Is MyStart or Incredibar malware?
I have no idea how MyStart by IncrediBar got on to my computer. Initially, it hijacked my browsers (Firefox 8.01 and Internet Explorer 9.) When opening either browser, it re-directed my homepage to a MyStart search page. I have never intentionally allowed MyStart, IncrediBar, or IncrediMail into my system.
Using the Control Panel (Vista Home Premium – 64-bit), I uninstalled the program. Then, I went into the Options controls on both browsers and disallowed and/or deleted all references to these programs. I also reset my homepage to where I had previously set it to be. I tried to do a System Restore twice, but each time it failed, returning a message indicating that “An unspecified error occurred during System Restore.” I did a complete system scan with Norton 360, which turned up nothing. I also ran Norton Power Eraser, which indicated “no risks found.”
MyStart was still appearing as a tab when I opened Firefox, but not Internet Explorer. Then, someone at Mozilla Support (cor-el) provided a series of steps that now prevents MyStart from opening when I open Firefox. But, I’m still wondering if MyStart is on my computer and collecting sensitive financial information, even though I cannot see it.
Is there reason for me to be concerned?
Thanks for your help.