How do I remove MyStart:Incredibar ?
I have an issue with one of my Firefox extensions/plugins, it's called MyStart: Incredibar, and I basically installed unintentionally when I installed a program with a Brothersoft downloader/launcher. I tried uninstalling Mystart and I tried permanently stopping the service that updates the MyStart incredibar plugin. What it basically does is, when I open a new tab in Firefox, it opens some sort of website, I don't have a problem with it loading a search engine, the only problem I have regarding the search engine is that every time I open a new tab, it actually loads a new page. I even tried resetting the certain figures in about:config which helped temporarily, but after I restart Firefox then it still runs the search engine when I open a new tab. I use Eset Nod32 and Anti-Malmwarebytes as my system's defense, and I've tried scanning with both of them but they don't help at all, does anyone have information that will permanently remove this plugin from my PC?
Screenshot of this problem can be found HERE
My About:Config settings looks like THIS
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Chosen solutionby Wynter
I've removed it from Explorer and Chrome, but not so lucky with Firefox. Same problem: when I open a new tab it appears (with iPhones dancing across the bottom of the screen). I actually thought Spybot S&D had removed it as it found something in the registry, but no.
Looking at about:config, I have about 60 lines all starting with extensions.incredibar. As you say, changing things don't stay changed. I've deleted the address that it goes to but it makes no difference. Has to be something else in the registry.
I'm thinking the only way is to save bookmarks and reinstall Firefox. ugh. I'll keep at it.Read this answer in context 31
Here's a step-by-step MyStart by Incredibar removal guide:
Scroll down to "Remove MyStart by Incredibar in Mozilla Firefox".
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'* I GOT SOLUTION :) '
- Simply follow the instruction below.
- Open your Firefox tab, Write this ( about:config ) in search bar for open website (example www.google.com)
- Now it will ask you for promise, Simple click on " I'll be careful, I promise! "
- it will bring you on new page, at the top you can see a Search Bar ( for search any content )
- Click on that bar and write this " mystart " and hit enter
- it will bring round about 5 to 6 configuration lines '(BOLD TEXT )''''
- Double right click on that first line and delete all text is written inside that,
- Do this same thing on all listed configuration lines.
- Now, you should happy.
- mystart has gone from your Firefox for forever until you dnt install it again :)
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Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0.1
My problem is that MyStart only comes up with the plug in FVD Speed Dial with Full Online Sync. When installed, this plug in has a search box and even though mystart or incredibar is not present in my system, if you do a search within the FVD Speed Dial search box it will link to MyStart.
I would greatly appreciate a way to remove this poison from the plugin because FVD Speed Dial is a very useful tool and it would be terrible that people stop using it because of it being hijacked.
I removed it from programs, ran download fixes from the internet, remove it from explorer and nothing worked totally I would change my default homepage to google but the next tabs would be the Incredibar. If you know when it was installed do a system restore the day before it was installed. This worked for me.
Someone should contact the people who put out FVD Speed Dial with Full Online Sync to tell them their software has been hijacked. Or. . . maybe not. Maybe they designed FVD Speed Dial with Full Online Sync to infect systems with mystart and incredibar. If that is the case, Firefox should not offer the app as an add on.
there is another way to remove my start incredibar
1. first type Google into the address bar. 2. then type 'make google homepage' 3. then click the third option. 4. then it says 'Click and drag the link. so drag the link that says 'make google my homepage' and drag it to the home icon. Then when it says ' do you want this document to be your new homepage?' click yes and you have google back as your homepage.