(12/100) How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   Also known as incredibar, redirect, hijack | Type: Browser Hijackers

What is is a suspicious search engine that has been actively discussed on the Internet. The most of these discussions are negative and there's no wonder why people have been complaining about this search site. First of all, it may infiltrate your computer without your permission asked. In addition to that, it may start causing annoying redirections to its affiliate websites by showing altered search results. Besides, once hijacks the system, it may change some part of your computers' settings and may alter your start page, the default search engine, new tab page. In fact, some people have also reported about unexpected appearance of related Toolbars, so you should also beware about that. However, the most of them have been suffering from redirections to unknown websites that are mostly seeking to increase their page rank or sales. That's why has been included to the category of potentially unwanted applications or browser hijackers. Don't be surprised after discovering this program on your computer without downloading it because it may infiltrate your computer in a bundle with freeware and shareware. How could you avoid unexpected appearance of this program? For that you should check tips that are given in the next paragraph of this post. If you have been suffering from virus and its annoying activity, you should scan your PC with reputable security software and get rid of it. Otherwise, it may cause more troubles for you, such as tracking of your browsing history, etc. If you want to remove hijacker with each of its components, you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter.

HOW CAN hijack my computer? takes over the browser as soon as it gets inside the PC. You can download such potentially unwanted programs voluntarily or in a bundle with freeware and shareware. In fact, there are lots of developers of freeware and shareware that have started including such programs to their components' list in order to get some money. In order to avoid that, you have to select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware and then uncheck suspicious checkmarks that allow installation of optional components. Once they get inside, they may alter computer's settings, such as homepage, search page, bookmarks. As a result, almost every search session becomes filled with annoying pop-up ads, redirects, slow downs and other suspicious activities. Another thing what can be caused by is the installation of Incredibar. We have already announced about this annoying toolbar, which hijacks every browser without any permission asked. According to some sources, it is developed and published by Perion Network Ltd and, while it may seem that it's useful, soon it may become really annoying because of the same browser redirections and forged search results. We do not recommend ignoring such activities because you may be redirected to trully malicious websites. 


If you are redirected to or have even discovered Incredibar toolbar on your computer, you can choose two ways that can help you remove those unwanted programs - manual and automated. For manual removal, follow these steps:

You can remove 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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Manual Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / 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.
Uninstall and related programs
  • Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: from Windows shortcuts

Step 3
  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

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: Uninstall from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Internet Explorer (IE)

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.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select '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.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and 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 removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them 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.
When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select '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 removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon 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.
After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select '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 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs 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.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 4: Complete removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Comments on

Many thanks, the steps works great for my chrome. Again, THANK YOU!!! :D
My start or any new software ... I (just formatted and installed os) is not in my control panel to uninstall and also it is not present in chrome extension to remove it. I have no 3rd party add ons ... I installed malware bytes and adware software also they did not detect any virus and still my start is still there... Wat to do ???
David Davies
This has been torturing me for months now. Thanks
I also had to go to settings... Under "on startup" third option down "open a specific page or set of pages" hit the blue lettering of "set pages" and delete incrediber. After taking all the steps through the c drive and the manage search engines etc, it was the final step that got rid of it. Thank you for the advice
It was very helpful.. Thanks a ton!
Thanks so much!
MyStart is NOT in my extensions or in my control panel but its still there every time i start the browser.
How do i get rid of it???
Thank you!!!!

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