How to remove (uninstall) MetroWhiz

This guide is devoted to an advertising tool called MetroWhiz and manners to get rid of it. If you suffer from annoying ads in the browser, and the performance of your laptop has greatly decreased - this entry will explain you what advertising tools are, identify the primary issue and sweep the machine of undesired programs.

MetroWhiz

MetroWhiz is a toolbar by Ask adware. There are three basic sorts of advertising programs that spread through the Internet nowadays: browser hijackers, browser toolbars and adware. You must realize that the abundance of ads isn't an accident - they were created to act this way from the start. The majority of users mistakenly think that these utilities are helpful, being deluded by impressive lists of their advantages, but all these functions either do not work, or just cannot exist. To make it clear for you, we will explain the main functions of each type of advertising tools.

  • Browser toolbars show ads too, but not as active as other two kinds of advertising software. Their main function is to gather info about your search queries and viewed websites that are then passed on to scammers for further usage. This information is of substantial value for any advertising company.
  • Browser hijackers don't show ads on well-known web-pages. Instead of advertising they redirect their victims to the untrusted web-sites. This software helps the dishonest website owners to generate traffic and endangers the whole computer.
  • Adware differs in that it shows advertising information on all sites that the user visits and in some cases, on the desktop. These programs might be masked almost to anything: video and audio players, system cleaners, software for updating and downloading drivers, tools for finding movies and music and much more. Advertising appears as links, pop-ups or distinct units in the browser.

Every of above written sorts of adware uses especial methods to infect the computer and to act inside of it. These tools have one thing in common - they all cause inconvenience to the victim and prevent him from surfing the Web. Besides the apparent discomfort, such as the growing number of banners and pop-ups, MetroWhiz has one more dangerous property and it is the significant lowering of machine's protection.

 

Now you know which purposes are targeted by adware and, you should know how to discover it. The largest and the most annoying sign of adware is the advertising overflow. Another sign is the emergence of useless programs in the system that you haven’t installed. This happens when customer clicks on all links that adware displays, visiting the strange sites and installing software from there. If such thing happens, you might not even understand how virus enters your laptop.

The third mark is a heavy slowdown of the machine, and an enlargement in the boot time of the system. Retardation of computer's speed isn't only the result of virus, but this happens quite often. PC becomes laggy because any advertising program is running in the background and never stops. It means that virus is starting at computer's boot and shutting down only with the whole machine. If 3 or more such tools will get into your computer, their synchronous running overloads the system, and demands so much resources that good tools simply cannot perform its functions. This can summon critical errors of various services, deceleration and emergency shutdowns. If you see any of these marks - you have to scan the hard drive with a good antiviral tool or delete all perilous programs in manual mode.

Methods to remove MetroWhiz

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove MetroWhiz manually

Step 1. Uninstall MetroWhiz from the operation system

Step 2. Remove MetroWhiz from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

If you see that your computer is in danger and want to browse the Web with comfort, you should completely eliminate MetroWhiz. In your situation it's not only about eliminating MetroWhiz, but also about complete clearing of PC. The deletion can be executed manually, but this way can take some time and might not have the effect. The point is that the unwanted programs prefer many methods to defend themselves from elimination. Viruses keep backup copies everywhere on HDD, hide their root folders, place pending tasks for reinstalling after deletion etc. If victim is not practiced enough in elimination of viruses, the chance of error and further difficulties is extremely high. If you prefer the safe way, we advise you to try Spyhunter anti-virus program. This software can fast and easy remove MetroWhiz from the machine, but also defend it from threats in the future. Spyhunter has a number of features, among which are interaction with other anti-virus tools, moderate price, 24/7 technical support, high speed of scanning and removal and daily updating of the signature database. If you want to download Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the link under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall MetroWhiz from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select MetroWhiz and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\MetroWhiz
  • C:\ProgramData\MetroWhiz
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\MetroWhiz

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "MetroWhiz" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove MetroWhiz from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select MetroWhiz and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete MetroWhiz from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select MetroWhiz and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall MetroWhiz from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove MetroWhiz from the browser

How to remove MetroWhiz from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove MetroWhiz

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete MetroWhiz from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove MetroWhiz

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall MetroWhiz from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove MetroWhiz

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete MetroWhiz from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose MetroWhiz and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete MetroWhiz from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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