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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Bubble Dock

Command or file name:Bubble Dock.exe

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Bubble Dock is an application that is able to show the news sites, radio or games on your desktop. This program also provides the users with the convenient shortcuts to their Documents and Applications. If Bubble Dock is installed, then users see a dynamic bar at the top of the screen and they can customize it as they like. No matter how this program is useful, Bubble Dock is the unwanted and potentially dangerous program. It is recommended to remove Bubble Dock.

Bubble Dock intrusion method

Bubble Dock

Bubble Dock installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Bubble Dock). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Bubble Dock copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is Bubble Dock.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Bubble Dock and value Bubble Dock.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name Bubble Dock.exe or Bubble Dock. Also, it can create folder with name Bubble Dock under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Bubble Dock, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Bubble Dock from your browsers below.

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How to remove Bubble Dock manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Bubble Dock, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Bubble Dock.

To get rid of Bubble Dock, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • Bubble Dock Update.exe
  • Bubble Dock.exe
  • CommonSrv.dll
  • gdiplus.dll
  • LBubble Dock.exe
  • MFC71.dll
  • msvcp71.dll
  • msvcr71.dll
  • axSurfMatch.dll
  • Bubble Dock.lnk
  • GCSurfMatch.crx
  • WindowsHook.dll
  • Uninstall Bubble Dock.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Bubble Dock Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %APPDATA%\Nosibay\
  • %PROGRAMS%\Bubble Dock\
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\Nosibay\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKCU\Software\Nosibay
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Classes\bubbledock
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Classes\.bubbledock
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Bubble Dock
  • Key:
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Nosibay.SurfMatch
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\IESurfMatch.DLL

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Bubble Dock Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Bubble Dock related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Bubble Dock entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Bubble Dock won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Bubble Dock Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Bubble Dock under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Bubble Dock or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Bubble Dock
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Bubble Dock related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Bubble Dock related extensions from your browsers

Bubble Dock in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Bubble Dock. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Bubble Dock or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Bubble Dock removal use Bubble Dock Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Bubble Dock and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Bubble Dock removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Bubble Dock.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Bubble Dock are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Bubble Dock.

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Bubble Dock and Bubble Dock.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Bubble Dock

It's annoying and keeps creating ads on my desktop. I didn't even install it.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: bubble dock is on my windows 8 computer after i downloded a free minecraft from the internet i deleted the minecraft and there was the bubble things at the top of my screen i didnt know what is was until now its bubble docks.

i have bubble docks on my computer windoe s8 and i dont know how to get rid of it.(beacuse my computer is windows 8) Ever since the bubble docks came on the computer my internet dosnt work it says to change the setting a poxy thing pops wont let me search helpp!!!!!!!!!!!!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Bubble Dock

Can't remove bubble dock from my computer .I have tried to
remove it via the control panel but it just refuses to go .

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Bubble Dock / Internet Explorer

I need to get rid of Bubble Dock! I appears to be making my Internet Explorer on Windows 7 unresponsive i.e. it will not open

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Have lost internet explorer

A friend downloaded the programme & although internet access is there l cannot connect as internet explorer interface opens then closes immediately meaning l cannot download the uninstall programme. It's own uninstall does not work - it asks to install yet another programme so l cancelled.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: dynamic bar at the top of the screen

I have removed Bubble Dock from my computer using your Removal Tool. However, I still get the dynamic bar at the top of the screen. How can I get rid of this?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Bubble dock has stopped internet - want to download software

I'm not good with computers is there a way of downloading software to disc and then putting onto laptop?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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