What should I know about MyTransitGuide Toolbar?
If you have noticed that you homepage and search provider has been modified by MyTransitGuide Toolbar, it’s clear that your web browser has been hijacked. This browser plug-in is promoted on the Internet as a very handy tool capable of providing its users with train and bus routes, timetables, subway maps, links for trip planners, car services and so on. Sounds good to be true having in mind that all this service is offered for free. Unfortunately, but in reality, the reliability of this application is questionable and it has even been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
First of all, it should be noted that MyTransitGuide toolbar may implement doubtful activities with an intention to promote third party websites, increase their page rank or gain financial profit via advertising. The first sign indicating that this toolbar is hiding in your PC is the modification of your default homepage and search provider. To be more precise, instead of Google, Bing or Yahoo, you may find Ask Search.
Besides, along with these modifications you will notice MyTransitGuide Toolbar at the top of the page. If you are in this situation right now, be prepared for constant redirects to third party websites. We say so because this search provider is set to deliver altered search results with sponsored links in priority, so every time you enter any kind of a search query, you may receive changed search results that may contain links to unfamiliar shopping websites. Therefore, it goes without saying that MyTransitGuide redirects may become a very irritating issue. Due to this fact, remove this application from your computer as soon as possible with a help of a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage.
Not to mention, MyTransitGuide Toolbar developers in the EULA warns that:
You hereby acknowledge and agree that by using an MS Product you may be exposed to Content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable in your community […]
MS Products are exposed to various security issues, and should be regarded as unsecure. By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and accept that the MS Products and any information you download or offer to share by means of an MS Product, may be exposed to unauthorized access, interception, corruption, damage or misuse, and should be regarded as insecure. You accept all responsibility for such security risks and any damage resulting therefrom.
In a nutshell, it means that the developer rejects the responsibility for the irrelevant content that you may be exposed to once any of the sponsored links are clicked on. Thus, gaving this in mind, decide whether you need this toolbar or not. If you decide to get rid of it, you can find MyTransitGuide Toolbar removal instructions on the Page2 below.
How can MyTransitGuide Toolbar enter my computer?
Once MyTransitGuide Toolbar gets inside your computer, it may start tracking your online activities, collect your browsing history, take some pieces of non-personal information and try to make you visit websites of the affiliates. By the way, it may fill its search results with various ads, diminish web browser’s performance, and cause other inconveniences. In order to avoid this situation, you have to be very careful with free software. Since users very often download and install it recklessly, for example, click the ‘next’ button without reading notifications, it’s not surprising that they end up with this potentially unwanted program. Therefore, when installing free programs, instead of Quick or Basic installation option, opt for Advanced or Custom installation and check everything carefully. If you notice a check box saying that “I accept to set ask.com as a default search engine” or “I accept to install MyTransitGuide Toolbar,” deselect it to prevent all aforementioned issues.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of MyTransitGuide Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How to remove MyTransitGuide Toolbar virus?
If you have installed this program from a reliable source (official website, Chrome web store) and is satisfied by it, you may certainly keep it. However, if it did not meet the expectations and you want to get rid of it now, follow these instructions:
- Uninstall programs that are related to MyTransitGuide Toolbar from your computer:
- Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
- When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for MyTransitGuide Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
- Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (MyTransitGuide Toolbar, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.