BarDiscover Removal Guide

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It is very often that a potentially unwanted program has features of various computer infection categories. For example, BarDiscover is classified as an adware application, but it would not be mistake to consider it a browser hijacker as well. The problem is that although the main objective of BarDiscover is to display commercial advertisements and promote third party content, it does that by overriding your browser settings and changing your default search engine to bardiscover.com. Needless to say, that such behavior should not be tolerated, and you need to remove BarDiscover ASAP.

This application is actually an old adware program that first appeared in 2010. When it gets installed on your computer, it may change your default home page and search engine to bardiscover.com. It is actually the main home page for BarDiscover, but there is no direct download link for the application available on the website. Consequently, it is easy to tell that BarDiscover is usually distributed with third party downloaders and installers. It means that you actually install this program on your computer yourself, although it may take some time before you realize which program you have installed BarDiscover with.

Once BarDiscover’s setup is complete, you can see a new service running in your Task Manager, called bardiscover.exe. What is more, this application turns BarDiscover Search your web browser’s address bar into a custom search box. So, whenever you input the search keyword into the address bar and press Enter, BarDiscover Search performs a web search and then displays affiliated search results.

Usually, the search results displayed by BarDiscover are sponsored by a third party. Should you click on any sponsored search result, you will get redirected to a brand’s owner website or a third party web page. It is not an illegal behavior, because most of it is covered in BarDiscover’s privacy policy. And you AGREE to that policy when you install this application on your computer (even if you are not aware of that).

Nevertheless, BarDiscover cannot be responsible for all of the third party content, and in some cases even malevolent third parties could make use of this application to promote their corrupted content. Thus, to protect yourself and your computer from undesirable consequences, you need to remove BarDiscover immediately. After manual removal via Control panel, you need to restart your computer and then reset your browser settings to default (just in case).

Eventually, acquire a powerful antimalware tool that will help you scan your system and then safeguard it against any potential threats in the future.

Uninstall BarDiscover

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Wait for Charm bar to appear and then click Settings.
  3. Open Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Click BarDiscover and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove BarDiscover.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Settings.
  2. Open Control panel and select Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall BarDiscover.

How to restore your browser settings

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. When a new tab opens, click Reset Firefox.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on a pop-up box and then click Finish.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Under Users select your account and click Delete.
Download Remover for BarDiscover *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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