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.
If you found Metacrawler Toolbar on your computer, we recommend eliminating this program from your computer. For that, you can follow these steps:
You can remove Metacrawler Toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
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 Metacrawler Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Metacrawler Toolbar:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
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.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-13 07:17
Information updated: 2014-08-13 07:17