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Should I remove Metal Maker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #37,146
United States Rank #30,433
Reach 0.0032%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.31 days
38.63 days >
Average installed length: 20.30 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2015.06.12.202850 2.22%
2015.06.08.212504 2.22%
2015.06.08.112517 2.22%
2015.06.01.142454 2.22%
2015.06.01.092449 2.22%
2015.05.31.082454 2.22%
2015.05.27.092441 2.22%
2015.05.26.232440 4.44%
2015.05.24.022812 2.22%
2015.05.23.132501 2.22%
2015.05.20.122415 2.22%
2015.05.19.112411 4.44%
2015.05.15.222410 2.22%
2015.05.15.172406 2.22%
2015.05.14.112354 2.22%
2015.05.10.122341 2.22%
2015.05.10.072347 2.22%
2015.05.08.202334 2.22%
2015.05.05.095041 2.22%
2015.05.03.135230 2.22%
2015.05.03.035231 2.22%
2015.05.02.075225 2.22%
2015.05.01.215234 2.22%
2015.05.01.165235 6.67%
2015.05.01.015231 4.44%
2015.04.28.185228 2.22%
2015.04.28.135212 4.44%
2015.04.25.105159 4.44%
2015.04.24.195202 4.44%
2015.04.23.135203 2.22%
2015.04.22.175152 2.22%
2015.04.22.125147 2.22%
2015.04.22.075146 4.44%
2015.04.21.215151 2.22%
2015.04.20.205152 2.22%
2015.04.20.105045 2.22%

Metal Maker

What is Metal Maker?

This is an adware program. Per the Yontoo's terms, "The Software interacts with your computer by converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Software, and whether an updated version of the Software is available; monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click."

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software installs a group of web browsing features and functionalities that customize and enhance your interaction with the websites you visit by displaying text, graphics, or other interactive content in your browsers. Software features may include, without limitation, browser extensions, tools and applications ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 2015.05.01.165235, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 9.74 MB (10,210,859 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
  • Remove Metal Maker with Reason Core Security.
Metal Maker has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Metal Maker.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Metal Maker
URL: mymetalmaker.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Metal Maker
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Metal Maker\MetalMakeruninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Metal Maker

  • MetalMakerbho.dll - Metal Maker
  • MetalMakerUninstall.exe
  • updateMetalMaker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • MetalMakerbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Metal Maker 1.0.0.7' with the class of {d1ed8ab0-4dff-42de-95da-49e0537b3612}.
Service
  • updateMetalMaker.exe runs as a service named 'Update Metal Maker' (Update Metal Maker).

How do I remove Metal Maker?

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Or, you can uninstall Metal Maker from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Metal Maker, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Metal Maker.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Metal Maker you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 47%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 46.67%
Windows 7 46.67%
Windows XP 4.44%
Windows Vista 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.89%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Connected 8.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.89%
Windows 8 6.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.21%
  Germany 14.29%
  Australia 7.14%
  Belgium 5.36%
  Netherlands 3.57%
  Canada 3.57%
  Norway 3.57%
  Switzerland 3.57%
  Saudi Arabia 1.79%
  France 1.79%
  BN 1.79%
  PS 1.79%
  Mexico 1.79%
  Romania 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.47%
Dell 13.16%
Acer 13.16%
Toshiba 10.53%
ASUS 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
Medion 5.26%
Gateway 2.63%
Samsung 2.63%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.89%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 5.26%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.63%
Acer Aspire V5-471G 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.63%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com

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