What is MyStart by Incredimail?
The Mystart.incredimail.com website is promoted using a popular email client called Incredimail. Developers of this free software bundle their program with a toolbar which alters Internet browser settings and causes redirects to mystart.incredimail.com
Note that the software alone is not technically considered a virus or malware, however, many computer users do not pay close enough attention to the installation steps and inadvertently install Incredibar toolbar, which displays unwanted ads (Coupon Buddy, etc.) and may cause significant security issues.
The Mystart.incredimail.com web search uses the Google search engine, but adds no value for its users as compared to an original Google search. Redirects to this website are added for monetization purposes only. Incredibar and its redirect to mystart.incredibar.com are especially annoying since the toolbar is installed together with a program called IB Updater.
This program 'protects' Internet browser settings and thus computer users are unable to change their homepage or default search engine to their individual preferences.
The Mystart.incredimail.com website displays unwanted ads that may lead to installation of malicious software, and furthermore, these ads may redirect to dubious websites that encourage users to take online surveys, etc.
If you have installed Incredibar toolbar unwillingly and find redirects to mystart.incredimail.com annoying, use this removal guide to eliminate these issues from your computer.
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- What is MyStart by Incredimail?
- STEP 1. Uninstall IB Updater, IncrediMail, IncrediMail MediaBar, Photo notifier and Animation Creator applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove mystart.incredimail.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove mystart.incredimail.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove mystart.incredimail.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove mystart.incredimail.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MyStart by Incredimail redirect removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "IB Updater, IncrediMail, IncrediMail MediaBar, Photo notifier and Animation Creator", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Incredimail the client, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software. Remove all of the entries that this program detects to ensure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
Mystart.incredimail.com redirect 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 Conduit Ltd. and Bit Coctail Ltd. related entries (IB Updater, IncrediMail MedialBar 2 Toolbar) and disable them.
To change your homepage from mystart.incredimail.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 mystart.incredimail.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 incredimail virus, 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 "IB Updater, IncrediMail MediaBar 2, New Tab for Chrome", select these entries and click on the trash can icon.
To change your homepage from mystart.incredimail.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 mystart.incredimail.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 incredimail virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) 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 "IB Updater" and "IncrediMail MediaBar 2".
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 mystart.incredimail.com and enter your preferred domain.
Computer users who have problems with incredimail virus 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
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.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the incredimail virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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