Do you know what Mirar is?
Mirar is a malicious Internet Explorer toolbar that displays ads from various URLs. Mirar may recreate itself at windows startup on an infected system making it very difficult to remove Mirar. Mirar may install itself onto your system and edit your system registry without your knowledge or consent. Mirar may install other adware files such as SaveNow onto your system making Mirar a nasty and devious infection.
Mirar like other malicious toolbars are usually masked as legitimate toolbars with valid functions. Mirar, also known as Gitmirar, installs an Internet Explorer toolbar that resembles the image below.
In non-techie terms: Mirar is not a good working toolbar or browser helper for Internet Explorer. If your system is infected with Mirar and you have a toolbar that looks like the one above you must avoid clicking on any functions at all costs. Do not under any circumstances download or purchase any programs from websites that the Mirar toolbar may redirect you too.
Mirar Automatic Removal Instructions
Mirar Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Mirar manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Mirar will be removed completely. So read the Mirar removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Mirar Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Mirar if found.
- To stop Mirar processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Mirar processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister Mirar DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these Mirar DLLs:
To locate the Mirar DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type Mirar and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the Mirar DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister Mirar registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these Mirar registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Mirar Directories.
To find Mirar directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Mirar directories:
Right-click on the Mirar folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder [NAME OF FOLDER] and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting [FOLDERNAME] could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Mirar icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Mirar manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your Mirar problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Mirar will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.