KewlBar Toolbar

KewlBar Toolbar has a search function and provides search results for paid advertisers. It adds a third-party utility bar to the web browser. It also change the browser and shows the advertisements.0

General information:

Malware Name:KewlBar Toolbar
Malware Type:Toolbar
Company Name:KewlBar
Company URL:http://www.kewlbar.com/
Threat Level:Moderate Risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation

Company Description:

KewlBar provides a toolbar. KewlBar toolbar is 100% Free to anyone. Using KewlBar is simple. KewlBar starts working every time we open Internet Explorer! KewlBar is all we need to stop All Internet Explorer Pop Ups! Surf Faster By Using Less Bandwidth. Keeps Obscenities and vulgarities away from our children. Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, and Altavista Search Built In!

Spyware Description:

KewlBar Toolbar has a search function and provides search results for paid advertisers. It adds a third-party utility bar to the web browser. It also change the browser and shows the advertisements.0

Characteristics/Symptoms:

    -> It has a search function and provides search results for paid advertisers -> Track browsing habits -> Adds a third-party utility bar to the web browser -> Changes browser -> Shows Advertisements0

Additional information might be found here:

googleSearch at Google for KewlBar Toolbar
bingSearch at Bing for KewlBar Toolbar
yahooSearch at Yahoo for KewlBar Toolbar

Processes Running:

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Program Files\KewlBar 5.0\basis.key32KEY File
C:\Program Files\KewlBar 5.0\basis.xml258XML Document
C:\Program Files\KewlBar 5.0\favicon.ico1078Icon

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSoftomateIEToolbarupdateUrl
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSoftomateIEToolbarurlAfterUninstall
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSoftomateIEToolbarurlAfterUpdate