Mirar is a Browser Help Object (BHO), which is installed as an Internet Explorer toolbar on your computer. In reality, Mirar is a spyware program that is designed to monitor your web browsing habits and send the collected information to external sources without your consent. This is one of the main reasons why it is important that you get rid of this spyware as soon as you notice its presence on your computer.
To manually get rid of Mirar toolbar, you need to perform the following tasks:
- Remove Mirar Processes
- Remove Mirar registrykeys
- Unregister Mirar DLLfiles
- Remove Mirar Files
Each of the above tasks is explained in detail below.
Steps to delete Mirar Processes
- Go to Start, select Search and then select the All files and folders option.
- Perform separate searches for the following two files:
- Delete these files, if found in the search results.
Steps to remove Mirar Registry Keys and Values
To remove Mirar toolbar entries from your system registry, you need to access the Registry Editor Window by performing the following steps:
- Go to Start menu and select Run.
- Type regedit in the Run dialog box and press Enter.
The Registry Editor window comprises of two panes. The left pane displays the registry keys and right pane shows the value of these registry keys.
Uninstalling Mirar requires you to search and delete various registry keys. Use the Find option in the Edit menu of the Registry Editor window to locate a registry key. To delete a registry key or value, right-click on it and press Delete.
Warning: Making incorrect changes to your system registry can cause irreversible damage to it. Always, remember to take a back up of your registry before proceeding with the steps given below.
To successfully remove Mirar, search and delete the following registry keys or values:
In case you are not comfortable in editing the registry, you can take help of an advanced registry cleaning tool, such as RegGenie to get rid of the unwanted and problematic entries from your registry. Registry cleaners, such as RegGenie automates the process of scanning the registry for invalid entries and removing them. Additionally, you can take registry back up, using such tools with just a few mouse clicks.
Steps to unregister Mirar DLL Files
Mirar, like any other application copies a number of DLL files to various locations on your system. To successfully unregister these DLLs, you need to first search for their exact location on your system. Next, run the regsvr32 /u FullDLLName.dllcommand and press Enter to unregister them.
Note: The DLL name mentioned in the command should contain the exact location of the DLL file on your computer.
For complete removal of Mirar, you need to unregister the following DLL files:
Steps to Delete Mirar Files
The last step in Mirar Removal process requires you to locate and delete the following files:
The above steps teach you on how to remove Mirar toolbar, in case this malicious program creeps into your system. However, the best way to deal with Mirar and its effects is to prevent it from entering your system in the first place. For this we recommend you install a reliable anti-spyware tool, such as XoftSpySE on your system. Tools, such as XoftSpySE works wonder in protecting your system from malicious spyware and adware programs, including Mirar toolbar.