Is bar.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of bar.exe:









File purpose and description:

Bar.exe is a file which may have been installed on your pc without you knowing exactly what you were installing. Most likely there are other programs installed with it that you may not be aware of. This program is known as part of the Bazookabar toolbars that display ads and display popup advertisements on your computer. Many call this spyware and many others call it adware. If this were on my pc I would remove it immediately, as I do not allow any of this advertising related junk on my computer ever. This goes by the name "Bazooka Bar". (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
bar.exe

File type:
This is an executable file.

File or folder location:
This file is found in the folder at program files\bazookabar\bar.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, bar.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of bar.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!