Can’t Remove Musicloud? This page includes detailed ads by Musicloud Removal instructions!
Welcome to another one of our articles dedicated to pesky computer infections. You’ve come to the right place to learn how to remove Musicloud for good and how to prevent such threats in the future. This program is supposed to let you create music playlists, share them with friends, find lyrics for karaoke and it overall seems quite attractive. However, this is all in theory. In practice Musicloud is a classic representative of the adware family. It’s also considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP) but once it enters your device, it will very quickly convince you itself that this application is something you do not want in your life. Even though adware programs are the least dangerous cyber threat on the web, they still need to be deleted as soon as possible. Keeping any kind of a virus around is a terrible idea. Musicloud will try to play numerous tricks on you and it’s only a matter of time before it successfully causes you damage.
How did I get infected with?
Chances are, you have no idea when Musicloud entered your device. What’s important is that it somehow managed to bypass your anti-virus system and is currently wreaking havoc on your machine. Being an adware program, the most plausible explanation how you got stuck with Musicloud is through bundled software. Bundles are not only a convenient option for PC users but also a convenient way for hackers to infect their computers. That’s why you should be extremely careful when it comes to software (especially if it’s for free!). Always opt for the Advanced/Custom option when you download programs off of the Internet and avoid third-party web links because they are highly unreliable. You can only trust legitimate websites but even then out advice is to go through the Terms and Conditions of what you’re about to install. Remember – there could be some term or condition that will cause you nothing but a headache. Of course, there is always the slight possibility that you installed Musicloud voluntarily because it sounded like a good idea at the time. Other methods that cyber crooks seem to particularly enjoy are spam email-attachments, corrupted web links and fake messages, so keep an eye open for such trickery.
Why are these ads dangerous?
First of all, this is a computer virus so you can’t really expect it to be safe. The way Musicloud works is, it creates a browser extension which is compatible with the three most frequently used browsers – Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Then it modifies your once trusty browser and forces it to display the Musicloud ads. The virus distributes a huge variety of pop-ups, pop-unders, in-texts, banners, suspicious-looking coupons, fake discounts and bogus offers. Stay away from all of them, no matter how tempting they are. As the virus collects browsing-related information and adjusts the ads to your interests, the commercials might catch your attention. Why do hacker make such efforts to get your click? Because the widely popular pay-par-click system allows them to generate illegal profit through your clicks. Unless you want to donate money to crooks, avoid the ads. What’s a lot more troublesome, however, is the fact that all of these ads are unreliable. You will be redirected to every single website whose owner pays enough money. Is there any guarantee this page wouldn’t be infectious and harmful? Absolutely not. Also, keep in mind that the Musicloud virus might start displaying fake program updates and you simply cannot risk to install anything brought to you by the virus. You might end up installing malware. Basically Musicloud doesn’t deviate from the typical adware pattern and has to be uninstalled before it gets out of hand. If you want to get rid of this nasty parasite manually, please follow the instructions bellow.
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 Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
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.