hbinst.exe – Here is the scoop on HotBar as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is hbinst.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of HotBar?
hbinst.exe (HotBar) – Details
The hbinst.exe process is an Add-on for Internet Explorer. It provides various enhancements for IE including ‘skinning’ and ‘Smart Buttons’, however this comes at a price.
hbinst.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because spyware removal programs flag HotBar as spyware, but also because a number of users have complained about its performance.
HotBar is likely spyware and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying further investigation of hbinst.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information.
hbinst.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because Adware Removal programs flag HotBar as Adware, but also because there can be privacy issues associated with this product.
HotBar is likely adware and as such, presents an unnecessary risk which should be eliminated! Removing hbinst.exe may cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information.
Removing HotBar may be difficult.
Our process monitor database currently registers hbinst.exe to hotbar.com.
This is part of HotBar Browser AddOn.
hbinst.exe is related to hbsrv.exe,
You should take our Firewall Test and look at your Digital Footprint to make sure your system is not giving away valuable information or has open ports on your firewall that may allow attackers to compromise your computer; these tests are completely free.
Whenever you have a concern about a file like hbinst.exe, feel free to leave a comment (you’ll find the comment section at the bottom of this page); we’ll research your process or dll file and post the results to the site.
We do our best to update process information as often as possible but inaccuracies may still exist; a prime example would be a virus that is named after a legitimate file and perhaps HotBar is such a case. If you find an inaccuracy or have information that will help others, please, don’t hesitate to leave a comment!
HBINST.EXE – Disclaimer
Every attempt has been made to provide you with the correct information for hbinst.exe or HOTBAR. Many spyware / malware programs use filenames of usual, non-malware programs. If we have included information about hbinst.exe that is inaccurate, we would greatly appreciate your help by leaving a comment with the correct information below and we’ll do our best to correct it.
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