iLife Media Browser
If your browser’s starting page, search engine or new-tab page have been replaced without your permission, then you should know that the most likely cause behind all those unpleasant effects and activities is probably a browser hijacker app like the recently released iLife Media Browser “Virus”. iLife Media Browser is an advertising-oriented software component – it’s primary goal is to ensure that the end-user is being exposed to different web-ads.
The idea is that the more ads and page redirects there are, the higher the chances of the user interacting with them would be.If you are tired of constantly getting redirected to sponsored pages while surfing the Internet and If you don’t want to have your screen covered in ads, banners and pop-ups that prevent you from using your Chrome, Safari or Firefox (or any other) browser, then you might want to read the information that the next lines have to offer. Every interaction with an advertising piece of content generates income for the hijacker’s developers which is exactly why the ads, banners and page redirects coming from iLife Media Browser and other similar applications tend to be so incredibly irritating and invasive. This, in turn, makes this kind of software highly unwanted. Having a hijacker on your PC normally means that you won’t be able to normally use your browser without getting constantly obstructed by the never-ending ads and redirects. Also, the imposed browser changes are yet another irritating effect that iLife Media Browser “Virus” might have on your browser. Things are made even worse by the fact that you won’t usually be able to revert the said changes provided that the hijacker is still on your PC. At best you will restore your homepage and search engine just to find that they have been replaced again by the hijacker-imposed ones as soon as you restart your browser or reboot your PC. Usually, the one surefire method to deal with all the nagging hijacker-related effects would be to get rid of the culprit for all those issues. In this case, that would be iLife Media Browser and below we will show you exactly what you’d need to do so as to eliminate it. Note that a simple uninstallation will likely not cut it – removing a hijacker usually requires additional steps or even the assistance of a specialized software for removing unwanted and potentially hazardous programs. Both of those things you can find in our removal guide for iLife Media Browser that has been posted on this page. So, if you currently have iLife Media Browser on your PC and you’d like to get rid of it, be sure to check out our suggested removal methods and use them for the quick and effective elimination of the pesky software.
More information about the browser hijacker category
First and foremost, hijackers and virus programs are two different things. If you have iLife Media Browser on your machine, you aren’t really dealing with some insidious threat the likes of Spyware, Worms, Ransomware, Trojan Horses and so on. Hijackers are usually not harmful or malicious. Despite that, there are still certain risks associated with them. The one thing you’d need to be the most careful with is the ads – such uncontrolled and aggressive advertising campaigns always have the potential to expose the targeted PC to various hazards. Therefore, we advise you to avoid all interaction with any advertising materials that the hijacker may attempt to stream to your PC – there really is no need to risk landing some nasty Ransomware or Trojan Horse virus by clicking on some unsafe and unreliable online advert that iLife Media Browser might have exposed you to.
Installation methods and how to avoid them
Naturally, since hijackers are normally unwanted, the usual methods for their distribution are ones that could land the unwanted app on the PC without the user’s immediate knowledge. Such methods are the use of spam messages or misleading online offers and requests. However, the one technique that seems to get the most hijackers installed is the file-bundling method. This is when the hijacker is combined with another program forming an installation package. Now, it’s usually possible to only install the main program leaving out the hijacker but most users do not pay enough attention to the setup menu and thus fail to do that. The key is to explore all menus and settings within the setup wizard when installing a new program and opt-out of any clauses that might allow the installation of something unwanted. Normally, advanced options can be found in the Custom/Manual/Advanced setup menu so be sure to check that out and only then start the installation process.
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iLife Media Browser “Virus” Removal
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone