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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Web Bar?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Web Bar is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Web Bar?

You may see this taskbar on your desktop:

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and this entry in your list of installed programs:

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and these Scheduled Tasks:

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And you may have seen these warnings during install:

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How did Web Bar get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove Web Bar?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Web Bar?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Web Bar completely.
  • This PUP creates some scheduled tasks. You can read here how to check for and, if necessary, remove Scheduled Tasks.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Web Bar adware. �It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:
O23 - Service: Web Bar Service (wbsvc) (wbsvc) - Web Bar Media - C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.exe
You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 (Web Bar Media) C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\wb.exe
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\isdkiHM5P857\ISightHost.exe
 S2 wbsvc; C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.exe [37144 2015-02-18] (Web Bar Media)
 () C:\Users\Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\WebBar
 () C:\Program Files\WebBar
 () C:\ProgramData\InstallSightSDK

Web Bar 2.0.5527.25142 (HKLM\...\{0BCE8B0A-1E76-44E5-9909-3CF804D92E4D}_is1) (Version: 2.0.5527.25142 - Web Bar Media) <==== ATTENTION!
Task: {9B8DF96B-8409-4005-916C-0211C2976942} - System32\Tasks\WebBarUpdateTask => C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.exe [2015-02-18] (Web Bar Media)
Task: {FC833FE2-12EF-446B-ACC0-F94081FB13F8} - System32\Tasks\WebBarLaunchTask => C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.exe [2015-02-18] (Web Bar Media)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details  
---------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\WebBar
       Adds the file InstallUtil.InstallLog"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 584 bytes, A
       Adds the file ISightSDK.dll"="2/13/2015 2:37 PM, 577536 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll"="6/2/2014 9:58 AM, 199168 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 32618 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="4/1/2015 1:53 PM, 737475 bytes, A
       Adds the file wbsvc.exe"="2/18/2015 12:58 PM, 37144 bytes, A
       Adds the file wbsvc.exe.config"="6/2/2014 9:58 AM, 249 bytes, A
       Adds the file wbsvc.InstallLog"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 558 bytes, A
       Adds the file wbsvc.InstallState"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 7466 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142
       Adds the file Interop.SHDocVw.dll"="2/18/2015 12:57 PM, 155648 bytes, A
       Adds the file ISightSDK.dll"="2/13/2015 2:37 PM, 577536 bytes, A
       Adds the file ISightSDK_x64.dll"="2/13/2015 2:37 PM, 808960 bytes, A
       Adds the file log4net.dll"="4/22/2014 9:11 AM, 307200 bytes, A
       Adds the file Newtonsoft.Json.dll"="1/30/2015 2:31 PM, 425472 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Threading.dll"="1/30/2015 2:28 PM, 387408 bytes, A
       Adds the file wb.exe"="2/18/2015 12:58 PM, 224536 bytes, A
       Adds the file wb.exe.config"="1/15/2015 12:49 PM, 1514 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\InstallSightSDK
       Adds the file 3c99e24ae.dat"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 70 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WebBar
       Adds the file wb.app.settings"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 1201 bytes, A
       Adds the file wb.log"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 437 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
       Adds the file WebBarLaunchTask"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 3260 bytes, A
       Adds the file WebBarUpdateTask"="4/1/2015 1:55 PM, 3784 bytes, A

Registry details  
------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\wb_RASAPI32]
       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "EnableConsoleTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "EnableFileTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "FileDirectory"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%windir%\tracing"
       "FileTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "MaxFileSize"="REG_DWORD", 1048576
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\wb_RASMANCS]
       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "EnableConsoleTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "EnableFileTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "FileDirectory"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%windir%\tracing"
       "FileTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "MaxFileSize"="REG_DWORD", 1048576
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BCE8B0A-1E76-44E5-9909-3CF804D92E4D}_is1]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Web Bar 2.0.5527.25142"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.0.5527.25142"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 4324
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\WebBar"
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "Web Bar"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "en"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.4 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "Malwarebytes"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20150401"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\WebBar\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Web Bar Media"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\WebBar\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\WebBar\unins000.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.getwebbar.com"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WebBar]
       "CID"="REG_SZ", "{23AE2839-7C02-407A-B3C7-37052D13EB45}"
       "FailCount"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "InstallTime"="REG_DWORD", 1427889335
       "ISAppKey"="REG_SZ", "3c99e24ae"
       "ISInstallerKey"="REG_SZ", "3e16a056d"
       "ISPartnerKey"="REG_SZ", "36fb56f5a"
       "LastCheck"="REG_DWORD", 1427889338
       "Profile"="REG_SZ", "bing"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "2.0.5527.25142"
       "Wb"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\wb.exe"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\wbsvc]
       "EventMessageFile"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\EventLogMessages.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wbsvc]
       "DelayedAutostart"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Description"="REG_SZ", "This service is required by Web Bar."
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Web Bar Service (wbsvc)"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, ""C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.exe""
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION]
       "wb.exe"="REG_DWORD", 11000
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 4/1/2015
Scan Time: 2:05:22 PM
Logfile: mbamWebbar.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.0.1004
Malware Database: v2015.04.01.06
Rootkit Database: v2015.03.31.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: Malwarebytes

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 294088
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 23 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\wb.exe, 2960, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43]

Modules: 1
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\ISightSDK.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 

Registry Keys: 3
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{0BCE8B0A-1E76-44E5-9909-3CF804D92E4D}_is1, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\wbsvc, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.GlobalUpdate.C, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GLOBALUPDATE\UPDATE\PROXY, Quarantined, [c9a16ff8454558ded88c3b7aa261d927], 

Registry Values: 3
PUP.Optional.GlobalUpdate.C, HKLM\SOFTWARE\GLOBALUPDATE\UPDATEDEV|AuCheckPeriodMs, 21600000, Quarantined, [3535a3c47f0b40f63b90664e4ab93ac6]
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\WBSVC|ImagePath, "C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.exe", Quarantined, [204a1b4c5139a39328554c713dc60cf4]
PUP.Optional.GlobalUpdate.C, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GLOBALUPDATE\UPDATE\PROXY|source, IE, Quarantined, [c9a16ff8454558ded88c3b7aa261d927]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WebBar, Delete-on-Reboot, [25457fe8a5e53204cc3186c557ae4cb4], 

Files: 22
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\web_bar_setup.exe, Quarantined, [086289de8208330313851a216a98c23e], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\WebBarUpdateTask, Quarantined, [b6b4ed7ac2c878bec0e383347f84eb15], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\InstallUtil.InstallLog, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\ISightSDK.dll, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.exe, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.exe.config, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.InstallLog, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\wbsvc.InstallState, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\Interop.SHDocVw.dll, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\ISightSDK.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\ISightSDK_x64.dll, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\log4net.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\Newtonsoft.Json.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\System.Threading.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\wb.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Program Files\WebBar\2.0.5527.25142\wb.exe.config, Quarantined, [dc8e6ff8e9a1d264186314a9a85bbd43], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\WebBarLaunchTask, Quarantined, [90daed7a315955e114e864e7709555ab], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WebBar\wb.app.settings, Quarantined, [25457fe8a5e53204cc3186c557ae4cb4], 
PUP.Optional.WebBar.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WebBar\wb.log, Delete-on-Reboot, [25457fe8a5e53204cc3186c557ae4cb4], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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