controlling server.

Huntbar Removal Instructions

To get to Safe Mode, press the F8 key just as Windows is about to boot. If you use a multiboot system, this is the point where the boot menu appears; if not, just keep tapping F8 as the machine boots until the menu appears. Open the registry (click 'Start', choose 'Run', enter 'regedit') and find the key KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion. Select the subkey 'Run' and delete the 'WinTools' entry on the right. If there is still a 'TB_setup' or 'TBPS' entry here, delete that too. Next, select the subkey 'Explorer\Browser Helper Objects', delete the whole subkey with the name {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183}'. Find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services and delete the WinToolsSvc subkey.

Open a DOS command prompt window (from Start->Programs->Accessories), and enter the following commands. For HuntBar/TS: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Common Files\MSIETS\msiets.dll", For HuntBar/Side and HuntBar/MSLink, enter: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Common Files\MSIETS\msielink.dll", For HuntBar/BTLink, enter: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Common Files\BTLINK\btlink.dll", For HuntBar/MSIn, enter: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u msiein.dll, For HuntBar/BTIn, enter: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u btiein.dll, For HuntBar/SToolbar, enter: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\ProgramFiles\SearchToolbar\SToolbar.dll", For HuntBar/WinTools, enter: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\WinTools\WToolsB.dll", regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\btiein.dll", regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Toolbar\toolbar.dll".

(Users of non-English verions of Windows will need to change 'Program Files' and 'Common Files' in the above commands to the name of the these folders in the language Windows was installed in.)

Open the 'Common Files' folder inside Program Files. For the TS, Side, MSLink variants, delete 'MSIETS'; for the BTLink variant delete 'BTLINK'; for the WinTools variant delete 'WinTools'. Go back to the Program Files folder and delete 'Search Toolbar' (SToolbar variant) or 'Toolbar' (WinTools variant). Finally, open the System folder (inside the Windows folder, called 'System32' under Windows NT/2000/XP/2003) and delete 'msiein.dll' (MSIn variant) or 'btiein.dll' (BTIn variant).

To clean up, you can also open the registry (click 'Start', choose 'Run', enter 'regedit') and delete any of the subkeys 'MSIETS', 'MSIEIN', 'MSLINK', 'BTIEIN', 'BTLINK', 'Search Toolbar' and 'WinTools' in the Software subkey of both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER. You can also delete the keys inside HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID with numbers {26E8361F-BCE7-4F75-A347-98C88B418322} and {87067F04-DE4C-4688-BC3C-4FCF39D609E7}. Inside HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PROTOCOLS, the Name-Space Handler
es\WToolsB.ResProtocol key can also go. Next, open Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software, and delete the 'AUI' and 'STO' subkeys, and the 'TUID' entry.

Having successfully done this you should be able to delete the entire 'Huntbar' folder.

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