Title: Metacrawler Toolbar
Type: Adware

Remove Metacrawler Toolbar
Removal instructions

Severity scale:Metacrawler Toolbar severity is 11  (11 / 100)

Metacrawler Toolbar is a potentially unwanted application, which can easily affect all Internet browsers that can be found on computer. Besides, it also relies on a sneaky infiltration technique, which can hardly be noticed. In order to avoid such programs, you have to make sure that you pay enough attention to freeware's and shareware's installation process. Typically, you should find a check mark that agrees to install toolbar and deselect it. After testing Metacrawler Toolbar on our computers, we discovered that it is closely related to Search.conduit.com virus and MetaCrawler.com virus. So, if you want to avoid browser redirections, commercial pop-up ads and similar issues when browsing on the Internet, we recommend uninstalling MetaCrawler Toolbar from the system.


MetaCrawler Toolbar's distribution is closely related to freeware and shareware. Of course, avoiding free downloads is the easiest way to prevent its infiltration. However, you can also use other method that can help you to avoid MetaCrawler Toolbar. Basically, you need to choose a Custom or Advanced installation method when installing freeware on your computer. Once you find a check mark that agrees to install this toolbar on your computer, you should deselect it. Beware that MetaCrawler Toolbar is usually presented as a powerful tool fro searching the web. However, you should take into account that it may return you altered search results and initiate other issues for you.

HOW TO REMOVE Metacrawler Toolbar?

If you found Metacrawler Toolbar on your computer, we recommend eliminating this program from your computer. For that, you can follow these steps: 

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for Metacrawler Toolbar and similar unknown entries.
  3. Select 'Uninstall/Change' and click OK to save the changes.

Additionally, remove Metacrawler Toolbar add-on from your browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer):

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
  2. Here, look for Metacrawler Toolbar and similar entries, and click 'uninstall'.
  3. Once you remove it, change your start page.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’. 
  2. Find Metacrawler Toolbar and similar entries, and click ‘Uninstall’.
  3. After that, change the start page.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions.
  2. Here, look for Metacrawler Toolbar extension and get rid of it by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
  3. Don't forget to change start page.

Finally, scan the system with one of these programs and make sure that it's free of viruses: SpyHunter STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Metacrawler Toolbar. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Metacrawler Toolbar using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Metacrawler Toolbar are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Metacrawler Toolbar right in your pocket.

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Information added: 2013-12-18 09:11:15
Information updated: 2013-12-18 09:11:15

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