Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts

Montera Toolbar

Montera Toolbar is a suspicious, potentially unwanted program which may change the home page and the default search engine settings on your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and even Internet Explorer browsers. There are a few different versions of the program, as our researchers link it to such infamous browser applications as Tuvaro Toolbar, Start.mysearchdial.com and Search.creativetoolbars.com. Even though the plugins are considered to be authentic, you should be extremely careful about their existence. Have you downloaded the application yourself? Have you agreed to the suggested home page and search engine modifications? If you have not, you should inspect your personal computer and remove potentially running infections. If you are a novice with spyware removal and you do not know how to delete Montera Toolbar from the operating Windows system, we suggest that you continue reading this report.

Montera Toolbar is considered a PUP (potentially unwanted program) because it may come bundled together with other applications. Moreover, it may change your browser settings; however, in most cases this is done with the user’s knowledge, which is why this activity is not considered malicious. As research shows, the suspicious application may be quite difficult to remove from the system, simply because it is added to the auto-start programs. Once the application is activated within the operating Windows system, it may utilize web cookies to record information regarding your browsing habits and activity. This may allow the developers of the application and affiliate members to introduce you to various online adverts. We strongly recommend that you do not click on any suspicious ads, virtual coupons and offers because this could allow third-parties to install more web cookies. Note that they will follow different privacy policies.

If you are not ready to remove Montera Toolbar manually, you can install authentic security software (e.g. SpyHunter) to have the threat deleted automatically. In fact, you should acquire reliable Windows protecting tools even if you choose to proceed manually. This option is not too complicated; however, it has been discovered that in some cases, the plugin could remain running on the computer. Therefore, after you perform the steps presented below, you should examine the computer with a reliable spyware scanner.

Remove Montera Toolbar from PC

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Select the undesirable application and click Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start menu icon (left of Task Bar) and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the application you wish to remove.
  3. Select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI start screen and click All apps (bottom right corner).
  2. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Now right-click the application you wish to delete and click Uninstall.

Delete Montera Toolbar from browsers

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch IE, simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Click the General tab, change/remove the provided Home Page and click OK.
  3. Tap Alt+T once again and select Manage Add-ons.
  4. From the menu on the left select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Disable the undesirable extensions.
  6. Select Search Providers and Remove the undesirable option.
  7. Click Close to save the changes.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox, simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Click the General tab, overwrite the Home Page and click OK.
  3. Now click the icon on the search box and select Manage Search Engines.
  4. Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.
  5. Now simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A and select Extensions.
  6. Locate the unwanted extension and Remove it.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Click the undesirable URL, overwrite/remove it and click OK.
  4. Under Appearance mark Show Home button and click Change.
  5. Repeat step 3.
  6. Under Search click Manage search engines.
  7. Select a new default search provider and remove (click X) the unwanted one. Click OK.
  8. From the menu on the left select Extensions.
  9. Click the trash icon placed on the right of the unwanted add-on and select Remove.
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  1. Don Aug 19, 2015

    Thank you!

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