How to get rid of the 4jbar VirusSometimes the 4jbar file may cloak a virus, e.g. Sophos found Generic PUA FJ (PUA), as well as Avast found FileRepMetagen [PUP]. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with 4jbar.dll
The 4jbar.dll process is also known as MindSpark Toolbar Platform and is a part of MindSpark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox. This software is produced by Mindspark. An obsolete or defective version of 4jbar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MindSpark Toolbar Platform has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MindSpark Toolbar Platform 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)
- 4jbar.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module 4jbar.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about 4jbar.dll MindSpark Toolbar Platform
4jbar.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. 4jbar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 707,728 bytes (33% of all these files), 872,008 bytes, 859,720 bytes, 712,264 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,037,896 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 48909954-14fb-4971-a7b3-47e7af10b38a. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The 4jbar file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The 4jbar file is not part of the Windows operating system. 4jbar.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 57% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find 4jbar.dll 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 4jbar?
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 Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox
To remove MindSpark Toolbar Platform 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 Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer and Firefox in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if 4jbar.dll (MindSpark Toolbar Platform) 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 MindSpark Toolbar Platform. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MindSpark Toolbar Platform 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 4jbar.dll 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.