What is Uber Search Toolbar?
This is a must remove virus, disguised as a free promotional toolbar designed to help users reach the “best online search experience.” Needless to say, this is complete bogus, as the toolbar will not really perform its functionalities, but rather impose on you a barrage of unwanted advertisements. The search results themselves are questionable at best, as any queries you submit will be riddled with websites promoted by this engine. All the talks about “easily retrieve radio stations, games, stock quotes, and other information, perform search queries and launch chats via your social networks” are just that, talks, and unfortunately, even if the toolbar seems useful, it can be very harmful to your PC, a point we will delve on in a second.
How Harmful Is Uber Search Toolbar?
Put plainly, Uber Search Toolbar can trash your computer if you’re not careful. That’s the short of it. The more moderate answer is that it becomes a bigger problem, the longer it remains, which is obvious for any threat, but especially for adware. See, adware are designed to spread other viruses, and some of these others can be very painful for your system, rapidly slowing it down, suffocating it with malicious files, encrypting data, or stealing your passwords. Although the cases with such damage are sporadic and far in between, Uber Search Toolbar and its king are exactly the type of problems that can help them enter your system.
If you start receiving messages of missing plugins, newer versions of Java and FlashPlayer, and others of this type, there’s an almost 100% chance they are corrupted fakes that will download another malware if you click them.
Other effects associated with adware include:
- A general sluggishness of all windows functions
- Browsers are Crashing
- Windows begins displaying errors on startup
- Sound glitches when laying music
How to Remove Uber Search Toolbar
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
This is the Control Panel.
Find the virus (Uber Search Toolbar) and anything else that seems like one to you. Occasionally malware confuse you by going with other names – so definitely look around. Highlight them, then Uninstall.
Uber Search Toolbar has infected ALL of the browsers you use. Removing it from just one will not help you.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Locate Uber Search Toolbar in the new window. Also, search for other possibly malicious extensions. Disable them.
Check you Home Page, if it was changed, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, typoe your original one, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
The virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
When you’ve reached Extensions, Uber Search Toolbar should be somewhere around here ——-> select .
Now click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, delete everything but the search engine you use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find Uber Search Toolbar then Uninstall.
STEP 3 (Optional)
This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:
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You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed
If you were not successful, then continue reading.
STEP 4 (Optional)
If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Uber Search Toolbar. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.