Iminent SearchTheWeb or

Iminent SearchTheWeb or Description Image is a low-quality search engine that is associated with browser hijackers. Most of the time, computer users being directed to's web page because of a browser toolbar included in the installation of a freeware application. Although 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 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 Browser redirects are typically a symptom of a PC infection and should be treated as symptoms of a threat on your computer.

The Web Page

The 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 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 website, may often be installed in a bundle with a freeware application and difficult to remove through normal means.

Suspicious Issues Associated with

Although the 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
  2. The Iminent toolbar may change your web browser's home page to
  3. Computer users that have installed the Iminent toolbar may also find that their web browser takes them to the 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 and W32/Downloader.X.gen!Eldorado [Authentium].

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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File System Details

Iminent SearchTheWeb or creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 C:\Config.Msi\eb801.rbf\eb801.rbf 1,262,080 5e23563c8f5cf766ad82ca0b848adb21 408
2 C:\Config.Msi\1257f.rbf\1257f.rbf 528,896 90510d9cd6c0e189f96e304220cc43eb 73
3 %PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.dll 102,912 944fa3be4969371f3c7d06ccc6f9a664 46
4 %PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.Notifier.exe 528,896 fab87b3873f31e51ed70442d8ad02e20 24
5 C:\Config.Msi\a346dd.rbf\a346dd.rbf 2,885,120 1dcfbf990c1dfb4b1cb0f4ea65ddc578 16
6 C:\Program Files\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.Notifier.exe f48123180618013816ed9375266aefa6 N/A
7 C:\Program Files\Iminent\SearchTheWeb\Iminent.BHO.NavigationError.dll N/A
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Registry Details

Iminent SearchTheWeb or creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
File name without path
Regexp file mask
%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins\SearchTheWeb.xml
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins\SearchTheWeb.xml
%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Iminent
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Iminent

More Details on Iminent SearchTheWeb or

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One Comment

  • Victoria Santos:

    Good afternoon

    When I open Google Chrome the following link appears:
    I don't want to use this so how do I change it?


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