Do you know what iWebar is?
iWebar is an adware application that gets installed onto your computer without your permission together with adware and freeware. Freeware is usually installed on your computer when you download applications from third party websites. It is necessary to download programs from their official homepages, because third party file hosting pages often offer applications in packs – this is how iWebar arrives at the system. Apart from this adware application, there might be other potentially unwanted programs installed on your system, so remove iWebar along with other apps as soon as you can.iWebar screenshot
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It is important to remove the likes of iWebar not because these applications are extremely dangerous, but because they might expose you to potentially corrupted content. iWebar may be presented as a browser add-on (compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer) that improves your web search, but the main purpose of this application is to display commercial pop-ups. What is more, you cannot even download it at iwebar.com because the direct download link no longer works. Hence, it is clear that iWebar is distributed mainly through bundled downloads.
Based on our security research, iWebar is most often bundled with other freeware applications published by Goobzo. It includes such potentially unwanted programs as YouTube Accelerator, Object Browser, Sense Adware, Jollywallet, YTDownload and many more. That is also the reason why we say that adware “travels in packs”. If there is one adware application installed on your computer, it is very likely that you have a few others hiding in your system as well. It may be not only iWebar that displays commercial pop-ups when you browse the Internet.
iWebar should actually add a new search bar on your browser, but it installs an add-on that has the same icon as all applications from Lyrics adware family. From that we can assume that iWebar exhibits behavior similar to Lyrics family adware. It means that the application may collect information on what websites you visit and what you search online for, in order to generate commercial pop-ups that would contain content related to your likes and preferences.
It should increase the possibility of you clicking the ads, but you are strongly advised against it, because iWebar cannot be held responsible for whatever it displays in its ads, and you click them at your own risk. To avoid potential security issues, you need to remove iWebar from your computer. Do it by following the manual removal instructions below, and then do invest in a licensed antimalware tool that will help you protect the system from other undesirable intruders.
Manual iWebar Removal
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
- When Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program under Programs.
- Highlight iWebar and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove iWebar.
- Click Start menu button and go to Settings.
- Open Control Panel and double-click Add or remove programs.
- Uninstall iWebar.
In non-techie terms:
iWebar displays annoying pop-up advertisements that may contain links to unreliable websites. Do not click the ads and remove iWebar from your computer to secure your system from a number of cyber threats.