i.search.metacrawler.com (also known as Metacrawler Search) is a search engine, which we don't recommend using for browsing. The main reason why we say so is that this website is closely related to Funmoods. Besides, it is promoted using unfair distribution methods and it may also return altered search results for you what makes people visit unknown or insecure websites. Finally, you may notice unwanted pop-up advertisements and slow downs on all web browsers that are installed on the system when this search engine is indie your computer. No matter how carzy it sounds, i.search.metacrawler.com is still not considered a virus because it doesn't harm computer in any way. However, if you want to avoid things that we mentioned earlier, you should use more reputable search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo.
i.search.metacrawler.com is promoted using freeware and shareware. If you want to avoid discovering unknown applications on your computer, you should always monitor installation process of the freeware and remove free additions and similar components. In most of the cases, you need to find this check mark, which agrees to set i.search.metacrawler.com as a start page or default search engine. If you miss this check mark, you will agree to download this search engine on your computer. After successful installation, it makes several changes in computer's settings and starts its annoying routine, which is typically based on redirections.
If you discovered i.search.metacrawler.com on your machine and you want to remove it from there, you should follow these instructions that are guven below. Besides, don't forget checking your PC with updated anti-spyware to make sure that your PC is free of viruses.
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Uninstall i.search.metacrawler.com and related programsWindows Mac OS X ↷ Step 2 Windows 7 / Vista / XP
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for i.search.metacrawler.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove i.search.metacrawler.com from Windows shortcuts↷ Step 3
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove i.search.metacrawler.com from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari ↷ Step 4 Remove dangerous add-ons
Complete i.search.metacrawler.com removal
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of i.search.metacrawler.com registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 09/07/14 23:49;
information updated: 09/07/14 23:49