"SEARCH ENHANCEMENT will modify your Internet browser default settings by redirecting the search button link to a SEARCH ENHANCEMENT Web page. SEARCH ENHANCEMENT will add additional links into your "favorites" or "bookmarks" directories, will provide you with links and ads based on the information you view and the Web sites you visit, and will redirect certain URL's including your browser default 404-error page to a SEARCH ENHANCEMENT Web page.
Due to the ever-changing nature of software distributed on the Internet, SEARCH ENHANCEMENT has included an auto update feature to ensure that you have the most recently released version of the SEARCH ENHANCEMENT software. You acknowledge that SEARCH ENHANCEMENT or parties appointed by SEARCH ENHANCEMENT may from time to time provide programming fixes, updates and upgrades to you, including automatic updates to SEARCH ENHANCEMENT, through automatic electronic dissemination and other means.
During the process of installing SEARCH ENHANCEMENT, you may be asked to download or install software from other software vendors,
By accepting the terms of this License, you agree that we have the right to run advertisements and promotions without compensation to you. The timing, frequency, placement and extent of advertising are subject to change and shall be determined by us in our sole discretion."

Scbar is bundled with file sharing programs such as Grokster.




scbar.exe, scbar.dll

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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall Scbar from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. Look for entries called "Batch Assistant", "Data Compiler", "Indexing Function", "SBM OS", "Search OS", "TP HTTP" and "URL.IE APP". If you run into problems, please contact the vendor for the most up-to-date uninstall instructions:

"If you have any questions or comments about the SEARCH ENHANCEMENT Software and your privacy, please contact us at or call us at (866) 739-5517." Source

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I'm working on a general purpose tool for removing unwanted software. The tool is called FreeFixer and can help you remove unwanted Browser Helper Objects, Internet Explorer toolbars and software that starts automatically when you reboot your computer, so it can offer some assistance while uninstalling Scbar. The manual removal instructions listed below will help you to identify what to delete with FreeFixer.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove Scbar manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If Scbar remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  3. In the right pane, delete the value called 'SearchEnhancement' and 'WindowEnhancer', if it exists.
  4. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {00041A26-7033-432C-94C7-6371DE343822}', if it exists.
  5. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {22941A26-7033-432C-94C7-6371DE343822}', if it exists.
  6. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {00041A26-7033-432C-94C7-6371DE343822}', if it exists.
  7. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {22941A26-7033-432C-94C7-6371DE343822}', if it exists.
  8. Exit the registry editor.
  9. Restart your computer.
  10. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.
  11. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  12. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
  13. Click the Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings.

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