Do you know what Desktop Bar is?
Desktop Bar is a program that is supposed to help you launch your favorite programs from one place. This program enables the so-called window-based docking station that is represented via a bar at the bottom of the screen. Do you think this program is reliable and very useful? We hope that you will make the final decision about the program after reading this report. We have tested Desktop Bar in our internal lab, and the things that we have found are quite disconcerting. As a matter of fact, we would be surprised if you did not choose to delete Desktop Bar after reading our report. Please read carefully, and, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.
The suspicious Desktop Bar comes with a built-in search tool. Our research has revealed that the search tools associated with this program are findamo.com and docksearch.net. These search tools have been found acting as browser hijackers, which is why we identify them as threats that require urgent removal. Even if your homepage and search provider settings are not modified after installing Desktop Bar, findamo.com and docksearch.net are unpredictable search tools that can spy on you, collect information about you, and inject sponsored links. Another piece of software that our malware analysts are worried about is Skyrocket Player. This is a new media player that does not work very well and can show advertisements, which is why we recognize it as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Needless to say, we do not recommend installing this program. If you have acquired it already, make sure you remove it as well.Desktop Bar screenshot
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Just like its clone, Desktop Dock, the potentially unreliable Desktop Bar usually comes bundled with third-party programs. Run a malware scanner to find out which other infections or potentially unwanted programs you need to remove from your operating system. If Desktop Bar is the only threat, make sure you delete it as soon as possible. After all, this program might introduce you to unreliable search tools and enable unknown parties to display potentially unreliable ads. We have learned about this activity after analyzing the EULA, and we are sure that you would not have downloaded the PUP if you had researched this document as well. Hopefully, this will be a lesson that you will remember when installing software in the future.
Uninstall Desktop Dock using the guide below, and install an automated malware remover to eliminate any remaining threats. Should you choose to delete all unreliable programs manually, do not forget to implement tools that will help you protect your operating system in the future.
Delete Desktop Dock from Windows
Delete from Windows XP
- Click the Start icon on the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs and select Change or Remove Programs.
- Click the undesirable application and choose Remove.
Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
- Launch RUN (tap Win+R), type Control Panel, and hit OK.
- Navigate to Programs/Programs and Features and click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the application you wish to remove and choose Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
The suspicious Desktop Bar is a program that deserves removal. Even though this program provides easy-access links to Facebook.com, Youtube.com, and Twitter.com, it also represents unreliable search tools and promotes potentially unwanted programs. If you do not remove Desktop Dock right away, it is likely that you will encounter potentially unreliable ads as well. Whatever happens, do not click on those ads! Use the manual removal guide above to uninstall the PUP from your operating system, and then get rid of the remaining threats. We suggest using automated malware removal software.