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Startup program entry details:

Sidebar (sidebar.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

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Description:

Windows Sidebar is a pane on the side of the Microsoft Windows Vista desktop where you can keep your gadgets organized and always available. In Windows 7 this feature is known as Desktop Gadgets and each gadget can be placed anywhere on the desktop. If the file isn't located in %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar or you're using other versions of Windows it could be part of the Searchcentrix hijacker

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Arquivos de programas\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Programmi\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] F:\Programme\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun

Other information:

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