MyTransitPlanner Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what MyTransitPlanner Toolbar is?

MyTransitPlanner Toolbar is a product of Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. that it promoted on Even though it seems that this browser plugin is very useful (it promises to enable users to access maps, schedules, and much more), we do not think that this toolbar can be trusted fully because it belongs to the family of Mindspark toolbars which are all very suspicious. You should especially not keep MyTransitPlanner Toolbar on your computer if you have found its presence really surprising. The majority of users find it really hard to get rid of the toolbar because it is impossible to fully remove MyTransitPlanner Toolbar via Control Panel.

MyTransitPlanner Toolbar itself is hosted on IP, which shows that the origin of this software is the United States. MyTransitPlanner Toolbar is not the only one that uses this IP address. Our team of specialists have carried out a research and found out that Directions Ace, Dictionary Boss, Crazy For Crafts, Productivity Boss, and Maps Galaxy, which are toolbars that also belong to Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., are hosted on this IP too. Actually, all the browser plugins that belong to the Mindspark family are very similar – only their official web pages and interface differ, so it is better not to allow any of them to enter the system.

Specialists have managed to find out that MyTransitPlanner Toolbar performs different activities and applies many changes. You will, of course, notice a suspicious toolbar added to the top of your browsers. In addition, your default search engine will be changed to, which is not a bad search engine. Even though is considered to be legitimate, it might still provide users with suspicious search results – they will be full of third-party ads. Unfortunately, it means that there is a possibility that people who use might be taken to unreliable web pages after clicking on any of these search results. As can be seen, MyTransitPlanner Toolbar might cause harm to your system if you keep it and use the search engine it sets. Furthermore, specialists have also found that MyTransitPlanner Toolbar might also collect information about users, e.g. name, email address, IP address, browser type and language, access times, the keyword query, search query text, search results clicked on, pages viewed, and even search history. MyTransitPlanner Toolbar uses cookies for this matter and stores them in %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies (Windows 8/8.1/10), %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies and %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low (Windows 7), and C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files (Windows XP).

Researchers have checked what impact the presence of MyTransitPlanner Toolbar has on the system from a technical standpoint too. It has been observed that it will add a bunch of CLSID keys, e.g. {40B306BF-CEC4-4B75-914E-6412C40345B9}, {2a236112-e16c-4f58-aba1-4e43a199e5c2}, and {72CFD701-F809-4372-A82C-4E1D6E94CC77}. They can be found in the following locations:

  • HKCR\Typelib
  • HKCR\interface
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKCR\AppID
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\CmdMapping
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler
  • [HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellExecuteHooks

Of course, MyTransitPlanner Toolbar will not only put CLSID’s, but will also create particular directories (e.g. %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\MyTransitPlanner), registry keys (e.g. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\MyTransitPlanner and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MyTransitPlanner), and files (http_MyTransitPlanner.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal, ttp_MyTransitPlanner.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage, and chrome-extension_bhfcebbgkdcafmblblapkpdhgkccpjmh_0.localstorage). Generally speaking, MyTransitPlanner Toolbar applies so many changes that we cannot call it “simple software”.

Users have noticed that there are many users’ complaints regarding the entrance of MyTransitPlanner Toolbar. Even though this piece of software has an official website, the majority of users cannot remember downloading this software themselves. This fact is very suspicious, so our security experts have decided to check how MyTransitPlanner Toolbar is mainly distributed. Research has revealed that MyTransitPlanner Toolbar is mostly spread in software bundles together with other applications that are not necessarily reliable. It might be installed after a user clicks on the advertisement promoting it too. Remember, there are hundreds of other similar toolbars developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc, so you should stop downloading free programs from third-party web pages in order not to encounter any of them again. We highly recommend that you install a reputable security tool on the system too.

MyTransitPlanner Toolbar is definitely not a piece of software that should be kept even though it advertises itself as an extremely beneficial browser plugin. Internet Explorer users can get rid of this toolbar via Control Panel, but users of other browsers will have to remove extensions it adds in order to eliminate MyTransitPlanner Toolbar. It is very likely that will stay. If this happens, you can set another search engine yourself, or scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. You can also use it if you are NOT going to delete MyTransitPlanner Toolbar yourself manually.

Delete MyTransitPlanner Toolbar

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the unwanted program and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable software.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Check the box alongside Delete personal settings and click Reset again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings and scroll down.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Click Reset to confirm the process.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button once again.

Delete files, folders, and registry keys MyTransitPlanner Toolbar leaves

  1. Access the Registry Editor (tap the Windows key + R, enter regedit, and click OK).
  2. Delete the following registry keys created by the toolbar: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{04303EA5-5197-4F2E-94F0-547118022B15}, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{04303EA5-5197-4F2E-94F0-547118022B15}, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{7874A563-F8CF-4A67-806A-320F194F8EC9}, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{7874A563-F8CF-4A67-806A-320F194F8EC9}, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{F90160E4-85AF-4C93-A381-0C66A6FA83EB}, and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{F90160E4-85AF-4C93-A381-0C66A6FA83EB}.
  3. Enter %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage in the RUN field and click OK.
  4. Delete http_MyTransitPlanner.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal, http_MyTransitPlanner.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage, http_MyTransitPlanner.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage, chrome-extension_bhfcebbgkdcafmblblapkpdhgkccpjmh_0.localstorage-journal, and chrome-extension_bhfcebbgkdcafmblblapkpdhgkccpjmh_0.localstorage files.
  5. Delete CLSID keys ({07E451BE-78AF-4627-8647-7EB8822B13A9}, {2335C0E3-8BA3-4E1F-8D56-C5604520C17C}, {386ECE26-C15E-4235-AB64-48398DF83E7E}, {693EFE17-66A0-4FBB-91C4-8CED101802DA}, {6E6D2F67-B2B0-47F7-859F-9E9B05431CF3}, {7282EDB2-B176-4F94-87C1-6A5A561E1431}, {72CFD701-F809-4372-A82C-4E1D6E94CC77}, {7488051F-BA31-4741-AAAC-03DD467F2F96}, {7A0DAC36-26FE-4F58-B56D-227023855E4C}, {7F676B41-AB5B-4CDF-8D2A-25AA05B8CC13}, {7F676B41-AB5B-4CDF-8D2A-25AA05B8CC13}, {AB6C3571-86FD-4EA6-8F86-FAEA8B0EE8F3}, {AD6634B3-DF07-4A9C-A271-0EDE3038D992}, {B87F3D48-CAA5-468D-B2BF-FF64A59D2B7C}, {B958FDCA-CAA9-4CD9-89DF-14F8150B7491}, {BD0BCE85-C69F-40EC-BBC1-71DE6293632B}, {CB77E99B-3F55-46A3-8EDF-36EE1C3920B8}, {CE2C15AB-9027-4D3D-8732-69702AC70243}, {D19316E0-D4E9-479B-A2D9-F1C4A3A896D9}, {D1B0ADF1-6C27-4EA0-A7F3-24011E27FDFD}, and {F8DF74F5-0DEC-4A88-BC6A-C4D81E749253} from locations listed in the article or use Search (tap F3 in the Registry Editor) to find them.

In non-techie terms:

Even if you manage to remove MyTransitPlanner Toolbar manually and do not see any sign of its presence anymore, you still have to scan your system with a reputable antimalware tool in order to find out whether your system is really clean. We highly recommend that you use the SpyHunter diagnostic scanner for this matter. You can download this tool from our web page.