You open your Internet Explorer and – shock and horror – your homepage is different, your default search engine is changed and you occasionally get redirected when you are browsing the Web. And you see a new toolbar installed – MyStart by IncrediBar. Well, congratulations. You have adware on your computer. But don’t fret, it’s not all that hard to uninstall MyStart by IncrediBar in Internet Explorer. All you need to do is follow the steps in this article.
How Did I Get MyStart by IncrediBar?
The bad new is that you probably installed IncrediBar yourself along with some other software you were installing. A lot of software developers include optional affiliate install to their installers. That’s how developers of free software make money. You can always opt out and not install the extra bits, but most people never read what installers say. As a result, they leave the checkbox ticked and agree to install annoying adware. So, our advice is to always read what’s on the screen when you are installing software.
How to Uninstall MyStart by IncrediBar
And now let’s start uninstalling crapware.
Step 1: Uninstall IncrediBar Programs
Depending on the original program you installed, you may have a number of different IncrediBar products. These can include IB Updater, IncrediBar Games EN Toolbar,IncrediBar Music Toolbar, and IncrediBar EN. To remove them, do the following:
- Click on Start and go to Control Panel
- Under Programs, click on the Uninstall a Program link
- Find all IncrediBar instances and remove them one by one
- Reboot your PC
Step 2: Remove IncrediBar Leftovers from Internet Explorer
Now that you’ve uninstalled MyStart by IncrediBar, it’s time to clean up your Internet Explorer to get rid of any leftovers. To do that, you’ll need to go to Internet Explorer settings:
- Open Internet Explorer and click on the Gear icon (or Tools if you are on XP) and then go to Internet Options
- Now go to the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button
- A box will pop open. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset
- When prompted, click Close and then OK
- Close Internet Explorer and reboot your PC again
Step 3: Delete MyStart by IncrediBar Registry Entries
And now the last bit – you need to make sure that there are no leftover entries from MyStart in your Windows registry. If there are any, then you will keep getting redirects. So it’s really important that you complete this step.
Deleting MyStart entries from the registry is really simple. Just download and install our recommended tool and it will do the rest.
Now your computer should be freed from the nasty adware and you should be able to enjoy a redirect-free browser.