What is the s4bar.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The s4bar.dll process is also known as My Search Bar and is a part of My Search Bar for Internet Explorer and Firefox or, as the case may be, My Search Bar for Internet Explorer and Netscape. This software is produced by My Search (mysearch.com). An obsolete or defective version of s4bar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- My Search Bar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- My Search Bar 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)
- s4bar.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module s4bar.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about s4bar.dll My Search Bar
s4bar.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. S4bar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\MySearch\bar\1.bin\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 253,952 bytes (44% of all these files), 217,088 bytes or, as the case may be, 229,376 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 014DA6C1-189F-421a-88CD-07CFE51CFF10. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. S4bar.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 56% 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 s4bar.dll. 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 s4bar?
|S4bar and the s4plugin dlls are both viruses, and I haven't been able to delete them. |
Summary: For this reason, 4 users have already deleted s4bar.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall My Search Bar for Internet Explorer and Firefox or My Search Bar for Internet Explorer and Netscape
To remove My Search Bar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for My Search Bar for Internet Explorer and Firefox or My Search Bar for Internet Explorer and Netscape in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if s4bar.dll (My Search Bar) 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 My Search Bar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for My Search Bar 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 s4bar.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.
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