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Should I remove Iminent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,735
United States Rank #2,747
Reach 0.3896%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.75 days
966.05 days >
Average installed length: 507.58 days


VersionDistribution 2.44% 5.41% 0.68% 12.57% 4.68% 2.53% 2.28% 5.29% 5.31% 1.38% 1.12% 2.11% 5.85% 1.33% 1.15% 2.47% 1.76% 1.17% 3.43% 4.69% 14.46% 1.82% 1.08% 0.09% 0.44% 0.43% 0.01% 0.04% 0.07% 0.22% 0.59% 0.57% 0.03% 0.01% 1.24% 0.01% 1.64% 0.73% 1.47% 2.44% 0.30% 0.01% 0.05%
4.25.0 0.01% 4.00%
4.10.0 0.17%
3.47.0 0.42%
3.46.0 0.03%


What is Iminent?

Iminent toolbar is a browser extension for Internet Explorer and Firefox which is used to emoticons while using Facebook and web-based email products. During installation the Iminent toolbar changes your browser's homepage to seach.iminent.com and your standard search engine will be also set to search.iminent.com.

About  (from IMinent)

Iminent provides virtual goods services to communication platforms making users’ conversations more interactive and more fun. Iminent has a global reach of more than 12 million users across all continents. Established in 2007, the company was recognized as one of the top100 best startups by Techcrunch Europe in 2009 a...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Iminent.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 17.17 MB (18,008,137 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Iminent.
Iminent.exe (2ea2862a5c756e5e1d0fa8f96336ef42) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Iminent (fs)
ESET-NOD32 8.10599 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Iminent.E
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Iminnent
VIPRE Antivirus 34130 Iminent (fs)
Iminent.Messengers.exe (564d4ed21bfa82be69a8fa787cf468f6) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Iminent (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10548 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Iminent.E
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Iminnent.b
VIPRE Antivirus 33836 Iminent (fs)
Minibar.InternetExplorer.BHOx64.dll (b3f9b57fcf8850031d48bc023736f253) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Iminent (fs)
ESET-NOD32 10748 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Iminent.E
VIPRE Antivirus 34924 Iminent (fs)
Iminent.WebBooster.InternetExplorer.dll (2d690fcdfe41f4389d23a5dcd7db5c99) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.45
VIPRE Antivirus 22946 Iminent (fs)
       View all 13 all detections
Iminent has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iminent.com
Help link: www.iminent.com/aide
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IMinent Toolbar
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F7CF0E9A-D48B-4942-9537-259ED0568DF4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Iminent

Program executable:Iminent.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Iminent\Iminent.exe
Additional files:
  • f_in_box.dll (by Softanics) - F-IN-BOX DLL Edition
  • Iminent.AxImp.dll - Assembly importé à partir de la bibliothèque de types 'SHDocVw'.
  • Iminent.Booster.UI.dll - Iminent.Booster.UI
  • Iminent.Business.Connect.dll - Iminent.Business.Connect
  • Iminent.Business.dll - Iminent.Business
  • Iminent.exe - Iminent
  • Iminent.Mediator.ActivePlayers.dll - Iminent.Mediator.ActivePlayers
  • Iminent.Mediator.dll - Iminent.Mediator
  • Iminent.Messengers.exe - Iminent Messengers
  • WPFLocalizeExtension.dll (by Root-Project) - WPFLocalizeExtension
  • Iminent.Entity.dll - Iminent.Entity
  • Iminent.Services.dll - Iminent.Services
  • Iminent.WinCore.WLM.WinEvents.dll - IMinent (Iminent.WinCore.WLM.WinEvents)
  • Iminent.WinCore.WLM15.dll - Iminent BHO
  • Iminent.WinCore.Yahoo.dll
  • Iminent.Windows.dll - Iminent.Window
  • Iminent.Workflow.dll - Iminent.Workflow
  • Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Microsoft Managed AudioVideoPlayback)
  • Microsoft.Expression.Interactions.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • System.Windows.Interactivity.dll - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • Iminent.WinCore.dll - Iminent Win Core
  • Minibar.InternetExplorer.BHOx86.dll (by SIEN) - Minibar
  • (Malware detected) Minibar.InternetExplorer.BHOx64.dll (by SIEN)
  • Iminent.WebBooster.InternetExplorer.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Minibar.InternetExplorer.BHOx86.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IMinent WebBooster (BHO)' with the class of {A09AB6EB-31B5-454C-97EC-9B294D92EE2A} (IMinent WebBooster).
  • Minibar.InternetExplorer.BHOx64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IMinent WebBooster (BHO)' with the class of {A09AB6EB-31B5-454C-97EC-9B294D92EE2A} (IMinent WebBooster).
  • Iminent.WebBooster.InternetExplorer.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IMinent WebBooster (BHO)' with the class of {A09AB6EB-31B5-454C-97EC-9B294D92EE2A} (IMinent WebBooster).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Iminent.Messengers.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IminentMessenger' which loads as C:\Program Files\Iminent\Iminent.Messengers.exe.
  • Iminent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Iminent' which loads as C:\Program Files\Iminent\Iminent.exe /warmup "F77F87E5-A6BD-4922-A530-EDF63D7E9F8C".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Iminent.Messengers.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Iminent\Iminent.Messengers.exe'.
  • Iminent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Iminent\Iminent.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:42.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000072939%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000106%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000623%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:63,706
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:20 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:26.62 MB
Total CPU:0.0000626035%
Kernel CPU:0.00003013%
User CPU:0.00003247%
CPU cycles/sec:302,100
I/O reads/min:22 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove Iminent?

You can uninstall Iminent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Iminent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Iminent.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Iminent you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.16%
Windows 10 21.99%
Windows XP 6.18%
Windows Vista 5.63%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.77%
Windows 7 Professional 9.22%
Windows 8 7.20%
Windows 8.1 6.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.94%
  Germany 14.15%
  Italy 10.15%
  Brazil 10.02%
  France 7.48%
  United Kingdom 6.04%
  Mexico 4.03%
  Spain 2.88%
  Argentina 1.64%
  Colombia 1.26%
  Chile 0.92%
  Venezuela 0.78%
  Peru 0.70%
  Ecuador 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.50%
Acer 22.81%
Dell 14.31%
ASUS 8.87%
Toshiba 7.38%
Samsung 6.12%
Lenovo 3.03%
Intel 1.26%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Medion 0.74%
Sahara 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.35%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.44%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.39%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.33%


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