Remove Iminent search and toolbar

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

"Iminent search” and “Iminent Toolbar” are adware and hijacker virus programs that change your browser's start page to “” and browser search settings. The  "Iminent search” emulates the Google Search engine and performs browsing redirects by displaying advertisements from online marketing and unknown vendors.

The "Iminent search” and “Iminent Toolbar” are bundled inside other software installation programs.

Remove “Iminent search” and “Iminent Toolbar” as soon as possible from your computer by using the steps below:


Step 1. Uninstall "Iminent search” and “Iminent Toolbar” from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Start > Settings > Control Panel. (Windows XP)}


2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista).


3. In the program list, find and remove/Uninstall these applications:

a. Iminent

b. Imenent Toolbar for Internet Explorer

and other “Imenent” entry if exists.


Close Add/Remove programs window and continue to next step.

Step 2. Remove "Iminent search" & Restore your Internet’s browser default settings

Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

A. Internet Explorer

How to remove "Iminent search" & restore Internet Explorer browser settings.

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Internet Options”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.


2. Click the “Advanced” tab.


3. Choose “Reset”.


4. Check (to enable) the “Delete personal settings” box and choose “Reset”.


5. After the resetting action is completed, press “Close” and then choose “OK” to exit Internet Explorer options.


6. Restart your browser and proceed to Step 3.

B. Google Chrome

How to remove "Iminent search" & restore Google Chrome Explorer browser settings.

1. Open Google Chrome and go to chrome menu and choose “Settings”.


2. Find the “On startup” section and choose “Set Pages”.


3. Delete the unwanted search page from startup pages by pressing the “X” symbol on the right.


4. Set your preferred startup page (e.g. and press “OK”.


5. Go to “Search” section and choose “Manage search engines”.


6. Choose your preferred default search engine (e.g. Google search) and press “Make default”.


7. Choose the malicious search engine’s name and remove it by pressing the “X” symbol at the right.

Then choose “OK” to close “Search engines” window.


8. Choose “Extensions” on the left.



9. At the “Extensions” pane, remove the unwanted extension (e.g. WiseConvert in above screenshot) by pressing the “recycle bin” icon in that line. When the confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

10. Close all Google Chrome windows and proceed to Step 3.

C. Mozilla Firefox

How to remove "Iminent search" & restore Mozilla Firefox browser settings.

1. First you must have enabled the Firefox’s main “Menu Bar”.

* Right Click, on the empty space at right of “Page Tab” and enable Firefox “Menu Bar”.


2. From Firefox menu, go to “Help” > “Troubleshooting Information”.


3. In “Troubleshooting Information” window, press “Reset Firefox” button to reset Firefox to its default state.


4. Press “Reset Firefox: again.


5. After the resetting job is completed, the Firefox restarts.

6. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 3. Clean your computer from malicious threats.

Download and install MalwareBytes Antimalware to clean all the malicious threats remaining on your computer.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 4. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 5. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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