How to uninstall (remove) MacBar

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What is MacBar?

MacBar is a program that comes on Mac as a browser extension. MacBar hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This program isn’t a virus, but it is to treat potentially unwanted programs. MacBar displays advertising content such as banners and coupons of online stores. Why? The fact that MacBar cooperates with advertising companies and websites. The developers say that MacBar created in order to help the user to make purchases and find the best offers. In fact it is not like that. MacBar created in order to allow users to spend money on anything, as most of the proposals are deceitful. Also, MacBar changing your browser options, homepage and other. MacBar reduces the performance of your computer and collects your personal information and then sends it to third parties. So if you found MacBar on your PC, you should delete it immediately.

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How MacBar gets on your PC?

Malicious software that is often among the potentially unwanted programs penetrates a computer with other free programs such as archivers, players, editors and so on. This happens without the user’s knowledge. The main reason for this – the user carelessness. Few people read the user agreement and other information during the installation. Sometimes ad sites create their download managers and hide therein potentially malicious software. If you want to prevent the infiltration of unwanted software, then you need to follow a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Select advanced type of installation and make sure that you aren’t offered to install something to supplement. Do not agree to install unfamiliar software. You can also use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of MacBar.

How to remove MacBar from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall MacBar remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have MacBar in their database. You can try to use them for removing MacBar.

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to MacBar from Mac and Safari.

 

Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds MacBar and can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MacClean for Mac

 

Or uninstall MacBar manually.

Step 1: Remove MacBar from Mac

MacBar may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall {ApplicationName} or {ApplicationName} Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

Step 2: Remove MacBar from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find MacBar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find MacBar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find MacBar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate MacBar and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove MacBar from your browser.

Step 2: Remove MacBar from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find MacBar.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find MacBar.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose MacBar.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable MacBar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of MacBar:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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