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.
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).
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Windows Vista & Windows 7