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Dear Exterminate It,
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I have spent several weeks fiddling around trying to resolve it, and could not and my previous Anti-Virus program could find it but not fix it.

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HuntBar.MSLink

How to Remove HuntBar.MSLink from Your Computer

You can effectively remove HuntBar.MSLink from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with HuntBar.MSLink in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.

Hijacker

Software that seizes control of a computer’s resources to proliferate itself or use them for other malicious purposes.

There are several types of hijackers. The most common are:

  • Browser hijackers – Alters the existing Internet browser settings so that a user is redirected to unwanted or malicious Web sites. These include programs that change the browser Home page or replace a popular search service’s home page with its own fake copy, whose search results point to particular malicious or irrelevant sites.
  • Autorun hijackers – Automatically run certain programs on start-up of a user’s computer.

Be Aware of the Following Hijacker Threats:

CWS.Keymgrldr, Whazit, Aze.Search, StartPade, ZeroPopup.

How Did My PC Get Infected with HuntBar.MSLink?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with HuntBar.MSLink:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like HuntBar.MSLink. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like HuntBar.MSLink.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including HuntBar.MSLink, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting HuntBar.MSLink^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with HuntBar.MSLink:

PC is working very slowly

HuntBar.MSLink can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with HuntBar.MSLink.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

HuntBar.MSLink can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. HuntBar.MSLink may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

HuntBar.MSLink may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

HuntBar.MSLink may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.