BarDiscover.com

BarDiscover.com Description

ScreenshotBarDiscover.com sports a minimalist interface that gives BarDiscover.com a facade of a low-budget search engine. It even includes a logo of a magnifying glass, terms of service and a privacy agreement, which can be viewed by visitors. However, BarDiscover.com belongs to a large family of search engines that have been promoted through browser hijackers since 2010. Even though merely visiting the BarDiscover.com website will not infect your computer system with malware automatically, it is important to understand that BarDiscover.com is dangerous to your computer system in various ways.

Since BarDiscover.com is not designed to deliver real search results, but search results that are sponsored and promote known online scams, most computer users will not use BarDiscover.com willingly. This means that criminals need to use dangerous malware to force computer users to have no other choice but to visit BarDiscover.com repeatedly, thus ensuring that they can generate substantial advertisement revenue by setting up hundreds of similar websites. This browser hijacker infection will usually involve a dangerous rootkit component that will cause other problems in the infected computer system, such as connection problems, system instability, and unwanted pop-up windows and error messages.

The search results that BarDiscover.com displays may expose your computer system to websites that attempt to install Trojans on your machine in order to access to your data and computer system, promote fake security software in an attempt to steal your money, display alarming error messages to convince you to purchase fake security software, or other situations generally considered to be unsafe. BarDiscover.com may also indirectly lead to websites containing pornographic content or illegal activities like shady online pharmacies or casinos. Because of this, BarDiscover.com redirects are not merely an annoyance, but actually pose a threat to your computer system.

Technical Information

File System Details

BarDiscover.com creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarlog.txt N/A
2 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat N/A
3 %Temp%[trojan name]toolbar-manifest.xml N/A
4 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponsmerchants.xml N/A
5 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbardtx.ini N/A
6 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat N/A
7 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallStatIE.dat N/A
8 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponscategories.xml N/A
9 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstat.log N/A
10 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat N/A
11 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat N/A
12 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarversion.xml N/A
13 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponsmerchants2.xml N/A

Registry Details

BarDiscover.com creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}InprocServer32 "C:PROGRA~1WINDOW~4ToolBar[trojan
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCLSID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115} "UrlHelper Class"
name]dtx.dll"
name]IEHelper.UrlHelper"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer
Objects{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}ProgID "[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper.1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}VersionIndependentProgID "[trojan
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper