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Joshie98

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I'm having trouble getting rid of "Iminent."

I must've downloaded this program from downloading another application, and I can't seem to remove it.

Yes, I went to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, and uninstalled it.
When I did this, it said that it hadn't successfully been removed but was removed from the list.

Every week I get a pop up about Iminent, saying it reset its defaults on my browsers. Sure enough, I go onto my browser and Iminent is now my homepage, and my default search engine.

If there is anything that I can do to get this done, PLEASE tell me what that is. I am desperate to remove this bugger from my PC.

Thanks

Joshua

Edited by Joshie98, 25 March 2013 - 04:17 PM.

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Try AdwCleaner:

Download the adwCleaner

  • Run the Tool
    Windows Vista and Windows 7 users:
    Right click in the adwCleaner.exe and select the option
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  • Select the Delete button.
  • When the scan completes, it will open a notepad windows.
  • Please, copy the content of this file in your next reply.

Also check your scheduled task list. (XP: Control Panel, Scheduled Tasks, Win 7 and Vista: All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Scheduled Tasks) There is probably a task to check for updates every week and that's what reinstalls it.

If that doesn't work then read the first post in our malware forum,
http://www.geekstogo...alware-removal/

create your OTL log(s) and create a new post in that forum. (If you get two logs please post them both unless they are too big in which case Attach the Extras log.)

Ron
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Try AdwCleaner:

Download the adwCleaner

  • Run the Tool
    Windows Vista and Windows 7 users:
    Right click in the adwCleaner.exe and select the option
    Posted Image
  • Select the Delete button.
  • When the scan completes, it will open a notepad windows.
  • Please, copy the content of this file in your next reply.

Also check your scheduled task list. (XP: Control Panel, Scheduled Tasks, Win 7 and Vista: All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Scheduled Tasks) There is probably a task to check for updates every week and that's what reinstalls it.

If that doesn't work then read the first post in our malware forum,
http://www.geekstogo...alware-removal/

create your OTL log(s) and create a new post in that forum. (If you get two logs please post them both unless they are too big in which case Attach the Extras log.)

Ron


Hi,

Thank you so much for suggesting that program. Do you want me to paste the whole contents of the file still? I had ran a search on my PC for Iminent, and nothing came up. The bugger seems to be gone.

I will paste the contents here if you still wish for me to.

-Joshie
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No need if it did the job. Did you check the tasks to make sure won't come back?
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No need if it did the job. Did you check the tasks to make sure won't come back?


Yep, it isn't showing any sign of it being in my PC any longer.

-Joshie
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OK. Guess that did it then. I'll give you an abbreviated version of my usual goodbye.


Make sure you have the latest versions of any adobe.com products you use like Shockwave, Flash or Acrobat.

Whether you use adobe reader, acrobat or fox-it to read pdf files you need to disable Javascript in the program. There is an exploit out there now that can use it to get on your PC. For Adobe Reader: Start, All Programs, Adobe Reader, Edit, Preferences, Click on Javascript in the left column and uncheck Enable Acrobat Javascript. OK Close program. It's the same for Foxit reader except you uncheck Enable Javascript Actions.

To help keep your programs up-to-date you should download and run the UpdateChecker:
http://www.filehippo.../updatechecker/
(You don't need to download Betas and if there is a program you don't use you can just uninstall it rather than update it. Exception is MSN messenger which appears to be part of Windows.)
If you get a blocked program notice after installing updatechecker then change it to not run at start then manually run it once a week.
Seems to work best if Firefox is the default browser. You can also try Secunia PSI http://secunia.com/v...l/download_psi/ Same kind of info. You don't need both.
If you use Firefox then get the AdBlock Plus Add-on. WOT (Web of Trust) is another you might want to try.
The equivalent to AdBlock Plus for IE is called Simple Adblock and you should install it too: http://simple-adblock.com/
The free version only blocks 200 ads a day so another reason to use Firefox or Chrome.

If Firefox is slow loading make sure it only has the current Java add-on. Then download and run Speedy Fox.
http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox . You can run it any time that Firefox seems slow.

Be warned: If you use Limewire, utorrent or any of the other P2P programs you will almost certain be coming back to the Malware Removal forum. If you must use P2P then submit any files you get to http://virustotal.com before you open them.


If you have a router, log on to it today and change the default password! If using a Wireless router you really should be using encryption on the link. Use the strongest (newest) encryption method that your router and PC wireless adapter support especially if you own a business. See http://www.king5.com...-120637284.html and http://www.seattlepi...ted-1344185.php for why encryption is important. If you don't know how, visit the router maker's website. They all have detailed step by step instructions or a wizard you can download.

Special note on Java. Old Java versions should be removed after first clearing the Java Cache by following the instructions in:
http://www.java.com/...lugin_cache.xml
Then remove the old versions by going to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall all Java programs which are not Java Version 7 update 9 or better. These may call themselves: Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, J2RE, J2SE. Get the latest version from Java.com. They will usually attempt to foist some garbage like the Ask toolbar, Yahoo toolbar or McAfee Security Scan on you as part of the download. Just uncheck the garbage before the download (or install) starts. If you use a 64-bit browser and want the 64-bit version of Java you need to use it to visit java.com.
Due to multiple security problems with Java we are now recommending that it not be installed unless you absolutely know you need it. IF that is the case then you should install No-Script (Firefox) or Script-No add-ons (Chrome) and only use Firefox or Chrome to visit the site. You will need to tell No-Script/Script-No that the site is allowed to run Java.

Make sure Windows Updates is turned and that it works. Go to Control panel, Windows Updates and see if it works. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294871

If you are feeling especially paranoid you can install the free firewall called Online Armor:
http://www.online-armor.com/
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