Incredibar Toolbar

Also Known As: Mystart.incredibar.com Redirect
Type: Browser Hijacker
Damage level: Medium
Distribution: High
Damage Level

What is Incredibar Toolbar and how to remove it?

What is Incredibar?

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

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).

Quick menu:

Incredibar Toolbar removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features".

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".

WIndows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".

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In the uninstall programs window, look for "IncredibarMusic Toolbar on IE, Incredibar - Games EN Toolbar, Web Assistant", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling Incredibar Toolbar, scan your computer with anti-spyware software for any remaining unwanted components. Use recommended malware removal software.

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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.

Internet Explorer logoRemove Incredibar Toolbar from Internet Explorer:

Incredibar toolbar Internet ExplorerClick on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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 on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of Incredibar, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Incredibar Toolbar from FireFox:

incredibar firefox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon(at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Incredibar - Games EN Community Toolbar", "Incredibar Toolbar", "Web Assistant".

To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon(at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the open window, remove mystart.incredibar.com and enter your preferred domain.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of Incredibar, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click the Firefox menu,firefox menu iconin the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

Select "Troubleshooting Information".

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset by clicking the

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:

incredibar.exe

Remove these Incredibar Toolbar registry entries:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\escort.DLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\escortApp.DLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\escortEng.DLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\escorTlbr.DLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\esrv.EXE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Incredibar.com
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Incredibar.com
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IncrediMail
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IncrediMail

Delete these Incredibar Toolbar files:

%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\\searchplugins\MyStart Search.xml
%Profile%\Local Settings\Temp\ImInstaller\incredibar_installer.log
%ProgramFiles%\Incredibar.com\incredibar\\incredibarApp.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Incredibar.com\incredibar\\incredibarEng.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Incredibar.com\incredibar\\incredibarsrv.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Incredibar.com\incredibar\\incredibarTlbr.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Incredibar.com\incredibar\\uninstall.exe

Summary:

A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.

A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in Incredibar Toolbar distribution:

Free software download managers distributing browser hijackers

To avoid installation of Incredibar Toolbar be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:

Declining installation of browser hijackers

Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.

Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:

  • Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
  • Appearance of new toolbars.
  • Slow performance of Internet browsers.
  • New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
  • You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
  • You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
  • You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.

If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Incredibar Toolbar from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

If you have additional information on Incredibar Toolbar or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.

Comments 

 
#5 Mary J 2012-12-14 15:37
I have done everything from eliminating firefox and yahoo toolbar and it is not in my programs and still pops up. i even uninstalled java and re installed java through google to get rid of it and still pops up. have scanned my computer and says not infected. This is the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen. help....... i have vista with dell laptop. not sure what to do next.
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#4 antmanbee 2012-11-12 20:04
Manually deleted incredibar yesterday. Took me all day on and off. Authors of these malwares are not creative in nameing files. Majority of file names contain mystart, incredibar, or both.
Did about:config and reset the files I found there. A few would not be modified. Did file search for them. Nothing came up.
Clutching at straws I restored system to state of a few days previous.
Restarted and computer was back to normal.
Last thing I did was remove incredibar from view/toolbars.
Thanks for list of files and registry entries.
Seem to be symptomless at this time but I will check for presence of files
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#3 Jacob 2012-10-18 22:56
Hi i just got this Incredibar and i dont wanna download the remover but i want to get rid of it and i cant do it by my self and whenever i try deleting the stuff it just comes back
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#2 admin 2012-10-10 06:01
Hi Eve, try running a scan with spybot - a free program that is known to remove unwanted toolbars. http://www.safer-networking.org/
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#1 eve 2012-10-10 00:11
its not working. help me!
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