Remove incredibar
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incredibar is also known as mystart incredibar | Type: Browser Hijackers

2-spyware research center classifies Incredibar removal as a mid-range task and Incredibar itself - as an Adware or Browser hijacker. Though it is presented as a tool, which is capable to improve your browsing sessions, Incredibar has been found to be used for tracking user's activity on the Internet. Besides, it tends to redirect victims to insecure websites, including, and also makes some unwanted modifications that can hardly be fixed without the expert's help. As you can see, Incredibar should really be used with carefulness because its activity initiates serious doubts about its real purpose. Besides, the hard enough process of Incredibar removal puts it to the list of questionable toolbars.

What Incredibar toolbar does to the system:

Once installed, Incredibar is programmed to alter DNS settings and hijack all popular browsers, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. That results in continuous redirections to the domain Usually, that's not the only unpleasant activity caused by this browser hijacker - it also changes bookmark lists by adding various sites you have never seen before and replaces the start page to the same However, the most dangerous thing discovered about Incredibar is that this program collects all information about victim's activity on the Internet, logs every visited site and sends this data out to marketing companies or the bad guys. Usually, if a program doesn't ask permission to record such information, it is not legal and can be called privacy violation.

Getting infected with Incredibar:

Incredibar toolbar can be installed with your consent by simply downloading this program on your computer. However, there are many other ways how you can get infected with this browser hijacker: Incredibar can enter your computer through spam e-mail attachments that install such programs as soon as you click on them. Another way of getting this infection on your machine is through various fake codecs or free software. Incredibar pays $1.5 per install for its affiliates. That is why it is so exploited by cyber criminals or unfair marketers. In order to prevent such intrusion, you should always pay attention to the components you install together with any free software. As a result, Incredibar slows the OS and also starts eating its memory and resources. While infected with Incredibar, all your searches will be redirected to the same, which is not as good as original search engines, such as Google or Bing. To stop all this annoying activity, and remove Incredibar from PC, read the following information:

How to remove Incredibar from the system?

Manual removal of Incredibar virus is a quite difficult task and you will need to get rid of this browser hijacker manually from every browser. For that, you can follow these steps:

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Automatic incredibar Removal Guide

You can remove incredibar 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.

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Kill processes:
"What Incredibar related files inserted to the system depends if this software is installed separately or bundled with other programs."

%Program Files%\Incredibar\Incredibar.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “13376694984709702142491016734454?
Unregister DLLs:
C:\Program Files\incredibar.dll

Delete files:
%Program Files%\Incredibar\Incredibar.exe
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Incredibar\Incredibar.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Incredibar\Help.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Incredibar\Registration.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Incredibar.lnk
C:\Program Files\incredibar.dll
Delete directories:
%Program Files%\Incredibar\

Manual incredibar Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall incredibar and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for incredibar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

Step 2: Remove incredibar from Windows shortcuts

  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3: Remove incredibar from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for incredibar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete incredibar removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select incredibar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete incredibar removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select incredibar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete incredibar removal.

What is browser hijacker?

Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.

Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by incredibar:

•  Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
•  Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
•  Appearance of new tabs
•  Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of incredibar

This map reveals the prevalence of incredibar. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Algeria, Pakistan, Philippines, India and Malaysia.

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Information added: 2014-09-11 04:13
Information updated: 2014-09-11 04:13

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Users comments about incredibar:

works perfectly.. thank you!
thank you so much this has been driving m crazy forever and your tips are the first to ever stop it from going especially the last part about reseting what mystart changed. im in your debt.
Akari (not my real name of coarse but hey!)
Its gone... BY JINGO ITS GONE!
You may also disable all at once by going to your start page, going to incredibar, and deleting that, and deleting its updater. The updater would re-install the whole thing.
Has anyone seen a difference in incredibar since the new Google AdSense policy changes on Feb. 1? Is it easier/hard to install/uninstall and is there more/less advertising on the search toolbar?
Manual removal for Firefox worked like a charm! Also ran a utilities program (TuneUp Utilities, in my case) to clear all the startup and other stuff this IncrediCrap installed.
I SO SO love you for this.
i did everything still when i restart chrome and try to search something it still uses this terrible incredibar! even tough i removed it in the setteing over and over again!
Thanks for the info..this incredibar thing is very annoying..I got rid of it ...thank you
thanks! was helpful
I was removing IncrediBar [more like IncrediCRAP] and remembered to check Chrome.
Under "Extensions", I found "IB Updater".
That is also "IncrediBar" for Chrome.
Hopefully helpful.
Have a GREAT day, neighbors!
beynur ebazer
Always delete your browsing history and change your password to E-mail account about once a month and remember to write down your new password on a piece of paper and put it where you can find it, make sure use passwords with a combination of numbers and letters!
Guys try all the process removing from control pane and other things.If it doesnt work....just try this it worked for me,go to run-->C:Program Files and press enter it will display all the softwares installed in your system clearly,in that one folder name will be "Thereon"I guess,it is the folder which contains incredi bar stuff..just delete it and I am 100% sure you will get rid of that toolbar.
d dinesh
Mr. Dinesh, dont become a fool by posting this. Suspect your connection with incredebar tool bar people.
you lost me here - what do you mean run--> C:Program Files? I have windows 7 64bit - this does not give me anything running this command in the start search box or in a command prompt?? Please give a more detailed explanation.
My computer picked up the browser hijacker incredibar. I ran the free scan from SpyHunter. Is it possible to manually remove the files created from the SpyHunter scan.
OMG u rock!
got this after installing Apple software which added at least 10 new processes to the background. dickheads at apple!
thank you very much now Im clean!T
I downloaded SpyHunter 4 and did not even have to purchase it for it to fix my Incredibar issue! It is gone! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!
I have watched the video of how to remove this thing and i have a more up to date laptop so nothing is the same as the video i need to get rid of it now!! i hate it!!!
The settings on my windows explorer are a bit different than the ones shown here and I cant go on further a certain point. Is there anyway I could send you a screenshot of where I am stuck?
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