Outdated: Removing MySearch Toolbar - S4BAR.DLL

This section provides a tutorial example on how to remove MySearch toolbar - S4BAR.DLL.

Symptom: When MySearch toolbar is installed on your computer, an extra toolbar shows up on your IE browser as shown in this picture:
IE Addon - MySearch Toolbar

MySearch toolbar offers you a quick way to perform a Web search with 3 default search engines: google.com, yahoo.com, and ask.com. However, it does take away space from your browser window to make a "bar" to displays icons for you to invoke its functions. I want to remove it.

IE Add-ons List: Click IE Tools > Manage Add-ons, I saw:

My Search Bar   Toolbar                 S4BAR.DLL
My Search BHO   Browser Helper Object   S4BAR.DLL

HijackThis Report: In the report, I saw:

O2 - BHO: My Search BHO - {014DA6C1-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10}
   - C:\Program Files\MySearch\bar\1.bin\S4BAR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: My Search Bar - {014DA6C9-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10}
   - C:\Program Files\MySearch\bar\1.bin\S4BAR.DLL

Quick Research: I did a Google search with "MySearch Toolbar" and got about 4000 matches. One of them has the following description - http://digitalhub-tips.com/spyware/remove-mysearch-toolbar-spyware/:

Description: This product is fairly benign as it is a basic search 
toolbar and it is not dangerous. It is bundled with many different 
products, however, and a lot of our users have no idea how they got 
it. The user may not mind this toolbar but if they are unaware of 
how it was installed they may want to remove it.

Vendor: Ask.com

Threat Level: Low Risk

What I Did:

1. Looked at IE > Internet Options > Programs > Manage Addon, and disabled:

My Search Bar
My Search BHO

2. Went to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, and removed "My Search Bar".

3. Restart the computer.

4. Delete C:\Program Files\MySearch\

Result: MySearch Toolbar is gone!

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

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