The not so incredible Incredibar

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Registered: 01-16-2010
The not so incredible Incredibar
Sun, 02-03-2013 - 2:25pm

Hey guys, 

Incredibar has increased rather dramatically in the past few weeks. Just wanted to let you know guys that now it comes budled with iLivid, Yontoo and others similar products. Do not install these! Previously it was bundled with Cnet's software downloader, might happen again, who knows. In case you don't know what it is: MyStart by IncrediBar

Technically, it's not malware. Most people say it either a web browser hijacker or potentially unwanted program. A very annoying one. The problem is that  Incredibar changes so many preferences and settings that later it becomes nearly impossible to reset all the changes made during its installation. Since itn's not malware, antivirus program do not detect it. Stay away from rogue software download sites and pretty much everything that might distribute Incredibar. Cheers!

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 3:22pm

Thanks for the warning! I haven't come across this one yet, but most toolbars have an option to install them or not. It's usually selected by default, but you can deselect it during the installation, you just have to watch for it. They shouldn't be able to include these things without the option to accept them or not.