The MessengerTime is an adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software can modify computer setting in order to start automatically when the computer boot. You will be annoyed about it. Similar to other undesired software, the ad-supported software can display ads without your’s permission, and these intrusive advertisements is difficult to shut down. Even worse, the MessengerTime ad-supported software has the ability to collect marketing-type data about you to get profit.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted program like the MessengerTime that causes tons of undesired popup ads. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any MessengerTime advertisements.
Ad supported software can install a component that enables its creator to track which webpages you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to choose the type of advertisements they display you. So, if you had adware on your computer, there is a good chance you have another that is collecting and sharing your personal information with third parties, without your say-so.
Therefore, the MessengerTime does not really have beneficial features. So, we suggest you remove MessengerTime. This will also prevent the adware from tracking your online activities. A full MessengerTime removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic way listed below.
Remove MessengerTime adware
Fortunately, it is not hard to remove MessengerTime ad-supported software which redirects your web browser to annoying ad web-pages. In the following instructions, we will provide two methods to free your system of this ad supported software. One is the manual removal solution and the other is automatic removal solution. You can choose the method that best fits you. Please follow the removal guide below to remove MessengerTime right now!
To remove MessengerTime, complete the following steps:
- Manual MessengerTime ad-supported software removal
- How to automatically remove MessengerTime
- How to stay safe online
- Tips to prevent MessengerTime ad supported software and other unwanted programs
- Finish words
Manual MessengerTime ad-supported software removal
To delete MessengerTime adware, adware and other unwanted programs you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the adware won’t show up in your program list, but some adware may. In this case, you may be able to remove it through the uninstall function of your Windows computer. You can do this by following the steps below.
Delete MessengerTime related programs through the Control Panel of your PC
Check out the Microsoft Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs 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 click 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 display a list of all apps installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort apps by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove MessengerTime adware from Chrome
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Google Chrome settings. PUPs such as the MessengerTime adware can make changes to your web-browser settings, add toolbars and unwanted addons. By resetting Google Chrome settings you will delete MessengerTime adware and reset unwanted changes caused by ad supported software. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First open the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The browser will open the settings screen. Another method to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the procedure of cleaning. After it’s done, the web-browser’s settings including home page, default search engine and newtab back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Remove MessengerTime from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
The Firefox reset will get rid of redirects to annoying ads, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove MessengerTime adware from IE
In order to recover all browser settings by default you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed on the image below.
After the procedure is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s search engine by default, newtab and home page to default state.
How to automatically remove MessengerTime
If you are not expert at computer technology, then all your attempts to remove MessengerTime ad supported software by following the manual steps above might result in failure. To find and remove all of the adware related files and registry entries that keep this ad supported software on your personal computer, use free anti-malware software like Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes and HitmanPro from our list below.
Use Zemana to get rid of MessengerTime
Download Zemana AntiMalware to remove MessengerTime automatically from all of your web-browsers. This is a freeware utility specially designed for malware removal. This utility can get rid of adware, browser hijacker infection from Firefox, IE, MS Edge and Chrome and Microsoft Windows registry automatically.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of Zemana Free for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the downloading process is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana Free on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware will automatically launch and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to detect MessengerTime ad supported software which designed to redirect your browser to various ad web-pages. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
When the scanning is complete, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show you the results. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete MessengerTime adware that created to reroute your internet browser to various ad pages and move items to the program’s quarantine. When disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
Remove MessengerTime and harmful extensions with HitmanPro
HitmanPro frees your personal computer from hijackers, potentially unwanted apps, unwanted toolbars, web-browser add-ons and other unwanted apps like MessengerTime adware that causes internet browsers to open intrusive popup ads. The free removal utility will help you enjoy your personal computer to its fullest. Hitman Pro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to scan for if there are undesired software in your PC system. You can review the scan results, and select the threats you want to remove.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the download is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. Once the tool is launched, you will see a screen as displayed below.
Further, click “Next” button to begin checking your system for the MessengerTime ad-supported software which redirects your browser to unwanted ad webpages. Depending on your PC system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When the scan get completed, HitmanPro will show a list of all items found by the scan as displayed on the image below.
Once you’ve selected what you wish to get rid of from your computer click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Remove MessengerTime adware with Malwarebytes
You can remove MessengerTime adware automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malware removal tool because it can easily get rid of browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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- After the download is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free utility will begin scanning the whole machine to find out MessengerTime ad supported software that causes web-browsers to open undesired pop-ups. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. When a malicious software, ad-supported software or potentially unwanted software are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- Once MalwareBytes Free completes the scan, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected”. When that process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system.
The following video offers a steps on how to delete browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
How to stay safe online
If you surf the Internet, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and run an ad blocker application. AdGuard is an adblocker which can filter out tons of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
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After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like 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 tutorial as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block unwanted pop-up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that may be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent MessengerTime ad supported software and other unwanted programs
Once you’ve finished the step-by-step guide outlined above, your computer should be clean from the MessengerTime adware and other PUPs. The Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and MS Edge will no longer display unwanted ads when you surf the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive MessengerTime .