What does the stbapp.exe file do?
The stbapp.exe process is also known as GamingHarbor Toolbar or, as the case may be, YourCursor Toolbar and is a part of Desktop Smiley Toolbar. This software is produced by DoubleD Advertising. An obsolete or defective version of stbapp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- GamingHarbor Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GamingHarbor Toolbar 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)
- stbapp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module stbapp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about stbapp.exe GamingHarbor Toolbar
stbapp.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file stbapp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 598,296 bytes (50% of all these files), 606,488 bytes or, as the case may be, 598,248 bytes.
You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Stbapp.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Stbapp.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 82% 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 stbapp.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 stbapp?
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 Desktop Smiley Toolbar
To remove GamingHarbor Toolbar 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 Desktop Smiley Toolbar in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if stbapp.exe (GamingHarbor Toolbar) 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 GamingHarbor Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GamingHarbor Toolbar 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 stbapp.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.