Iminent Toolbar - How to remove?
Iminent toolbar is a browser extension which offers emoticons, winks and fire nudges that can be used in online communications such as AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AOL Mail, Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. The owners of this application are located in Paris, France. If you visit toolbar’s official website, you will find a lot of information on its usage and features, some of which might be very annoying. Alas, upon installing Iminent toolbar you agree to bear with them, e.g. pop-up advertisements, redirections to search.iminent.com or start.iminent.com:
When you download, install or use any component of the Application to access and use various components thereof, including Iminent Minibar, SearchTheWeb (or StartWeb) and the IMINENT TOOLBAR, you acknowledge and agree that the IMINENT homepage, accessible at search.iminent.com or start.iminent.com, will be your default internet browser homepage as a result of such action.
IMINENT may also redirect your Web Browser’s about:blank and new tabs functionality to the IMINENT search page during your use of the Application.
IMINENT will serve advertisements to you as part of your use of the Application.
While using the Application, you agree that the display of such advertisements is likely to modify the web pages you are browsing. In that respect the application will not modify the layout of such web pages but solely add advertisements on those pages in the form of banners or totems, depending on the concerned web pages.
Although Iminent toolbar is not malicious itself and does not directly infect with viruses, it is recommended to remove it especially if one did not install it intentionally. Usually unwanted applications like this one are distributed using bundling method. After a person installs wanted software, e.g. Super Video Converter, or downloads freeware like utorrent, she may get Iminent toolbar added with it. It uses search engine aggregator infospace.com. Some computer users also say that the toolbar slows down their computer noticeably.
If your search engine and home page has been changed to search.iminent.com or start.iminent.com without your consent and you advertisements alter the web pages you visit, to eliminate these unwanted changes remove Iminent toolbar. The most reliable way to do this is by using antimalware tools like Reimage, Spyhunter. It will not only remove all the files automatically but also detect any other adware or browser hijackers if these were installed with Iminent toolbar. For example, this browser extenstion is known to be related to Illivid toolbar which attempts to collect information about your browsing habits and later send it to various marketing companies that use this information for their personal needs.
Depending on your browser, follow the instruction below to reset its settings:
On Internet explorer:
- Click arrow on the right of search box;
- Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on ie7 click change search defaults;
- Remove Iminent Toolbar from the list.
On Firefox :
- Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page;
- Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
On Google Chrome:
- Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar;
- Select Settings;
- Select Basics ->Manage Search engines;
- Remove unnecessary search engines from list;
- Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).