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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:MicroMasters

Command or file name:MicroMasters.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

MicroMasters - is a browser add-on, that can be installed on many internet browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Authors of this application say that their product help user with browsing by adding different options. It displays a lot of advertisements on webpages, that you visit. Those advertisements may redirect you to potentially harmful websites. This is why we recommend you to remove MicroMasters from computer.

MicroMasters intrusion method


MicroMasters installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (MicroMasters). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. MicroMasters copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is MicroMasters.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name MicroMasters and value MicroMasters.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name MicroMasters.dll or MicroMasters. Also, it can create folder with name MicroMasters under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about MicroMasters, please ask below. You can use programs to remove MicroMasters from your browsers below.

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  • Removes all files created by MicroMasters.
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  • Removes all files created by MicroMasters.
  • Removes all registry entries created by MicroMasters.
  • Fixes browser redirection and hijack if needed.
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How to remove MicroMasters manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with MicroMasters, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by MicroMasters.

To get rid of MicroMasters, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use MicroMasters Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use MicroMasters Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall MicroMasters related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for MicroMasters entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If MicroMasters won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use MicroMasters Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find MicroMasters under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with MicroMasters or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to MicroMasters
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find MicroMasters related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove MicroMasters related extensions from your browsers

MicroMasters in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to MicroMasters. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to MicroMasters or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective MicroMasters removal use MicroMasters Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to MicroMasters and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm MicroMasters removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to MicroMasters.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like MicroMasters are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like MicroMasters.

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