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1 Incredimail's Dark Secret - Hijacking Malware on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:56 pm

runawayhorses


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:32:12 PM
by: Jade Ubluu
Incredimail's Dark Secret - Hijacking Malware

When I purchased my latest laptop, it came completely not installed with any type of email client.

In a way that was good, because it allowed me to shop through various options and in the end, I was suckered into Incredimail.

Incredimail, for those who are unaware, comes with cute animated emoticons and email notifiers. I just loved the way a tall dark and hansome cartoon butler would walk onto my computer screen and announce "You have mail Madam."

Eventually, I signed up for the paid service.... and then one day, there was an update to install.

I dutifully installed it.

During the process, it politely asked me if I wanted Incredimail to change my internet home page to Incredimail's "My Start" page.

I clicked "No".

Guess what happened next! Incredimail changed my home page.

Now, that does not seem like a huge deal at first. Annoying to be sure- but not a big deal.

As I have done on several occasions before, I simply went into the requisite settings and changed the home page back to what I wanted it to be.

It would not change.

I had to clear my internet history, change the page, re-boot and guess what? While the first internet browser page my computer goes to is the one I have set, any subsequent tabs I open go to the Incredimail My Start page.

I have sent an angry email to their crack support team, only to find that they have no solution to the problem either. (which, I have to tell you is pretty fishy and only makes me more annoyed with them because they seem to want me to believe it is a simple glitch in the program.)

Research into the problem has revealed that Incredimail seems to load their hijacking malware onto their user's computers with or without their permission. Offers no means of resolving the issue and makes no apologies for it.

My question is this: If they installed their hijacking malware onto my computer, what else have they secretly hidden in my registry files? What are they spying on? What are they tracking?

Incredimail has shown itself to be unworthy of the users it has and should be banished from computers everywhere.

Candy Cottingham


Veteran
WHAT A LOAD OF BULL...

Incredi Home Page is part of the Incredi SET UP ...get it!

Other people also do this....

My Start Home Page is included in the set up and is not separate.

Unlike their Tool Bar which is separate...(I deleted it)

I cannot change the My Start page or delete it with Chromes settings....

Yes it is evasive ....but like all things on the Computer there are ways round things.

SO! Here is what I did .....I went into Chrome settings and BY-PASSED IT.

Now I will never see My Start Home Page again. It was just a glorified tool bar anyway.

Perhaps not many people know this... I do not think IM will tell you.

So now that I am using Google Chrome only ...I can go straight to my Virgin Media Home Page.

I did say that many of these problems are to do with the Operator not knowing these things.

The IM service is free unless you want to purchase the Premium for the LETTER CREATOR.

Not everyone who uses incredimail make creative letters. The other bits that go with Premium are not really worth having.

I turned my notifier OFF .... got on my nerves...all I have to do is hover on my icon and it will tell me if I have new mail.

When updates are installed I untick the offer of their tool bar and My Start.

No good that person clicking No they have to untick the boxes ...which are actually repeated.

Us seasoned users know all their tricks.

The people you contact at IM do not know what they are talking about. They just give you a standard letter that has no Relevance
to the question that's asked.

However I have known an IM Technician to take over a friends computer and put some thing right.

Regarding Malware ...it is every where on the computer ... Just have to keep running the prog. to get rid of it. Repeat...we live in a Big Brother Age.

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runawayhorses


Owner
Mystart.incredimail virus. How to remove incredimail malware

Mystart by incredimail redirect is a potentially harmful browser hijack virus which performs several annoying tasks on infected computer. It stealthily enters into a system and alters default settings of Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer. It changes home page to http://Mystart.incredimail.com and this website opens up automatically in new tab each time you run the browser. It also replaces default search provider and then you see Mystart.incredimail.com search instead of Google. Although it says its powered by Google but in reality your searches are redirected or replaces with Mystart.incredimail.com. This application attaches itself to the browser as a toolbar extension, it makes the system super slow and causes the browser to crash again and again. besides this, Mystart.incredimail.com redirect virus also steals your personal information and tracks your online activities, the stolen information is sent to hackers through a remote connection which is established underground. You may also notice strange pop-ups advertisements or unwanted ads inside all the webpages you visit. Anyhow, its recommended to uninstall Mystart.incredimail.com malware redirect before it ruins your system.

Disadvantages and risks of having Mystart.incredimail.com:



  • It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer

  • Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements

  • Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages

  • Keeps record of browsing activities and interests

  • Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts

  • It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites

  • Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources



Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Mystart by incredimail mb 156 virus?:

To manually remove Mystart.incredimail.com, follow the instructions.

First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Mystart.incredimail.com”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.

Now remove the program from Browser.

Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Mystart.incredimail.com. Disable if found any.

Block pop-ups of Mystart.incredimail.com

To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)



Firefox users:

Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Mystart.incredimail.com”



Chrome Users:

Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.



Still Spyware Mystart.incredimail.com virus lurking in the system? Remove manually

Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.

Remove associated registry settings:


Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions,
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\webbrowser
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0

Delete Mystart.incredimail.com infected files:

%Profile%\Local Settings\Temp\
%ProgramFiles%\
%UserProfile%\

Mystart.incredimail.com mb malware redirect removal tool

Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.

Malware Bytes antimalware

Candy Cottingham


Veteran
CODS WALLOP ...

I do not want to remove IM ....

I Do Not USE IM mystart or tool bar.

JUST to put the record straight your beloved FIREFOX did not contain Malaware when it first came out.
(Because hardly anyone used it)

BUT GUESS WHAT!!! IT DOES NOW...



Every one is AT IT on the Web.

Those Drones disguised as Worker Bees are possible hovering over my garden now.

Jimmyni Crickets ... Just found a Hacker with spybot in my IM installer..
Will have to find out about this...Mmmmm! Can't get them all, but I can try and reduce the little blighters.


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smith1989


Member
Incredimail's is really a critical browser hijacker program that can damage your system a lot, in this case you have installed this tricky program yourself but in most cases it installed itself bundles with other free software downloaded from internet or by visiting malicious website. it not only alter default setting,but also collect personal information and lend it to cyber criminals for further destructive task. It utilize lots of system resources and makes your system very slow and of low performance. Most popular antivirus program also unable to scan this hijacker program,it is difficult to remove from system once installed.
For more information And To Get complete Hijacker removal process, You can visit to : Link removed

Candy Cottingham


Veteran
smith1989 wrote:Incredimail's is really a critical browser hijacker program that can damage your system a lot, in this case you have installed this tricky program yourself but in most cases it installed itself bundles with other free software downloaded from internet or by visiting malicious website. it not only alter default setting,but also collect personal information and lend it to cyber criminals for further destructive task. It utilize lots of system resources and makes your system very slow and of low performance. Most popular antivirus program also unable to scan this hijacker program,it is difficult to remove from system once installed.
For more information And To Get complete Hijacker removal process, You can visit to : Link removed

Hello Mr Smith
I personally would like it if you filled in your profile so I can have some idea who I am talking to. Not compulsive of course. But perhaps you live in Zambia North Africa.

INCREDIMAIL is an application. I can use their Browser But I do not.
No way does it damage my system used properly. Incredi does not slow my system.
I chose to default to the application from Outlook Express.
Never used O.E. Used Incredi for 8 years.
Easy to uninstall but advisable to use a special program to get rid of any bits left behind in the Registry.
Surely you must give me the benefit of 8 years of experience with incredi.

Collecting personal info is avoided if you know how. A.V.G. free is widely used and I find it ok. But I use others like Ccleaner and Super spyware and spybot regularly.

judgmental important, crucial CRICTICAL Browser (Do me a favour lol)

A.V.G. can scan my posts.

You know what...The English invented Incredi about 10 years ago. But sold it because it was so popular.

Incredi Has brought out a Tablet form but it is not quite the same.

I UPDATE incredi, but a lot of people download it again.

If your computer has a loose solder connection your in trouble.

I first used Incredi with a 10 Meg hardrive...but now it is very large, coupled with my Gigga Bytes extension.

Ere! Welcome to this site...Ere! did you say 1989

Thank You for your imput...

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/allcreativefriends/

runawayhorses


Owner
Most knowledgeable people about computers know incredimail behaves like Malmare and is a known hijacker of your operating system, its a troublemaker devolved to sell to the uninformed or uneducated people of computers. Incredimail is becoming a common phrase among folks that has devolved a negative aura about it much like the word "SPAM".

Stay away from incredimail has been my advice for years now, but unfortunately for some people do not want to listen to advice especially if they already paid for the full version. Its already trashed candy's computer before I'm guessing she figured out a workaround. But don't think for one minute that program doesn't have a stranglehold on her computer.




Last edited by runawayhorses on Sun May 19, 2013 8:21 pm; edited 1 time in total

Candy Cottingham


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Incredimail has shown itself to be unworthy of the users it has and should be banished from computers everywhere.

How dare you say that

Anyway Hotmail is now Windows Live...I expect you use Outlook.

M.S.N. Is Microsoft Social Network.

Google does not deliver Mail is that right.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/allcreativefriends/

runawayhorses


Owner
No I don't use outlook or any email program, I use online email clients. I have disabled outlook which unfortunately everyone with Windows has, if I could uninstall it I would but its part of windows.

I have an AOL email account that is my main email I use for correspondences, its aol online service that I use not the downloaded program that comes with the aol browser. I've found aol to fit all my needs for emailing, I've had it for about 10 years now, although I changed my email address about 6 months ago but on aol, only the address has changed. I also have a yahoo and MSN email accounts I use for various things like registering for things, that I don't care if they spam me or not, but my aol account I'm particular on who knows that one, because I read that one everyday and its my main one. Yes google has a email service called "Gmail", its an online service much like aol and yahoo, I hear its pretty good.

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