iminent toolbar virus is one of the most annoying browser add-ons that hijack Firefox, chrome, Internet Explorer and cause several problems to the infected PC. iminent toolbar malware can be downloaded from its official website but most often it gets installed on a computer without user`s knowledge and permission. Actually this software comes bundled with freeware programs such as movie codecs, online scanners, torrents etc. Once it has been attached to your system, it will add certain unwanted features to your browser such as Emoticons, Games, BigEmotes, TopWebsites, Radio, Search bar etc. All those functions might look attractive and useful at first but in fact they all are buggy. iminent toolbar virus incredibly slows down the infected computer, changes default home page and search provider, displays unwanted pop-up ads and the most worst thing that it records you online activities. It collects personal user information and sends to its creators who may utilize the data to fulfill their criminal wishes. You are advised to immediately uninstall iminent toolbar to get rid of all the nasty things caused by that extension.
Disadvantages and risks of having Iminent toolbar:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Iminent toolbar?:
To manually remove Iminent toolbar, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Iminent toolbar”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Iminent toolbar. Disable if found any.
Block pop-ups of Iminent toolbar
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Iminent toolbar”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Iminent toolbar lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Iminent toolbar infected files:
Iminent toolbar virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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