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How do I remove MyStart:Incredibar ?

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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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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.

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Moosh51 0 solutions 1 answers

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.

mcquicker 0 solutions 2 answers

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.

mozillafirefox2 0 solutions 1 answers

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.