How to uninstall (remove) Meteoroids

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What is Meteoroids?

Meteoroids – a program that installed on your computer in the form of an extension to the browser. Meteoroids hijacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The main objective in this program – the dissemination of advertisements during your browsing. As soon as you open your browser, Meteoroids starts to display advertising banners and hundreds of coupons that can be related to popular online stores, such as eBay, AliExpress, Walmart and so on. These pop-ups can occur at any time. Meteoroids constantly annoys the user. Meteoroids shows the “best” deals online stores, discounts and the like. Most of these offers are not true. Also, Meteoroids adds entries to the registry, slow down your computer significantly reduces performance. If you find that your computer is infected with this program, you will need to remove Meteoroids immediately.

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How Meteoroids gets on your PC?

Malicious software that is often among the potentially unwanted programs penetrates a computer with other free programs such as archivers, players, editors and so on. This happens without the user’s knowledge. The main reason for this – the user carelessness. Few people read the user agreement and other information during the installation. Sometimes ad sites create their download managers and hide therein potentially malicious software. If you want to prevent the infiltration of unwanted software, then you need to follow a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Select advanced type of installation and make sure that you aren’t offered to install something to supplement. Do not agree to install unfamiliar software. You can also use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Meteoroids.

How to remove Meteoroids from your computer?

To uninstall Meteoroids remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Meteoroids in their database. You can try to use them for removing Meteoroids.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Meteoroids – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Meteoroids.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Meteoroids

Or uninstall Meteoroids manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Meteoroids.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Meteoroids and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Meteoroids, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Meteoroids from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Meteoroids.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Meteoroids.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Meteoroids.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


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Then remove following files:


Meteoroids.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Meteoroids

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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