How to remove Iminent toolbar (search.iminent.com redirect) from your computer?
What is Search.iminent.com?
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.
Deceptive free software installer used in Iminent toolbar distribution:
- What is Search.iminent.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Iminent, IMinent Toolbar, Iminent toolbar for Internet Explorer applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Search.iminent.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Search.iminent.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Search.iminent.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Search.iminent.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove Search.iminent.com redirects manually by deleting registry entries.
Iminent toolbar removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Iminent, IMinent Toolbar, Iminent toolbar for Internet Explorer", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "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 malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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 on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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 to have problems with removal of the iminent toolbar, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) 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 the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the iminent toolbar, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Iminent Minibar" and "IMinent Toolbar".
To reset your homepage click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) then select "Options", in the opened window, remove search.iminent.com and enter your preferred domain.
Computer users who have problems with iminent toolbar removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History 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:
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. 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove iminent toolbar from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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