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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Remove iMesh Toolbar and iMesh search bar (Uninstall Guide)

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iMesh is probably one of the oldest peer-to-peer file sharing network/software in the world. I'm sure most of you have heard about this software. Before taking a closer look at this P2P software, I think it's worth mentioning that iMesh is not a virus or any other type of malicious software that can infect your machine. However, some people find it difficult to completely remove iMesh from from their computers. Although, iMeshc can be easily uninstalled via Control Panel → Add/Remove (Uninstall), iMesh Toolbar and iMesh search bar must be removed separately. So, when you uninstall iMesh, you also have to uninstall a program called MediaBar. And that's not all, you have to restore your previous homepage and uninstall search provider( manually as well. Sounds qquite complicated. Besides, re-installing your web browser probably won't help either. And one last thing, it may add Emoticons for your messenger! icon/shortcut to your Desktop. If you don't know how to remove iMesh Toolbar and iMesh search bar, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. And if you need help removing it, please leave a comment below or just email us. Good luck and be safe online!

iMesh Toolbar and iMesh search bar removal instructions:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this browser hijacker. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

3. Search for MediaBar in the list. Select the program and click Remove button.
If you are using Windows Vista/7, click Uninstall up near the top of that window.

Remove iMesh Toolbar and iMesh search bar in Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Uninstall everything related to iMesh Inc. from the list: MediaBar, UrlHelper Class, etc.

3. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Bing search engine and make it your default search provider. Then select Web Search and click Remove button to uninstall it (lower right corner of the window).

4. Go to ToolsInternet Options. Select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website, e.g. instead of Click OK to save the changes. And that's it.

Remove iMesh Toolbar and iMesh search bar in Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Choose DataMngr and MediaBar and click Uninstall button.

3. Click the small magnifier icon at the right top corner as shown in the image below. Select Manage Search Engines... from the list.

4. Select Web Search and click Remove button. Click OK to save the changes.

5. Go to ToolsOptions. Under the General tab reset the startup homepage. That's it.

Remove iMesh Toolbar and iMesh search bar in Google Chrome:

1. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon and select Options.

2. Change Google Chrome homepage to or any other.

3. Click the Manage search engines... button.

4. Make your default search engine shown in the image below.

5. Select Web Search from the list remove it by clicking the "X" mark as shown in the image below.

Associated Facemoods files and registry values:

  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\uninstall.exe
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\datamngr.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\datamngrUI.exe
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\IEBHO.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\chrome.manifest
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\chrome.manifest.alt
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\install.rdf
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\install.rdf.alt
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\components\DataMngrHlp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\components\DataMngrHlp.xpt
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\components\DataMngrHlpFF3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\DnsBHO.js
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\Error404BHO.js
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\NewTabBHO.js
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\overlay.js
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\overlay.xul
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\RelatedSearch.js
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\SearchBHO.js
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\SettingManager.js
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\Settings.xml
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\FirefoxExtension\content\Settings.xml.alt
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar\chrome
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar\as_guid.dat
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar\dtUser.exe
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar\imeshbandmltbpi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar\imeshdtxmltbpi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar\manifest.xml
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar\uninstall.exe
  • C:\Program Files\iMesh Applications\MediaBar\Datamngr\ToolBar\components\windowmediator.js
Registry values:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DataMngr
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mediabarim
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\iMesh 1 MediaBar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "DATAMNGR"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\iMesh 1 MediaBar
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Aung Kyaw Thu said...

Thanks for your kindness.

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Anonymous said...

Awesome, I am about to give it a try and see how it turns out. I have no idea, how it even got in there, but I hope it doesn't return.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! Finally stupid IMESH search engine is gone. was making me crazy!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH... finally!!!
mwaahhh mwaahhhh.. tsup-tsup... from PH

sparrow said...

THAnk you very much.. very good, simple and friendly instructions

kimanjome said...

Thanks a bunch!

debbie said...

thankyou so much. such a helpful article. you are very helping!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, great instructions! I ran through these over the phone with my dad, and it was so darn useful. imesh is a pain. he has no idea how he got it.

Anonymous said...

Cheers for this, very helpful.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could share in every one elses joy but alas it did not work for me although I feel sure I followed your clear instructions to the letter, thanks anyway, sandra

Anonymous said...

Make sure you disable Datamn under addons. Also make sure this process is stopped under task manage before doing anything. process called datamn~1

Janice said...

didn't work. when I browse products at amazon and click for product info, page instantly changes to search. address in browser has this; It only happens when I click on product for info, and it started doing it today.

Anonymous said...

Have got rid of it from interenet explorer - many many thanks

jajf said...

there is no Options to choose on the tool bar

Anonymous said...

If the iMesh search bar still shows up in Firefox, after you've removed the files & registry entries, there is a setting in FF to "Restore Factory Defaults". Click on it, then restart FF, and it should go away. Worked for me.

Anonymous said...

i can not remove that imesh search bar.please help mr to remove this