Do you know what You-Bar is?
It has been revealed that You-Bar is a plugin which is supported by third-party advertising. The plugin is meant to provide you with the best offers and deals; however, after installing it you will realize that this add-on can flood you with all types of irritating advertisements. If you do not delete You-Bar right after installing it, there is a chance that soon enough you will be suckered into clicking on some random IQ quizzes, prize draws or allegedly useful saving deals. Clicking on these could enable the installation of web cookies, and this is something we recommend avoiding. Some tracking cookies could even be used to spy on your virtual activity and collect personally identifiable information. Note that these cookies may not belong to the plugin, meaning that their intentions could be completely unknown.
You-Bar can be downloaded from you-bar.com which is the official download page of the plugin. Despite this, it is possible for the add-on to be distributed together with other applications. Secretly bundled software should not be trusted because not all programs have interfaces and can be detected running. For example, if you decided to download an authentic looking PDF converter from a truly questionable source which does not have a good reputation, you could end up installing malware and not even knowing it. Luckily, you should be able to detect You-Bar even if it has been installed against your wishes. The plugin is responsible for different pop-ups flooding your screen, and as soon as you discover such activity you should scan the computer with a reliable spyware scanner to detect adware which is likely running on your operating system.
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To remove You-Bar successfully it is not enough to delete the unwanted plugin from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers. Please see the guides below if you wish to learn how to perform this step. Unfortunately, the avalanche of pop-up advertisements is often stopped only if you delete all of the components linked to the advertisement supported program. We advice installing automatic malware detection and removal software to ensure that undesirable programs are deleted and that the system is safeguarded reliably.
Remove from Windows XP:
- Open the Start menu, select Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable application and click Remove.
- Now select all of the presented boxes and hit the Next button.
Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:
- Click the Start menu icon and open the Control Panel.
- Navigate to Uninstall a program and right-click the undesirable one.
- Select Uninstall and check the boxes to delete the plugin from browsers. Click Next.
Remove from Windows 8:
- Right-click on the Metro UI menu, select All apps and go to Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the application you wish to delete.
- Select Uninstall and make sure to check the boxes presented to you. Click Next.
In non-techie terms:
You-Bar is a plugin which is categorized as adware. The application has been designed to promote third party advertisements. Unfortunately, in many cases schemers use such software to promote unreliable pop-ups, and so we recommend that you delete the plugin and eliminate any risks potentially linked to it.