Toolbar present in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express with search and emoticons.
Periodical pop-ups with advertisements.
Hotbar Weather Service icon in the tray.
You can try uninstalling Hotbar from Control Panel\Add/Remove Programs, or let BitDefender clean your system.
At installation, Hotbar adds a toolbar to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. It also adds Hotbar Weather Service in the system tray.
It places its files in C:\Program Files\HbTools\Bin\<version>:
and several others, depending on the version, most starting with Hbt.
It registers several COM dlls that reside in the installation folder, and copies an executable with a random generated name to %SYSTEM% folder, which it adds to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, along with HbtSrv.exe and [Hbt]WeatherOnTray.exe, to be executed at each startup. Some of the registry keys thus created are:
It keeps it settings in the system registry under HKCU\Software\HbTools and HKLM\Software\HbTools and in the folder %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\HbTools.