iMesh Music Toolbar is an extension to iMesh – a legitimate free program for downloading and sharing music. It is, however, considered a potentially unwanted program.
What Does iMesh Toolbar Do to Your Computer?
The main purpose of this add-on is to redirect your searches to particular advertisements and earn money from these ad publishers.
iMesh Music Toolbar is categorized as a browser hijacker because once it enters your system, it modifies your browser settings and changes your default home page to search.ask.com without your permission. It will then start displaying multiple pop-up advertisements which will not only disturb your browsing routine, but could also entice you to click on any of them.
And, although it’s not a virus and is not harmful to your PC by itself, clicking on any of these ads may redirect you to potentially infected websites. They could then infect your system.
“By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and accept that SRT, and any information you download or offer to share by means of SRT, may be exposed to unauthorized access, interception, corruption, damage or misuse, and should be regarded as non-secure. You accept all responsibility for such security risks and any damage resulting therefrom.”
How Does iMesh Music Toolbar Enter Your PC?
The way iMesh Music Toolbar enters your system is via bundling. It uses the name “iMesh” from the legitimate program for downloading and sharing music, to mislead the user.
iMesh Music Toolbar is often bundled with freeware you download from the Web. It’s often attached to the iMesh program as well and installs itself unnoticeably while you are downloading the actual program. In fact, you have the option to opt-out from the bundling during the installation process but you could easily miss it and go by the “recommended” settings the application offers.
Therefore, in order to avoid installing unwanted software on your computer, you must always pay close attention to the downloading process and select “custom” or “advanced” options.
How to Remove iMesh Music Toolbar?
iMesh Music Toolbar has no real benefit to your system. Although it’s a mild threat by itself, it does expose your PC to bigger threats from the Web. Therefore, you must remove it the moment you realize you have it. In order to do so, you need to install a legitimate anti-malware program on your PC.