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How to Remove MonsterMarketplace Hijacker? (Monstermarketplace.com Redirect Removal)

 

The homepage of your installed internet browser is hijacked to monstermarketplace.com? Wondering how to get your internet browser work correctly again? This post will guide you to remove this redirect virus and restore browser settings.

 

 

What Is Monstermarketplace.com?

 

Monstermarketplace.com is a browser hijacker that changes the browser homepage to http://www.monstermarketplace.com/ without your knowledge and consent when you install other free software. It can infect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

MonsterMarketplace Redirect

MonsterMarketplace is an online shopping site in itself, but it is considered as a computer virus by computer users for its sneaky behavior, so many users seek removal solutions to this browser hijacker online. Below is a victim complaining about MonsterMarketplace:

Having trouble with a redirection hijacked browser.

I tried to type in my online bank address and the browser redirected me to monstermarketplace.com.

Instead of being redirected to our broadband supplier website, which is what usually happens when I type in a bad address into the www bar or look for something I get redirected to monstermarketplace. This also happens if it autocorrects the web address for my bank.

How can I get rid of it?

 

How to Remove Monstermarketplace.com Redirect from IE/FF/Chrome? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Removal Guide Outlined:

Step 1 Uninstall MonsterMarketplace related programs through Control Panel

Step 2 Remove monstermarketplace.com redirect from IE/FF/Chrome

Step 3 Restore your installed browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar (Easy and fast solution)

Step 4 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

                                                                                                           

 

Since Monstermarketplace.com redirect can be bundled with any software, you may need to uninstall programs that installed around the time redirecting first occurred or programs that are related to MonsterMarketplace.

 

Step 1 Uninstall MonsterMarketplace related programs through Control Panel

 

For Windows 8 Users:

1. Move your mouse pointer to right side corner Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program

Or, right click on the bottom left hot cornet Hot button → select Control Panel from the list → click on Uninstall a Program

2. Search for any suspicious programs that are related to MonsterMarketplace and click on Uninstall.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

1. Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features

2. Search for any suspicious programs that are related to MonsterMarketplace and click on Uninstall.

 

For Windows XP Users:

1. Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs

2. Search for any suspicious programs that are related to MonsterMarketplace and click on Uninstall.

 

Step 2 Remove monstermarketplace.com redirect from IE/FF/Chrome

 

Alternative—Repair your installed browser with Anvi Slim Toolbar


 

In order to have your web browser work correctly again, you should go through the steps below to check and restore your browser settings.

For Internet Explorer Users
For Mozilla Firefox Users
For Google Chrome Users

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

 

1. To change homepage: click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace http://www.monstermarketplace.com/ with a preferred domain like http://www.google.com/ or choose Use default

 

2. To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → search for MonsterMarketplace related plugins and extensions → right click on it  → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

3. To reset search provider: Switch to Search Providers tab → right click a desired search provider → select Set as default → right click on unwanted and unknown search provider → select Remove → click Apply and OK to complete the setting

 

 

Alternative Solution: Reset IE to its default state

If you think the setting process is complicated or you can’t find the items mentioned above, you can follow this solution to reset IE to its default state.

 
1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools at the top right corner, and then select Internet options.

 

2. Switch to Advanced tab in the window and click on the Reset button.

 

3. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset button in the new window.

ie-reset

4. After the reset finished, click Close button. Then restart Internet Explorer.


Next Step—Clean invalid registry entries and residual files


 

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

 

1. To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove MonsterMarketplace related extensions

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable MonsterMarketplace related plugins

 

2. To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → choose Restore to Default.

 

3. To reset default search engine: Click on the inverted triangle in the search bar → choose Manage Search Engines → locate any suspicious search engine → hit Remove and OK → click the inverted triangle again → select a preferred search provider as default search engine from the menu

Firefox-search engine

 

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Firefox to its default state

This solution is easy to follow, but you will lose your customized settings.

1. Click on orange Firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser, and then move the mouse pointer to Help in the dropped-down menu and select Troubleshooting information in the sub-menu.

firefox-reset-1

 

2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the Troubleshooting Information page and in the confirmation window that opens.

firefox-reset-2

 

3. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported.


Next Step—Clean invalid registry entries and residual files


 

 

For Google Chrome Users:

 

Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

Chrome settings

 

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove http://www.monstermarketplace.com/ by clicking the X at the end of the bar

 

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to google.com or any other webs you desire

 

3. To reset default search engine: click on Manage search engine → set a desired search engine as your default search engine → remove any suspicious search engine from the list by clicking the recycle bin

 

4. To remove extension: click Extensions above Settings → search for MonsterMarketplace related extensions → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

 

Alternative Solution: Reset Chrome to its default state

1. Close Chrome and go to Chrome User Data folder at the location showing in the picture below.

Chrome Reset

2. Rename the Default folder as Default-old or anything else and create a new folder name as Default.

3. Run Chrome and remove unwanted extensions when informed.

Extension-notice


Next Step—Clean invalid registry entries and residual files



 

Step 3 Restore your installed browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Also, you can download and install a tool to assist you to complete the repair of your browser. Anvi Slim Toolbar is such an application.

 

1. Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar by clicking the link below.

Anvi Slim Toolbar download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/ast/

Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

2. Delete unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons:

Launch Anvi Slim Toolbar → Switch to Manage tab → Chech or tick unwanted and suspicious extension and add-ons → hit Remove button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-scan results

 

3. Empty trash bin:

The removed toolbars and extensions are placed in the trash bin in case you want them back, so you need to empty the trash bin regularly.

Click on the trash bin icon, then you can restore or remove toolbars and extensions there.

Slim toolbar-trash bin

 

4. Modify browser settings:

Go to Browser Repair tab → chose the browser you are going to repair → set the homepage to your preferred website → select a desired search engine → click on the Repair button

Anvi Slim Toolbar-Browser Repair 1


 

Step 4 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

After remove monstermarketplace.com redirect virus, some registry keys and junk files are still on your computer. This residual files may slow down the performance of your computer over time, so you should clean up your computer after uninstall application. Try Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-Boost

 

3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-Clean

 

Now, monstermarketplace.com redirect virus should have been removed completely from your computer. If you have encounter any problem in removing this virus, please feel free to contact us.

 

 

Recommended—Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser

 

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can go to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for detailed tutorials.

 

And you can make use of Anvi Ad Blocker to further guard your online activities and create a clean online environment. It can block pop up ads and prevent you from landing on malicious websites.

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