Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How to Get Rid of Motitags Toolbar Completely

Screenshot of Motitags Toolbar

What is Motitags Toolbar?

Recently many computer users found that Motitags Toolbar was added to their browsers. What is Motitags Toolbar? Motitags Toolbar is an unwanted browsers application which processes the malicious traits of both adware and browser hijacker. It will definitely bring a lot of chaos into your PC.

Motitags Toolbar will alter the default search and homepage sneakily during its setup process. It also adds some commercial shortcuts and icons on the browser without users’ content. Besides that, Motitags Toolbar also helps its sponsors to produce a lot of annoying ads to disturb users to surf the internet freely.

At the same time, the PC performance is dragged down gradually by Motitags Toolbar infection. Computer users may encounter the poor running speed, windows freeze and many other compute issues as time pass by.

What’s worse, Motitags Toolbar infection contains apps that can access, collect and use personal data, including IP address and the content and address of the web pages you visit. If Motitags Toolbar virus stays longer in your PC, the security of your virtual identity could be put at risk.

Method one: remove Motitags Toolbar manually

Step 1: stop all the malicious processes about this computer virus
Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Or click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.

Terminate all the malicious processes of this infection

Step 2: disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections.
Click Start menu ; click Run; type: msconfig in the Run box; click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.

 Step 3: Clean cookies
 Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.

 Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.

Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.

Step 4: show hidden files and folders and delete all the following files.
Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Themes, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.

In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
Delete all the following files belong to this virus
C:\Program Files\<random>

Step 5: open Registry Editor to delete all the vicious registries as below
Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter.

Delete all the vicious registries as below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\SEAMONKEY.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey\seamonkey.exe http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Search_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Video on how to remove toolbar infection:

If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.

Method two: Automatically remove Motitags Toolbar with Spyhunter antivirus software:


Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter



Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter



Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall Motitags Toolbar


Summary: Due to the changeable characters of Motitags Toolbar, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing Motitags Toolbar and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove Motitags Toolbar automatically for you.

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