Remove MTView Virus (Uninstall Guide)

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This page will teach you, step-by-step, on how to remove pop-up ads or other strange information that shows on your screen ‘uninvited’. This threat is commonly known as MTView Virus. The removal guide suits all versions of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and works excellently with both Windows for Mac and/or OS X.

MTView Virus is classified by experts as one of the least dangerous viruses, but they don’t take into consideration the harm it could cause to your system in the long run and to you, as a user. For instance, you will be bombarded with all kinds of ads, or in the case of MTView Virus , constant redirection to random websites some of which may have quite inappropriate content. For this reason it is important that you find the correct application and guide on how to remove these viruses off your PC and apply the removal steps immediately.

The first question a PC user asks himself once they’ve realized that the system is infected with MTView Virus is: how did I get that? The answer is simple: you can get  MTView Virus by simply opening and/or downloading a scam e-mail attachment, clicking on a random ad that has a captivating title and/or image, but it takes you to a malicious website(s). Another thing you should be careful for is “phishing e-mails” — e-mails that seem super legit at first, but end up being harmful. Another sign that you have gotten MTView Virus is through file sharing or torrents. it is recommended that you scan the files before downloading anything and paying special attention to “software bundles” because it is there that more often than not such viruses are caught.

Next question you will find yourself asking once the virus has been discovered is: how harmful it is and how much it will damage your system and/or your files? All computer viruses are bad, one way or another. All aim to take personal information, such as: passwords. Also, private information, such as: credit card numbers, dates of birth, addresses, even telephone numbers, and all of these data falls into the hands of third-parties that use it for malicious purposes of which the identity theft and unapproved withdrawn of funds out of a bank account are most common. If you have noticed any such activity into your personal information and/or data, do not hesitate another minute and quickly remove the viruses out of our PC. Sometimes losing a file that could be restored is the better option than having it fall into the hands of the wrong crowd.

No internet browser is insured against MTView Virus, but Google Chrome seems to be the easiest one to get it. Why is this?

  • Chrome is the most used browser all over the world. Therefore, it makes it an easy target for all hackers. It is predicted, that Chrome will continue to grow and be used even more, so in reverse, it will be more used for the spread of viruses, and they will become harder and harder to detect.
  • Chrome is considered to be an ‘open browser’. So it is easy for hackers to get to it. Because the way the restriction securities are set up with Chrome, users almost always need to consult with articles on how to remove and/or uninstall such viruses. Perhaps in the future, Chrome will change its policies and users will be better protected.
  • The invitation to upgrade to a newer Flash program is mostly seen in Chrome. Firefox has blocked that. The upgrading of Flash though exposes your system to viruses.

Just remember that the pop-up ads, once they become extensive, are most likely trying to input something into your PC that you don’t want. Scan everything first and don’t download anything you don’t feel sure about. Follow the removal guides on how to detect and get rid off such viruses and your data and system will be protected.


Name MTView.exe 
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms  pop-up ads, redirection to other websites
Distribution Method spam email attachments, phishing e-mails, corrupted files and random advertisements you click
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove MTView Virus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
3: Remove attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete the threat from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.

Remove MTView Virus (Uninstall)

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NOTE! MTView.exe is just a file belonging to a browser hijacker. There can be various different hijackers that use it, and this guide can remove them all. Don’t be confused that you get all these steps just for one single file/process. There is a lot more you don’t see and we will eradicate it all here.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – MTView Virus 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. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:


Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the Start Menu, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.

In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:

DNS Settings

If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network, contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.


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) as well.


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove MTView Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove MTView Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware 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 a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. If you make a big mistake, it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to MTView Virus. If you do not feel you can do this, download a professional remover


Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and 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 virus’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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

  • Rayhaan Gaming Hart
    these are all the hacker sites i see in below my localhost

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Rayhaan,

      You need to delete them, then save the file. If it doesn’t work try opening Notepad first by right clicking on it -> run as administrator. You can find the exe by typing notepad in windows search. Then navigate to the Hosts file from the open menu inside the program.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    can you be more specific about these IPs?