How to remove Start.iminent.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Start.iminent.com is a dangerous browser hijacker developed by Iminent, malware developer, also known for developing malicious browser add-ons and Start Web (MyAllSearch) toolbar. The official site of Iminem users can download free add-ons that will let them to use a great variety of emoticons and smileys on Facebook and other social networks. However, you should know that it is dangerous and you are risking to get infected and expose your personal data to third parties, by installing add-ons by Iminent. Start.iminent.com can easily hijack the most popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The first sign of the infection is changed default search engine and home page to Start.iminent.com without your knowledge.

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While infected by Start.iminent.com browser hijacker, your browsing experience will be ruined. Your computer will lose performance and it will take a lot of time to boot up computer and load some web pages. Malware developed by Iminent will be always running on the background. You might notice some unfamiliar processes in the task manager that consume a lot of RAM and CPU. It might be Start.iminent.com hijacker collecting your personal data such as browsing history, cookies, IP address, email address, name and address and even your logins and passwords. Periodically all of the collected data will be sent to the third parties for commercial purposes. At first, they will intrusively spam you with annoying pop-up ads, banners and in-text links of the goods based on your interests. Also, cyber criminals by using logins and passwords from your accounts may try to spread the infection between your friends and colleagues by sending them spam emails from your name and email address.  Redirections provided by Start.iminent.com are dangerous and can lead you to malicious websites, where you can get infected by Trojan viruses, keyloggers, backdoors and other malicious software. It can be installed on your computer automatically once you visit the dubious website. It is recommended to stop using the infected computer and get rid of the Start.iminent.com browser hijacker as quickly as possible.

The most popular way of distribution of Start.iminent.com hijack is through freeware installs. Most of the times those dangerous bundles with malware included are hosted on questionable websites and torrent portals. That’s why you should avoid visiting those places and downloading anything from there.  Always pay special attention to the user’s agreement page and read it carefully. After that only select CUSTOM installation, this way you will be able to select what you want to install and unselect all of the additional potentially unwanted programs. The following guide below will help you to uninstall Start.iminent.com browser hijacker from your computer, but it is recommended to scan your computer with our automatic removal tool that will deeply scan your system for viruses, adware, spyware and malware and remove it automatically.

Start.iminent.com Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for Start.iminent.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL START.IMINENT.COM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Start.iminent.com remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Start.iminent.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Start.iminent.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Start.iminent.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Start.iminent.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE START.IMINENT.COM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Start.iminent.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Start.iminent.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Start.iminent.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Start.iminent.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Start.iminent.com completely.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Start.iminent.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Start.iminent.com completely.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Start.iminent.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Start.iminent.com completely.
  • Remove Start.iminent.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL START.IMINENT.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the START.IMINENT.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 10/15/2015 08:25 PM;