The Video and Audio Plugin UBar is classified as ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The appearance of “Video and Audio Plugin UBar” icon on your Windows Desktop or in the list of installed software means that your PC system is infected with adware, which created in order to display tons of various ads within the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge screen or redirect you to an annoying ad sites. So, if you have found that your internet browser is redirected to an unwanted site, then you do not need to wait , you need to follow the instructions below to clean your personal computer from the Video and Audio Plugin UBar adware and thereby remove all unwanted pop-ups and annoying ads from your web-browser.
The adware usually affects only the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the computer for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the web-browser, you will see an unwanted ad or misleading web page.
The ad-supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to open dozens of pop-up ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. So, the Video and Audio Plugin UBar is just one of the applications of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of advertisements, or redirect the web-browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web pages. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful web-sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web-pages, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ‘ad supported’ software receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
So, obviously, you need to remove the Video and Audio Plugin UBar as soon as possible. Use the free steps below. This guide will help you clean your computer of adware and thereby get rid of all unwanted pop-up ads and redirects.
How does Video and Audio Plugin UBar get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove Video and Audio Plugin UBar
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will assist you easily to clean your computer of ‘ad supported’ software. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to remove Video and Audio Plugin UBar adware that causes unwanted ads on your screen. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or restart your computer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Video and Audio Plugin UBar redirects
- Get rid of Video and Audio Plugin UBar ads from Chrome
- Delete Video and Audio Plugin UBar advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Video and Audio Plugin UBar pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and delete all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Remove the unwanted programs may delete the unwanted ads or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It’ll show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Video and Audio Plugin UBar redirects
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of Video and Audio Plugin UBar ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Video and Audio Plugin UBar advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Video and Audio Plugin UBar pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as on the image below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your computer, it will show an annoying ad web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete Video and Audio Plugin UBar adware automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove Video and Audio Plugin UBar from the infected computer. This is because the adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ad supported software again infect your personal computer and it will begin to open unwanted advertisements. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the machine.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ‘ad supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your machine. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the download is finished, close all applications on your personal computer. Next, start the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, press the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC to find out the Video and Audio Plugin UBar adware that cause a redirect to various ads. Once the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your PC system, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ‘ad supported’ software which cause annoying pop-up ads. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes application to remove ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Stop Video and Audio Plugin UBar redirects and other annoying web-pages
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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When downloading is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is complete, you will see a window like below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, unwanted pop-ups, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your system and get rid of Video and Audio Plugin UBar with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, FF, MS Edge and IE web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once downloading is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown in the figure below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, press Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” for checking your PC for the Video and Audio Plugin UBar adware and other malware that opens tons of unwanted ads within your web browser.
Once the system scan is complete, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown on the screen below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. Once the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have finished the instructions outlined above, your computer should be clean from malware and the Video and Audio Plugin UBar adware. The Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer open unwanted popup ads or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.