Iminent SearchTheWeb or Search.iminent.com

Iminent SearchTheWeb or Search.iminent.com Description

Search.iminent.com Image 1Search.iminent.com is a low-quality search engine that is associated with browser hijackers. Most of the time, computer users being directed to Search.iminent.com's web page because of a browser toolbar included in the installation of a freeware application. Although Search.iminent.com itself is not particularly dangerous, browser hijackers will commonly be associated with other threats. They will also cause unwanted behavior on their user's computer. At best, browser hijackers associated with Search.iminent.com can be an annoyance while, at their worse, they can make your computer more vulnerable to PC infections and expose your computer to various online threats. Because of this, ESG security researchers advise the removal of any toolbars associated with Search.iminent.com. Browser redirects are typically a symptom of a PC infection and should be treated as symptoms of a threat on your computer.

The Search.iminent.com Web Page


The Search.iminent.com web page is designed like most simple search engines. It features a simple white background, with the option for the computer user to change colors or designs, as well as icons for four common online destinations: YouTube, Facebook, MSN, and Gmail. Although Iminent is not considered a dangerous toolbar, many PC security analysts consider it a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). This is because Search.iminent.com makes changes to your computer's settings and to your web browser that can be difficult to undo and that are often not approved by the computer user. Most importantly, the Iminent toolbar, which causes redirects to the Search.iminent.com website, may often be installed in a bundle with a freeware application and difficult to remove through normal means.

Suspicious Issues Associated with Search.iminent.com


Although the Search.iminent.com web page is not considered malicious on its own, the Iminent toolbar has various suspicious behaviors that require addressing:
  1. The Iminent toolbar may change your web browser's default search engine to Search.iminent.com.
  2. The Iminent toolbar may change your web browser's home page to Search.iminent.com.
  3. Computer users that have installed the Iminent toolbar may also find that their web browser takes them to the Search.iminent.com web page unexpectedly and occasionally displays pop-up windows containing advertisements.
  4. The Iminent toolbar may also negatively affect system performance and connection speed.

Aliases: Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0 [VIPRE] and W32/Downloader.X.gen!Eldorado [Authentium].

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  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Infection Statistics


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File System Details

Iminent SearchTheWeb or Search.iminent.com creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\IMBooster\imbooster.exe 1,262,080 5e23563c8f5cf766ad82ca0b848adb21 384
2 %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Iminent 92
3 %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Iminent 91
4 %windir%\Installer\{6CE6E035-DC98-4330-906B-20D92DE1629F} 65
5 %PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.Notifier.exe 528,896 c217affa8934919d8c900fde6bc24504 57
6 http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage-journal 53
7 http_search.iminent.com_0.localstorage 52
8 %PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.dll 102,912 944fa3be4969371f3c7d06ccc6f9a664 46
9 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mdgkfajodaliacghnafobjnclblcfmlm 25
10 %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mdgkfajodaliacghnafobjnclblcfmlm 24
11 chrome-extension_pkhojieggfgllhllcegoffdcnmdeojgb_0.localstorage-journal 23
12 %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\all-iminent.js 20
13 %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins\SearchTheWeb.xml 10
14 chrome-extension_pkhojieggfgllhllcegoffdcnmdeojgb_0.localstorage 10
15 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Iminent\Iminent.exe 1,073,744 9f744d3fefaf7c8992b6924752da7317 1,369
16 C:\Program Files\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.Notifier.exe f48123180618013816ed9375266aefa6 N/A
17 C:\Program Files\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.dll N/A

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Registry Details

Iminent SearchTheWeb or Search.iminent.com creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{81FCC50B-950F-4063-8E4A-D99CAA4FBB1F}
Installer\Features\61386F821F8B50E4ABFD24BDCE4BF0E0
Installer\Products\61386F821F8B50E4ABFD24BDCE4BF0E0
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{28F68316-B8F1-4E05-BADF-42DBECB40F0E}
Installer\UpgradeCodes\F1057DD419AED0B468AD8888429E139A
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{33AFD99B-E65F-4842-AC4F-2C357E03E4B0}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6CE6E035-DC98-4330-906B-20D92DE1629F}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6CE6E035-DC98-4330-906B-20D92DE1629F}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\iminent.com
Installer\Features\530E6EC689CD033409B6029DD21E26F9
Installer\Products\530E6EC689CD033409B6029DD21E26F9
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
SearchTheWebARP
{33AFD99B-E65F-4842-AC4F-2C357E03E4B0}
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}
{84FF7BD6-B47F-46F8-9130-01B2696B36CB}

More Details on Iminent SearchTheWeb or Search.iminent.com

The following URL's were found:
Tip: We recommend blocking the domain names as well as the IP addresses associated with them.
  • Iminent.com/aide
  • search.iminent.com

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