Posted: 07-30-2003, 10:25 AM
I downloaded a prgram called HOTBAR, I have tried to
delete it but find that it won't delete, I have been
directed to a program that will do it but they want
$usd399, it is an obvious ripoff, does anyone have any
idea's how to get rid of it, below is a copy of the
How to Delete Hotbar, Uninstall Hotbar, Remove Hotbar
Instructions on how to delete Hotbar from your system.
You may have already discovered that your computer's
add/remove utility will not uninstall Hotbar. Hotbar is
adware that monitors your surfing activity. The safest
method to remove Hotbar and to ensure all of its hidden
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What is Hotbar?
Hotbar is marketed as a program that enhances and
personalizes your internet and email applications. It
adds skins or background images to your Outlook, Windows
Explorer and Internet Explorer toolbars, it also adds its
own toolbar to your browser. Hotbar is adware that
monitors the websites you visit and searches you perform,
even when its toolbar is disabled. It sends information
about those websites to the Hotbar home server so it can
package up relevant advertising to send you in the form
of browser link buttons and pop-ups. It also has a silent
update feature and can repair itself if it's only
partially removed. Antivirus software won't detect Hotbar
because it isn't a virus and firewalls won't block its
toolbar because it's integrated into your web browser.
Special software is required to locate and safely remove
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which, in turn, send you more pop-up ads.
What is Spyware and Adware?
Did your know your personal information could be sold to
people and companies right now?
"Spyware" is a common term for software files that are
installed on your system without your knowledge that
allow companies or people to monitor your Internet
activity. This includes surfing habits, email addresses,
and if you aren't careful, even your credit card numbers.
In some cases anything ever done on your computer can be
watched. You may have spyware on your computer and never
know it's there.
Spyware can sometimes severely degrade your computer's
performance. If you find your computer running slower
than ever, it could be an indication of spyware executing
in the background.
"Adware" is software that displays advertisements
whenever the program is running. It is the advertisements
that create income for the company. Apart from the
annoyance of pop-up ads, adware can also install
components onto your computer that send your personal
information including your age, sex, location, surfing
habits, buying preferences back to its home server for
marketing purposes. Hotbar is an example of adware that
monitors your internet surfing habits so it can send you
Antivirus software won't detect adware and spyware pests
because they aren't viruses. Special software is required
to locate and safely remove their components, and just
like antivirus software periodical updates are required
to detect new spyware and adware as they're unleashed
onto the Net.
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