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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


If you have many applications on your computer, perhaps you won’t notice MetroCleaner at first. This program is not too conspicuous although it does not try to hide its presence. The application enters your computer to promote associated content, and that is why it is categorized as adware. Adware is a particular type of software that is indulges in commercial content promotion in order to generate financial profit. Such programs may not be your worst enemies, but you will do yourself a favor if you remove MetroCleaner immediately. Whether you like it or not, this application could lead you to dangerous websites, we definitely do not want that.

Our security researchers were not able to isolate a sample of this application, but based on the research and various examples encountered during our analysis, we can conclude that MetroCleaner is the so-called semi-random name adware that comes from the Multiplug family. One of the reasons it is hard to find an individual sample of this program is that the application does not get distributed individually. In other words, it ALWAYS travels with a list of other unwanted and potentially harmful programs in a third-party installer. The installers that are known for the Multiplug adware distribution include Amonetize, Vittalia, and IntstallRex. Naturally, you will hardly know the name of an installer when you encounter it because users seldom realize they install freeware on their PCs until it is too late, but this fact still allows us to tie MetroCleaner to RainboyPrices, HappySale, AllDaySale, and so on.

Now that we know what programs MetroCleaner is related to, we can foresee what this adware application will do once it arrives on a target system. First, it will add an extension to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Just like any other adware app out there, MetroCleaner needs to collect information on your online habits. It employs tracking cookies and the extension to monitor your browsing activities. Based on your likes and preferences, the application then generates a flow of commercial ads that contain links to something that you would find interesting.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that MetroCleaner redirects you to reliable websites. For all it’s worth, the application might as well steer you (accidentally) to a page that distributes adware or collects information for marketing purposes. This happens because the program does not screen the third-party websites. To put it simply, the security of the third-party content is subject to the privacy policy of the third parties, and MetroCleaner basically washes its hands clean of this.

Due to such security concerns, it is for the best to remove MetroCleaner at once. Fortunately, adware programs do not present you with much difficulty when it comes to manual removal. However, the most important thing to remember is that adware apps travel in pack. Thus, MetroCleaner is not the only application you have to delete.

Are you confused about how many unnecessary programs are running on your PC? The best way to figure it out is to run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool. Some programs are easy to remove via Control Panel, while others may require you to use a professional antimalware application. Either way, you have to do all you can to terminate all the potential threats.

How to Delete MetroCleaner

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
  2. When the Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove MetroCleaner.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove MetroCleaner.

Windows XP

  1. Go to the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall MetroCleaner.

Delete MetroCleaner From Your Browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and the Add-ons manager tab will open.
  2. Disable and remove MetroCleaner from Extensions.
  3. Restart your browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select More tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove MetroCleaner.
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