The IMusic is categorized as browser hijacker. When the Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer is infected by this hijacker, web browser’s settings such as new tab page, search provider and start page may be modified without permission. Whenever you launch the web-browser, the IMusic appears as your start page instead of your favorite homepage. All the time, while the IMusic will be set as your homepage and search engine, its authors will has the ability to collect lots of marketing-type data about you, everything related to what are you doing on the World Wide Web.
When the IMusic hijacker is installed on a web browser, it might:
- set iMusic as search engine by default, new tab, and homepage;
- prevent users from modifying search provider or home page address;
- redirect your queries to sponsored web sites;
- provide altered search results;
- record your search queries;
- occasionally redirects to questionable webpages;
- show undesired advertisements;
- collect Web browsing habits and sell it to third parties.
Some hijackers also contain adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) which be able to show intrusive ads or collect lots of confidential information which can be sold to third party companies. These unwanted ads can be opened as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video advertisements, text links or banners or even massive full page ads. Most of the adware is made to open advertisements, but certain ad supported software is form of spyware that often used to track users to collect a wide variety of your personal data.
Therefore, the browser hijacker infection is quite dangerous. So, we recommend you remove it from your PC as soon as possible. Follow the guide presented below to remove IMusic redirect from the Chrome, Edge, Firefox and IE.
Remove IMusic from Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
The following few simple steps will allow you to delete IMusic from the Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Moreover, the instructions below will help you to remove malicious software like potentially unwanted applications, adware and toolbars that your machine may be infected. Please do the instructions step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your internet browser or restart your PC.
To remove IMusic, perform the following steps:
- How to remove IMusic homepage without any software
- IMusic home page automatic removal
- Use AdBlocker to block IMusic and stay safe online
- How did you get infected with IMusic hijacker
- To sum up
How to remove IMusic homepage without any software
Steps to remove IMusic browser hijacker without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step instructions completely to fully get rid of this annoying IMusic .
Remove potentially unwanted applications using Windows Control Panel
In order to remove IMusic, first thing you need to do is to remove unknown and dubious programs from your PC using Windows control panel. When removing this hijacker, check the list of installed apps and try to find questionable programs and delete them all. Pay special attention to recently installed applications, as it is most probably that the IMusic hijacker сame along with it.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove IMusic redirect from Google Chrome
Another method to delete IMusic from Google Chrome is Reset Google Chrome settings. This will disable harmful extensions and reset Google Chrome settings including new tab page, homepage and search provider by default to original state. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Another method to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed on the screen below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the process of cleaning. When it’s complete, the browser’s settings including default search provider, homepage and newtab page back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Get rid of IMusic from Firefox by resetting browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will remove unwanted search provider and start page like IMusic, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Start the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the IMusic browser hijacker. When, it is complete, press the “Finish” button.
Get rid of IMusic search from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s default search provider, newtab and start page to default state.
IMusic home page automatic removal
Anti Malware programs differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus apps and so on. We recommend you run the following free applications: Zemana, MalwareBytes and HitmanPro. Each of these applications has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can detect the browser hijacker and remove IMusic from the Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
How to automatically remove IMusic with Zemana
We suggest using the Zemana Free. You can download and install Zemana to search for and get rid of IMusic from your machine. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Now you can install and use Zemana to delete IMusic home page from your browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana installation package named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your PC system.
During setup you can change some settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is done, this malware removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana tool will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out hijacker infection related to IMusic . This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti Malware utility is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
Once the scanning is finished, Zemana AntiMalware will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove browser hijacker that causes browsers to show annoying IMusic web-page and add threats to the Quarantine. When disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your system to make the change take effect.
Scan and free your system of browser hijacker with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro frees your computer from adware, PUPs, unwanted toolbars, web-browser extensions and other unwanted software like browser hijacker that designed to redirect your web browser to the IMusic page. The free removal utility will help you enjoy your PC to its fullest. HitmanPro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to search for if there are unwanted apps in your computer. You can review the scan results, and choose the items you want to erase.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run HitmanPro on your personal computer. Once started, click “Next” button . HitmanPro tool will start scanning the whole machine to find out browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your web-browser to IMusic website. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the Hitman Pro utility is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malware..
Once the scan get finished, you’ll be opened the list of all found items on your machine.
Review the report and then press Next button.
It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Scan and free your PC of browser hijacker with MalwareBytes Free
Manual IMusic home page removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker can be not fully removed. We suggest that use the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) that are completely free your PC system of hijacker infection. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted software, ad supported software and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
- MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Once downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to IMusic. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- Once MalwareBytes Anti-Malware completes the scan, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will display you the results. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the clean-up is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
Use AdBlocker to block IMusic and stay safe online
It’s important to use ad blocking applications like AdGuard to protect your system from harmful web pages. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to block IMusic and other intrusive websites.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, IMusic redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How did you get infected with IMusic hijacker
Many hijackers like IMusic are included in the free programs installer. In many cases, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are designed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing an ad-supported software or PUPs. Anyway, easier to prevent the browser hijacker rather than clean up your machine after one. So, keep the internet browser updated (turn on automatic updates), use a good antivirus software, double check a free software before you run it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid malicious and unknown pages.
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the step-by-step guide shown above, your machine should be clean from hijacker responsible for redirecting your web-browser to IMusic webpage and other malware. The MS Edge, IE, Firefox and Chrome will no longer display annoying IMusic web site on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help here.