Remove FileRepMetagen Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove FileRepMetagen. This FileRepMetagen removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Do you see countless advertisements every time you open one of your browsers? Are your online activities constantly interrupted by redirects? If the answer to these questions is “yes”, the news is not good. FileRepMetagen is the kind of parasite that causes such problems. It is an adware application and you are probably familiar with what adware pests are programmed to do. You also probably know how annoying they are. The adware will mess with your browsers` settings non-stop while preventing you from changing those settings back. It also affects all of your browsers and regardless of which is your favorite one, it is still infected. This means that as long as the adware is on board, you don’t have even a single reliable browser to use.

Do not put up with that. As soon as you start noticing unusual redirects and an avalanche of commercials, start looking for the reason. If you find the FileRepMetagen adware in your system, don’t hesitate to remove it on the spot. The pest doesn’t make for pleasant guest. In fact, it brings along nothing good whatsoever. Once you find where it is hiding, remove it immediately and earn the gratitude of your future self.

If you ignore the adware, however, your predicament will continue to worsen with each passing day. Every time you so much as touch one of your browsers, you will get interrupted and redirected to a page which you have never seen before. Aside from that, each page that you manage to visit will be completely covered with adverts in all shapes and forms. Even the sites which used to be ad-free will be heavy on banners, coupons, deals, in texts, video ads, and pretty much any other form of ad you can think of. No matter what you do, these advertisements will not go away. On the contrary. This will continue to grow in numbers and they will become more and more intrusive. Why? Because hackers used them to boost web traffic to particular sites and generate pay-per-click revenue. Every single click on yours on an ad fills crooks` pockets. You become their sponsor. There is more, though.

Aside from becoming their sponsor and helping them make profits at your expense, you also expose your machine to malware risk. Most of the ads and links you see are corrupted and they deliver infections. Sometimes a single click is all it takes for you to give permission to these infections to enter your system. Do you want that? Do not forget that your computer is already suffering and underperforming because of this single adware. It lags all the time. It crashes and freezes. Your browser freeze as well. Imagine what will happen if you accidentally install more parasites. It won`t be long before your PC becomes unusable as you cannot put up with all the online interruptions and offline malfunctions. Don’t hesitate. Use our removal guide below to remove the pest and get your browsing activities back to normal.

How did FileRepMetagen manage to enter your machine? Do you often download free programs off of the web? If yes, do you opt for the Custom or for the Basic settings in the Setup Wizard? If you usually choose the Basic options, change your habits. You never know what else may be attached to the original app that you want and with the Basic options, everything gets installed automatically. The Custom settings, on the other hand, allow you to see all additionally attached programs and deselect them before finishing the installation. Do that next time you install a program. A little extra time and attention could save you tons of future problems.

FileRepMetagen Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove FileRepMetagen from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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