MetroWhiz Toolbar

What is MetroWhiz Toolbar?

MetroWhiz Toolbar is a new questionable browser extension that offers free transit maps, fares, and schedules as well as a search engine; however, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this is yet another bad toolbar from the infamous Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. This family has produced tons of potentially unwanted programs (PUP) like this, including ConvertDocsOnline ToolbarGifsGalore Toolbar, and Formfetcherpro Toolbar to mention a few from the most recent ones. Although this features search page may present to you with quick links to reliable third-party pages, its search engine may introduce you to potentially unreliable third-party content. It is also possible that this PUP comes on board alongside malicious software installers that can actually cause serious harm by exposing you to malicious websites and advertisements while you are surfing the web. All in all, it is advisable for you to remove MetroWhiz Toolbar from your computer if you care about your system security.testtest

Where does MetroWhiz Toolbar come from?

As usual in this PUP family, this bad toolbar also has its promotional webpage, metrowhiz.com/index.jhtml, and a Chrome web store page, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/metrowhiz/chehalmnfknmekckahpjefmplpaipcco. We do not believe that too many users actually find these pages; and, this assumption is confirmed by the statistics on the store page that show one single installation in the past half year or so. Let us repeat this for emphasis: One single installation; that is right. Hopefully, you are beginning to doubt the reliability of this tool. This should also make you wonder how on earth can this extension then appear in your browsers if you cannot recall visiting any of these pages; well, unless you are the unlucky one who actually installed this PUP knowingly.

It may come as a little shock but it is quite possible that even if you do not recall it, you may have infected your computer with a whole bundle of PUPs and malware threats recently. This is how users generally find this browser extension in their browsers show up as their home page, new tab, and default search engine. It is easier to infect your system with such a package than you might think. In fact, it is as easy as to click on an unreliable third-party advertisement. If your PC is infected with adware, you may be exposed to a great number of potentially harmful ads (banner, pop-up, and other types of ads). If you want to avoid bundles, you should stop using shady file-sharing pages for downloading free files and stop visiting other suspicious pages that seems to host questionable third-party ads. It is essential that your PC is clean of malicious threats every time you switch on your computer if you do not want to deepen your system security issues. We suggest therefore that after you delete MetroWhiz Toolbar, you use an online malware scanner you can trust and identify all potential threat sources, and then, take action.

How does MetroWhiz Toolbar work?

This new featured search website from the Mindspark family offers you easy access to travel-related sites, i.e., maps, fares, and schedules. These are made available on a toolbar at the top of the page where you can access greyhound.com, eurail.com, and amtrak.com/home.html as well as other popular sites, such as Facebook. We must emphasize that you do not need this tool to have such pages one click away; you can simply use the bookmarking feature of your browsers, which is way more safe than anything else. This would already make this PUP totally redundant, as a matter of fact. But you still need to know that its search engine, search.myway.com, is also unreliable as it can provide you with modified Google search results. In other words, by using this tool for searching the web could land you on manipulated Google search results pages that may include questionable promoted third-party ads and links. Since this tool is sort of unreliable, you should not trust any third parties related to it. If you do not want to infect your computer with malicious threats or further PUPs, or even find yourself scammed on malicious pages, we suggest that you do not hesitate to remove MetroWhiz Toolbar from your computer.

How do I delete MetroWhiz Toolbar?

You can use the uninstaller you may find in the list of installed programs in Control Panel if you have installed this tool in Internet Explorer. As for the other two browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, you may want to reset them to completely clean them of all possible browser-related threats and questionable setting changes. Please follow our instructions below if you have no idea how to proceed. As you may see now, it is quite easy to infect your machine if you are just a little bit careless. If you do not think that you can become a more cautious web surfer, we suggest that you install a trustworthy anti-malware program like SpyHunter to safeguard your PC automatically.

Remove MetroWhiz Toolbar from your Internet Explorer

Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+R and type in control panel. Click OK.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the uninstaller and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the uninstaller and click Remove.

Reset your other browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down again and click Reset.
  4. In the pop-up window, click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox in the pop-up window. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Remove these MetroWhiz Toolbar Files:

srchsugg.js
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exePackageManager.js
navRedirector.js
updateSearchPromptFg.js
verified_contents.json
debug.html
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mutation_summary.js
HttpURL.js
webtooltab.cs.js
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menuframe.js
embedScriptUI.js
rss-widget.js
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reporting.js
unifiedLogging.js
options.html
buildVars.js
nanigans-topapps-feed.js
LocalStoragePersister.js
230628369.png
toolbar.js
unifiedLogger.js
230676117.png
urlFragmentActions.js
reservespaceifenabled.js
000003.log
newTabInfo.js
chromeUtils.js
RadioPlayerSprite.png
toolbarUI.html
query-string.js
radioWrapper.js
jquery-1.7.1.min.js
supertab.js
supertab.css
spent2.css
MindsparkGlobal.js
menuframe.html
nativeMessagingDispatcher.js
mozilla.rsa
underscore-1.5.2.min.js
widget.html
chrome.manifest
install.rdf
competitorDnsList.js
radio-widget-ui.js
topapps-config.js
embedHtmlUI.js
startup.js
invalid.json
TooltabExtension.dll
radio-widget.html
toolbarUI.js
rss-widget-custom.js
down_arrow.png
buildVars
ApiBasedWidget.js
radioWrapper.html
spentJ.js
thirdPartyWidget.js
list-interaction.js
reservespacefortoolbar.js
menuframe.css
stubby.html
chromeStorage.js
tb_icon_search_disappearing_ask.png
widget-context-1.0.js
uninstallButton.js
README.txt
__utm.js
230676156.png
weatherButton.html
embedHtmlWidget.js
searchBox.js
spentK.js
rssWidget.html
tvf_restart_icon.png
searchSuggestions.js
menuButton.js
contentScript.css
movieReviews.html
superFrame.js
embedHtmlTemplate.html
qunit.js
hiddenWidgetWindow.js
MindsparkGlobal.unitTest.js
MindsparkGlobalNotes.txt
focusManager.js
button.js
toolbar.html
manifest.mf
testHttpTransport.js
tvf_icon_guide.png
dynamic.js
CURRENT
weather.js
globalBlacklistManager.js
newtabfork.js
manifest.json
radio-parser.js
adapterUtil.js
searchSuggestLocale.js
cache.js
right_arrow.png
radio-widget.css
supertab.html
eventListening.js
widgetWindow.html
spent.css
toolbarCookieParser.js
url.js
config.js
embedScriptWidget.js
universalConsole.js
exeManager.js
07_buttons2.png
widget-api-impl.js
radio-widget.js
utils.js
IDR_PRODUCT_LOGO_16.png
ffxtbr.jar
companionSWUtils.js
tvf_restart_alert_icon.png
bs.30.js
tvf_logo.png
rss-widget-parse.js
set.js
wrench.png
weatherButton.js
230676163.png
widgetWindowManager.js
mutation_summary-min.js
Icon_Flare_blue.png
computed_hashes.json
buttonLogger.js
defaultSearchModal.html
spentK.html
icon48.png
innerEmbedScriptTemplate.html
stub.html
bootstrap.js
defaultSearchModalInjector.js
radio-custom.js
activePing.js
innerEmbedHtmlTemplate.html
PartnerId.js
debug.jade
abstractButton.js
newTabContentScript.js
underscore-1.3.1.min.js
ss.js
08_buttons2.png
testWidget.html
RssWidget.js
230628470.png
initWidgetWindow.js
FlareWidget.js
scriptInjector.js
widget-adapter.js
toolbarUI.css
paramReplacer.js
tvf_btn_ok2.png
230676110.png
testWidget.js
toolbar-item.css
httpTransport.js
companionSW.js
LOG.old
right_arrow_white.png
internationalSearch.js
icon128.png
spent.html
widgetWindow.js
options.js
widget.css
ce.js
search_button.png
movieReviews.css
messageEventListener.js
magnifying_glass.png
icon19on.png
hiddenWidgetWindow.html
extension_toolbar_api.js
rsvp-latest.js
alertButton.js
LOG
debug.js
spent2.html
updateSearchPromptBg.js
weatherButton.css
icon16.png
exeManagerNMD.js
URILoaderContentScript.js
common.js
webTooltabAPI.js
searchSuggestionsInit.js
resource.json
chrome.manifest.restartless
global.js
searchSuggestions.css
toolbarPreinit.js
230676168.png
linkButton.js
tvf_btn_ok.png
GenericWidget.js
newTabInitialize.js
230797678.png
bg.html
readLocalStorage.js
messaging.js
embedScriptTemplate.html
contentScript.js
widget.js
230676120.png
widgetContentScriptInjectee.js
RadioWidget.js
movieReviews.js
recentlyClosedTabs.js
widgetFactory.js
230628495.png
MovieReviewsWidget.js
defaultSearchModalInjector.css
console.js
qunit.css
jquery-1.9.1.min.js
FFPreferencesPersister.js
resource.xml
searchContext.js
Icon_Flare_pink.png
searchSuggestions.html
updateSearch.js
hiddenWidgetWindowInit.js
arrowSprite.png
jquery.js
settingsOverrides.js
Thumbs.db
255D585C-1537-420E-B760-B7801D831975.sqlite
spent.js
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