SystemDir.searchbar changes your Search Bar, SearchURL, SearchAssistant and CustomizeSearch settings, pointing to %SystemDir%\searchbar.html, displaying a search box and quick searches about poker, roulette, hair loss, fitness, etc. searchbar.html is mirrored at this site for your reference. Discussions at the security forums recommends the removal of SystemDir.searchbar [1] [2] [3] [4] [5].

Note: It is possible, although highly unlikely, that legitimate search enhancements adds searchbar.html in %SystemDir%. Do not delete %SystemDir%\searchbar.html unless you are 100% sure that it is something that you want to remove.

Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).





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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove SystemDir.searchbar 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 SystemDir.searchbar remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
  2. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  3. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
  4. Click the Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings.

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