What is media.com-thanks.com
media.com-thanks.com is a site that opens annoying advertisements and may redirect to other ad web-pages. If the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge displays this web-page then most probably that your computer is infected with an adware.
Most often, the adware affects the most common browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://media.com-thanks.com’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the internet browser, it will redirect to the annoying media.com-thanks.com web page. Even if you setup a new homepage, an annoying web-page will be the first thing you see when you open the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
While your PC is infected with the adware, the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge may be rerouted to media.com-thanks.com unwanted page. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a huge number of annoying advertisements. These advertising will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your web-browser. The advertisements can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web sites, including web-pages where previously you have never seen any advertising. In this case, when you open any web-page, you may see in your browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for media.com-thanks.com’, ‘Transferring data from media.com-thanks.com’, ‘Looking up media.com-thanks.com’, ‘Read media.com-thanks.com’, ‘Connected to media.com-thanks.com’.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC from the adware infection and remove media.com-thanks.com annoying advertising from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and other internet browsers.
How does media.com-thanks.com advertisements get installed onto system
How to manually remove media.com-thanks.com
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove media.com-thanks.com from the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
- Get rid of suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete media.com-thanks.com redirect
- Get rid of media.com-thanks.com advertisements from Chrome
- Remove media.com-thanks.com popup ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of media.com-thanks.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
Get rid of suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete media.com-thanks.com redirect
During the installation, the ad supported software may also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding “http://media.com-thanks.com” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will reroute to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://media.com-thanks.com” that has been added here. You need to remove it. When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of media.com-thanks.com advertisements from Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click to Settings option. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Remove media.com-thanks.com popup ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then reseting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto media.com-thanks.com advertisements.
Run the Firefox and press button to show the Tools menu. It displays the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will show the confirmation dialog box. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of media.com-thanks.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
Run Internet Explorer, press . Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button. You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and remove
the redirect to the media.com-thanks.com unwanted web-page.
Remove media.com-thanks.com advertisements with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Remove media.com-thanks.com advertisements manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC system. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware is a reputable malware removal software. It can automatically detect and remove the adware of the your PC system. Moreover, this free software will help you to remove browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too. You can follow these simple steps below to eliminate the media.com-thanks.com annoying advertising completely.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your personal computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC for the adware which causes the redirect to media.com-thanks.com web-page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove the adware related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block media.com-thanks.com and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the software can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
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After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, web-pages such media.com-thanks.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Remove media.com-thanks.com ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the annoying media.com-thanks.com advertisements within the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Update: July 4, 2018
Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see a icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Start” button to perform a system scan for malicious extensions and the adware which displays the ads from media.com-thanks.com site. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for media.com-thanks.com ads removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the redirect to the annoying media.com-thanks.com advertising.
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.