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Other problems with 12barsvc.exe
The 12barsvc.exe process is also known as PRODUCTVERS_TITLE or, as the case may be, Mindspark Toolbar Platform and is a part of Mindspark Interactive Network or, as the case may be, Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer. This software is produced by COMPANYVERS_NAME or, as the case may be, Mindspark. An obsolete or defective version of 12barsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PRODUCTVERS_TITLE has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PRODUCTVERS_TITLE has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- 12barsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module 12barsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about 12barsvc.exe PRODUCTVERS_TITLE
12barsvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. 12barsvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 42,504 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 90,648 bytes.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find 12barsvc.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about 12barsvc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Mindspark Interactive Network or Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer
To remove PRODUCTVERS_TITLE from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Mindspark Interactive Network or Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if 12barsvc.exe (PRODUCTVERS_TITLE) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of PRODUCTVERS_TITLE. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PRODUCTVERS_TITLE or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or 12barsvc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.