KeyBar Toolbar  

KeyBar Toolbar. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   Also known as KeyBar 1.6 Toolbar, KeyBar 1.8 Toolbar, KeyBar hijack, KeyBar virus | Type: Browser Hijackers

What is KeyBar Toolbar?

KeyBar Toolbar is another potentially unwanted program (can also be categorized as a browser hijacker), which can easily come inside your PC without an appropriate permission asked. That's because it is closely related to third party programs that have been involved to its distribution in exchange for money. If you want to prevent infiltration of KeyBar, you have to monitor installation of every freeware, including PDF creators, video streaming software, video recording software and similar applications. Beware that KeyBar hijacker is designed using Conduit platform and it is related to such questionable applications as,, Trovi, Trovigo and others. So, its infiltration can easily end up with the appearance of these suspicious programs on each of your web browsers. Each of these apps has already been mentioned on our website, so they should also be avoided.

While KeyBar Toolbar is not as malicious as rogue anti-spyware or ransomware, it may initiate various unexpected problems for its user. First of all, it may silently hijack each of your web browsers, which can be found on the system. In addition, it can easily modify their settings and alter the start page and the default search engine on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc. In most if the cases, victim is made to use search engine, which can additionally return altered search results and tracks victim's browsing habits. Besides, there are hundreds of people who have reported about annoying KeyBar ads that, after being clicked, have tricked them into visiting totally unfamiliar websites. Please, do NOT ignoreKeyBar Toolbar redirects because there is no guarantee that it won't trick you into visiting suspicious sites that are used for spreading malware. That's why we have to say that you should avoid KeyBar Toolbar virus and get rid of all related components. In order to do that before this program starts initiating havoc on your PC system, you should run a full system scan with one of these applications: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. If you are Mac OS X user, you should try Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus.


If you want to prevent infiltration of Keybar virus, we highly recommend being very careful when downloading free applications on your computer. If you want to install such program, check the list of its components and uncheck all unfamiliar entries, such as browser add-ons and toolbars. For that you should select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. If KeyBar Toolbar infiltrates its target PC, it can easily start initiating a havoc on your PC system. As we have mentioned, you may start suffering from unwanted redirections to unknown websites, be interrupted by continuous pop-up ads or simply suffer from browser's slow downs. In order to stop these issues and prevent damage that can be caused them, you should remove KeyBar Toolbar from your computer.


First of all, if you haven't installed Keybar Toolbar on your PC manually, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware and remove this potentially unwanted program. We also recommend doing the same if this program using programs that are mentioned below. In addition, you can also get rid of Keybar virus with a help of a guide below:

You can remove KeyBar Toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Manual KeyBar Toolbar Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall KeyBar Toolbar and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall KeyBar Toolbar and related programs
  • Here, look for KeyBar Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for KeyBar Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: from Windows shortcuts

Step 3
  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3: Uninstall KeyBar Toolbar from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for KeyBar Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete KeyBar Toolbar removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select KeyBar Toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete KeyBar Toolbar removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select KeyBar Toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete KeyBar Toolbar removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for KeyBar Toolbar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by KeyBar Toolbar, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete KeyBar Toolbar removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 4: Complete KeyBar Toolbar removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of KeyBar Toolbar registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of KeyBar Toolbar

Map reveals the prevalence of KeyBar Toolbar. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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