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How To Remove mystart.incredibar

Updated on August 27, 2012

Here we go again. If it's not Babylon taking over our browsers it's Incredibar.


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What is Incredibar?

It allows you to search the web. But who needs it if we have Google? No one can compete.

It also allows you to play games and listen to music. We have our own ways of accessing games and listening to music. Once again - don't need it.


You might have heard or read that Incredibar is a virus. It's not. It's powered by Google. I don't know what they are thinking, though. This is so unnecessary. Incredibar "users" don't even know what it is. So once seen, our first reaction would be to get rid of it.

This is how:


Mozilla Firefox

1. REMOVE THE PROGRAM

  • Open the Start menu
  • Then select "Control Panel"
  • Select "Add or Remove Programs"
  • Look for Incredibar and click on "Remove Program" to uninstall it


2. SET GOOGLE AS YOUR HOME PAGE

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on "Tools"
  • Select "Options"
  • Under General, make sure Google is set as your home page. If not, type in the Google address in the given field and click "OK"


3. DELETE THE ADD-ON

  • Select "Tools" again.
  • Now click on "Add-ons"
  • "Extensions"
  • Remove the mystart.incredibar add-on by clicking on the remove option to the right


4. REMOVE INCREDIBAR FROM YOUR SEARCH ENGINE LIST

  • Click on the small drop down arrow next to the Google sign to the right
  • Select "Manage Search Engines"
  • Click on Incredibar and then click "Remove"
  • Select "OK"


5. REMOVE INCREDIBAR COMPLETELY

  • Open Mozilla Firefox again
  • In the address bar type "about:config"

The following message will appear:

There's no need to worry about this, though. If you follow the instructions, nothing will go wrong.

  • Click on "I'll be careful, I promise!"

You will see a list of preference names.

  • Reset everything containing the name "incredi" by right clicking on the name and selecting the "Reset" option.
  • In the search bar, type in "mystart"

  • Reset all these preferences as well


Google Chrome

1. REMOVE THE PROGRAM

  • Click on "Start"
  • Open "Control Panel"
  • "Add or Remove Programs"
  • Click on Incredibar once, and click remove to uninstall it.


2. SET GOOGLE AS YOUR STARTUP PAGE

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Click on the wrench icon in the top right corner
  • Select "Settings"
  • Under the On Startup Section select "Set Pages"
  • Hover over MyStart by IncrediBar.com and click on the "x" to remove it.
  • Now click on "Add a new page" then enter the Google address into the given field
  • Click "OK"

3. MAKE GOOGLE YOUR DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINE

  • Select the wrench icon again
  • Select "Settings"
  • Under the Search section click on "Manage search engines"
  • Hover over Google and click on "Make default"
  • Now hover over Incredibar and click on the "x" to remove it
  • Click "OK"


4. REMOVE THE INCREDIBAR ADD-ON

  • Select the wrench icon
  • Select "Tools"
  • "Extensions"
  • If you see Incredibar there, click "Uninstall"/uncheck the enabled box to disable Incredibar
  • Also disable the "New tab for Chrome" add-on. If you don't see the New tab for Chrome extension, just ignore this step.

Incredibar should now be removed from Chrome. Close and open your browser to check if it's gone. If not, please follow the steps below.

  • Press and hold the Windows key and press the R button on your keyboard
  • A Run window will open up
  • In the given field, type in "REGEDIT" and click "OK"
  • Now click on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"
  • Select "SOFTWARE"
  • Look for anything containing the name "incredi". When found, click on it once, and select "Edit" then "Delete"
  • Now select "HKEY_CURRENT_USER", and follow the same steps as above
  • Restart your computer

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