What is ChocolateBar?
ChocolateBar is a potentially unwanted application that travels bundled with other freeware. It has been in particularly associated with PC Optimizer Pro, Media Player by VideoBuzz, AstroArcade, StormWatch and some other potentially unwanted programs. ChocolateBar usually travels in Fusion, Safer Installer Stub and other download managers. It does have an official webpage lb.we-care.com/chocolatebar, however, it can not be downloaded from there.
On the page it is stated that the toolbar is powered by We-care.com, a company that promises to help you “support your favorite cause, just by shopping online”. This may sound good, but the program will also expose you to various commercial ads, some of which may be unreliable. That is why we recommend you eliminate ChocolateBar from your system.
How does ChocolateBar work?
Once you install ChocolateBar, it starts running a process called ChocolateBar.exe and adds an icon to your Task bar. The main purpose of the application is to present you with ads by its sponsors. Although some of the provided adverts may be legitimate, you could also be exposed to the ones that are not. That is why we urge you to be very careful with the advertisements presented to you by the application. Better yet, you should terminate ChocolateBar altogether in order to avoid the unnecessary risks.
If you are not sure how you got stuck with the adware and would like to avoid similar situations in the future, you should be more attentive with the applications that you install from now on. Freeware and shareware often travels with potentially unwanted programs. If you skip through its installation steps, you unwittingly agree to install the additional software. In order to avoid that, you need to overview all information provided in the installation wizard and always choose the Advanced or Custom installation option. Once you do, you will be able to deselect all additional programs and only install the software that you actually need.
How to remove ChocolateBar from my PC?
There are two ways you can remove ChocolateBar: manual or automatic removal. If you want to delete ChocolateBar manually, you can use the instructions presented below. Bear in mind that if other applications came bundled with the program, which is very likely, you should uninstall those as well. If, however, you would like to uninstall ChocolateBar automatically, you will have to download a malware removal tool. Once you do, you will be able to scan your PC, detect all unwanted software and properly clean your system. You will not have to worry about similar issues in the future as the anti-malware will safeguard your computer from various infections that you can catch online.
Delete ChocolateBar from Windows XP
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs → ChocolateBar → Remove
Remove ChocolateBar from Windows 7 & Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → ChocolateBar → Uninstall
Uninstall ChocolateBar from Windows 8
- Settings → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → ChocolateBar → Uninstall.