MyStart by Incredibar (mystart.Incredibar.com)

MyStart by Incredibar is a browser hijacker that will alter Internet browser settings on the infected computer. This threat also drops certain files and registry entries that are essential to complete its tasks.

Typically, MyStart will enter the computer through other programs or freeware that you may download from third-party provider. The adware will get installed without your consent while loading the desired program.

Once MyStart by Incredibar is installed, it will redirect your browser to mystart.Incredibar.com. A web site that offers own search mechanism similar to Google. However, this browser redirect virus will display many advertisements on target computer. It is clear that this operation intends to drive revenue for its creator through online marketing campaign. There is no other report of its harm or damages except for browser hijacking.

At any rate, user must remove MyStart by Incredibar from the computer. It is considered harmful and invasive since it does not seek for user’s approval before installing its copy. Moreover, MyStart by Incredibar hijacking action is not pleasant to computer users.

TypeHijacker
Sub-TypeBrowser Redirect
AliasesWin32/ImInstaller,
Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.B,
TROJ_ENCPK_0000009.TOMA
OS AffectedWindows

What are the Symptoms of MyStart by Incredibar Infection?

Once this threat exists, Internet browser will be redirected to mystart.incredibar.com, a search page that mimics Google search. See the image below.

MyStart Search is a working search engine, however, there are reports that results from this portal may deliver harmful pages that can lead to malware infection. Also, mystart.incredibar.com displays links that are mostly ads than relevant subjects.

Screen shot image of MyStart by Incredibar

Follow these Procedures to Remove MyStart by Incredibar

Procedure 1: Uninstall MyStart by Incredibar from Windows Control Panel

1. To adjust computer settings, please click Start button located on the left part of taskbar. Select Control Panel from the list of programs.

2. Under Programs, click on Uninstall a program. It will open a program and features window where-in you can uninstall, change, or repair installed software. Please refer to the image below.

3. Look for the name MyStart by Incredibar or any related term. Please note that the adware may change the title anytime. In such cases, locate any suspicious name from the list. Once found, please select the item you wanted to remove.

NOTE: To represent MyStart by Incredibar, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that MyStart by Incredibar may use other names or terms such as the following: Conduit

Uninstall Item

4. Click on Uninstall button to remove the program automatically.
5. If it prompts for confirmation, please click OK to proceed.

Procedure 1: Start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

- After turning On the power of the computer, just before Windows start, press F8.
- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed.

SafeMode Networking

Procedure 2: Scan and remove MyStart by Incredibar files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

To remove MyStart by Incredibar, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the button below. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.

Download MyStart by Incredibar Removel Tool

1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
3. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
4. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program.

Procedure 3.A : INTERNET EXPLORER - MyStart by Incredibar removal procedure

If the hijacker was not removed properly during the scan, you can use this guide to uninstall it from the computer. We prepared procedures to remove this unknown search program from various Internet browsers including Internet Explorer 8/9, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Instructions for Internet Explorer 8:

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer 8.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Internet Options.

Internet Options

3. It will open the options window; make sure that you are viewing the General tab. Look for the area that says "Search" and click the Settings button.

IE 8 Search Settings

4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default to replace MyStart by Incredibar.

IE Unknown Search

NOTE: To represent MyStart by Incredibar, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that MyStart by Incredibar may use other names or terms such as the following: Conduit

5. You may now remove MyStart by Incredibar from the list. Highlight the item and click on Remove button.

Instructions for Internet Explorer 9:

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer 9.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Internet Options.
3. On General tab, proceed to Change search defaults and click the Settings button.
4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button Set as default to replace MyStart by Incredibar.
5. You may now remove MyStart by Incredibar from the list.

Guide to remove MyStart by Incredibar Add-ons and Extensions from Internet Explorer

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Manage add-ons. It will open a window where in you can view and manage Internet Explorer add-ons.
3. Select Toolbars and Extensions on left panel. Go to right panel and look for MyStart by Incredibar related item.

Remove Add-ons on IE

NOTE: To represent MyStart by Incredibar, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that MyStart by Incredibar may use other names or terms such as the following: Conduit

4. Select the unwanted toolbar and extensions and click on Disable.
5. Close the existing window and restart Internet Explorer.

Procedure 3.B : MOZILLA FIREFOX - MyStart by Incredibar removal guide

1. Launch the program Mozilla Firefox.
2. On Google's Search box, click the arrow down sitting right beside the 'G' logo.

Manage Search Engines in Firefox

3. Click on Manage Search Engines... from the drop-down list to see all search engines installed in Firefox.
4. Choose your preferred default search provider by placing it at the top most position. Highlight the item and click on Move up until it reaches the first spot.

Firefox Default Search

NOTE: To represent MyStart by Incredibar, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that MyStart by Incredibar may use other names or terms such as the following: Conduit

5. To remove MyStart by Incredibar from Firefox, highlight on its name and click the Remove button. Then, click OK.
6. Back at Firefox main screen, type about:config in the address bar. If it shows a warning, "This might void your warranty!" please click "I'll be carefull, I promise!"
7. Firefox will display a list of entire preferences including those that were modified by MyStart by Incredibar.

Firefox About:Config

8. In the Search field, type the name of malware. Then, right-click and Reset values for found Preferences.

NOTE: To represent MyStart by Incredibar, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that MyStart by Incredibar may use other names or terms such as the following: Conduit

Firefox Search Preference

9. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools, the click Options.
10. On General Tab, under Home Page, type the desired address or simply click Restore to Default. Click OK to save the settings. This will reverse the changes made by MyStart by Incredibar on your home page.

Firefox Home Page

Procedures to delete MyStart by Incredibar Extensions from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools and select Add-ons from the list. You can also press CtrlShift+A on your keyboard to access this option.
3. Once the Add-ons manager is open, select Extensions from the sidebar.

Remove Add-on in Firefox

NOTE: To represent MyStart by Incredibar, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that MyStart by Incredibar may use other names or terms such as the following: Conduit

4. Find the unknown add-on and click on Remove button. Click OK to save the settings.
5. Please restart Firefox to complete the process.

Procedure 3.C : GOOGLE CHROME - MyStart by Incredibar removal procedure

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.

Google Chrome Settings

3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Find the area that says "Search". This is located in the middle part of the page.

Manage Search Engines in Google Chrome

5. Click on Manage search engines. It will show a list of Search engines including the default one.
6. Mouse-over to your preferred search engine and click Make default.

Remove Unknown Search in Chrome

NOTE: To represent MyStart by Incredibar, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that MyStart by Incredibar may use other names or terms such as the following: Conduit

7. Then, to remove MyStart by Incredibar from Google Chrome, mouse-over to that item and click on the X mark.

Delete MyStart by Incredibar extension from Google Chrome:

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.
3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Click on Extensions of the left side bar to display all installed extensions.

Remove Extension in Chrome

NOTE: To represent MyStart by Incredibar, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that MyStart by Incredibar may use other names or terms such as the following: Conduit

5. On the right panel of the window, Disable/Delete (Trash) MyStart by Incredibar extensions.
6. Close the current window and restart Google Chrome.

Remove MyStart by Incredibar from Google Chrome's home page:

1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.
3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Navigate to On startup area and click on Open a specific page or set of pages.

Chrome Onstartup

5. On Add a new page box, please type your desired home page address if you wishes to.

Chrome Home Page

6. Remove MyStart by Incredibar startup page by highlighting the item, then click on the X mark beside it. Click OK.
7. On the same page, go to Appearance section. Check the settings on New Tab page, click Change to display the default home page address. Then, click OK to save the setting.

Chrome Appearance

8. Remove the malware entry in 'Open this page' box. You can replace it with any desired home page address. See the image for your reference.

Chrome Home Page

Protect your PC from MyStart by Incredibar or Similar Attack

Turn On Safe Browsing Features

Internet Explorer - Activate SmartScreen Filter

Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 has this feature called SmartScreen Filter. It helps detect phishing web sites and protect you from downloading malicious files online. To turn on SmartScreen Filter, follow these steps:

1. Please open Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, select Tools (IE 9). For IE 8, please look for Safety menu.
3. Select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.

IE SmartScreen Filter

4. Please restart Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome's Enable Phishing and Malware Protection

With Google Chrome's Phishing and Malware Detection feature, you will have lesser risks browsing the web. It will display a warning when the site you are trying to visit is suspicious. To enable Phishing and Malware Protection, please do these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3-Bars Icon) located on top right corner of the browser.
3. Select Settings from the drop-down list.
4. Once on the settings page, click on Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the Chrome setup.
5. Locate Privacy section and mark 'Enable phishing and malware protection'.

Chrome Security Settings

6. Please restart Google Chrome. New settings keep your browser safe while surfing the web.

Mozilla Firefox - Block Attack Sites and Web Forgeries

Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature on Firefox version 3 or later. It warns you when a page you are trying to visit contains phishing content or an attack site designed to drop threats on the computer. To help you keep safe while browsing the Internet using Firefox, please follow this guide:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools. Then select Options from the list.
3. Select Security and put a check mark on the following items:

  • Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
  • Block reported attack sites
  • Block reported web forgeries

Firefox Security Settings

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88 Responses to“MyStart by Incredibar (mystart.Incredibar.com)”

  1. UNKOMYMOUS1234
    July 28, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    guys ty for help but i could only clean up the explorer do u know how to clean chrome and firefox?

  2. Aggelos
    August 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    If you did all those steps and still have the Incredibar in Firefox, then here is a ””’Complete Removal Guide:””’

    ””’A. Removing All Regenerating Scripts of Incredibar””’
    # Open Your Profile Locations:
    * “C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{NAME}.default\
    # Search in the Search Bar “PREFS”
    # Open all files found in Notepad++
    # You will find a Line at the END of each file:
    # ”’user_pref(“browser.newtab.url”, “http://mystart.incredibar.com/…”)”’
    # Remove That Line or you can just use the Replace Function to replace the whole line in all of the Opened Files with a Blank Space
    # Save and Restart Firefox
    # Go To ”’about:config”’ and write “MyStart”, right click to the result ”’”browser.newtab.url””’ and click ”RESET”
    # Write in the search bar “Incredibar” and press Enter
    # Remove all Entries by clicking them and choosing Delete

    ””’B. Removing All Registry Keys:””’
    # Open Regedit by Start>Run>Regedit and Pressing Enter
    # Click Edit>Find and Write “Incredibar”
    # Delete all Relevant Keys when found

    ””’C. Scanning For More Checks””’
    # Download Spybot: Search and Destroy
    # Install it and Update
    # Click Search and let it finish
    # If there are any Results select to Clean them

    ””’After all these Steps Restart your Computer””’

  3. Satoshi
    August 20, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    Thanks for the instructions!

  4. mesmer
    August 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    It was much simpler for me to perform a system restore.

  5. frustrated
    August 21, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    I have gone through my entire registry deleting all things iminent or incredibar or mystart, i have followed these directions, tried malwarebytes, and I still cant get rid of mystart incredibar.com from google chrome. It comes up when I open a new tab. It wont open when google chome opens anymore, only when you hit new tab.

  6. Bobby
    August 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    @frustrated,
    You also need to remove extensions from Google Chrome.
    - click the wrench icon
    - go to tools > extensions
    - find mystart incredibar extensions and delete it.

  7. liam
    August 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Just discovered what appears to have worked in Chrome,

    click wrench – then extensions on left and disable anything listed

  8. AJ
    August 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    I’ve done all of the above including the extensions in Chrome, the cleanup of both Chrome and IE on my laptop. When starting Chrome, MyStart does not open, but when I open a new window or a new tab, it goes to MyStart. Please advise if there’s more to try.

    Thanks,
    AJ

  9. dwight
    August 29, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    To those who are having problems with CHROME’S NEW TAB:

    1. Click the Wrench icon on the browser. It is in the top right hand corner.
    2. Go to Settings. This will open Chrome’s ‘Settings’ window.
    3. At the left hand side of the window, you will see three options namely History, Extensions and Settings, click Extensions.
    4. Delete the extension/add-on that says something like New Tab or any relevant stuff. By default, there are no extensions installed in Chrome, so it is safe to remove them all.

  10. Abhishek
    August 29, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Chome or Chrome’s Tabs Opens to MyStart Page Solution.
    1. Click the Wrench icon on the browser. It is in the top right hand corner.
    2. Go to Settings. This will open Chrome’s ‘Settings’ window.
    3 In On Start-Up
    Open a specific page or set of pages. Set pages <-Click on it
    4. Delete any entry that has Mystart written in it.

  11. Dawn
    August 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Abhishek thank you so much for the solution to this, i’ve been trying to fix this all day, despite malaware bytes detecting the spyware only doing what you said got rid of the problem.

  12. Nizar Ali
    September 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    I did all that is written in the instruction to remove incredibar, but it keeps coming back when ever I open new tab. I got AVG toolbar installed, now there is war between AVG and Mystart to open start page. I also reinstalled chrome and removed mozilla firefox all together. Man this maleware is very stubborn. I would really salute someone who can guide me to successfully remove this maleware from my laptop.

  13. tm
    September 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Dwight, thanks for that great advice. The malevolent extension looks benign when you see it, in fact it looks like it is Google. I removed it and all is fine now. Well done.

  14. PG
    September 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Hurray, I got it !
    I did what Agelos said but still it was there.
    Then I had a look at at the file called * “C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{NAME}.default\prefs.js
    And the line ”’user_pref(“browser.newtab.url”, “http://mystart.incredibar.com/…”)”’ was back on each Firefox startup, so I thought about the firefox addons that could have this kind of behavior.
    I disabled a bunch of them, and then it simply disappeared.
    Of course you need to go back to “C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{NAME}.default\prefs.js
    And remove the line ”’user_pref(“browser.newtab.url”, “http://mystart.incredibar.com/…”)”’

    Then I enabled them again but one by one, and I finally found the faulty addon:
    ” Password Exporter 1.2.1″
    Again have a look at “pref.js” cause it might be back again.

    So please remove this addon and all should be fine for you, In case this in not this addon, you can try to disabled all of your addons and then enable them back to see which one it is.
    Hope this helps

  15. PG
    September 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Aggelos procedure is good, but if you are using Firefox it could also come from a ‘bad’ addon called ‘Password exporter 1.2.1′.
    So your first step before doing what Aggelos said is to remove this addon and restart Firefox, then you follow Aggelos instructions.

  16. PJ
    September 6, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Abhishek thanks for a great solution – its doesnt appear any more in chrome – good simple solution. I have been trying for days to find a solution – thanks

  17. kiqnkf
    September 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I cannot get rid of mystart toolbar, on “new tab” on google chrome either. Help anyone??

  18. Yasser
    September 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Thanks a lot .You are my hero !

  19. SMARTGIRL
    September 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Dwight, thank you. Your point (4) was the thing that worked. After hours of trying to get rid of this horrid thing!

  20. Na
    September 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    to remove in firefox

    >Help
    >Troubleshooting Information
    >Reset Firefox

    This got rid of it for me

  21. PL
    September 13, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Hej. MANGE tak for din/jeres hjælp. jeg kæmpede flere timer med MYSTART, inde jeg fandt dette websted, og fulgte anvisningerne for Google Chrome. Nu er jeg endelig fri af den fæle ting tundind tak :-)

  22. Christina
    September 15, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Thank you for you help. It restores one’s faith in humanity knowing there are still some genuine kind soles willing to help others out. You help is greatly appreciated more than you might realize.

    Internet Explorer 9 solver fixed my problem. Thanks again and all the very best to you.

  23. amol
    September 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    go in to your extensions there should be one with a orange background and a magnifying glass remove it. I had it too and I just got rid of it that way.
    really simple…….

  24. vinayak
    September 26, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Thank you very much dear.
    It is really useful things for every one
    keep it up.

  25. Mohammad Rafiq Choudhary
    September 30, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    wonderful.its very goooooooooooood.Thank u for help.its very useful.

  26. dennis redfield
    October 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I was infected with the and followed the steps above and the new tab STILL reverted to incredibar.
    Under Tools/exstensions I found an extension called “New Tab For Google” which when deleted got rid of the beast.

  27. Rohan
    October 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Does my start by incredibar have anything to do with babylon search? Also with others does it change to your homepage? I use two computers at home on one which is about five to six years old it comes up with babylon search in another tab. On the new one it comes up with my start by incredibar in a new tab.

  28. vamsi
    October 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Very Very Helpful thank you

  29. Madhu
    October 12, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Thanks a lot.

  30. Scott Boor
    October 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Dennis Redfield’s tip finally got this monster off my machine. After deleting all the programs, extensions and other tidbits connected to it, this final step finally got rid of it.

    Thanks!

  31. miranda
    October 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Dwight you are totally right!! here are his instructions:

    dwight says: August 29, 2012 at 12:31 am
    To those who are having problems with CHROME’S NEW TAB:

    1. Click the Wrench icon on the browser. It is in the top right hand corner.
    2. Go to Settings. This will open Chrome’s ‘Settings’ window.
    3. At the left hand side of the window, you will see three options namely History, Extensions and Settings, click Extensions.
    4. Delete the extension/add-on that says something like New Tab or any relevant stuff. By default, there are no extensions installed in Chrome, so it is safe to remove them all.

  32. miranda
    October 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    dwight says: August 29, 2012 at 12:31 am
    To those who are having problems with CHROME’S NEW TAB:

    1. Click the Wrench icon on the browser. It is in the top right hand corner.
    2. Go to Settings. This will open Chrome’s ‘Settings’ window.
    3. At the left hand side of the window, you will see three options namely History, Extensions and Settings, click Extensions.
    4. Delete the extension/add-on that says something like New Tab or any relevant stuff. By default, there are no extensions installed in Chrome, so it is safe to remove them all.

  33. Anne
    October 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Thank you so much. i only got rid of this through following your instructions, Malewarebytes found the infection, but did not get rid of it completely. *****

  34. Jason Jordan
    October 26, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    One More google Chrome comment. After you have done all the above, be sure to go to chrome://chrome/settings/
    On Startup
    - Open the New Tab page
    - Continue where I left off
    - Open a specific page or set of pages. Set pages

    Set pages will still show this incredibar page after going through all of the installations. Change this to google.com

  35. Laura
    October 26, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    I’m using Google Chrome and have tried everything (ie removing extensions, uninstalling, managed search engines, appearance, etc) but when I open up Chrome it goes to Google but than instantly goes blanks. The URL bar just say “about:blank”. Any suggestions ? Thanks !

  36. Jay Dillon
    November 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    is there a specific tool to permanently get rid of MyStart IncrediBar virus? thank you very much. is anyone prosecuting MyStart IncrediBar?

  37. Johanna
    November 9, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    Dwight is my hero!!!!!

  38. Jennifer
    November 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    i use google chrome as well and i did what dwight and Abhishek said 2 do and now i can open a new tab and it works but when i pull chrome up it goes to 3 diff tabs along with them is that stupid Mystart bar still..i have done everything 2 get rid of it completely but its still there..I’m worried its gonna get to my laptop and crash it. I already have a tower still n the shop getting a new everything n it after having someone hack into it with Norton virus on it. I’m out of options…please help!!!

  39. antmanbee
    November 12, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    got to point about:config and reset files mystart incredibar.
    a few would not reset….
    browser.newt.ab
    browser.search.default.engines
    extensions.incredibar_i.tlbrsearch.url
    and another named a bunch of numbers….336doc35.
    poked around files …search files…the above files not found.
    decided to try system restore to a couple of days back…..
    THEN things worked normally…..
    a little further reading and I came upon name “perion” the people that make the incredibar….
    looked for file named perion….found in program files….bout 230 kb…deleted that….
    I hope it is gone

  40. maju
    November 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    I don’t have the option to delete the voices in the about:config menu..all i can do is to reset them,but they turn back after every restart

  41. Ben
    November 16, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Laura, you can set your start in settings, such
    As google.com or FUNNonline.net or Yahoo.com, or whatever you desire.

  42. Sam
    November 20, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    Thanks a million. I couldn’t thank you more. I thought my computer was going to someday drop dead and i would have had to have it sent away for a month to get in fixed. Thanks to you that didn’t happen. If I ever have a problem again this website will be the first place I visit.

  43. Azura
    November 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I have done all that is taught here but its still blocking my internet connection and my antivirus cant find it. I have mozilla browser. Is there anything else I can try.

  44. Daniel
    December 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I tried removing MyStart from my computer. Now my computer won’t connect to the internet at all. Please help!

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    December 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

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  46. John
    December 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    I removed everything per the instructions as well as the comments at the bottom and still received the !^#*&!”incredibar” when opening a New Tab in Google Chrome. In addition, I also uninstalled Google Chrome Packages in Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs, which appears to have finally gotten rid of this really annoying thing. If you have other search engines installed, it may take uninstalling and reinstalling to get rid of this thing. Hope this helps and works for you. Good luck!

  47. Brenda Wilhite
    December 5, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    I paid a professional tech a fortune to clean my machine of Incredibar, my start, fun moods, yontoo and a bunch of others. I’d tried to do it myself for sometime. Tonight when I opened Google Chrome I received a message that looked like a Chrome legit message. It wanted me to click for IB UPDATER to be updated. I goggled IB Updater and found out that it is Incredibar. WOW warning everyone to watch that sneaky hijackers trick.

  48. Seaumas
    December 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    The easiest way I can think of to get rid of this problem if there are equal and better options is simply to remove the app (or in this case the browser) and use another. The current Firefox 17 seems to have taken the responsibility to eliminate this problem and is more secure so I use it as my default. Opera is clean as is Verizon though Yahoo may come up as a grabber in Google. I also like Safari. Comodo Dragon is great and has its own protection suite. Once there is an infection I think it is the best policy to be a good consumer and avoid the product. The market takes care of the rest. Boycott Google until they fix their own problems? I’ve got better things to do with my debugger time.

  49. Rich
    December 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    I followed Dwight’s advice and it worked! The Incredibar extension is disguised to be something else. I deleted and it and now the problem is solved. Wow. THANK YOU.

  50. cris
    December 12, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    worked like a charm for fixing my firefox tabs. deleted this virus ages ago but could never figure out why when i opened a new tab it would still go to mystart.

  51. Rozz
    December 17, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    Thank you alot :)
    I was able to get rid of that stupid homepage :)
    I’ll spread the word .

  52. Ghost
    December 19, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Thank you alot for getting me rid of this stupid home page:)

  53. Ashley
    December 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    I am not a computer-savvy person at all, and this website has successfully helped me remove a very difficult case of MyStart by Incredibar. Thank you so much! It is good to know there are ways to get help!

  54. Mick C
    December 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Thanks all. I got rid of it appearing as ‘new tab’ in Firefox by resetting Firefox thru the troubleshooting window.

    I’ve sent a complaint to Play.com who were advertising thru Incredibar. If we can get companies not to sponsor this it may help, so if a company you use does it, tell them what you think!

  55. missruzanna
    December 26, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    hey HOW to remove inCREdibar FROm NEWtab huh???

  56. missruzanna
    December 26, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    never mind :) BTTTTTTTW thanks a lot man~!!!!

  57. Mark
    December 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Thank you so much!
    This Incredibar has been a pain for some time, but finally I cracked thanks to this page. Wonderful!
    Btw, in my ProgramsList (AddRemove Programs) the virus had called itself ‘Webassistant’… :-(

    Thanks again,
    Mark
    The Netherlands

  58. ideas
    December 28, 2012 at 2:34 am #

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  59. evelien nijeboer
    December 29, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Thanks a lot! This page really helped me out.

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    December 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

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  61. stephanie
    January 1, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    omg thank you so much….finally i got rid of my stupid incredibar!!

  62. kiwi68
    January 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    still trying to get rid of MyStart, nothing I do gets rid of it – will persevere

  63. Neil
    January 5, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    Thank you very much for this helpful info – it worked!

  64. donnie
    January 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    I had to use a combination of your suggestions and the suggestions of the comments but I think the devil is back where he belongs. I ran the malware twice, my security scan twice. Each time in Safe Mode. When I tried to view a web browser, there was MyStart. I did uninstall the browsers as Seaumas suggested. I uninstalled Firefox first, then reinstalled, then uninstalled dogpile (love that browser.) I did look at my programs (remove programs then the list) when by Brenda Wilhite mention IB Updater and there were 2 programs that I removed. I then uninstalled Internet Explorer. I went back to my dogpile and no switching. Praying it stays that way. THANK YOU FOR THIS VALUABLE WEBSITE

  65. Roxann
    January 9, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    Thanks a million!

  66. Mary
    January 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    seems it disappeared as new tab in Chrome when I found by search engine a folder named Perion and deleted it

  67. Wendy
    January 14, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    I am removing from Mozilla Firefox. I am at Step 8. It says to type “name of malware” in search bar. Can I just highlight each entry and hit reset? Do I copy and paste to search bar or does it matter?
    I have about 100 of them!! Do I have to go through each one separately? This is a copy of the one at the top of list and then there are many like the one below it . These are a couple of examples

    CommunityToolbar.ETag.http: //alerts. conduit-services. com/root/1178763/1174448/CA
    extensions.incredibar_i.tlbrSrchUrl
    app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer

  68. cevz24
    January 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    thanks, i apreciate it…
    all clean :D

  69. Wendy
    January 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    I am removing from Mozilla Firefox. I am at Step 8. It says to type “name of malware” in search bar. Can I just highlight each entry and hit reset? Do I copy and paste to search bar or does it matter?
    I have about 100 of them!! Do I have to go through each one separately? These are a couple of examples

    extensions.incredibar_i.tlbrSrchUrl
    app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer

  70. Sid
    January 15, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    Global Net community must identify the culprits behind “mystart.Incredibar.com” Mozilla & Google must fight a legal battle on behalf of regular complaints received by net users. The owner of “mystart.Incredibar.com” is breaking cyber law. why the giants- mozilla & Google are helpless to see their users getting frustrated…Wake-up net users and net Giants.

  71. jay
    January 16, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    so, the sellers of the software to get rid of this junkware, are the ones who made the junkware? would not surprise me.

  72. ALAN
    January 17, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    I could not TOTALLY remove incredibar/Mystart even after having followed many advice actions. I have now finally done it by deleting an entry in the “extensions” of tools & settings. The only entry on my computer was the “google chrome” one so I deleted this and rebooted. problem solved, for me any way. I now believe that incredibar was attached to this google chrome listing.
    Can you pass this on for others to try.
    Regards Alan

  73. Iris @ The Blue Birdhouse
    January 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    Thank you so much!

  74. RICHA
    January 17, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    i’m using Mozilla Firefox and window 7 so, the first problem is this mystart incredibar is not showing in the control panel so i can’t remove from that and then I tried to find it in program file in c drive but it is not there and second problem when i go to about:config there is showing locked status in keyword.url and browser.nettab.url so i can’t reset it . and i this mystart is not going..plz help me

  75. Erica
    January 23, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    So I tried going into my Chrome settings and doing the whole extension thing well every time I open a new tab incredibar doesn’t show up but if i type a word into the url box it still uses incredibar to search that word I do not know what else to do help!!!

  76. Erica
    January 23, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    jk i think i figured it out thanks!

  77. Bomb
    January 28, 2013 at 4:06 am #

    THANKS SO MUCH SAVED MY LIFE THERE :)

  78. brian
    January 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Thanks so much for the help. Followed the instructions to the “T” and it worked. Not sure why it’s not working for others, well, Okay, I do but I won’t go there.

  79. J6tuc
    January 31, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Hi All

    Has same problem with doing all the above yet when i opened a new tab in chrome it reappeared, so decided to search deeper in Regedit and found the below, if you go into HKEY local machine, then open software, then open Wow6432Node, then open google, then open chrome, then open extensions, you will now find a list, carefully one at a time click on each folder and read what it is in the right hand window, you are looking for the one quoting open Tab and under the name of Perion, they are the makers of incredibar, delete only this folder and it will no longer open tabs to it on chrome, if you have the problem with another browser look for it under the folder Wow6432Node, finder your browser and follow as above and delete only that folder.
    Hope that helps.

  80. Alan Clegg
    February 3, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    Thank you very much for this. I have finally managed to get rid of the intrusive ‘MyStart Incredibar’ thanks to you.

    Alan.

  81. ahmad
    February 6, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    thanks for the tips it works :)

  82. susie
    February 10, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    i went through a crazy process to get rid of it, and it worked or so i thought.
    its back and i have deleted it as an extention and it wont go away!!!! any advice?? i need help!!

  83. Margaret Wolfe
    February 15, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    CHROME
    i deleted all extensions and set the opening page to google.com
    finally working!

  84. Rachael Rigby
    March 10, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    I re installed Google chrome and it removed my start for me. I then just disabled all the extensions and have now got rid of my start in google chrome.

  85. About to report persion network ltd to the FBI
    March 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    RICHA,
    what you want to uninstall is a program in the program files (no numbers on the end) and in the uninstall wizard, select IB updater, that is the Viruses core and is responsible for fighting your every move and re-installing the incredibar.

  86. Hello World
    April 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I hate incedibar serch its so annyoning and i keeps re installing every week i think the company resposible for this shud be sued or get in trouble

  87. Maria Achy
    October 11, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    Thanks. I followed the instructions mentioned on the site but it came back . Then I followed Aggelos’ instructions and finally got rid of it.

  88. Sierra
    October 23, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    incredibar can also show up as program/process stij

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