How to uninstall (remove) Mountain Bike ads

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What is Mountain Bike?

Mountain Bike is advertising browser add-on that creates ads in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It installs as Internet Explorer BHO and as extension for other browsers. It creates folders in Program Files and hidden ProgramData folder. After installation you will see banners, deals on shopping sites that say: “Ads by Mountain Bike”, “Powered by Mountain Bike”. Developers promise to enhance users browsing experience but in fact removal of Mountain Bike becomes real headache. If you experience problems uninstalling Mountain Bike – read removal guide below.

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How Mountain Bike gets on your PC?

How users get infected by Mountain Bike. Well, it is not a virus. It can be classified as adware or junkware. Such programs can be distributed via advertising networks. Also one of the wide-spread distribution channels – installation of free utilities. Developers create small simple utilities (converter, media player, registry cleaner) and “bundle” them with adware like Mountain Bike. Also phishing sites, that fake Adobe or Java updates can mislead users into downloading adware-packed software.

How to remove Mountain Bike from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Mountain Bike

Or uninstall Mountain Bike manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Mountain Bike.
  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 Mountain Bike 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 Mountain Bike, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove Mountain Bike from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Mountain Bike.
  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 Mountain Bike.
  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 Mountain Bike.
  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:


HKCUSoftwareMountain Bike

Then remove following files:


MountainBikebho.dll
MountainBikeUninstall.exe
updateMountainBike.exe

And following folders


C:ProgramDataMountain Bike
C:Program FilesMountain Bike

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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