Iminent toolbar is an adware, which offers to spice up your web activity with various smilies and other emotional icons. According to its owners, it can be used for Facebook, Webmail and other platforms. However, this toolbar has been categorized as potentially unwanted application and adware not because of no reason – PC users claim that Iminent toolbar redirects them to search.iminent.com and other domains that should never be trusted. Mostly, such unknown search pages are used to show altered search results for the victim and simply promote various things in this way. Before starting its redirections, this adware may also track your browsing habits for some time in order to show relevant search results depending on your browsing history.
Iminent toolbar can be installed either manually or without any sign. This method is based on other programs, freeware and shareware in most of the cases, that have included various toolbars for monetization purposes. Be aware that you can prevent such infiltration only if you carefully read every installation window and uncheck several ticks that announce about Iminent toolbar or other components. Once inside and active, Iminent toolbar settles down and may even start some of unwanted changes made on your system. For example, it may change your browser's homepage to seach.iminent.com and make it your main search engine. To sum up, we do not recommend leaving this toolbar if you haven't installed it by yourself. Note that it may give altered search results for you and initiate unwanted changes on your computer.
As we said, if you haven't installed Iminent Toolbar toolbar on your computer by yourself, you have to uninstall it. For that, follow thee steps:
You can remove Iminent toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Iminent toolbar and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Iminent toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Iminent toolbar from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Iminent toolbar:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Iminent toolbar are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Iminent toolbar right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-09-11 04:59
Information updated: 2014-09-11 04:59