How To Remove The Search Iminent “Search The Web” Hijacker Virus (

Sean Doyle

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13 Responses

  1. nissim nanach says:

    Umbrella.exe must also be removed, otherwise Iminent will keep coming back.
    To remove it:
    1. Open Task Manager and Kill all instances of Umbrella.exe
    2. Delete the folder Program Files > Common Files > Umbrella

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cnet gave me this piece of crap.

  3. Alex says:

    Got it from Football Manager Genie Scout…in the process of removing. Massive pain in the bum..

  4. Dee says:

    I got this using Pure Radio. Think/hope have got rid. What a nightmare

  5. Dave says:

    I found that removal of Iminent from Firefox was best done by unistalling and re-installing the Firefox program. Internet Explorer on the other hand is not so easy since it is integrated into Windows OS and is difficult to un-install.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you a whole lot for helping. I knew as soon as I saw that thing that it was a virus. I didn’t even choose to install it. :/

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  7. colintron says:

    This one is nasty.

  8. Christina says:

    Thank you so much! I was trying to get rid of Iminent and you saved the day!

  9. SCG says:

    I got this using ThePirateBay. NEVER AGAIN.

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