Remove MyStart by IncrediBar (Uninstall Guide)

MyStart by IncrediBar toolbar is an adware program that has changed your browser homepage,default search engine and is causing browsing redirects.
The IncrediBar got on your computer after you have installed other programs that have bundled in their installers this IncrediBar.
This adware  has different names depending on which one you’ve installed on your computer: Incredibar Games, Incredibar Essentials, Incredibar Community or Incredibar Music however this is how MyStart by IncrediBar looks on Internet Explorer 9 :
MyStart by IncrediBar Toolbar

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Incredibar toolbar. Be very careful what you agree to install.Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.
It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

How to remove MyStart by IncrediBar hijack (Virus Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove “MyStart by IncrediBar” virus from your computer and any other adware program that may have been installed during the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.

STEP 1: Remove MyStart by IncrediBar redirect with AdwCleaner
STEP 2: Remove MyStart by IncrediBar browse hijacker Junkware Removal Tool
STEP 3: Remove MyStart by IncrediBar virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 4: Double-check for the “MyStart by IncrediBar” malware with HitmanPro
(Optional) STEP 5: Remove MyStart by IncrediBar from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

If you are using an Apple Mac OS X operating system, please follow this Remove virus from Apple Mac OS X (Pop-up Ads and Adware) guide to remove MyStart by IncrediBar pop-up ads

STEP 1: Remove MyStart by IncrediBar redirect with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for the MyStart by IncrediBar malicious files, browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will download “AdwCleaner” on your computer)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    Start AdwCleaner
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the “Scan” button as shown below.
    AdwCleaner Scan button
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for the “MyStart by IncrediBar” malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the “MyStart by IncrediBar” malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the “Clean” button.
    Remove MyStart by IncrediBar with AdwCleaner
  5. AdwCleaner will prompt you to save any open files or documents, as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
    AdwCleaner removing adware

STEP 2: Remove MyStart by IncrediBar browse hijacker Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool is a powerful utility, which will remove MyStart by IncrediBar any malicious browser extensions from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome, and also check your computer other malicious software.

  1. You can download the Junkware Removal Tool utility from the below link:
    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download the Junkware Removal Tool utility on your computer)
  2. Once Junkware Removal Tool has finished downloading, please double-click on the JRT.exe icon as seen below.
    Start Junkware Removal Tool scanner
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run Junkware Removal Tool, please allow it to run.
  3. Junkware Removal Tool will now start, and at the Command Prompt, you’ll need to press any key to perform a scan for the MyStart by IncrediBar virus.
    Junkware Removal Tool scanning for MyStart by IncrediBar
    Please be patient as this can take a while to complete (up to 10 minutes) depending on your system’s specifications.
  4. When the scan Junkware Removal Tool will be completed, this utility will display a log with the malicious files and registry keys that were removed from your computer.
    Junkware Removal Tool removing malware

STEP 3: Remove MyStart by IncrediBar virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more.
It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

  1. You can download download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the below link.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free”)
  2. Once downloaded, close all programs, then double-click on the icon on your desktop named “mbam-setup” to start the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    Start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup
    Picture of User Account Control You may be presented with a User Account Control dialog asking you if you want to run this file. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
  3. When the installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Installer
    To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your machine, keep following the prompts by clicking the “Next” button.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final screen
  4. Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the “Scan Now” button.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Scan Now
  5. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for the MyStart by IncrediBar virus. When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is scanning it will look like the image below.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Scanning for Malware
  6. When the scan has completed, you will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the “Remove Seletected” button.
    Remove the malware that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected
    Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
  7. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware asking to restart PC
    After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another “Threat Scan” scan to verify that there are no remaining threats

STEP 4: Double-check for the “MyStart by IncrediBar” malware infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti-virus software, firewalls, etc.). HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer.

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “HitmanPro”)
  2. Double-click on the file named “HitmanPro.exe” (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or “HitmanPro_x64.exe” (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    HitmanPro Installer
    Click on the “Next” button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    itmanPro while installing on PC
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for MyStart by IncrediBar malicious files.
    HitmanPro scanning
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the “Next” button, to remove MyStart by IncrediBar virus.
    HitmanPro detected malware
  5. Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    Remove malware with HitmanPro

(Optional) STEP 5: Remove MyStart by IncrediBar from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

If you are still experiencing issues with the MyStart by IncrediBar browser hijacker in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, we will need to reset your browser to its default settings. This step needs to be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

Reset Internet Explorer

You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear iconIE Icon Gear in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.
    [Image: Internet Options in Internet Explorer]
  2. In the “Internet Options” dialog box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.
    [Image: Reset Internet Explorer]
  3. In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
    [Image: Reset Internet Explorer to its default settings]
  4. When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the “Close” button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now  need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.
    [Image Reset Internet Explorer settings]

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If you’re having problems with Firefox, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs.

  1. In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button ([Image: Firefox Menu button]), then click on the “Help” ([Image: Firefox Help button]) button.
    [Image: Click on the Menu button then Help]
  2. From the Help menu, choose Troubleshooting Information.
    If you’re unable to access the Help menu, type about:support in your address bar to bring up the Troubleshooting information page.
    [Image: Troubleshooting Information in Firefox]
  3. Click the “Reset Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.
    [Image: Reset Firefox to its default settings]
  4. To continue, click on the “Reset Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.
    [Image: Click on the Reset Firefox button]
  5. Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the “Finish“.

Note: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

Reset Google Chrome

  1. Click on the “Chrome menu button” (Chrome menu)  on the browser toolbar, select “Settings“, and then click on “Extensions“.
    Chrome Settings menu
  2. In the “Extensions” tab, remove SavePass, Pic Enhance, Sm23mS, Salus, SS8, Save Daily Deals, Word Proser, Desktop Temperature Monitor, PriceLEess, Savefier, Savepass, Couponarific and any other unknown extensions, by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
    Basically, if you have not installed an extension then you should remove it from Google Chrome.
    Remove adware extension from Chrome
Your computer should now be free of the MyStart by IncrediBar adware infection.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove MyStart by IncrediBara adware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.


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  • Markku Laitinen

    MyStart used to be a cancer in my computer. Thanks to you I got rid off it.

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  • Nati :D

    Exelente! Funciona perfectamente! Gracias

  • peter jamas

    The simplest way to remove it is to do a system restore. None of the “removal tools” worked for me.

  • robochop

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  • Lester

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  • holymomentumbatman#84

    My poor husband tried for a month to get his videos to work, then I (his wife, Debiy)told him to try uninstalling his browser,FF, and reinstalling it. After uninstalling it, he had to use IE to download it again. When he opened IE guess what he found?? MyStart Incredibar! So I took his pc and starting searching and found this page!! Lucky me!!! Took me a few hours to get all the junk out of his pc but I followed your instructions and voila! Thanks to you his pc is working like a champ again….and it even fixed his video watching problem to boot! It is now bookmarked on both our computers and I’ll be telling everyone I know about this place.Thank you sooooo much for making this site!!! Debiy and holymomentumbatman#84

  • CarlF

    I worked for a week trying to get rid of MyStart Increrdibar and all its related crapware, but parts kept coming back. Your advice here really cleaned up the mess, in my registry especially. Thank You!

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  • Bara

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  • K

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  • Ashencone

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  • jankiel

    Are all of 3., 4. and 5. steps necessary, or just one?
    Thanks for ur help, the tutorial helped me a lot.

    • Stelian Pilici

      This infection should be gone after the first two steps, nevertheless if you have the time, I highly recommend that you run a scan with HitmanPro and Malwarebytes.

      Stay safe!

  • Nathan

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  • Jolly

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  • Rifkul Raoyan

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  • Mars

    Thank you SO MUCH – your instructions worked perfectly to remove Incredibar from Google Chrome. It had been driving me crazy and I could not get rid of it! Thanks again.

  • Bob

    Thanks for the Incredibar information. I downloaded and used ADW Cleaner. It demolished all Incredibar programs plus a couple more malware items in less than 5 minutes. Great program!


  • mgawa

    ARRRRGH! i followed all of the steps above up to the malware scan and now i find that nothing what so ever seems to have changed. closed browser and reopened chrome and was still loading this evil IB.
    got me to thinking that maybe this page was designed by the same sorcery to foil attempts to remedy. (i know….sounds paranoid) this is what i am reduced to after to weeks of this. (i’m literally crying)
    i dont get it. i may end up wiping my system in total. sad i am.

    • mgawa

      i meant two weeks.

  • Khaldoon

    This guide was truly a gift to me, it helped me so much. And I can only thank you for that, peach and love.

  • Yvonne McTear

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  • Tony

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  • Bud Schmones

    Thank you for helping me get rid of Incredi#### on Chrome. The people (and I use that term VERY loosely) who write this crap should spend the rest of their lives in prison with free vaseline and an unlimited supply of big, horny bubbas who think they cute.

  • matthias


    Really good tips, spread the word about this great page …

    THANKS …

  • Daniel

    Thank you veeeeery much! My PC has been freed from Incredi****! Thanks really >.<

  • Jack

    Wow. Excellent directions. Incredibar was nothing awful. slowed my computer to a crawl.

  • Sam

    Fantastic, thank you very much. I believe my computer is finally free from incredibar. Nice to have a proper guide; not one that says ‘changing your default homepage in chrome’, believing this to be a sufficient solution. Proper job.

  • Alexis Bernardi

    Thank you very much, i found incredibar so anoying i was goint nuts, now its completely gone.

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  • Anuskha

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  • Arup Chakraborty

    Wow great! I have managed to delete incredible bar et al from my Google Chrome browser. It was a real nuisance opening up at every new tab more so because my 10 yr old is learning to do lots on the comp. Thanks a ton!!! No more wrong stuff to deal with!!!

  • Rayna

    Hi thank you so much for your easy to follow steps! I am finally rid of the curse that is incredibar!!

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    Thanks for the EXTREMELY useful information, it was quite valuable and probably saved me 150 bucks that I would of have to pay Staples to get rid of it.

  • David

    Free from the Incredibar at LAST!!!. McAfee tried to tell me that Incredibar was just a simple add on to play games with and was nothing to worry about. Their Site Adviser also states that this site shows no suspicious behavior. I told them to install it on a laptop running Chrome and see what happens! Thank you, Thank you!

  • Julie

    Thank you very much! This information was definitely helpful. :) Incredibar is so annoying.

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    delete my start incredibar

  • Harpreet

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  • Philip

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    Kind regards

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  • Mbarek Issam

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  • Gene

    I foolishly clicked on one “I accept” during a download this morning and caught the Incredibar infection. I am almost 60 and have studied very little about PC’s and such. Your instructions led me to eliminate the evil.

    Before logging on to your site, I had found a bit to delete. However, the menace continued. Your direction deleted the demon before the malware scan. The first scan found four bugs that quite possibly were there before this morning.

    Upon completing the last scan, I found that my bank account was empty and all my credit cards were maxed out while I was performing the malware scan……………..

    Just kidding. ……………………………I thank you for such a great service. Incredibar is now Invisbar.

  • Dave J

    I found the files for incredibar. They where called IB Updater. Remove them from the control panel add/remove programs.

  • Adam

    Brilliant work, thank you! :)

  • MsL

    yeah it worked! Thank you

  • tom glover

    Thank you very much for your help.
    This is huge.

  • Sujeet Kumar

    It was really helpful,

    I was pissed-up with this Mystart incredibar from last 10 days. Finally your ultimate suggestion worked..
    thanks and keep doing good works.

  • John

    Thanks, I am so glad I found this site, thank you for your great advice, and helping me get rid of incredibar. adw cleaner got rid of all the files I couldn’t find myself, and in seconds!

  • James

    I have had the incredibar on my PC for about two weeks now. I downloaded a newer version of Internet Explorer and the incredibar toolbar was gone, but had to do settings and tools in chrome. AdwCleaner worked a treat. Thank you for the information :)

  • Dave

    Great advice, worked a treat.
    Many thanks

  • Brian

    Thanks Stelian. It is so important to find help that is easy to follow and actually works! This fix saved me a lot of time and anguish.

  • Raptoris

    Thanks. These toolbars must burn in hell.

  • sudhakar

    Thank you so much. Your instructions were very simple and effective.

  • Jon

    Thank you for the tips. Super helpful

  • Ann

    MyStart is OBNOXIOUS! Thank you so much for helping me find and kill it! :) Nods!

  • David

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  • Rico

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  • Ankur

    Thanks for the steps. I was able to remove the malware successfully.

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    Nice Thanks for your help!! Really appreciate it!

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    dude, you saved my sanity and wised me up, BIG THANKS.

  • Roberto

    thanks so much and GOD BLESS YOU dear

  • Hanh

    Thank you a lot , I hate that ”my start” sh*t , it was driving me crazy -_-

  • geeta

    thanks a lot

  • Gagandeep Kaur

    Thank you so much!!!!! I thought that I would never get rid of it !!!!!!

  • laki

    Thank you man. you saved me lot of time :-)
    thanks again !!!

  • Amanda

    Thank you so much for this. I’ve been trying for days to get this junk off my computer. You sir are a hero.

  • mj

    OMG. finally it worked!!!!!
    Thank you so much.
    form Korea.

  • Daniel

    Thank you… why adware???

  • Hayley

    Thank you so much for the great advice. I really appreciated that it was easy to follow, no difficult steps, pretty fast and totally free. Finally the annoying mystart rubbish is gone! Thank you.

  • vinayak

    why me i asked myself , then you came along and saved the day. It works like a charm thanks.

  • Vishnu D

    You are internet version of a good Samaritan man. Keep up the good work.

  • Maryam

    I SEARCHED FOR HOURS AND I COULDN’T REMOVE mystart from google chrom
    YOU SAVED ME , it wasn’t even my laptop it was my Mom bran new laptop and i wanted to help her install something :)
    THE OTHER SITE WERE NOT HELP FULL , it was something missing in each direction.

  • Henry

    Thanks Stelian! You are the man! Finally got rid of the stupid MyStart Incredibar. I ran the AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro and now I have my Google browser back but it always seems to freeze on me . I have to close down my Google browser and reopen a new one everytime. What could be causing this?

  • sanjana

    thanq so much

  • Gillian

    his really helped me, I’m glad I found your site. Not sure where I picked up IncreadiBar but with kids around you never know. Thank you so much: )

  • Monica

    Thank you again. I don’t know where this damn file keeps coming from because I am not downloading any new programs. I wish there was a way to discover where it is coming from, but since my skills are limited, getting rid of it works for me. :-)

  • Than Htwe

    Thanks a lot !

  • yeoj

    u are d best thank u very much

  • Paula

    Worked like a dream….thanks a million. Tried everything and was just about to give up when I happened across this in what was to be my final try. Thanks again!!!

  • soahwhoami

    Not only works, but it is also perfectly clear. Dnx a lot

  • Rogéria

    Funcionou finalmente graças a esta explicação e ao adw cleaner.. muito obrigada

  • Arleen

    Thank you so very much, Stelian! This worked like no other and not only did it clean up MyStart but other problems I was having with my computer. And to think, I was one step from reinstalling my entire system before stumbling upon your article. Kudos!

  • criss2fer

    thank you for generosity
    your knowledge is worthed

  • Christine

    Every time I open Google Chrome the following second tab opens: hxxp://

    I have performed steps 1 thru 5 and run Rogue Killer, which cleared incredibar from Explorer but not from Chrome. Deleted all extensions. Incredibar tab still opens with Chrome.

    Thank you so much for the help!

    • Stelian Pilici

      Hello Christine,
      Open Googl Chrome, click on the Google button (those 3 lines in the top right) and select Settings.
      In the “On Startup” field select “Open New Tab page” ………
      This should fix your problem! :)

  • Stelian Pilici

    Hello Batigol,
    If you have performed all the steps then your computer is surely Incredibar free.. :D
    Stay safe!

  • Ivan

    excellent post, bravo & thx a-lot!

  • shrutika

    Great, this worked. Thanks

  • kerdra

    Thank you very much, most helpful straight forward instructions :)

  • Kaka

    Such a “PERFECT THING” … !!!!
    Thanks a lot …

  • Sajad

    Thank you so much Stelian ;) your rate 10/10 :D

  • Rudi Lindermair

    Thank you Stelian for your absolutely helpful information. The procedure you described worked perfectly and now I got rid off this unnerving Incredibar stuff.

    Again, thanks

  • Sai

    Thank you so much, guys! I was really pissed off by IncrediBar that keeps on popping every time I open a tab or a browser. You guys helped me big time! Keep it up!

  • Santo Livio

    Thank you very much man,I was really getting pissed and desperate until I got to your page,thumbs up

  • ab

    You are GOOD!

  • Rasheed

    Dear Sir,
    I have to admit that your removal steps are comprehensive, to say the least,
    unfortunately, it is of no use to me. as I cannot get pass step 1.
    I am running Windows XP, and there is no uninstall program listed in the
    “Add or remove program” folder.

    Is there any other way to uninstall this program (Mystart.Incredibar)

    Your urgent response will be most appreciated

    Many thanks


    • Stelian Pilici

      Hello Rasheed,
      Can you go into C:\Program Files\ and search for the IncrediBar folder… should be a an uninstall file.
      If you can’t find it,you can go ahead and perform Step 2 of this guide.
      Good luck!

  • Dustin

    Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial on removing this garbage from my beautiful computer.

    Very nice tutorial. I love the way you structured everything and incorporated the screen shots. Nice work. Helped me ALLOT. I didnt even know these softwares existed. Now I can remove the crap from my computer all the time.

  • Sandy from Dublin

    It worked great, thank you sooooo much, very well explained, perfect!

  • Kayle

    It is DONE!! Finally!!

    Thankyou So much!!

  • David

    thanks a million was a great help

  • Fred

    THANK YOU!!!!
    I have tried for days to get this incredibar CRAP off of my computer and the ADWCleaner worked perfectly within seconds!!! God Bless you all!!!
    Happy Holidays,

  • Sandi

    Well I am really mad at those peaces of shit who plant those kind of stuff into their files.

    And I am really thankful for your info on how to get rid of this garbage.

  • duke6024

    social search was a dam chrome extention for me wow!

  • Natalie

    Thanks for sharing this invaluable information. Your precise steps worked and my computer is browser is back to normal.

  • Steve

    Finally got rid of Incredibar – it was driving me crazy. Thank You!

  • Bob in London

    Worked a treat. Thank you especially for the clear and through step-by-step instruction. Easy to understand and difficult to go wrong. I hope your business continues to prosper ,your philanthropic attitude with regard to sharing this information deserves to be rewarded. I can only offer my heartfelt thanks.

  • Max

    Incredibar was removed

  • Chris

    You’re the man! Way to go!

  • Steve

    Worked like a dream, thanks a lot.

  • akrathor

    thanks.was able to remove my start.increbar,from my computer by ADWCLEANER

  • JVN

    Thank you, Stelian! Your generosity is amazing.

    JVN from Los Angeles

  • Crystal

    Thank you SOOOOOO much!!!!!!!! This has been driving me nuts and I had done several scans and uninstalls to try to get rid of this darn thing. I couldn’t open my internet or install any updates because of that darn incredibar, I tried Malwarebytes by itself but it didn’t remove everything. I was on the verge of giving up and doing a system recovery but I followed you instructions and it did the trick. I am so happy that I finally got rid of it and my computer is working better than ever now. Thank you again.

  • Liam

    Whenever my computer is infected with malware, I always turn to you! Great help, keep up the good work!

  • capital A

    THANKS…..100% succes

  • Chip Thompson

    Good work Stelian! Not sure what I didn’t read but it got on my computer nonetheless! This worked very well. I will use this post for my customers as well and be sending this link out soon on my profiles.

    All the best!
    Chip :)

  • jj

    worked beautifully. Finally got rid of that ANNOYING incredibar and everything it came with!! THANK YOU!!

  • Delaine Aranha

    what if it is your new tab than what do i do

    • Stelian Pilici

      If you’ve got the News Tab extension in Chrome,then click on the “Trash Can” in the far right to remove it from this browser.That’s it!

  • AJ McNitt

    I have been trying to get rid of some malware. I have finished your recommendations and it worked beautifully. Thank you so much for your efforts. I will be spreading your blog to my list and beyond.
    Thanks again,

  • jhelaijhepoy

    thank you so much…

  • Alison

    Thank you so much! My little guy managed to ignore every warning the computer gave, and downloaded this piece of crap while trying to get a minecraft mod. It appears that he was on a rogue site someone set up to collect donations for a popular mod. There is no way I would have been able to figure this out on my own. :D

  • Jeremy Comitas

    Thank you kind sir.

  • LeXy

    Thank you very much, Stelian. But I have a lot of other problems. I have also installed Babylon search and MyWebSearch. Do you have any idea how to delete them? I’ve tried on many ways, but it didn’t work. :(

    • Stelian Pilici

      Did you run Adwcleaner and you still have them?

      • LeXy


        • Stelian Pilici

          What’s your default browser?

  • DIVA

    Gente, foi maravilhoso encontrar estas valiosas colaborações para deixar mais eficiente meu Notebook. Obrigada

  • spork_girl

    It worked!!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you.

  • Denice

    Thank you so much! I never thought I’d get that stupid toolbar off my computer and this did the trick…Thanks again Dnice

  • neicy

    i downloaded a zip file i am a computer novice and was trying to unzip the file. went to a site… and have been haunted by incredibar my start and another mystart powered by yahoo. followed your step and countless other still haunted.

    • Stelian Pilici

      Let try to fix your computer:
      Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

      • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
      • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
      • Click on Delete.
      • Confirm each time with Ok.
      • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.


      • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
      • Click on Uninstall.
      • Confirm with yes.

      Waiting your reply to tell me if everything is ok… :)

  • Llamar

    Thank you!

  • Pam Stiles

    Thank you for the above info. I did inadvertently install the “My Start by Incredibar” while installing something else for a different program I wanted. I will be more careful when I download something from a website to make sure there are not other things embedded so to speak. It did take a few more steps to remove it from Google Chrome, but I finally figured it out. Thanks again for the info!!!

  • Crin Marin

    You can add me to your ‘thank you’ list.
    Thank you so much!

  • GS3S

    Thank you!This worked great,you really should get a medal!
    Obama… you hear me?Give to this great guy a freekin’ medal!

  • Eve

    Thanks for this, Stelian,
    I removed MyStart first with Spybot and then ran the programs you suggest. They all say my system is clear. However, in Google Chrome, when I open a new tab, it prompts me towards a site called MyStart by I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome, but this site keeps appearing on the address bar of every new tab. What’s happening?

    • Stelian Pilici

      Hello Eve,
      Let try to fix your computer:
      Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

      • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
      • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
      • Click on Delete.
      • Confirm each time with Ok.
      • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.


      • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
      • Click on Uninstall.
      • Confirm with yes.

      Waiting your reply to tell me if everything is ok… :)

      • Eve

        Hi Stelian,
        I tried this, but the problem is still there. The prompt only appears in additional tabs in Chrome – not in the initial tab. Is this thing doing anything malicious with my computer, or is it just being annoying?

        • Stelian Pilici

          Hi Eve,
          No,it’s not malicious.It’s just very annoying and residual damage.
          Can you please run a scan with RogueKiller:

          1. Please download the latest official version of RogueKiller.
            RogueKiller Download Link (This link will automatically download RogueKiller on your computer)
          2. Double click on RogueKiller.exe to start this utility and then wait for the Prescan to complete.This should take only a few seconds and then you can click the Scan button to perform a system scan.
          3. After the scan has completed, press the Delete button to remove any malicious registry keys.
          4. Next we will need to restore your shortcuts, so click on the ShortcutsFix button and allow the program to run.

          Next,can you please go into the Extenstion field and report back on what other extensions can you see in there?

          • Eve

            Done that.
            In Chrome/Extensions/ I have
            New Tab for Chrome 1.0.0 and
            Norton Identity Protection 2012.5.6.10

            • Stelian Pilici

              Next to New Tab for Chrome 1.0.0,you should be able to see the image of a Recycle bin,click on it to remove this extension from Chrome.Then check if your problem is fixed! :)

              • Eve

                At last! Thank you very much – and well done!

      • Othman

        Thank you so much..
        Now it’s removed after i run adwcleaner.exe.

  • OneHappyGuy

    Yes!!Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • noname

    I Can’t change default search engine. Should I uninstall chrome?

  • Sameer Bhandari

    Thanks a lot!

  • Idol Lash

    Hello from Texas!
    Thank you Stelian!Worked like a charm!

  • Tamara

    Wonderful! Did the trick – thank you very much :)

  • lobsang

    Thank you very much for your tips. It worked. Now i can also help my friends who have this incredible probelm.

  • Kiki

    thank you!@

  • Delia

    For two weeks i was desperate to get off this incredibar! Thank you!

    • ItsAnge

      Thank you SO much – I got this from a calculator gadget since windows stopped making gadgets, it was on CNET and I did a custom install and unchecked all the add-on crap they bundle it with but to no avail. The adware remover finally did it, I wasted a whole morning at work on this! You are a lifesaver!

      • Kim

        Yea, dummy me assumed since it was on CNET, it was safe to download Bullzip PDF Printer. Also, no one commented that it installed Incredibar. I won’t be using CNET again!