How to remove the 888Bar Module malware

Most antivirus programs classify 888.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. ADW_IWANTSEARC.U (detected by TrendMicro), and 888Bar (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated 888Bar Module software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about 888Bar Module and how to get rid of it.

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888.dll file information

The process known as 888Bar Module appears to belong to software 888Bar or 888Bar Module by unknown.

Description: 888.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. 888.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 99,328 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include C004DEC2-2623-438e-9CA2-C9043AB28508. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The 888.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the software 888Bar using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify 888.dll related errors

Important: You should check the 888.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If 888Bar Module has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments - Online-Glücksspiel; Wahrscheinlich ein Tracker um Surfgewohnheiten zu checken
  Winner   (further information)
Datei wurde von einigen Antispywareprogrammen als schädlich eingestuft. Wird nicht benötigt, daher besser das mögliche Risiko gar nicht eingehen.

Summary: Average user rating of 888.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving 888 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active 888 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the 888.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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