Search Results Toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to search.imesh.net etc.?
Search Results Toolbar is a browser add-on which adds various shortcuts to your Internet browsers (social networks, YouTube, eBay, online radio etc.). While such add-ons might seem useful by many of Internet users there's a down side in having such toolbars installed on your computer. Most commonly Search Results Toolbar comes bundled with free third party software. You could have installed this toolbar while installing iMesh or iLivid software which you downloaded from Internet. The developers of the mentioned software are using Search Results Toolbar to monetize their free software, while monetizing free software is not a bad thing I think that the developers could have searched for more legitimate monetization methods.
When installed on your computer Search Results Toolbar will override your Internet browsers settings and will change your homepage to www.search-results.com, search.imesh.net, search.ilivid.com, searchnu.com etc. furthermore the mentioned websites would be displayed in every new tab that you would open. As if the unwanted change of the homepage wouldn't be enough Search Results Toolbar presents a deceptive search bar which displays unrelated sponsored search results. Using the presented search engine could easily end up in installation of unwanted toolbars and even malware.
Search Results Toolbar is not a virus or malware by itself, but having this browser add-on installed on your PC might lead to malware infiltration or identity theft. Computer users should be especially cautious while using the Search Results Toolbar provided search engine. To remove the browser redirects and eliminate Search Results Toolbar from your PC use the provided removal guide.
Search Results 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 "Search Results Toolbar" select it and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "Search Results Toolbar" select it and click Remove.
After uninstalling Search Results Toolbar scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
Search Results Toolbar removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Search Results Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Search Results Toolbar related entries (Search-Results Toolbar, DataMngr) and disable them. To change your homepage from unwanted one to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove unwanted URL and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue having problems with removal of Search Results Toolbar you can reset you 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 "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 Results Toolbar from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "QuickAccess Tab", select it and click on a trash can icon. To change your homepage from unwanted one to you preferred - click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over the unwanted URL and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
If Quick Access Tab (add-on related to search results toolbar) extension is greyed out and you can't remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled") please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
Remove Search Results Toolbar from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "DataMngr" and "Search-Results Toolbar". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove unwanted URL and enter your preferred domain.
If you continue having problems with removal of Search-Results Tolbar you can reset you 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.