iMesh

iMesh Description


iMesh is a file-sharing application similar to Kazaa or Napster. Although iMesh itself is free of malicious functions, many versions of iMesh come bundled with various types of adware. Symptoms of iMesh-related adware include browser hijacks, new desktop icons, strange browser toolbars, browser pop-ups related to what you’re browsing and general system slowdown. Although iMesh adware tends to be merely obnoxious instead of outright destructive, some forms of adware may expose you to directly malicious content from their affiliates. It’s strongly recommended that you remove iMesh and all iMesh-related programs if you want your PC to operate in top form.

The Many Advertising Options iMesh Doesn’t Tell You About


Different versions of iMesh use various types of adware, but some types are noticeably more common than others. If you insist on installing iMesh, you should pay close attention to any offers or agreements during the installation process – iMesh will usually tell you about any bundled adware, although iMesh may not make this information easy to find. Some adware is optional, and some can be opted in or out, depending on which version of iMesh you’re installing.

The major iMesh-related adware culprits include:
  • Gator, a product of the Gain Publishing company. Gator will start itself whenever your computer starts, monitor your online activities, and use that information to create relevant pop-up advertisements.
  • TopText, an Ezula product that hijacks your web browser. TopText does this by redirecting you whenever you click a link, so that you see TopText-related advertisements and affiliate sites instead of the content the original site was providing links to promote.
  • CommonName, a Browser Helper Object that uses your search engine keywords as a starting point to flood you with more ‘relevant’ advertisements.
  • Cydoor, a product from Cydoor Desktop Media. Cydoor provides no uninstallation utility and can’t be uninstalled from the Windows installed programs list. Like the other threats listed above, Cydoor is a part of iMesh that’s incorporated solely to deliver unwanted advertisements.

Warding the Adware Invasion Off from iMesh and Your PC


Although the ‘official’ and latest versions of iMesh tend to come with adware like the ones noted above, alternative and older versions that are considered ‘clean’ versions are available, without any bundled adware. Besides adware, iMesh is also known to create a desktop icon linking to Rich Casino, which is non-malicious but may be personally distasteful for some.

Even if you uninstall iMesh, you may not be rid of the most invasive adware. As mentioned earlier, some types of adware will also lack individual deletion options. This leaves anti-malware software as the other practical option for getting rid of iMesh and iMesh-related malware.

Since Gator and other kinds of adware may start when your PC loads Windows, you should make use of an alternate booting mode like Safe Mode. This will let you run any scanners you want to detect and remove iMesh-related threats. High-quality scanners that are completely updated for threats should be able to recognize all of iMesh’s bundled adware without difficulty.

Uninstalling some types of adware, such as CommonName, in an improper or manual fashion may result in other problems. The most common side effect you may experience is loss of Internet connectivity. This can be repaired by changing your system settings back to their original values.

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  • francine says:

    @Susan..thank you for posting the following:
    Computer
    OS (C)
    Program file (x86)
    properties
    security
    ***This is where i changed permissions to modify
    once this is done, right click on the imesh and hit delete
    or in my case I use iolo toolbox and hit incinerate now.

    NOTE: I HAD TO DO A LIL DIFF. THAN SUSAN SUGGESTED.
    1. computer …..OS C
    2. Program Files and saw iMesh in the program files. At this point, i tried to delete but it said the folder was open so I closed my browsers…and it still gave me some sort of message saying I could not uninstall because it was imesh was in a folder.
    SOOOO under program files I opened imesh….
    this opened another folder called MEDIA BAR
    I opened Media Bar which gave me another folder to open called Datamgr. etc.
    I opened Data Mgr. which gave me another folder and eventually I opened a folder that revealed the iMesh icon and was able to uninstall it.

  • Stoo ;DD says:

    Hi everyone,
    As you know Imesh is a good but difficult to delete program. I was caught by this problem too.
    Here’s what I did:
    1st: open (CONTROL PANEL)
    2nd: choose (WINDOWS FIREWALL) click on (exceptions) and then click on Imesh file to un-mark it. After that Imesh security program is vulnerable.
    3rd: open ((WINDOWS TASK MANAGER(ctrl+alt+del)), click on processes find Imesh and then click to (end process).
    That’s it!

  • jose says:

    god dam imesh sucks can anyone help

  • Liliana Aukamp says:

    You are so right Michelle. Every time I had said I would give up something it made me want to do it even more so why bother.

  • KHEMINA.EZZE says:

    IMECH maked me a problems with my hasband so thank you very much to helped to uninstall it from my computer

  • Heather says:

    I was careful when installing as I cant stand things that install different browser add ons, so wasnt stuck with that, however it did place a Smiley Central Emotiocon desktop shortcut. Everytime I went to uninstall it, it would tell me it was still open. I got irritated and use a UnInstaller program, which did sort of uninstall it, by this I mean it was still on my comp, I just no longer had the option to uninstall it lol. So I went into the task manager, made sure the imesh task was ended, then reinstalled, and without letting it open, I went to my control panel and uninstalled that way. It now seems to be gone. Pain in the butt. I have scanned my computer all seems well.

  • Lwne says:

    Start computer on safe mode F8. Then go to internet options and on search providers, remove imesh homepage and enter google as your default homepage, apply and ok. Then check registry editor and run check all your softwares. Only remove imesh stuff. Then go to programs and uninstall imesh. Then reopen browser and still see if homepage is Imesh. It took me 8 hours to get rid of it and now finally it is running on google. If you have another computer, it can help you look up information while you work on the problem with the computer. It takes time, patience, determination and tough luck. If you cannot do it, then you may have to pay for this to be removed. I just used up all the helpful resources online and it is finally gone after 6 months. Good luck!

  • Susan says:

    Have been trying to remove this for months. Finally did it! On my system this is what I did to remove 689 files.

    Computer
    OS (C)
    Program file (x86)
    properties
    security
    ***This is where i changed permissions to modify
    once this is done, right click on the imesh and hit delete
    or in my case I use iolo toolbox and hit incinerate now.

    Finally liberated from this mess!
    Good luck… ~S.

  • Paul says:

    Andy.. Thanks heaps for your simple but effective advise. Worked for me! Thanks mate..

  • Lotte says:

    THIS ONE REALLY HELPED ME!! Thank you Lisa!

    Lisa says:

    October 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    HOPE THIS HELPS::::: I had iMesh on my computer forever and could not get rid of it. I deleted the program but still always there on my tabs..i done some messing around on my computer and this worked for me… hope it does the same for you…….Open explorer, click tools, go down to Manage add-ons, under Add-on types click Toolbars and Extensions,,,Anything that has iMesh name on it DISABLE it. when finished click close..go back to your home page, pull up a few tabs at the top and see if it worked… GOOD LUCK!!!!

  • Robin says:

    This works!!!

  • peter says:

    Go to programmes. Find "Restore computer to different date". Then choose a date before you installed iMesh. Select that date and run the re-install. It worked for me after trying everything else.

  • Pete says:

    I had major problems with imesh and couldn\’t get rid of it by uninstalling. As a last resort I tried to restore computer to a different date (2 days before I put imesh on) and it has worked fine – everything is back to normal.

  • Steffi says:

    I got rid of it by going into add-on manager in "tools" of the web browser (firefox)
    imesh was hidden under the name of an addon called "search core for browsers 1.0" I disabled this and now new tabs open normally!!!

  • Amy X-Burner says:

    Try this-
    Go 2 start
    Press control panel
    Go to add or remove devices
    Click uninstall program
    It will create a list scroll down and press Imesh
    Click continue and uninstall anyway
    Give it time and it\’ll be done

    That should work

  • pcgeek says:

    hey guys i had he same problem! u have to reboot your system. Go to recovery system and select reboot as factory. Thats the on;y way i tried everything imesh kept messing with my search engines in chrome firefox AND explorer. i even tried to uninstall it but it doesnt work so you better do a back up of your files and reboot your pc.

  • pcgeek says:

    hey guys i had he same problem! u have to reboot your system. Go to recovery system and select reboot as factory. Thats the on;y way i tried everything imesh kept messing with my search engines in chrome firefox AND explorer. i even tried to uninstall it but it doesnt work so you better do a back up of your files and reboot your pc.

  • Samina sunny says:

    i have uninstall my iMesh software but still the online opens with iMesh thats why all letters become small even the screen also.

  • jayf419 says:

    thank you…….imesh should be prozsecuted for their intrusion

  • andrew says:

    I have had it with iMesh.com. I can not sign in view songs, now I can’t remove the icon from my tray

  • Lisa says:

    HOPE THIS HELPS::::: I had iMesh on my computer forever and could not get rid of it. I deleted the program but still always there on my tabs..i done some messing around on my computer and this worked for me… hope it does the same for you…….Open explorer, click tools, go down to Manage add-ons, under Add-on types click Toolbars and Extensions,,,Anything that has iMesh name on it DISABLE it. when finished click close..go back to your home page, pull up a few tabs at the top and see if it worked… GOOD LUCK!!!!

  • Kathy Mac says:

    I hope these instructions work!! I have uninstalled this CRAP, but it will not leave my Explorer browser! This is a totally deceptive website! You think that you’re going to a music website…then all these people start popping up like you’re in a chat room or dating site! What the Hell??

  • davbic says:

    Hussein Badran\’s suggestions got me part way there, but I found I was still having problems with my internet explorers (both Firefox and I.E.) Then i read thatiMesh bundles other programs with it when it loads, so I brought up \"Add/Remove Programs\" again and sorted by \"last used date\" and found two additional programs that had the same date as the iMesh folder, but weren\’t called \"iMesh\". When I clicked on \"details\" sure enough they were created by iMesh. Once I deleted those programs also, my browsers started functioning properly again.

  • Ann says:

    Thank you! Imesh is finally gone!

  • rindi says:

    How can I remove imesh search engine plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, i uninstalled the program and mediabar and removed the toolbar but everytime i want to search for something on the web, i see on the top, search.imech.com, plz help :(

  • Conner says:

    non funziona. cannot un-install imesh for some reason.

  • carol2712 says:

    Andy, thakn you so much. I have windows 7 & it worked your way.

  • T753l says:

    Thank you very much.. This seems to be the only solution that works. Glad to be rid of that crap!

  • RAB C says:

    THANKS A MILLION "BONES" that worked a TREAT! first time, at last got rid of that BLOODY IMESH CRAP!!!!! thanks again mate

  • Glen says:

    Dester, as I said before, I got rid of everything except when I try to delete from it from uninstall, it goes back to imesh unistall screen. All files, programs, anyhting to do with imesh is gone. It will not let me delete from uninstall program

  • aleks says:

    its not working

  • Dester says:

    everyone who is having troubles deletig imesh this is what u do.
    1. right click on ur task bar the thing on the bottom of the screen.
    2. click start task manager
    3. click on imesh then click on stop task.
    4. go to control panel
    5. go to unistall programs.
    6. sroll down and look for imesh and click on imesh then click unistall
    7. now u will be in the unistall process for imesh.
    i hope this has helped everyone :)

  • Glen says:

    Go to Hussein Badrin on the list, it covers just about everthing. I went down the list and did everyhting it suggested and as you see below your request, I can\’t get rid of it from my add/remove section. But thats all I have left. Just go down the list and try it but Hussein is very good.

  • Romel Tengco says:

    I can’t remove i mesh i don’t want it please. Thank you!

  • jennifer says:

    i uninstalled imesh but it keep coming up on my computer. when i type in a url it alwas brings me to the imesh website i cant get rid of it.. help me

  • Glen says:

    I\’ve gotten rid of everything from imesh except I can\’t get rid of it from the Add/Remove Program. It still opens the imesh uninstall screen. How do I get rid of it from the Add/Reemove Program?

  • Playapapa says:

    THANKS, CASEY. It worked on the first try. I followed your advice then went to Control panel – Programs and Features (Windows 7) – Uninstall.

  • Casey says:

    right click on taskbar > task manager > processes > right click on imesh.exe > click end process

    now, proceed to completely remove imesh from your pc through the suggestions from various internet searches that you have already tried

  • steven everetts says:

    could you please remove i mesh…I don’t want it…

  • Jeyde says:

    Can Someone email how to get rid of this please?

  • happy girl says:

    Where is the Imesh Directory cause im looking for it and ALL of this is pissing me I can unistall it and this is ridiculous.

  • andy says:

    it took me a day 2 get rid off it if u have windows 7 try this way on bottom left hand side there is a icon saying show hidden icons click on that and it will show the imesh icon right click then click exit . then go to control panel and click uninstall found imesh and double click 2 get rid of it it work 4 me so good luck

  • donkease says:

    Hussein Badran – you ARE my Saver. I have spent hours trying to get that pesky devil imesh out of my life – succeeded deleting the program, getting it off Chrome but it was stuck to IE like glue. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  • Niharika says:

    Really headache… the FCUKING IMESH Created Hell over ma PC

  • lorraine says:

    that was very helpful thanks.

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