How to Remove Mirar Toolbar From Internet Explorer

by Kenneth Coppens, studioD

Mirar Toolbar for Internet Explorer is an adware software that tracks your web browsing activity to determine what kind of ads should be sent to you. Like many other adware software, it often installs on your computer without you realizing it. If you do not want your activity tracked by Mirar, you must uninstall it. Mirar is made to be difficult to remove, but it can be done through the computer's registry.

Step 1

Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.

Step 2

Look in the left pane and locate "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Toolbar." Double-click it to see its folders. Locate "179E4B4A-76C3-4F65-BCED-C9FA1A28D2EF" in the left pane and delete it. Please note that this key may not be there. If you cannot find it, simply move on to the next step.

Step 3

Go back to the left pane and locate "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Toolbar\\ WebBrowser." Double-click it to see its folders. Locate "179E4B4A-76C3-4F65-BCED-C9FA1A28D2EF" in the left pane and delete it. It is possible that this key may not be there, so move on if you cannot find it.

Step 4

Find and double-click "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\CLSID" in the left pane. Locate and delete "179E4B4A-76C3-4F65-BCED-C9FA1A28D2EF" in the right pane.

Step 5

Find and double-click "KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Classes\\CLSID" in the left pane. Delete "8A0DCBDA-6E20-489C-9041-C1E8A0352E75" in the right pane.

Step 6

Find and double-click "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Browser Helper Objects" in the left pane. Delete "8A0DCBDA-6E20-489C-9041-C1E8A0352E75" in the right pane.

Step 7

Exit the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

Step 8

Click the "My Computer" icon once Windows loads. Open the C: drive, double-click the Windows folder and double-click the folder named "System32." Locate the files titled "NN_BAR.DLL," "NN_Bar21.dll" and "NN_Bar22.dll" and delete them.

Step 9

Open Internet Explorer. Open the "Tools" menu and select "Internet Options.\ Click "Programs" and select "Reset Web Settings." Click "OK" to confirm your settings.

Step 10

Restart your computer to finalize the process.

Warning

  • Use extreme caution when you make changes to the computer's registry. A small mistake in the registry can cause a big problem in your hard drive.

About the Author

Kenneth Coppens began his freelance writing career in 2008. His passions in life consist of extensive personal research on food, gardening and finding natural and eco-friendly alternatives to nearly all aspects of life.

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