Remove MetroCleaner from Chrome/Firefox/IE

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Judging by the fact you’re here reading this article, we can assume you have a problem. Did you notice the “Ads by MetroCleaner” sign? We’ve provided for you an easy removal guide down bellow and if you want to learn a bit more about this malicious cyber infection, you’ve come to the right place. MetroCleaner is promoted as a useful cleaning tool when in fact all this program does is jeopardize your security and bombard you with commercials. The MetroCleaner ads are actually distributed by a pesky PC virus classified as adware and a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Such threats are famous for their sneaky ways and secretive tactics and the more time they spend on your device, the bigger danger they put you in. Apart from the obvious frustration caused by the MetroCleaner commercials, it will also serve as a back door to malware and you can be sure that your browsing experience will be significantly troubled as well. Don’t waste any time and get rid of this malicious program as soon as possible.

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How did I get infected with?

Such parasites usually travel the Web bundled with freeware. That means in most cases you might download a virus completely unwittingly. The good thing about MetroCleaner is that it exposes itself rather quickly but there are much more virulent infections out there that could infiltrate your device by stealth and remain on it for an unlimited period of time. If you think having a virus is scary, how about having a virus and now knowing about it? Luckily, there are some efficient ways to protect yourself and your computer. First of all, always pay attention to the installation process instead of rushing through it and clicking “Next”. If you encounter something unfamiliar or simply a program that you don’t want on your PC, deselect it. Secondly, those extra 5 minutes you need to go through the Terms and Conditions might save you lots of problems later on. Also, it’s a rule of thumb to stay away from unverified websites, spam email-attachments, messages from unknown senders, etc. Always be cautious when it comes to your online activities and don’t let hackers fool you.

Why are these ads dangerous?

The MetroCleaner virus definitely isn’t safe however harmless it may seem. The program adds a browser add-on or an extension to all your browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer) and injects them with its pesky commercials. Your browsing experience will be inevitably obscured. The virus constantly displays pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, interstitials, in-texts, etc. and if you want to keep your PC safe from more malicious content, avoid all the advertisements. Even if some commercials seem especially attractive to you (and they might as the virus steals browsing-related information and adjusts the ads to make them appealing), they are incredibly unreliable. The commercials might lead you to some corrupted web pages filled with parasites thus infecting your machine much more. Hackers have absolutely no reason to take care of you as they will keep displaying their sponsored links on your PC screen with or without your consent until you finally remove the virus.
Also, don’t get tempted to download any software or additional toolbar that MetroCleaner shows you. Not only will such installations burden your machine even more, they might also involve you in some cyber scam or just directly infect you with malware. To top it all, thanks to MetroCleaner’s presence on the device, you will witness some slowdowns and even your Internet connection might experience difficulties. If you want to get rid of this nasty infection manually, please follow our detailed removal instructions.

How Can I Remove MetroCleaner Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the MetroCleaner infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall MetroCleaner from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete MetroCleaner from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove MetroCleaner from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall MetroCleaner from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the MetroCleaner program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove MetroCleaner from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove MetroCleaner Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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