How to Remove Play-Bar.net Redirect Thoroughly?

Play-Bar.net is a type of redirect virus that attacks users’ computers and furtively modifies the browser current settings, causing the changes of the default homepage. By this means, the the tricky redirect virus will completely take control of the user’s default search service. Play-Bar.net takes advantage of convincing interface and user’s carelessness to trick users into utilizing its search service, the time innocent users use it to search for information, they will be redirected to unrelated results.

Play-Bar.net is capable of blocking some common sites and redirecting victims to some undesirable websites which may contain a lot of advertisements and sponsored links. Besides, the redirect virus displays a sea of nonstop pop-up ads in user’s computer, especially when they launch some third-party programs like a media player, so that the users would click on them consciously. In most cases, those shopping websites may be phishing websites for collecting user’s privacy information and then help cyber criminals to steal their money. When users see the pop-ups containing coupons, deals, discounts and bargains that provided by the browser hijacker, they may be thrilled about them and click on them. This is the reason why most of the users easily come across Play-Bar.net redirect virus.

Play-Bar.net is capable of changing your default browser silently but it is difficult to change it back. Since user’s browser settings got changed, numerous unnecessary plug-in units will make use of this seam to creep into and attach to the browser, pose as helpful tools adhere to the toolbar. In this case, the computer performance may drastically decrease and the web browser freezes or even crashes occasionally. Moreover, it may display some ads or sponsored links that can redirect users to websites with malicious codes. Once users visit them, various viruses, Trojans, spyware or other malware can be downloaded and installed on the targeted computer without permission.

How to Remove Play-Bar.net Virus Effectively

Step 1: Terminate the related processes immediately
1) Right click on the task bar and select Task Manager or press the Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc composite keys to open Task Manage.
2) In the Windows Task Manager window, click on the Processes tab, find out all the related processes of Play-Bar.net and disable them.
3) Exit the Task Manager window.

Step 2: Remove Play-Bar.net related program from the Control Panel
1) Click on the Start button and click Control Panel in the menu.
2) Click on the Uninstall a program link below the Programs.
3) In the showing programs list, search for the unwanted program that is associated with the redirect virus and highlight it then click on the Uninstall.

4) Next, follow the prompt to complete the uninstallation.
5) Once finished, refresh the list and find out if the browser hijacker has been successfully removed.

Step 3: Clean Play-Bar.net from the browsers
Internet Explorer
1) Start the Internet Explorer, click on Tools in the menu bar then choose the Internet Options in the drop-down list.
2) Click on the Advanced tab in the showing window, then click the Reset button.
3) Restart the Internet Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox
1) Open the Mozilla Firefox, click on the Firefox menu. Locate the Help then click on the Troubleshooting Information.
2) In the showing Troubleshooting Information page, click on the Reset Firefox button and confirm the reset request.

Google Chrome
1) Launch the Google Chrome and click on the Settings in the list.
2) In the Settings label page, click on Show advanced settings.
3) Click on Reset browser settings button.

Conclusion

Generally, Play-Bar.net redirect virus breaks into the targeted computers by coming bundled with a junk email attachment, pretending itself to be a legitimate file (such as audio file, image file, or txt file) and cheating users into click on the attachment. Apart from player update, it still can utilize third party process as free download, music files or movie to finish its automatically installation by bundling with them. Most of the users could not notice the severity of under attack of redirect virus, just because of this negligence, Play-Bar.net redirect virus gets the opportunity to achieve its evil purposes.

One can never be too carefully when he is about to install, download, and open things on the Internet if he wants to keep a healthy computer because any of the actions can cause virus attacks without your attention. The effective way for prevention is to get rid of the unwanted plug-ins in the browser. After, reset the default settings back and give the infected computer more protection. Be aware of any latest downloads will efficiently prevent the harms brought by Play-Bar.net redirect virus.

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