Do you know what MetroCleaner is?
MetroCleaner is just one of the many adware applications that try to make an impression they can improve your online shopping experience, but any user should know better than that. Adware programs are very far from being useful enhancement tools. The only reason they enter your system is money. MetroCleaner and other similar programs have been designed to generate financial profit for their developers. Although they cannot infect you with malware directly, there is always a chance that they could expose you to potential security threats, so it is for the best to remove MetroCleaner and other related applications immediately.
When this program gets installed on your PC, it assaults you with countless pop-up advertisements that appear on your screen when you access popular online stores like eBay, Amazon, BestBuy, and so on. The pop-ups look like they want to inform you about the latest deals and discount offers. However, the only reason the MetroCleaner pop-ups contain something related to your most recent searches is because this adware program tracks your online activity via tracking cookies. Granted, this kind of activity is not something illegal, but the application does not really care what kind of content gets embedded in its ads. Thus, if you are not careful enough, you might click an ad that redirects you to some suspicious website associated with adware (and sometimes even malware!) distribution.
We are not too pressed about this application because we have seen countless of adware programs like that before. MetroCleaner belongs to the Multiplug family of adware applications, and it is a direct clone of AllDaySale, HappySale, RainbowPrices, and so on. This means that this application comes bundled in the InstallRex, Vittalia, and Amonetize installers. Users often initiate the download of these third-party installers when they click fake download buttons and links in p2p and torrent websites. It is very likely that you did not even notice how MetroCleaner entered your computer, but the truth remains: You allowed this program to get installed on your system yourself. Therefore, we cannot categorize the app as malware.
Not the mention that the application is more annoying than malicious. The main security concern associated with MetroCleaner is that the program could be exploited by cyber criminals for corrupted content distribution. In other words, it is too vulnerable, and it becomes a tool of the trade for a variety of suspicious activities.
Thus, if you happen to have this adware program on your PC, it is about time to get rid of it. Go to your Control Panel and uninstall MetroCleaner from there. The removal via Control Panel will only affect Internet Explorer. You will have to delete the extension from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome manually. That is not too hard, and we will tell you how to do it in the instructions below.
Another thing you have to remember is that MetroCleaner usually comes in a software package with many unwanted applications, and you, most certainly, have to get rid of them as well. To get a list of all the potential threats, scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner, and then delete the unwanted programs automatically. If you need any further assistance, you can always leave us a comment in the message box below.
How to Remove MetroCleaner
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Slide the mouse cursor to the lower right corner of your screen.
- Click Settings on the Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove MetroCleaner.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove MetroCleaner.
- Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall MetroCleaner.
Delete MetroCleaner From Your Browser
- Press Alt+F and click More tools.
- Select Extensions and remove MetroCleaner.
- Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
- Disable and remove MetroCleaner from Extensions.
- Restart your browser.
In non-techie terms:
MetroCleaner will slow down your browser with annoying pop-up ads. This program is too intrusive to keep it on your PC. It is classified as adware and it means that MetroCleaner has arrived to make money out of you, without giving you anything in return. Do not suffer this abomination any longer. Delete MetroCleaner right now, and get yourself a licensed antispyware tool that will protect your PC 24/7 from similar intruders.