What is iWebar Search?
iWebar Search is a potentially unwanted program often classified as a browser hijacker. It is compatible with all popular browsers. iWebar Search is supposed to be an application that helps you “enhance your browsing” and find the information you are looking for online faster and easier. The program does not deliver on its promises. Instead, your home page and default search engine are modified without your permission.
The hijacker also causes advertisements to appear in your browsers and it redirects you to unfamiliar pages. iWebar Search comes bundled with other freeware and is usually installed silently. It does have an official webpage iwebar.com, but it is impossible to download the program there. If you had no intention of changing your search provider and you are not satisfied with the modifications, you should delete iWebar Search.
How does iWebar Search work?
Once iWebar Search takes over your computer, it changes your home page, new tab page and default search engine. Restoring these settings back manually will not work until you terminate iWebar Search. Using the so-called engine is not something we would advise. The results that it presents you with are altered to include sponsored links. You will also see ads, banners, pop-up, in-text, video and other types of adverts on your screen. We suggest you avoid all of this commercial content, because you may end up on a corrupted page. If you do, you may infect your system with malware which is not something you want. Malicious programs can cause serious damage to your computer and steal your personal details. In order to avoid these risks, you should terminate iWebar Search.
In addition to the above mentioned aspects of the program, you should also know that iWebar Search uses CPU resources and may slow down your system speed. The same goes for your Internet connection. Moreover, you should keep in mind that the program collects data about your browsing habits which may be sold to third parties.
How to remove iWebar Search?
In order to eliminate iWebar Search from your PC you can use a malware removal tool. The anti-malware can scan your system and detect all unwanted programs. You can then use it to get rid of iWebar Search as well as other infections. Moreover, the security program will safeguard your computer in the future. However, it is also possible to remove iWebar Search manually. This option is not as reliable, but if you complete the steps presented below, you should be able to uninstall iWebar Search on your own.
Guide on iWebar Search Removal
Delete iWebar Search and the related program:
Windows 7 and Vista/8
- Click Start/Press Win+I
- Select Control Panel
- Go to Uninstall a program
- Choose the software and click Uninstall
- Open Start menu
- Choose Control Panel
- Select Add or remove programs
- Delete the unwanted application
Reset your browsers:
- Gear icon -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab
- Click Reset and mark Delete personal settings
- Click Reset once again
- Menu -> Question mark -> Troubleshooting Information
- Click Reset Firefox, confirm it and click Finish
- Menu -> Settings -> Show advanced settings
- Click on Reset browser settings and then Reset
Modify your browser shortcuts
- Right-click on the browser shortcut
- Choose Properties and go to Shortcut
- Select all text after “exe” in Target
- Delete it and click OK.