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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow internet connection
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


WebBooster is a computer application that allows you to use winks and emoticons for various messengers. The application is installed as IMBooster and is available at WebBooster is added to your Internet browsers as a browser extension, which means that you are provided with a browser toolbar. The toolbar is powered by the Iminent search engine; more specifically, the browser extension changes the home page the search engine to We recommend that you remove WebBooster from the computer because the search engine generates third party advertisements, some of which may take you to unreliable websites.

WebBooster is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox; no changes were made on Google Chrome during the analysis of the browser extension. The application is relatively old; it is dated November 17, 2009.

As for the features of the Iminent toolbar, it enables you to listen to the radio, access your email service, play online games, and, most important, use various emoticons for on different platforms, including Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Mail, Gmail, and Yahoo! Mail.

If you have installed WebBooster by mistake and have no intention of using this application, remove it from the browser right now. This browser extension, as well as the search engine, can monitor your browsing behavior, including your search terms, clicks, impressions, and other non-personally identifiable information. The information acquired may be used for marketing and advertising and also shared with third parties.

You should pay close attention to the search results provided by Iminent. The search engine displays sponsored links, which are presented as ads. The search engine does not endorse third parties by displaying their ads, so, if you want to prevent redirection to questionable websites, you should ignore clicking on Iminent advertisement. The same goes for the display advertisements generated on the startup page. The startup page can provide you with a great variety of ads which may have nothing in common with your browsing history.

In order to rid the browsers of annoying advertisements and the browser extension, you should implement a reputable spyware removal tool. Our team recommends that you use SpyHunter because it can easily remove WebBoster and also shield the system from many other computer threats, including rogue anti-virus programs, adware programs, other browser hijackers, Trojan horses, and many other threats.

In case you want to remove WebBooster manually and do not want to use a spyware removal tool, we recommend using our removal guide. However, after uninstalling the browser extension and restoring the settings of the browsers, you should scan the system to make sure that no files associated with WebBooster are present within the system.

How to remove WebBooster

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove IMBooster, and other unwanted applications.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall unwanted programs.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and enter control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove unrecognized applications.

Remove WebBooster and

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Click on the General tab.
  3. Change the home page and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  5. Click Toolbar and Extensions and remove unwanted extension.
  6. Click Search Providers and set a new search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  2. Remove unwanted extensions.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  4. Open the General tab and change the home page.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click the search engine icon next to the search box of the browser and set a new search provider.
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