Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) HDVideoBar


Posted: May 21, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,052
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 3,848
First Seen: May 21, 2014
Last Seen: October 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

HDVideoBar is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that was developed by a company called Mars Technologies Ltd. HDVideoBar may integrate itself into Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers and may state to improve a computer user's online browsing quality by supplying PC users with everything they need to improve their web browsing quality. It looks like that even the creators of the HDVideoBar toolbar are not completely sure as to why computer users should install HDVideoBar and what helpful functionality it offers. HDVideoBar may circulate and integrate the Web browsers as an extra tool bundled with various free programs. After installation, HDVideoBar may replace the default homepage, search engine and a new tab window with Search.hdvideobar.com. Search.hdvideobar.com is a suspicious search provider because it may return untrustworthy search results. HDVideoBar may also track the computer user's Internet surfing habits by recording the IP address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), browser type, operating systems, clickstream data, date/time stamp, and search requests.

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