If the browser keep redirecting to the Transit Guide, every time when you open your web browser, then most probably that your computer is affected with a nasty PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the browser hijacker group. Once started, it will modify some IE, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome’s settings like default search provider, home page and new tab page. So, while your personal computer is affected, you will see the Transit Guide unwanted webpage instead of your startpage. We strongly recommend you to free your personal computer of browser hijacker and remove Transit Guide search ASAP , you need to perform the steps below. The removal tutorial will assist you delete hijacker and protect your computer from more harmful software and trojans.
The Transit Guide browser hijacker will modify your web browser’s search provider so that all searches are sent through Transit Guide, which redirections to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine that displays the search results for your query. The authors of this browser hijacker infection are using legitimate search engine as they may earn money from the advertisements which are opened in the search results.
Another reason why you need to get rid of Transit Guide is its online data-tracking activity. It can gather user information, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and advertisements;
- internet browser version information.
We recommend you to delete Transit Guide and free your PC of browser hijacker sooner, until the presence of the hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to completely get rid of Transit Guide homepage, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
Remove Transit Guide search (removal tutorial)
There are exist several free hijacker removal tools. Also it’s possible to remove Transit Guide search manually. But we advise to combine all these solutions below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the instructions. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your machine.
To remove Transit Guide, execute the following steps:
- How to manually remove Transit Guide
- Scan your machine and get rid of Transit Guide with free utilities
- Run AdBlocker to block Transit Guide and stay safe online
- Tips to prevent Transit Guide and other unwanted applications
- Finish words
How to manually remove Transit Guide
If you perform exactly the tutorial below you should be able to get rid of the Transit Guide from the Google Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browsers.
Uninstall potentially unwanted programs through the MS Windows Control Panel
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and questionable programs, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall questionable and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Delete Transit Guide redirect from Mozilla Firefox
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and remove unwanted search engine and startpage like Transit Guide, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Remove Transit Guide redirect from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will delete hijacker which changes internet browser settings to replace your start page, search provider and new tab with Transit Guide web-site, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like new tab page, home page and default search engine to default state.
Get rid of Transit Guide from Chrome
If your Chrome web browser is redirected to undesired Transit Guide web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, your web browser’s startpage, default search provider and new tab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Scan your machine and get rid of Transit Guide with free utilities
It’s not enough to remove Transit Guide from your web-browser by following the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some Transit Guide hijacker related files may remain on your computer and they will restore the browser hijacker even after you remove it. For that reason we recommend to run free antimalware utility such as Zemana Free, MalwareBytes and Hitman Pro. Either of those programs should can scan for and remove Transit Guide hijacker and other web browser’s harmful addons.
Run Zemana Free to get rid of browser hijacker
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is a tool that can remove ad supported software, PUPs, hijackers and other malware from your personal computer easily and for free. Zemana is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of PC resources.
Zemana Anti-Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Transit Guide web-page. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
Once Zemana Anti-Malware completes the scan, you will be opened the list of all found threats on your machine. When you’re ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove hijacker infection responsible for changing your internet browser settings to Transit Guide and add threats to the Quarantine. After the task is done, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
Scan and clean your personal computer of hijacker infection with HitmanPro
The Hitman Pro utility is free and easy to use. It may scan and delete browser hijacker infection that responsible for browser redirect to the undesired Transit Guide web page, malware, potentially unwanted software and adware from computer (MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore web browsers default settings (search provider, newtab and start page). HitmanPro is powerful enough to search for and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
- Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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- When the downloading process is done, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” . Hitman Pro tool will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Transit Guide. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- After the scan is finished, HitmanPro will display a list of detected threats. Review the report and then click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Automatically delete Transit Guide search with Malwarebytes
Remove Transit Guide browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malware, PUPs, toolbars and adware that your computer may be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Once the download is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install MalwareBytes on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker related to Transit Guide start page. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes Free will search for threats exist on your computer.
When that process is finished, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will open you the results. Once you have selected what you want to get rid of from your personal computer press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes will delete browser hijacker infection responsible for redirections to Transit Guide and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to delete hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
Run AdBlocker to block Transit Guide and stay safe online
Run ad blocker application like AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your personal computer performance and impact your PC system security. Surf the World Wide Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as shown in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, websites such as Transit Guide, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Transit Guide and other unwanted applications
The majority of browser hijackers like Transit Guide come bundled with free programs or even paid software which Web users can easily download online. The installation packages of such programs, most often, clearly display that they will install optional programs. The option is given to users to block the install of any third-party software. So, in order to avoid the installation of any hijacker infections: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, select only Custom or Advanced installation method and disable all optional software in which you are unsure.
Now your PC should be clean of the hijacker related to Transit Guide search. We suggest that you keep Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your system for new browser hijacker infections and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block annoying pop up ads and malicious web-pages). Moreover, to prevent any browser hijacker, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find out PUPs.
If you need more help with Transit Guide search related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.