Published Jun 20, 2006|Updated Sep 15, 2017


High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: 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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