How to remove Iminent Toolbar

What is Iminent Toolbar?

Iminent toolbar is a malicious browser application that should be avoided. It acts as a browser hijacker causing typical for this kind of threat alterations in browser. The most visible are change of the main page and search engine and adding a toolbar on the top edge of the browser window. The toolbar look rather handy especially for those who want to widen the collection of smileys and emoji for social networks. Following the official description the icons can be inserted into Facebook, Webmail, etc. chats. However entertaining it seems, before using Iminent toolbar you should ask yourself, if this worth the disadvantages the toolbar as well brings. With the hijacker operating you actions on the Internet will be repeatedly interrupted with redirections to search.iminent.com page and other doubtful domains. The search page along with the search box of the toolbar operates in a crooked manner – they both serve to increase the viewing and visiting rate of unpopular resources by showing user misleading links. Apart from everything else you should remove Iminent toolbar as it tracks your browsing activity and may later share it with third parties.

iminent toolbar and search page

How Iminent Toolbar got installed on your computer?

Another danger of Iminent toolbar is that it can appear on the system without user’s permission. The method that has the worst reputation by the infection effectiveness is bundling. As a rule freeware programs agree to add malware in order to gain additional profit. You should know that you can easily prevent the infiltration of Iminent toolbar distributed by this means. First thing that you should do is to break a habit of hasting the installations; take your time to do a small research on the product to see if it is in fact helpful. It concerns also the steps of installation themselves – read carefully what is stated in the license and always select Advanced/Custom setup modes.


Symptoms of Iminent Toolbar infection

Toolbars are typically ad-supported, so if you noticed a toolbar you haven’t installed voluntarily, you may also expect the increase of ads in your browser.
Some of toolbars are connected with search engines, which become set as default mainpage. A search query made on the page or in the box of the toolbar will either present you corrupted results, or cause a redirection to an unwanted site.
Besides, toolbars may be very cumbersome and take a lot of space in the upper part of your browser. If there are more than one toolbar, they may conflict with each other slowing down your browser and causing crashes.


How to remove Iminent Toolbar?

To make sure that the toolbar won’t appear again, you need to delete Iminent Toolbar completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Iminent Toolbar files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Conduit Toolbar. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Conduit Toolbar, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Iminent Toolbar manual removal

Uninstall Iminent Toolbar from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the toolbar appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Iminent Toolbar you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Iminent Toolbar from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Iminent Toolbar and click Uninstall

How to remove Iminent Toolbar from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Iminent Toolbar and click Uninstall

How to remove Iminent Toolbar from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Iminent Toolbar

How to remove Iminent Toolbar from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Iminent Toolbar and remove it

Remove Iminent Toolbar from browsers

Since most of toolbars use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Iminent Toolbar from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Iminent Toolbar or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Iminent Toolbar from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Iminent Toolbar or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Iminent Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Iminent Toolbar or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Show advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset Settings button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Reset Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

Delete files and registry entries added by Iminent Toolbar

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the toolbar. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove Iminent Toolbar files and folders:

%PROGRAMFILES%\IMinent Toolbar\TbHelper2.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\IMinent Toolbar\tbhelper.dll
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\IMinent Toolbar\uninstall.exe
%TEMP%\Iminent\IMinentToolbarInstallerFF.exe
%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\IMGUpdater\IMGUpdater.exe
%TEMP%\RarSFX0\Binaries\IMinentToolbarInstallerCHR.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\X7WAGUH3\IminentSetup{1.2qY5RPaP.1}.exe
%TEMP%\is-C7PAR.tmp\IminentMinibar.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\IminentToolbar\1.8.21.26\bh\iminent.dll
%PROGRAMFILES%\IminentToolbar\1.8.25.0\iminentsrv.exe
%TEMP%\Setup.exe\911b7d2cac9747d1a847e0a25b76eaa0\Software\IminentSetup.exe
%TEMP%\Iminent\iminenttoolbar.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\Updater By Sweetpacks\Extension32.dll
%TEMP%\Iminent\IMinentToolbarFF.exe
%TEMP%\Iminent\IminentToolbarChrome.exe
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\access connections.resources.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\acwizres.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\diagres.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\f5res.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\guihlprres.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\iconres.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\iminent_toolbar.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\mainguires.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\p2pres.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\svchlprres.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\tbcommonutils.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\tbcore3.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\trayres.dll
C:\Program Files\iminent toolbar\update.exe

Remove Iminent Toolbar registry entries:

Software\Iminent
SOFTWARE\Classes\iminent
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Iminent
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Loader, value: Iminent
SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\Iminent.WebBooster.InternetExplorer.DLL
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentWebBooster.ActiveContentHandler
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentWebBooster.ActiveContentHandle.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentWebBooster.BrowserHelperObject
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentWebBooster.BrowserHelperObject.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentWebBooster.ScriptExtender
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentWebBooster.TinyUrlHandler.1
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{68B81CCD-A80C-4060-8947-5AE69ED01199}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{68B81CCD-A80C-4060-8947-5AE69ED01199}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{E6B969FB-6D33-48d2-9061-8BBD4899EB08}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{E6B969FB-6D33-48d2-9061-8BBD4899EB08}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{A09AB6EB-31B5-454C-97EC-9B294D92EE2A}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{A09AB6EB-31B5-454C-97EC-9B294D92EE2A}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{BFFED5CA-8BDF-47CC-AED0-23F4E6D77732}
SOFTWARE\Classes\iminent.iminentappCore
SOFTWARE\Classes\iminent.iminentappCore.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\iminent.iminentHlpr.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\esrv.iminentESrvc
SOFTWARE\Classes\esrv.iminentESrvc.1
Software\Iminent.com
Software\SIEN SA\iminent\iestrg
Wow6432Node\Google\chrome\Extensions\pkhojieggfgllhllcegoffdcnmdeojgb
Google\chrome\Extensions\pkhojieggfgllhllcegoffdcnmdeojgb
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{112BA211-334C-4A90-90EC-2AD1CDAB287C}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value: {1FAFD711-ABF9-4F6A-8130-5166C7371427}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID, value: {58124A0B-DC32-4180-9BFF-E0E21AE34026}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID, value: {977AE9CC-AF83-45E8-9E03-E2798216E2D5}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID, value: {A09AB6EB-31B5-454C-97EC-9B294D92EE2A}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID, value: {58124A0B-DC32-4180-9BFF-E0E21AE34026}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID, value: {977AE9CC-AF83-45E8-9E03-E2798216E2D5}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID, value: {A09AB6EB-31B5-454C-97EC-9B294D92EE2A}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\pkhojieggfgllhllcegoffdcnmdeojgb
SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\pkhojieggfgllhllcegoffdcnmdeojgb
Software\SIEN SA\iminent
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\F1057DD419AED0B468AD8888429E139A
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3DA786FCDC08E1345AF052DDF8C9693C
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\3DA786FCDC08E1345AF052DDF8C9693C
Installer\Products\3DA786FCDC08E1345AF052DDF8C9693C
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SProtection
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\SProtection
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\SProtection
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SIEN SA\iminent
Software\IminentToolbar
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\IminentToolbar
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{112BA211-334C-4A90-90EC-2AD1CDAB287C}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{1FAFD711-ABF9-4F6A-8130-5166C7371427}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1FAFD711-ABF9-4F6A-8130-5166C7371427}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{A09AB6EB-31B5-454C-97EC-9B294D92EE2A}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0C3DD791-1026-4B03-8085-34EFB8CE1BBF}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A76AA284-E52D-47E6-9E4F-B85DBF8E35C3}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\iminent.com
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {112BA211-334C-4A90-90EC-2AD1CDAB287C}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {1FAFD711-ABF9-4F6A-8130-5166C7371427}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\FinishInstall igdhbblpcellaljokkpfhcjlagemhgjl
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\E396BA1A8EBEBBB43A064AB3ED340563
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\E396BA1A8EBEBBB43A064AB3ED340563
Installer\Products\E396BA1A8EBEBBB43A064AB3ED340563
Installer\Features\E396BA1A8EBEBBB43A064AB3ED340563
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules, value: {CC8D0DB8-9F7A-4ADA-8076-7B117B2ED858}
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules, value: {F59D208C-5E1B-4F8C-9A78-8223FBD4063A}
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules, value: {CC8D0DB8-9F7A-4ADA-8076-7B117B2ED858}
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules, value: {F59D208C-5E1B-4F8C-9A78-8223FBD4063A}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules, value: {F59D208C-5E1B-4F8C-9A78-8223FBD4063A}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules, value: {CC8D0DB8-9F7A-4ADA-8076-7B117B2ED858}
SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\igdhbblpcellaljokkpfhcjlagemhgjl
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\igdhbblpcellaljokkpfhcjlagemhgjl
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{BFFED5CA-8BDF-47CC-AED0-23F4E6D77732}
Installer\Features\03586FB55F67A9248BBFDC2D8B1D2398
Installer\Features\53449B1EE14291541B3C4CDDE93B252A
Installer\Products\03586FB55F67A9248BBFDC2D8B1D2398
Installer\Products\53449B1EE14291541B3C4CDDE93B252A
Installer\UpgradeCodes\4EAE1F36DDB49FE49B1371401AAC7E1B
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\53449B1EE14291541B3C4CDDE93B252A
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\03586FB55F67A9248BBFDC2D8B1D2398
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\53449B1EE14291541B3C4CDDE93B252A
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\4EAE1F36DDB49FE49B1371401AAC7E1B
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\FAD0B0799202FD24D9B96C24C2BD169E
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\4EAE1F36DDB49FE49B1371401AAC7E1B
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\FAD0B0799202FD24D9B96C24C2BD169E
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {0F417468-BE40-472B-8CB9-A2CDA9A071D6}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {A6E9BAAF-53CD-4575-967B-2AF710A7D21F}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{0F417468-BE40-472B-8CB9-A2CDA9A071D6}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{84FF7BD6-B47F-46F8-9130-01B2696B36CB}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{A6E9BAAF-53CD-4575-967B-2AF710A7D21F}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{0F417468-BE40-472B-8CB9-A2CDA9A071D6}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{84FF7BD6-B47F-46F8-9130-01B2696B36CB}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{A6E9BAAF-53CD-4575-967B-2AF710A7D21F}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{A6E9BAAF-53CD-4575-967B-2AF710A7D21F}
SOFTWARE\America Online\AIM\Plugins\{696E3174-4F6C-4777-7834-654C4A705677}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{A6E9BAAF-53CD-4575-967B-2AF710A7D21F}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{c6137682-faae-4ea5-a6ab-88acb29d3667}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: Iminent.Notifier
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\America Online\AIM\Plugins\{696E3174-4F6C-4777-7834-654C4A705677}
AppID\Iminent.MMServer.EXE
AppID\Iminent.LinkToContent.DLL
AppID\Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.DLL
AppID\{C2A66189-05A0-4D30-8DD2-CF4C86E38863}
AppID\{CE187331-35C5-4917-A79B-25342D466651}
AppID\{F90A8B2A-0EE0-4C04-8DFB-91A3381E5A71}
IminentBHONavigationError.CHelperBHO
IminentBHONavigationError.CHelperBHO.1
IminentLinkToContent.LinkToContent
IminentLinkToContent.LinkToContent.1
Wow6432Node\AppID\Iminent.WebBooster.DLL
Wow6432Node\AppID\Iminent.WinCore.Aim.Plugin.DLL
Wow6432Node\AppID\{13C8734A-1AD2-4500-9F65-10D99AD80F54}
Wow6432Node\AppID\{C2A66189-05A0-4D30-8DD2-CF4C86E38863}
Wow6432Node\AppID\{CE187331-35C5-4917-A79B-25342D466651}
Wow6432Node\AppID\{F90A8B2A-0EE0-4C04-8DFB-91A3381E5A71}
IminentMMServer.ACPlayer
SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\Iminent.MMServer.EXE
SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\Iminent.WinCore.Aim.Plugin.DLL
SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{13C8734A-1AD2-4500-9F65-10D99AD80F54}
SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{C2A66189-05A0-4D30-8DD2-CF4C86E38863}
SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{CE187331-35C5-4917-A79B-25342D466651}
SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{F90A8B2A-0EE0-4C04-8DFB-91A3381E5A71}
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentBHONavigationError.CHelperBHO
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentMMServer.ACPlayer
SOFTWARE\Classes\IminentMMServer.ACPlayer.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppID\Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.DLL
SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppID\Iminent.LinkToContent.DLL
SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppID\Iminent.MMServer.EXE
SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppID\Iminent.WinCore.Aim.Plugin.DLL
SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppID\{13C8734A-1AD2-4500-9F65-10D99AD80F54}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.DLL
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\Iminent.LinkToContent.DLL
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\Iminent.MMServer.EXE
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\Iminent.WinCore.Aim.Plugin.DLL
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\{13C8734A-1AD2-4500-9F65-10D99AD80F54}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\{C2A66189-05A0-4D30-8DD2-CF4C86E38863}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\{CE187331-35C5-4917-A79B-25342D466651}
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\C73660D04266C3348A703CD454AD1B48
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C73660D04266C3348A703CD454AD1B48
SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0386028EAE6ABEC44BE58148A174F21E
Installer\Products\0386028EAE6ABEC44BE58148A174F21E
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ehhlaekjfiiojlddgndcnefflngfmhen
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\nbljechdpodpbchbmjcoamidppmpnmlc
SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ehhlaekjfiiojlddgndcnefflngfmhen
SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\nbljechdpodpbchbmjcoamidppmpnmlc
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\start.iminent.com
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\adserver.iminent.com
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\adpeheiliennogfclcgmchdfdmafjegc
SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\adpeheiliennogfclcgmchdfdmafjegc
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\chrome\Extensions\olghjjajidfdflkafeekiojnfmiolccp
SOFTWARE\Google\chrome\Extensions\olghjjajidfdflkafeekiojnfmiolccp
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\setup3.iminent.com
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\setup2.iminent.com
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\setup3.iminent.com

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