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Rob-In
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-07-2010

What is "Adware Hotbar"?

The subject appears numerous times after Norton 360 has done a virus scan. This Adware Hotbar appears to be installed every few days and some times a couple days in row!  Norton quarantines it but does not remove it.

 

I have Norton 360 vr 3.0.0135.

delphinium
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Registered: ‎11-21-2008

Re: What is "Adware Hotbar"?

Hi Rob-In:

 

What is Norton finding in History under resolved, unresolved and quarantined items?

 

Also your N360 is very much out of date.  We will look at that later.

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Jakesteve03
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎10-13-2010

Re: What is "Adware Hotbar"?

Hi Rob-In,

 

Welcome to Norton forum!

 

You might want to look at this:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2003-080410-3847-99

delphinium
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Re: What is "Adware Hotbar"?

I'm hoping for an automated method of removing the issue.  Making all of those registry changes is going to take considerable time.  Also, after a year, there is a likelihood that some of the files may have different names and be missed in the cleanup.

 

 

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Quads
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Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: What is "Adware Hotbar"?

NOTE:

 

The entries in the writeup could as seen in the past be out of date as there are new releases of Hotbar which means different file names etc.

 

Quads

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Rob-In
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-07-2010

Re: What is "Adware Hotbar"?

Reviewed "Adware.Hotbar-Removal" suggested by Jaksteve03 and it appears to be a fairly complex removal of numerous files requiring modification of the registry file!  Like delphinium's comments, I would hope that there would be an automatic method.

delphinium
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Re: What is "Adware Hotbar"?

Hi Rob-In:

 

Give Superantispyware, free version a try.  Save the log file to Notepad and attach it to your next post. 

 

www.superantispyware.com


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