Web Bar Service
Web Bar Media
The application wbsvc.exe by Web Bar Media has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It runs as a scheduled task under the Windows Task Scheduler named WebBarLaunchTask triggered to execute each time a user logs in. This file is typically installed with the program Web Bar 2.0.5273.16044 by Web Bar Media which is a potentially unwanted software program.
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Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.
2/21/2017 11:06:21 AM UTC (today)
37 KB (37,872 bytes)
Copyright © 2014
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
1/30/2014 4:00:00 PM
2/5/2015 4:00:00 AM
CN=Web Bar Media, O=Web Bar Media, L=Victoria, S=British Columbia, C=CA
CN=DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1, OU=www.digicert.com, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US
6/9/2014 9:54:46 AM
Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
7 KB (7,168 bytes)
Logon (Runs on logon)
This task is required by Web Bar.
The file wbsvc.exe has been discovered within the following program.
WebBar adds a 'search bar' to the top of the Windows Shell which provides a user the ability to perform default searches. This in-turn provides affiliate search revenue to Web Bar. In addition the software may modify the default web browser's homepage and search provider.
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