What does the AutoTBar.exe file do?
As is typical for Windows: AutoTBar.exe contains no data regarding the software that installed this process. Nor is there any indication of who the producer of this software is. An obsolete or defective version of AutoTBar.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AutoTBar.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AutoTBar.exe 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)
- AutoTBar.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AutoTBar.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AutoTBar.exe AutoTBar.exe
AutoTBar.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AutoTBar.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
The file size is 53,248 bytes.
This AutoTBar program is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AutoTBar.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AutoTBar?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove AutoTBar.exe 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AutoTBar.exe (AutoTBar.exe) 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 AutoTBar.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AutoTBar.exe 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 AutoTBar.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.
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