How to uninstall (remove) Playbar.biz

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What is Playbar.biz?

Playbar.biz is a fake search engine that comes to your computer in the form of an extension to the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer) without user consent. Playbar.biz is a potentially unwanted program, and it can cause a number of inconveniences. It hijack the browser, then changes browser settings, homepage and default search engine. Playbar.biz looks like an ordinary search engine such like Yahoo or Bing. In reality, Playbar.biz is very annoying. After penetration, Playbar.biz begins to spread advertising content during your browsing. It displays banner ads and coupons that may be relevant to popular sites such as eBay, Amazon and others. In fact, most of offered products do not exist in reality. The main task of the developers – this is to force the user to spend money on anything, so if you found Playbar.biz on your PC, then you should remove it immediately.

Playbar.biz Hijacker

How Playbar.biz gets on your PC?

Playbar.biz gets into PC without the user consent. The user may not realize that their computer is infected. This can happen when the user downloads the free software or application, such as Archiver, converter, player and so on. Some sites create special download managers that hide malicious software. You must follow a few rules in order to avoid penetration by malicious software. Always read the user agreement in full. You should know what you are offering. Also, always choose advanced installation type and don’t agree with the proposals to install unfamiliar and unwanted program. Don’t click “Next” until you have verified that the program is safe. Follow the installation process and take your time. Be careful. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove it.

How to remove Playbar.biz from your computer?

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

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Playbar.biz in their database. You can try to use them for removing Playbar.biz.

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You can try both of these products to remove Playbar.biz

Or uninstall Playbar.biz manually.

Step 1: Remove Playbar.biz from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Playbar.biz.
  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 Playbar.biz 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 Playbar.biz, 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 Playbar.biz 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 Playbar.biz from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Playbar.biz from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Playbar.biz.
  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 Playbar.biz.
  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 Playbar.biz.
  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: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Playbar.biz:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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