Published Jun 20, 2006|Updated Sep 15, 2017

Adware:Win32/Hotbar

Alert level: High Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Adware:Win32/Hotbar is an adware program that displays advertisements to as you browse the web.

It also installs other adware components related to Win32/ClickPotato and Win32/ShopperReports. Hotbar also installs "skins" that make Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Outlook Express look different.

It may be installed on your computer alongside other software, or you may have downloaded it from a website that mimics another one, such as those seen below:

PinBall Audacity website

Legitimate Audacity website

   

PinBall ARES website

Legitimate ARES website

 

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