Hotbar Removal


Hotbar Removal

This is what Hotbar does once it gains control of your computer

Popup advertisements (including pornographic ads)

Redirects to Hotbar partner sites

Adds buttons to your browser on the left-hand side leading to advertisers' and/or paid search sites dependent on the site you are currently viewing

Installs software on your PC without your consent

Tracks your site visits and reports them back to Hotbar (for advertising purposes)

Adds the Hotbar Tool bar to your browser and / or Windows Explorer (some variants of Hotbar)

The latest version of Hotbar hooks itself up deep inside the 'infected' PC. It modifies up to 73 settings at various locations in the PC, including Registry Edits, hidden files, system files and many more.. which makes manual removal of Hotbar nearly impossible.

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I believe that http://www.safer-networking.org/

Spybot-S&D Is You Best Bet

Norton Or Symantec States the Following

http://sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.hotbar.html

Excerpt

Note: As an alternative to using the Add/Remove Programs applet, or if the uninstall fails when using the utility, try to uninstall the program using a utility that you download from the Hotbar Web site. Go to the Hotbar Support Center, click the More Frequently Asked Questions link, and then click "How can I remove Hotbar?"

You can remove Hotbar using Spybot or from "Add/Remove Programs". But it leaves items in the Registry, which you'll have to clean up manually. You should search for and delete the following keys:

HKCU\Software\Hotbar

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent

HKLM\Software\Hotbar

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Tool bar\B195B3B3-8A05-11D3-97A4-0004ACA6948E

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform\Hotbar 3.0

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Manual Spy bot Removal
http://www.spy-bot.net/manual.asp

From Pest Patrol's Page

I Take No Responsibility To Any Adverse Effects From Doing The Following, Always Back You System Up Before Making Registry Changes

Find and remove these entries:

Manual Removal: Removable from "Add/Remove Programs" on the Control Panel. However it leaves two copies of its installer and other files and a number of registry entries. You may remove these items manually, if you wish.

In the registry, which you can clean up by running regedit if you want. Keys you can delete:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbhostie.hbbho.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hotbar.hbmain.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{7e33bc81-0818-11d5-b50d-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib{60f63095-41ec-11d5-b558-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appid\hbsrv.exe

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appid{b701a705-f828-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{1038dd23-8ae8-451b-a134-4db8a49aa519}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{17719b53-fad1-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{17719b54-fad1-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{1e24f8a0-5965-4902-90d4-08534e9adf3b}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{3103e312-e1bb-49ab-80eb-0a92fca78746}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{46417afd-7a15-4ed1-b764-cb72cd4d904f}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{4bf4fafa-186e-4e36-8f74-525290438d7b}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{4dbcfaf7-62e1-4811-8acc-6511e7192cb4}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{60b25924-c865-11d2-b0c1-000000000000}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{60f63095-41ec-11d5-b558-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{60f630a2-41ec-11d5-b558-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{69fd62b1-0216-4c31-8d55-840ed86b7c8f}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{6a6ebae8-8c66-4675-b423-95b3ba530940}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{6d6d1580-5b74-40ea-97f4-3c2b46c5abdd}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{6f885f52-b45f-45bc-8642-fe3d56155a3a}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{6fe00b71-7251-4e00-9186-ed89bbb946b8}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{75d2080b-4857-4b96-9b7d-732634fbd01f}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{7e33bc81-0818-11d5-b50d-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{8f59f897-6923-4b3b-8156-4e55d19de99a}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{918e4b7a-4d80-43a4-83a7-39adcc11841f}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{94beb7a2-36b7-46dc-8ad1-81a8332409c0}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{9ee87a26-b2c8-4130-83f6-e8511d939976}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{a80347d3-f757-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{a80347df-f757-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{a80347e0-f757-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{ad9a7b03-be12-11d4-b493-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{b00609a6-82af-4c55-bbb8-adc8593ceb86}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{b195b3a5-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{b195b3b2-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{b195b3b3-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{b701a704-f828-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{b701a705-f828-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{becafc17-baf9-11d4-b492-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-10101b1b1111}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-10101ddd1111}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{f4132b7b-1576-41b6-abd8-39c6c53047f7}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{f64b26c1-07de-11d5-b50d-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid{f7a1bf21-1d7d-4f5f-a201-0ca35a5cd68f}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbcoresrv.hbcoreservices

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbcoresrv.hbcoreservices.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbhostol.hbmailanim

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbhostol.hbmailanim.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbinstie.hbinstobj

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbinstie.hbinstobj.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbsrv.hbcoreservices

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbsrv.hbcoreservices.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbTool bar.hbTool barctl

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hbTool bar.hbTool barctl.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hotbar.hbbho

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hotbar.hbcommband

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hotbar.hbcommband.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hotbar.hbcommmband.1

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hotbar.hbmain

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{17719b53-fad1-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{17719b54-fad1-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{3103e312-e1bb-49ab-80eb-0a92fca78746}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{46417afd-7a15-4ed1-b764-cb72cd4d904f}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{4bf4fafa-186e-4e36-8f74-525290438d7b}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{6a6ebae8-8c66-4675-b423-95b3ba530940}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{6f885f52-b45f-45bc-8642-fe3d56155a3a}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{8f59f897-6923-4b3b-8156-4e55d19de99a}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{918e4b7a-4d80-43a4-83a7-39adcc11841f}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{9ee87a26-b2c8-4130-83f6-e8511d939976}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{a80347df-f757-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{ad9a7b03-be12-11d4-b493-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{b00609a6-82af-4c55-bbb8-adc8593ceb86}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{b195b3b2-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-10101b1b1111}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-10101ddd1111}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{f4132b7b-1576-41b6-abd8-39c6c53047f7}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{f64b26c1-07de-11d5-b50d-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface{f7a1bf21-1d7d-4f5f-a201-0ca35a5cd68f}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browserhelper objects{b195b3b3-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib{6d6d1580-5b74-40ea-97f4-3c2b46c5abdd}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib{94beb7a2-36b7-46dc-8ad1-81a8332409c0}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib{a80347d3-f757-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib{b195b3a5-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib{b701a704-f828-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT{69fd62b1-0216-4c31-8d55-840ed86b7c8f}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\""

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\hotbar

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\explorer bars{becafc17-baf9-11d4-b492-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\Tool bar\web browser{b195b3b3-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\user agenthotbar 3.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\appid{b701a705-f828-11d4-a466-00508b5ba2df}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{1038dd23-8ae8-451b-a134-4db8a49aa 519}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{1e24f8a0-5965-4902-90d4-08534e9ad f3b}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{4dbcfaf7-62e1-4811-8acc-6511e7192 cb4}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{60f630a2-41ec-11d5-b558-00d0b77f0 a6d}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{69fd62b1-0216-4c31-8d55-840ed86b7 c8f}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{6fe00b71-7251-4e00-9186-ed89bbb94 6b8}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{75d2080b-4857-4b96-9b7d-732634fbd 01f}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{a80347e0-f757-11d4-a466-00508b5ba 2df}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{b195b3b3-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca69 48e}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid{becafc17-baf9-11d4-b492-00d0b77f0 a6d}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{17719b53-fad1-11d4-a466-00508 b5ba2df}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{17719b54-fad1-11d4-a466-00508 b5ba2df}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{3103e312-e1bb-49ab-80eb-0a92f ca78746}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{31321312-e1bb-49ab-80eb-13212 ca78746}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{46417afd-7a15-4ed1-b764-cb72c d4d904f}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{4bf4fafa-186e-4e36-8f74-52529 0438d7b}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{6a6ebae8-8c66-4675-b423-95b3b a530940}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{6f885f52-b45f-45bc-8642-fe3d5 6155a3a}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{7e33bc81-0818-11d5-b50d-00d0b 77f0a6d}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{8f59f897-6923-4b3b-8156-4e55d 19de99a}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{918e4b7a-4d80-43a4-83a7-39adc c11841f}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{9ee87a26-b2c8-4130-83f6-e8511 d939976}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{a80347df-f757-11d4-a466-00508 b5ba2df}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{ad9a7b03-be12-11d4-b493-00d0b 77f0a6d}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{b00609a6-82af-4c55-bbb8-adc85 93ceb86}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{b195b3b2-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004a ca6948e}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{c8539bfe-8fd7-405c-8eef-d9af4 8dc6ba4}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-00508 b5ba2df}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-10101 b1b1111}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{da603411-0593-11d5-a46b-10101 ddd1111}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{f4132b7b-1576-41b6-abd8-39c6c 53047f7}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{f64b26c1-07de-11d5-b50d-00d0b 77f0a6d}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\interface{f7a1bf21-1d7d-4f5f-a201-0ca35 a5cd68f}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib{60f63095-41ec-11d5-b558-00d0b77 f0a6d}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib{6d6d1580-5b74-40ea-97f4-3c2b46c 5abdd}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib{94beb7a2-36b7-46dc-8ad1-81a8332 409c0}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib{a80347d3-f757-11d4-a466-00508b5 ba2df}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib{b195b3a5-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca 6948e}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib{b701a704-f828-11d4-a466-00508b5 ba2df}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\""

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\hotbar

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\code store database\distribution units{69fd62b1-0216-4c31-8d55-840ed86b7c8f}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\Tool bar{b195b3b3-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\Tool bar\b195b3b3-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\office\outlook\addins\hbhostol.hbmaila nim

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorerbrowser helper

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browse r helper objects{b195b3b3-8a05-11d3-97a4-0004aca6948e}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\user agent\post platformhotbar 3.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\user agent\post platformhotbar 4.2.13.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\user agent\post platform\hotbar 3.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\runhotbar

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\""

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\hotba r uninstall

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\deviceclasses{fd0a5af4- b41d-11d2-9c95-00c04f7971e0}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\enum\sw{03884cb6-e89a-4deb-b69e -8dc621686e6a}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\enum\sw{8e60217d-a2ee-47f8-b0c5 -0f44c55f66dc}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\enum\sw{96e080c7-143c-11d1-b40f -00a0c9223196}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\enum\sw{b7eafdc0-a680-11d0-96d8 -00aa0051e51d} HKEY_USERS\.default\software\hotbar

HKEY_USERS\s-1-5-21-329068152-1677128483-854245398-500\software\microsoft\in ternet explorer\explorer bars{becafc17-baf9-11d4-b492-00d0b77f0a6d}

HKEY_USERS\s-1-5-21-725345543-1078145449-1343024091-500\software\microsoft\i nternet explorer\explorer bars{becafc17-baf9-11d4-b492-00d0b77f0a6d}

Remove these files

c:\hotbar\hotbar new files\hotbar.log

profilepath+\local settings\temp\hbinst.exe

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\dbenderc.dll

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\hbcoresrv.dll

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\hbhostie.dll

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\hbhostoe.dll

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\hbhostol.dll

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\hbinst.exe

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\hbinstie.dll

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\hbsrv.exe

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\4.3.1.0\hbTool bar.dll

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\hbinst.exe

programfilesdir+\hotbar\bin\hbinstie.dll

programfilesdir+\hotbar\hotbar.log

systemroot+\downloaded program files\hotbar.inf

systemroot+\system32\hbinst.exe

Remove these directories

profilepath+\application data\hotbar

programfilesdir+\hotbar
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