What is Imminent virus? Experienced security professionals has determined that Imminent virus is a malicious software. It is dropped or downloaded on your machine while surfing the Internet. This security threat can perform a number of malicious actions of a developers’s choice on your computer.
Imminent virus can hide itself in the personal computer’s memory and files, change certain computer settings and block them from changing. Also this virus can send information about your PC system to a remote malicious hacker; redirect your browser to malicious, misleading and spam web pages; use your PC for click fraud and other dangerous and harmful actions.
Another reason why you need to get rid of Imminent virus is its online data-tracking activity. It can collect personal data, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and ads;
- web browser version information.
It is important, don’t use your PC while it is affected with this virus, as it may lead to the loss of important personal files or the complete failure of the system. The best option is to use the few simple steps posted below to free your PC system of malware, remove Imminent virus, and thus return your PC to the state before infection with Imminent virus.
How to remove Imminent virus (Removal guide)
There are several steps to deleting Imminent virus, because it installs itself so deeply into Microsoft Windows. You need to uninstall all questionable and unknown programs, then reset your browser settings to remove any changes Imminent virus has made. Finally, you need to check your machine with Zemana Free, MalwareBytes or HitmanPro to ensure this virus is fully removed. It will take a while. Some of the steps below will require you to close this web-page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Imminent virus, perform the steps below:
- Uninstall susupicious software by using Windows Control Panel
- Run Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Imminent virus
- Scan and free your PC system of virus with HitmanPro
- Automatically delete Imminent virus with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
- Remove Imminent virus from Google Chrome
- Remove Imminent virus from IE
- Delete Imminent virus from Mozilla Firefox
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Uninstall susupicious software by using Windows Control Panel
In order to get rid of Imminent virus, first thing you need to do is to uninstall unknown and suspicious applications from your system using Microsoft Windows control panel. When deleting this virus, check the list of installed apps and try to find dubious applications and delete them all. Pay special attention to recently installed applications, as it’s most probably that the Imminent virus сame along with it.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as displayed in the following example.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any dubious and unknown apps.
Run Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Imminent virus
Download Zemana Free to get rid of Imminent virus automatically from your machine. This is a freeware specially made for malicious software removal. This utility can remove malware, adware software, browser hijacker from your computer, installed internet browsers and MS Windows registry automatically.
Download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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After the download is done, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the figure below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your computer.
Once install is complete, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your PC system for Imminent virus related files, folders and registry keys.
When the scan get finished, Zemana Anti Malware will create a list of undesired applications and adware software. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove Imminent virus and other malicious software and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Scan and free your PC system of virus with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a portable program that requires no hard install to identify and remove Imminent virus and other malware. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). Hitman Pro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It’s probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal utilities you have ever tried. Hitman Pro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal tool can be just as effective as the widely known antivirus programs.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
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When the downloading process is complete, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. After the utility is launched, you will see a screen as shown below.
Further, click “Next” button to detect Imminent virus related files, folders and registry keys. This task may take some time, so please be patient. After the scan is finished, you may check all threats detected on your computer as shown below.
All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button.
Automatically delete Imminent virus with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
You can remove Imminent virus automatically through the use of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). We recommend this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily delete viruses, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When downloading is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the Imminent virus and other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and potentially unwanted programs. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step tutorial or the video guide below.
Remove Imminent virus from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome web browser settings are changed by Imminent virus , it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default state.
- First, start the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Imminent virus from IE
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is affected by Imminent virus or you’ve unwanted extensions or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by a malware.
First, open the IE, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like default search engine, new tab page and start page to default state.
Delete Imminent virus from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox web browser program is infected by the Imminent virus, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings to their original state. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox browser settings to their original settings.
How to stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those undesired and malicious websites using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a program out that you can use to block unwanted browser redirects, ads and pop ups in any modern web-browsers including IE, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge. It is called Adguard and it works very well.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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When downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC should be clean of Imminent virus. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop ups and unwanted harmful webpages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your PC for new malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
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