Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Moderate
How to remove Iminent toolbar (search.iminent.com redirect) from your computer?
Iminent toolbar is a browser add-on used to add "emois" and "emoticons" whilst using Facebook, Webmail, etc. This toolbar is created to enhance your user experience when using the aforementioned platforms. While there is nothing wrong with adding emotions to these services, Iminent Toolbar can be categorized as an unwanted application due to its deceptive method of installation and lack of a full uninstall facility. By default, this toolbar changes your browser homepage and main search engine to search.iminent.com Users can change these installation options by unchecking several boxes, but most commonly, they are left at their default values.
Always install software with caution, reading every installation window and customizing the installation options, since reckless software installation inevitably results in the installation of unwanted toolbars, etc. Furthermore, Iminent toolbar is often bundled with free software, and in this case, computer users inadvertently install the toolbar in the belief they are installing a free program downloaded from the Internet. When downloading free software, download it from the developer's website and be sure to check all installation windows for clues pertaining to the installation of specific software packages and toolbars.
Iminent toolbar is not classed as a virus, since it does not directly harm your computer. If you have installed it willingly and are comfortable with its features, there is no need to do anything, however, if you did not install this toolbar or your did so inadvertently, use this removal guide to eliminate it from your computer. Iminent toolbar uninstalls using Program and Features (windows 7) or Add Remove Programs (Windows XP) in Internet Explorer. To remove it from the Firefox and Chrome browsers, some manual steps are required.
Iminent toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "Iminent" and "IMinent Toolbar" (Iminent toolbar for Internet Explorer) and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "Iminent" and "IMinent Toolbar" (Iminent toolbar for Internet Explorer) and click Remove.
After uninstalling Iminent Toolbar scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. Use recommended malware removal software.
Search.iminent.com Redirect (Iminent Toolbar) removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Search.iminent.com redirect (iMinent toolbar) from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Iminent related entries (IMinent Toolbar, TBSB01620 Class, IMinent WebBooster BHO) and disable them. To change your homepage from search.iminent.com to your preferred domain: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove search.iminent.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue having problems with redirects to search.iminent.com, you can 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 on the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
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 on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Search.iminent.com redirect (Iminent Toolbar) from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "Iminent", select it and click on the trash can icon. To change your homepage from search.iminent.com to your preferred domain - click on the wrench icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over search.iminent.com and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Remove Search.iminent.com redirect (Iminent Toolbar) from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Iminent Minibar" and "IMinent Toolbar". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window, remove search.iminent.com and enter your preferred domain.
If you continue having problems with redirect issues to search.iminent.com, you can reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.
Manual Iminent Toolbar removal:
If you were unable to remove Iminent 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...)
Remove these Iminent toolbar processes:
Remove these Iminent Toolbar registry entries: