Ads by MediPlayer Overview
- MediPlayer is the newest specimen of a malware wave that hit the internet in 2015. Removing it is, of course, of high importance, because it can only offer constant headaches, but there is no immediate danger for your PC as long as you are cautious.
- Apart from a variety of negative effects, like system corruption (slowdowns, crashing of browsers, etc), there are several cringe-worthy things users should know about this virus, primarily that other types of malware are known to enter through it.
- It has no way of actively bypassing your security – meaning that at some point when you weren’t paying attention, it managed to sneak in. There are several known ways for this to happen, the most famous of which is through another program.
- We did an internal research regarding the advertisements displayed, and they seem genuine, but unsafe. Some of the links lead to virus-riddled pages, and there’s just no way to premeditate which ones contain threats.
The first and most important note I wish to make here is that you should not, under any circumstances, update or install anything, even if your browsers claim you need to do so. Adware (the type of malware Ads by MediPlayer belongs to) is well-known to generate fake images and as soon as you click on them, a virus will be installed. Known tricks of this kind include:
- A Flash Player Update.
- A Java Update.
- Missing plugins.
- Recommendtions to install a specific player to continue.
As I said, do not let your guard down. The most important part is to remember that these things WILL NOT get in if you don’t let them. They are built in a simple and crude way, and can not worm their way around your admin rights, so that leaves them only the option of having you give them such rights.
How Was I infected with Ads by MediPlayer?
Ads by MediPlayer has 3 or 4 identified ways of infecting users. The first is through corrupted links – the same kind of links I warned you about earlier. The second is through spam e-mail. I doubt there are many people in 2015 who would make this mistake, but remember: do not click on any attachments or links sent to you by such email letters. Nothing good can come out of this.
And of course, the most prominent way is via the process of “bundling.” During the years more and more companies have begun bunching their products together, and offering them during the setup process of one of these. Ads by MediPlayer sneaks through free programs – optimization tools, applications that add neat and useful things. These can still be used, but you need to remember that whenever you start installing something, you should choose Custom Install and monitor every single step, lest you allow a pest like Ads by MediPlayer enter your PC.
How to Remove Ads by MediPlayer
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
This, right here, is the Control Panel.
Search around for Ads by MediPlayer and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you. Highlight and Uninstall these.
Ads by MediPlayer has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads by MediPlayer . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
The virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, click Ads by MediPlayer and select .
The click for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find Ads by MediPlayer then Uninstall.
STEP 3 (Optional)
This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:
You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.
You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed
If you were not successful, then continue reading.
STEP 4 (Optional)
If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Ads by MediPlayer. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.