How to remove (uninstall) Meteorname.pro

Our article tells you everything about removing unwanted advertising utility, also known as Meteorname.pro. We’ll explain to you everything you need to understand about it, which is its algorithms of elimination from both the computer and your browser, nature and the manners of infection.

Meteorname.pro

What is Meteorname.pro

If you need to eliminate Meteorname.pro and other similar programs, you should realize their purpose and the basics of their operation. Their precise goal is to show ads, and by displaying them to a customer and forcing him to click through them, Meteorname.pro generates action on the webpages it has to advertise. Many of the ads Meteorname.pro generates don’t have a background behind them and are made to make a customer visit the website, but some percentage of them have things to sell. It’s quite an exaggeration to call them goods, actually, as these are rather “bads” if you see our point. The problem with Meteorname.pro’s ads is that they’re a fraud. If a webpage gets boosted via adware, it means that it cannot use any legal manner. It also means that the site is either of bottom quality or unlawful sort. And how would you make people purchase a thing like that? Of course, by an improper advertisement, which is making hundreds of ads pop up on users’ screens until they follow at least a single one.

Let's make it clear right from the start Meteorname.pro is an undesired program, developed to lure your coins out of you. Of course, we're not really talking about the money, but more like you unwillingly working for Internet-criminals, clicking the links they give to you, and viewing unwanted sites. We're going to explore this topic in our entry, and define the thing in depth. If you don’t need that, and already know how to ward Meteorname.pro off your PC – you may just jump the informative part and head to the ending part with elimination advice.

 

How Meteorname.pro infects the system

The penetration manner is critically important realize, to defend the PC from Meteorname.pro. Almost always there's one virus in your OS, which helps the newly arrived ones to break through. Our aim now is to define how the perilous utilities infect the fresh, shielded OS. Unfortunately, you play the main role in the infection process. Here are three of the most effective ways to trick you into downloading Meteorname.pro:

  • Affiliate penetration. It’s the technique when Meteorname.pro or any similar is merged with several other programs. They all are either pointless or perilous except one. Usually, the bundle is titled after a good program so that the user supposed that he’s downloading it, but all he installs is the whole lot of viruses. You need to know that there is a stage when you're installing a bundle when you will be able to cancel the suggested installation manner and opt out of the installation of unwanted tools. Believe us, you do not want to miss it. Just read the information in the menus while you install unpaid tools, and avoid suspicious programs.
  • Straightforward installation. A number of people daily gets infected advertisement utilities assuming that they are helpful, and the most effective technique to stop this is realizing how to tell an unwanted tool from a reputable one. In the majority of cases, they look like useful utilities and choose the ones whose activities aren’t totally explainable. To this group belong various browser tools claiming to enhance your browsing experience or assist you in finding everything from the best promotions to delicious offers. Occasionally, scammers go for system optimization programs and applications for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you're installing such a utility – it'd be wiser to look for tons of feedback regarding it on good forums prior to installing it.
  • Fake mailout. This manner is used not as often as the previous technique, yet you can’t be overcautious with viruses. The trick is that sometimes you get some emails from unidentified senders. Sometimes it’s a mistake, but if this email has any attachments – you shouldn't open it. Following such a link or executing a file will follow the instant download of any type of malware onto your PC, and it may be something that's way more harmful than adware.

We believe that the above tips help you remember the ways of adware penetration, and avoid it.

How to remove Meteorname.pro from your PC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Meteorname.pro manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Meteorname.pro from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

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

 

Now it’s time to remove this adware for good. We’ve explained to you every single thing you should realize about it, so if you abide by our advice, Meteorname.pro will never infect the laptop. There’s a single hint we want to give: get yourself a decent antivirus. If you already have an antivirus – it’s quite obvious that it's not working, as Meteorname.pro is within the laptop right now. There’s also another detail about antiviruses you should know: don’t ever deactivate them. Sometimes everyone receives those fake notification on the desktop, suggesting to switch off an antivirus as it detains from displaying some info. It’s just adware that is trying to get to you. You should keep your antivirus always alert and up to date.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

 

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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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