How to Remove iMesh, Search iMesh and Associated Malware WinCore and Qbyrd (Removal Guide)

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How to Remove iMesh, Search iMesh and Associated Malware WinCore and Qbyrd (Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2012-12-14 1:50


Search.imesh.net is overriding your Internet browser IE, Firefox or Chrome now? Redirections and advertisements appear to be many more than usual. Read more here to figure it out and a detailed guide to remove iMesh.net and the associated malware WinCore and Qbyrd.


What is iMesh (iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net)

iMesh (Group: iMesh Inc, iMesh.net) is a P2P client (peer to peer), specializing in DRM music and short video downloads, especially “swarming” downloads. iMesh is similar to Napster, but iMesh, iMesh box, WinCore media toolbar, and other associated products may install adware and spyware platforms alongside and/or bundled with iMesh downloads (including the iMesh media player). iMesh is also malware as described below and is considered a danger to user privacy and computer functionality. Remove iMesh to protect your personal information and computer functionality immediately and necessarily.

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iMesh is considered malware, categorized as a browser hijacker, associated with adware and spyware . iMesh downloads may be involuntary installed or voluntarily installed. This is a partial reason why iMesh is considered malware, though iMesh is also a popular service.

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Voluntary iMesh users and victims whom involuntarily become infected by iMesh usually notice their internet browser settings have changed when internet searches and URLs inputted into the browser address bar redirect to iMesh.net addresses such as Search.iMesh.net. iMesh also affects home page settings causing internet browser home pages to direct to iMesh.net websites upon start up. Users and victims may also notice third party applications, malware, freeware, and shareware may have bundled with iMesh leaving icons on your computer’s desktop (most notably, emoticon related icons).


What is iMesh box?

iMesh box is a download from iMesh.net that allegedly gives you unlimited access to millions of free songs and music videos. You can allegedly search for music and download a small add-on to your browser that will allow you to hear music by any artist or radio station.

iMesh box may be bundled with third party malware and is considered dangerous.

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What is Search-Results.com?

Search-Results.com is a common malware search platform used by many websites such as iMesh.net and the Qbyrd Toolbar.
iMesh P2P Client Screenshots
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Is iMesh safe (iMesh.net)?

No, despite all the claims made by iMesh Inc. and associated groups iMesh and iMesh downloads are not safe to use. Though their tactics may be legal due to their extensive following, terms, and policy, in actuality when using iMesh products with or without consent, you are putting your private information and computer functionality at high risk.

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The sole purpose of iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net, Search-Results.com, Qbyrd Toolbar, WinCore Media Toolbar, associated websites, and extensions and websites alike is to launch these products online in order partake in cyber criminal activity which may result in identity theft and a complete loss of computer functionality.

Using iMesh products put you at a very high risk and is not recommended. If you are infected by iMesh with or without consent remove iMesh and associated files immediatily. If you are concerned about voluntarily using iMesh, do not. iMesh is not safe.


iMesh.com WOT Scorecard

Click to view imesh.com’s Wot Scorecard (Web of trust): http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/imesh.com

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iMesh Dangers and Symptoms

    • iMesh changes internet browser settings such as the home page causing internet browsers to direct to iMesh.net websites upon start up, such as Search.iMesh.net.
    • iMesh changes internet browser settings such as provided search engines causing internet searches and URLs inputted into the browser address bar to redirect to iMesh.net websites such as Search.iMesh.net, Search-Results.com, and others.
    • iMesh collects, distributes, sells, stores, traces, and tracks online activity.
    • iMesh may bundle with or install alongside third party malware, freeware, shareware, viruses and Trojans causing complications concerning cyber criminal activity such as credit theft, extortion, identity theft, privacy invasion, and computer issues which may result in a complete loss of computer functionality.


How to Remove iMesh Completely

If you voluntarily installed iMesh, you may only need to uninstall the P2P client using Window’s Uninstaller.

If iMesh infected your system without your consent you may need to search for third party malware on your system.

If your internet browser settings have been affected by iMesh, uninstall the software and repair your internet browser settings.


1. Uninstall Software

    1. Open Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel
    2. Select “Uninstall a program” or “Add and remove programs”

    3. Find iMesh and any suspicious titles in the list of installed programs and uninstall them by double clicking the title or highlighting the title and clicking Uninstall.

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    4. An iMesh Uninstall screen “iMesh Uninstall – InstallAware Wizard” will pop up before you can uninstall iMesh. Select a reason why you are uninstalling iMesh and click continue.

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    After uninstalling iMesh search for any left-over files and folders on your computer system and delete them, including the executable file used to install and setup iMesh. You can search for iMesh files and folders by typing iMesh into the search bar on Window’s Start Menu and by navigating to your music folder and removing the iMesh folder.

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2. Search for and remove WinCore Mediabar Toolbar, etc.

    Google Chrome
      1. Click the 3 bar options icon or wrench icon and navigate to Tools >Extensions
      2. Search for iMesh add-ons and extensions such as WinCore Toolbar, Qbyrd Toolbar, and others and Remove them

    Mozilla Firefox
      1. Click Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
      2. Under “Plugins” Search for iMesh add-ons such as WinCore Toolbar, Qbyrd Toolbar, and others. Disable and remove them. You may also search for iMesh add-ons under “Extensions”.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
      1. Click Tools > Manage add-ons
      2. Under “Toolbars and Extensions” Search for iMesh add-ons such as WinCore Toolbar, Qbyrd Toolbar, and others. Highlight, disable and remove them.


3. How to stop redirections to iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net, etc.

    Google Chrome
      1. Click the 3 bar or wrench settings icon and select Settings.
      2. In the Search section select the Manage search engines… button.
      3. Remove the iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net, Search-Results.com, or related search engines by selecting the X next to the URL upon clicking on and highlighting the website(s).

    Mozilla Firefox
      1. Click the small search arrow or magnify glass near the search bar at the top of the internet browser.
      2. Select Manage search engines…
      3. Highlight iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net, Search-Results.com, or related search engines and click remove.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
      1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
      2. Navigate to the Search Providers list.
      3. Search for iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net, Search-Results.com, or related search engines and click the Remove button (at least disable).



4. How to remove iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net, etc. from your home page

    Google Chrome
      1. Click the 3 bar options icon or wrench icon and click Settings.
      2. Under the “On start up” section click the Set pages link.
      3. Remove iMesh.net websites and any suspicious website by clickcing the X.

    Mozilla Firefox
      1. Click the Firefox Tools menu and select Options.
      2. In the General tab where it says “Home page” in the Start Up section remove iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net, Search-Results.com, or similar URLs and type your preferred webpage (google.com, bing.com).

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
      1. Click Tools and select Internet Options.
      2. In the “Home Page” query remove iMesh.net, Search.iMesh.net, Search-Results.com, or similar URLs and type your preferred home page (google.com, bing.com) or select default or blank.



Check your system for malware and viruses

If you suspect your computer is infected with malware or wish to protect yourself from an intrusion in real time, you may take advantages of Anvi Smart Defender to full scan your computer and make sure it is clean from malware of all sorts. You may take a try by directy downloading Anvi Smart Defender here.


-----------------Tips to Block annoying redirections and pop up ads--------------------

To block those malicious websites, phishing websites as well as the annoying pop up ads, you may take advantages of Anvi Ad Blocker, which is focused on real-timely keeping the visiting websites safe. Actually it can even conveniently help users filter unwanted websites as well to avoid any unnecessary redirections and annoying ads.

To block search.imesh.net or imesh.net:

Anvi Ad Blocker direct download(recommended safe official download link)

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Please note, here take the example of http://ww38.fiosearch.com/. To filter search.imesh.net, just put it there.

By the way, Anvi Ad Blocker is also available for free in Toolbox of Anvi Smart Defender Pro. Learn more about Anvi Ad Blocker or you can just download Anvi Smart Defender and upgrade it to Pro to have both full protection against malware and nimble tool to block or filter malicious websites and ads.
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