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My son recently loaded the incredibar on our computer. I've tried to uninstall it, but can't get completely rid of it.

I uninstalled Incredibar and Web Assistant. I renamed and then deleted .dll files that I couldn't delete that were in the Incredibar and Web Assistant folders.

I removed anything associated with the incredibar from my IE8, Firefox, and Chrome browsers - including removing MyStart from the Startup page of IE or Chrome and deleting all references to it. However, somehow the incredibar still pops up on IE 8 only when we use that browser and only when we use it to go to Youtube and Facebook. Otherwise seem to be free of it. However, it did completly reinstall itself later. Therefore, went through the uninstall process all over now still in IE8 with Facebook and Youtube. I have run Malware Bytes, AdAware, Antivir Virus scan, CCleaner (including the registry fix), Spybot. None of these seem able to completley remove the Incredibar. Am I missing something. Do you have any additional things I can try?


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Hello and welcome to Malwarebytes

As it's not an infection but more so an annoyance most tools won't detect and remove it as such.

Follow the steps below though and someone can assist you in removing it and checking the system for other infections.

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Don't use any temporary file cleaners unless requested - this can cause data loss and make recovery difficult

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