Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
What is Incredibar Toolbar and how to remove it?
Incredibar Toolbar is a browser add-on, which adds shortcuts to your Internet browsers. There are two variants of this toolbar: one for music related enhancements, and the other for flash games. While this toolbar can be useful for people wishing to download videos or quickly access online flash games, it is also categorized as an unwanted program for several reasons.
Incredibar Toolbar alone is not related to spyware or malware, however, this toolbar could be deemed 'unwanted', since deceptive ads are shown in mystart.incredibar.com (the homepage set by this toolbar), and PC users are unable to fully remove it using Control Panel. If you overlook information presented within the software installation windows, then installation of Incredibar Toolbar can potentially change your homepage to mystart.incredibar.com and default search engine to MyStart. The search engine used by this toolbar is a modified Google search with unrelated advertisements, which are not clearly separated from organic search results. This new homepage will also display deceptive ads below the search tab.
Incredibar Toolbar can be downloaded from its homepage, however, this browser add-on is often bundled with free software, thus computer users can install it unwillingly, believing they are installing free software that they have downloaded. This toolbar self-installs on Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox Internet browsers. If you inadvertently installed Incredibar Toolbar, and you have trouble removing it, use these instructions to eliminate it from your PC. This removal guide demonstrates how to remove both Incredibar Toolbars (games and music).
Incredibar Toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "IncredibarMusic Toolbar on IE", "Incredibar - Games EN Toolbar", "Web Assistant" and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "IncredibarMusic Toolbar on IE", "Incredibar - Games EN Toolbar", "Web Assistant" and click Remove.
After uninstalling Incredibar Toolbar, scan your computer with anti-spyware software for any remaining unwanted components. Use recommended malware removal software.
Incredibar Toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Uninstalling Incredibar Toolbar is not adequate; remove the remaining unwanted components from your Internet browsers manually.
Remove Incredibar Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Incredibar related entries (Incredibar - Games EN Toolbar, Incredibar - Games EN Toolbar API Server, Incredibar Music Toolbar, Incredibar.com Helper Object, Web Assistant) and disable them. After removing these add-ons, change your homepage from mystart.incredibar.com to your preferred domain - Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the open window, remove mystart.incredibar.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
Remove Incredibar Toolbar from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Incredibar - Games EN Community Toolbar", "Incredibar Toolbar", "Web Assistant". To reset your homepage, click "Tools", then select "Options", in the open window, remove mystart.incredibar.com and enter your preferred domain.
Manual Incredibar Toolbar removal:
If you were unable to remove Incredibar Toolbar using the steps above, you can use this manual removal instruction. Use it at your own risk, since if you do not have strong computer knowledge, you could harm your operating system. Be careful and use it only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)
End these Incredibar Toolbar processes:
Remove these Incredibar Toolbar registry entries:
Delete these Incredibar Toolbar files: