This page aims to help you remove FunMediaTab. These FunMediaTab removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Have you recently experienced a never ending circus of ads, banners, pop-ups and messages on your screen? Then, you should know that the reason for your disturbance is most likely an adware program called FunMediaTab. You have probably heard about adware before, but if you have not, here we are going to explain what exactly you are dealing with. You probably want to know how to remove the ads that are disturbing your browsing activity as well as the risk that this program could be exposing you to. It is also good to know how you ended up with such a program on your PC and a few tips that could help you prevent adware from getting installed on your system again. You have come to the right place, because here you will find answers to all these questions. In the next paragraphs, we will cover the detailed steps that will help you effectively remove FunMediaTab and save yourself from the ads invasion.
Let’s first clarify some things about this adware and how it operates.
There are many online users out there who are exposed to advertisement messages through the web. In order to be displayed, however, these ads messages need software that could load them on the screen. This software is called adware, and as you may guess from its name, this is a program that is specially developed to serve the online advertising industry. FunMediaTab is a typical program from the adware family and its activity is closely related to ads displaying.
FunMediaTab “Virus” . Is it really a virus?
Contrary to a lot of sources calling FunMediaTab “Virus”, we feel it is important that you know what you are dealing with. FunMediaTab is not a virus. There is a lot of money in advertising and this is not a secret. The ads that you see are generating an income for the adware developers every time you click on them. This is done through the so-called Pay-Per-Click system. Now, if you are thinking that this is some kind of a hacker’s money-making scheme and you are probably infected with a virus, you are wrong. Adware is legal software.
Unlike the illegal viruses, Trojans or the recently gaining popularity Ransomware infections, adware is considered as a relatively harmless application. FunMediaTab cannot corrupt your files, lock your data or ask you for a ransom like Ransomware does. Nor can it steal your credentials and spread like a virus onto other computers. However, it could be a source of irritation due to its intrusive popping messages that may decrease the pleasure from your browsing. FunMediaTab may keep track of your browsing activity, collect browsing related data and send it for analysis in order to optimize the displayed ads. Some people may consider this activity as a violation of their browsing privacy and you are probably reading this because you are irritated too. Now, here we will explain how you got this adware and how to get rid of it effectively.
How did you get adware on your PC?
Adware is hardly distributed alone and you may really wonder if someone voluntarily installs it on their computer. Very often, however, adware gets installed voluntarily, and that happens along with other software, which is usually distributed for free.
FunMediaTab is commonly bundled inside the installation package of another application. If you skip reading the EULA and proceed to the installation by following the quick steps instead of the advanced options, you may not notice that the adware is there. This way you will see it only after the installation process is over and it starts to load its banners, pop-ups, and messages on your screen.
How to prevent adware from getting installed?
The easiest thing is to avoid installing software that could possibly have unwanted software bundled in it. Download stuff only from reputable sources. Always read the EULA before installing anything on your system and if the advanced option in the installation is available, do check what is in there. This way you will prevent applications you may not want as well as other potential online threats.
How to get rid of the ads?
Now, you have probably tried to find out how to stop the FunMediaTab ads from popping up and you are probably very upset by the fact that there is no quick option to do so. Uninstalling the free program that delivered the adware won’t remove it from the system. The antivirus program won’t detect it either, because as we said before, adware is not a virus. The thing about adware is that it gets deep inside the system files and removing it often requires some more advanced computer knowledge. The removal guide below will guide you through the whole process step-by-step. However, if you are unsure which files you should delete, it is safer to use the FunMediaTab removal tool. It will detect and eliminate the adware just in one click.
|Danger Level||Medium (Creates browsing related disturbance and tracks your online activity)|
|Symptoms||A never ending circus of ads, banners, pop-ups and messages appear on your screen.|
|Distribution Method||Distributed through installation packages along with other software.|
|Detection Tool||FunMediaTab may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Readers are interested in:
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – FunMediaTab may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove FunMediaTab from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove FunMediaTab from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove FunMediaTab from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!