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Remove iMesh Toolbar (Improved Instructions) - Aug 2016 update

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Browser hijacker

iMesh Toolbar and its main features:

iMesh Toolbar virus, more specifically known as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), is categorized as a browser hijacker due to its questionable and unauthorized behaviour on the infected computer browsers. The main reason why we have decided to include this program to our data base is that it can easily cause some serious mess on your computer. We want you to be prepared for the iMesh Toolbar removal in case you ever get infected. Keep in mind that this virus may be installed on your PC system via software sharing websites, but is not limited to this direct distribution technique alone. It may also start running in the background of your system after installing other programs, such as various freeware and shareware, that have been involved to such activity in exchange for money. Mostly, it comes inside the system in a bundle with iMesh – a program, which is designed for listening and sharing music files. It offers people to listen to unlimited free music, enjoy top DJ stations and sync the library to the smartphone. So, even if you don’t have any intension to install this toolbar on each of your browsers (it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers), it may appear on each of them without your permission asked.

An illustration of the iMesh Toolbar

After that, you may start suffering from the iMesh Toolbar redirect issue, making you visit or other unknown, questionable websites such as In addition, you will be constantly followed by the continuous pop-up ads, in-text ads, banners and similar content while browsing on the web. Please, do NOT ignore that because you may end up on a really questionable website that may trick you into installing other questionable software on your computer. Finally, you must also remember that iMesh virus may start tracking your browsing on the web and may collect your search search terms, mostly visited websites and similar data.

If you have just discovered iMesh Toolbar on your Chrome or other web browser, you should think what freeware have you just installed on your computer. Of course, you should remove the suspicious software in this case. Besides, make sure you remove iMesh malware because, as you may have already understood, it may try to initiate various issues on your computer. In order to prevent modifications on each of your web browsers and similar unwanted activities, you should use a guide below or simply scan your PC with Reimage and remove iMesh Toolbar automatically. 

How can this virus infiltrate computers?

As we have mentioned, iMesh Toolbar can be installed with or without your approval. If you want to avoid its unexpected appearance, you should know that it has been actively spread with the help of bundling. In order to avoid downloading iMesh virus in a bundle with other programs, you have to select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware and then uncheck all pre-checked check marks that claim that you want to alter your start page, the default search engine or other system settings. While this program is not illegal, it’s clear that it has been using unfair methods for infiltrating PC systems. In addition, it has been interrupting PC users and their browsing activity. If you don’t want to suffer from that, you should remove iMesh Toolbar from your computer.

How should you remove the iMesh Toolbar virus?

When trying to remove iMesh Toolbar from your computer, you can rely on a guide provided by our security experts below. The instructions are approved and tested, so you can follow them assuredly and successfully get rid of the infection. Also, the iMesh problem can be solved automatically, by carrying out the full system scan with a reliable antivirus utility. The automatic iMesh Toolbar removal is especially recommended for the users who are less experienced or simply do not have time to deal with the infection manually. You can schedule the system scans to run every other day so that you do not have to worry about remembering the last time you checked your system. 

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove iMesh Toolbar, follow these steps:

Eliminate iMesh Toolbar from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall iMesh Toolbar and related programs
    Here, look for iMesh Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove iMesh Toolbar from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. 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.

Erase iMesh Toolbar from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for iMesh Toolbar 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'

Uninstall iMesh Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for iMesh Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete iMesh Toolbar removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of iMesh Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, iMesh Toolbar should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete iMesh Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select iMesh Toolbar 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
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. 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
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete iMesh Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove iMesh Toolbar from Google Chrome

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select iMesh Toolbar 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
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. 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'
  5. 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
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete iMesh Toolbar removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate iMesh Toolbar from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for iMesh Toolbar or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by iMesh Toolbar, 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
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 iMesh Toolbar removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. moth says:
    August 19th, 2016 at 2:22 am

    This pathetic little virus has totally messed up my computer! How do I get rid of it???

  2. BruceTerry says:
    August 19th, 2016 at 2:23 am

    This so-called toolbar is nothing more than an ad-generator. DO NOT install it on your PC!

  3. Fruite2 says:
    August 19th, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Redirect, ads, SPYING?? Can it get any worse than that?

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