This page aims to help you remove the MyTransitGuide Toolbar. These MyTransitGuide Toolbar removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
If you have been infected by MyTransitGuide Toolbar, you are probably experiencing an outrageous amount of advertisements bombarding you, as you browse the internet. They come in various forms. Some are banners that are plastered all over websites, that didn’t used to look as crowded before; pop-ups and sudden page redirects that simply disturb your navigation from page to page; random hyperlinks appearing in the middle or articles and posts, etc. We all know how annoying and hindering these advertisements can be, as they make even ordinary webpage navigating difficult. That is exactly why we have created the following guide with very simple, user-friendly instructions for you to successfully remove MyTransitGuide Toolbar and rid yourself from this problem.
Though we do recommend on uninstalling this program, we should stress that this is not a dangerous one. It cannot be compared to viruses such as Trojans or ransomware, which can cause some very serious damage to you and your computer. MyTransitGuide Toolbar belongs to the class of adware, which is relatively harmless, but it hides some risks, which we will tell you about if you keep reading. Viruses, and ransomware in particular, tend to do really bad stuff to your PC – encrypt your files, steal data and more.
The risks of keeping MyTransitGuide Toolbar on your computer
To begin with, we should first specify what it is exactly that adware does and how it operates. Most adware uses the Pay per click scheme to earn its developers money. The idea is to create as many ads as possible, distribute them throughout your whole browsing experience and extract as many clicks from you as possible, because each of them is essentially profit for the developers. For this reason all of your browsing details are carefully gathered and analyzed, in order to create more user-specific advertisements, which will have a higher probability of ‘speaking’ to you. Ultimately, the goal is to spark your interest and lure you into clicking on the banner or coupon offer, or whatever else it may be. The thing about this info collecting, though, is that it can and probably will be sold to third parties, which may result in some pretty ugly instances of data misuse.
To make matters worse, the advertisements displayed on the different pages you visit might not even be real. Yes, they can be as fake as a three dollar bill and they can not only redirect you to some completely different offer or webpage, but they can also lead you to some dangerous website that contains viruses. Not to mention that some of these ads might turn out to be malvertisement, which will automatically end up in you downloading malware onto your computer. Aside from this, adware is also known to slow down your machine and even cause system crashes, so there’s another reason for you to want to get rid of it as soon as you can.
How it’s distributed
MyTransitGuide Toolbar is usually bundled into another program and chances are you had no idea you ever installed it. Unless of course it was marketed to you as a useful feature, which would improve your browsing experience. In this case we’re sure you have already found otherwise. Back to the program bundling though, since this appears to be the most effective tactic developers use to infect people. If you have downloaded a certain program from some shady website, it is possible that MyTransitGuide Toolbar came packaged with it. Should that have been the case, then you probably proceeded to install the program in question and opted for the easier default setup. And there’s where you made your mistake. You should always choose the custom or advanced settings, because that way you will see what additional software or features have been included in the main program and you will have the ability to either allow or deny them access to your system.
It’s no secret that preventing a problem is always better than dealing with its consequences. Therefore, applying basic safety measures will most times help you stay out of trouble and avoid looking up removal guides like this one. As pointed out, you should ideally keep far, far away from websites like open-source download platforms, which are absolutely bound to have some treacherous programs lurking on them. Obviously, downloading content from pages like that should be out of the question, because there is also no telling what else can come packaged with it. Additionally, having a working antivirus program is an absolute must and we don’t even recommend you to browse the vast planes of the Internet without one.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Numerous ads in the form of popup, banners, and page redirects. Possible slacking in computer’s performance.|
|Distribution Method||Program bundles have shown to be most effective, but spam emails and other adware can also be sources.|
|Detection Tool||MyTransitGuide Toolbar may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
MyTransitGuide Toolbar Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – MyTransitGuide Toolbar may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove MyTransitGuide Toolbar from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove MyTransitGuide Toolbar from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove MyTransitGuide Toolbar from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!