search.iminent.com virus is a browser hijacker that is capable of affecting probably all browsers that can be installed on the system and used by the user. As soon as it infiltrates the system, it starts such unwanted activities as changing homepage/start page settings, reinstalling browser engines, displaying continuous pop-up ads and even slowing its target computer. However, the most annoying result of having this virus inside the system is constant search.iminent.com redirects to affiliate domains that collect their visitors in this way. After a closer look, it should also be mentioned that search.iminent.com virus can also start tracking its victim's browsing habits and collect various information about him/her. If you noticed that this program started interrupting you and redirecting you to unknown places, you should scan your PC with reputable anti-spyware and remove all suspicious programs from it.
HOW CAN SEARCH.IMINENT.COM VIRUS HIJACK MY SYSTEM?
Just like many other browser hijakckers, search.iminent.com virus is mostly installed on the system after clicking a misleading link. Besides, there are hundreds of free programs, such as file conventers and similar apps, that ask people to install Iminent on their computers so that they 'could work properly'. However, after installing Iminent Toolbar on the system, you may also receive an unwanted delivery, which is search.iminent.com. As a result, you may start noticing constant interruptions when you are browsing the Web and may even find yourself disabled from using your favorite search engines, such as Google, Yahoo or Bing. Instead of them, you may be pushed to use search.iminent.com, which is typically presented as powerful search engine capable of providing tons of useful online information. In order to stop search.iminent.com redirections, you are highly recommended to remove this browser hijacker from your computer.
HOW CAN I REMOVE SEARCH.IMINENT.COM VIRUS?
In order to remove Search.iminent.com virus, we don't recommend doing that manually because it requires extensive knowledge about computers and their architecture. Instead of that, you should follow these steps:
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Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for Search.iminent.com 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.
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.
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
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Search.iminent.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
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.
Remove dangerous extensions
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 Search.iminent.com removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Search.iminent.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
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.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Search.iminent.com removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
Here, select Search.iminent.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
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.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
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 Search.iminent.com 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 Search.iminent.com:
• 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 Search.iminent.com virus
This map reveals the prevalence
of Search.iminent.com virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most
are: Brazil and United States.
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Information added: 2014-08-25 02:46
Information updated: 2014-08-25 02:46
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