SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar

SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar Description

The SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar is associated with a low-quality search engine that is used to generate advertisement revenue at the expense of computer users. The SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar is considered a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) because the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar causes a variety of unwanted symptoms on the user's computer. Inexperienced computer users are less likely than others to notice the differences between the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar and legitimate search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing. They may believe that many of SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar's symptoms, such as the redirects to this search engine, are normal, making them more likely than others to enter their search terms into this search engine. This exposes them to this website's search results, which are little more than sponsored advertisements and affiliate marketing links. The SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar and similar PUPs are used to generate advertisement revenue by forcing computer users to be exposed to advertising material online.

What You May Notice When Infected with the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar

Apart from browser and search engine redirects, the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar causes a number of other problems on affected Web browsers. Despite the fact that the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar is not considered suspicious but merely 'potentially unwanted', many of its symptoms have been associated with more unsafe types of threats and may severely disrupt activities on the affected computer. The following are symptoms that have been associated with the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar:

  • Apart from redirects, the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar may also cause pop-up advertisements and windows to appear on the affected Web browser. The presence of sliding advertisements and suspicious error messages also has been observed. All of this type of content may expose the user's computer to potentially harmful online content.
  • The SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar may affect your computer's performance. The SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar may cause the affected computer to slow down, crash or freeze at frequent intervals. The SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar may also affect your Internet connectivity, slowing it down to a crawl. A common symptom associated with the SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar is drastically increased loading times for normal Web pages.
  • The SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar will make changes to your Web browser settings, including changing your homepage and default search engine without your permission.

Technical Information

Registry Details

SearchFlyBar2 Toolbar creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{20a320d1-d26b-48e5-a301-1dc697606798}

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