What is IncrediMail?

IncrediMail, developed by Perion Network, is a questionable email application that offers new ways to send and receive emails. While the features it offers are completely legitimate, IncrediMail acts in a questionable way. It alters your browser’s settings and sets a new domain as your homepage, new tabs and search engine. It will also insert advertisement content into your browser so no matter where you go, you will be bombarded with ads. IncrediMail is a legitimate program, so you can easily download it from its official website or other download websites. Whether you use it is up to you but we suggest you erase IncrediMail from your computer.


Why you should uninstall IncrediMail?

It seems IncrediMail could get into your computer via software bundles. This means that it could be attached to free software in a way that allows it to install along with freeware. Without your knowledge, if you use Default settings. Default settings do not show you any added items and by choosing that installation mode, you are giving them the permission to install. This is why you need to use Advanced or Custom settings. In that mode, you can deselect all added items and then proceed with the freeware installation without worrying about something you do not want installing.

If you download IncrediMail from an official website, pay attention to the installation process. You will see that IncrediMail asks you to allow MyStart to become your search engine and homepage. It also wants you to install IncrediMail Toolbar and a Desktop shortcut. You should be aware that MyStart is classified as a browser hijacker. They exist to generate traffic for certain websites and it will do that by redirecting you to those websites. The redirects might happen at the most random time and annoy you by taking you to weird websites. You might not be able to change your homepage and search engine to what it was before unless you first remove IncrediMail and then manually reset the browser. While browser hijackers are not malicious computer viruses, they can expose you to dangerous content. You could be led to an unsafe website and accidentally end up downloading malware onto your computer. Even though IncrediMail might offer some useful features, we suggest you think twice about using it. If you choose to uninstall IncrediMail, read the IncrediMail removal section below.

IncrediMail removal

If you choose to delete IncrediMail from your computer, you should be able to do so easily. Just remove IncrediMail as you would any other program and then manually reset your affected browser. Just in case, instructions for how to delete IncrediMail will be provided below.


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Quick Menu

Step 1. Uninstall IncrediMail and related programs.

Remove IncrediMail from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete IncrediMail from Windows 8

Uninstall IncrediMail from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall IncrediMail from Windows 7

Delete IncrediMail from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove IncrediMail from Windows XP

Remove IncrediMail from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for IncrediMail or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

IncrediMail removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete IncrediMail from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. IncrediMail IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) IncrediMail IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. IncrediMail IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. IncrediMail IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. IncrediMail IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. IncrediMail IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. IncrediMail IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. IncrediMail IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase IncrediMail from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. IncrediMail Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. IncrediMail Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. IncrediMail Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. IncrediMail Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. IncrediMail Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. IncrediMail Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. IncrediMail Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. IncrediMail Chrome extensions disable
    IncrediMail Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. IncrediMail Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. IncrediMail Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. IncrediMail Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove IncrediMail from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). IncrediMail Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. IncrediMail Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. IncrediMail Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. IncrediMail Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. IncrediMail Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. IncrediMail Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. IncrediMail Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. IncrediMail Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall IncrediMail from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. IncrediMail Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. IncrediMail Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable IncrediMail and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. IncrediMail Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. IncrediMail Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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