There are many types of malware and one of them is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software, which causes the appearance of Dumedia.starofferz.com pop up advertisements or the redirect to this unwanted site, have a negative impact on the functioning of your PC. It alters system settings, generates a ton of various advertisements, slows down the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web-sites are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the adware is showing ads, so it may redirect your browser to an intrusive web site like Dumedia.starofferz.com, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the web-browser’s address bar, then the web-browser is anyway will display an unwanted ad site.
What is more, the adware may display ads depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Table of contents
- What is Dumedia.starofferz.com
- How to remove Dumedia.starofferz.com advertisements
- Stop Dumedia.starofferz.com ads and other unwanted web pages
- Method of Dumedia.starofferz.com pop up advertisements intrusion into your machine
- Finish words
The ad-supported software often alter all browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit some undesired ad sites. As a result, your internet browser can still redirect you to an annoying ad page despite your system is actually clean of ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your machine from the ad supported software as well as remove Dumedia.starofferz.com unwanted pop ups from the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and other web browsers.
How to remove Dumedia.starofferz.com advertisements
Fortunately, it is not hard to remove ad-supported software that causes lots of undesired Dumedia.starofferz.com popups. In the following steps, we will provide two ways to clean your personal computer of this adware. One is the manual removal way and the other is automatic removal solution. You can select the solution that best fits you. Please follow the removal guide below to get rid of Dumedia.starofferz.com redirect right now!
Manual Dumedia.starofferz.com pop-up advertisements removal
The useful removal tutorial for the Dumedia.starofferz.com ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of Dumedia.starofferz.com redirect let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall suspicious and potentially unwanted applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed applications on your machine and delete all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown application with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malware removal tool such as Zemana Anti-malware.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Fix web browser shortcuts, modified by ad-supported software
When installed, this adware may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will open an undesired ad web-site.
To clear the internet 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 similar “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Dumedia.starofferz.com popup ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as new tab page, homepage and search provider by default have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, press the Help button () as on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware which cause unwanted Dumedia.starofferz.com pop ups to appear. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Dumedia.starofferz.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser settings like homepage, new tab and search engine by default having been modified by ‘ad supported’ software that reroutes your browser to unwanted Dumedia.starofferz.com web-site, then you may return your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s startpage, newtab page and default search provider to default state.
Remove Dumedia.starofferz.com popup advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker infections, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s start page, newtab and default search engine that have been changed by adware that reroutes your web browser to annoying Dumedia.starofferz.com web-page.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your internet browser’s homepage, new tab page and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Dumedia.starofferz.com page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your PC and get rid of Dumedia.starofferz.com popup ads with free tools
If your system is still infected with adware which cause annoying Dumedia.starofferz.com pop-ups to appear, then the best method of detection and removal is to run an antimalware scan on the personal computer. Download free malware removal tools below and launch a full system scan. It will allow you remove all components of the ad-supported software from hardisk and Windows registry.
Scan and clean your internet browser of Dumedia.starofferz.com advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to scan for ‘ad supported’ software and thereby remove Dumedia.starofferz.com redirect from the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE web-browsers. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on your machine.
Download Zemana AntiMalware on your computer from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the download is done, close all programs and windows on your machine. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Zemana Anti-Malware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software that causes a ton of unwanted Dumedia.starofferz.com pop up ads. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
Once finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. When you’re ready, press “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware will remove adware and add all threats to the Quarantine. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
How to automatically remove Dumedia.starofferz.com with Malwarebytes
You can get rid of Dumedia.starofferz.com ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily get rid of hijacker infections, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is done, please close all applications and open windows on your PC system. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will launch and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out adware that causes annoying Dumedia.starofferz.com ads. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your machine.
- When finished, it’ll show a list of all threats found by this tool.
- All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Scan your personal computer and remove Dumedia.starofferz.com redirect with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your system for ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your web-browser to unwanted Dumedia.starofferz.com web site, PUPs and hijacker infections and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also allow you remove any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 20, 2017
Once downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, press “Scan” button It’ll scan through the whole PC for the ‘ad supported’ software which cause unwanted Dumedia.starofferz.com pop up advertisements to appear. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When it has finished scanning your PC system, it will display you the results as shown on the image below.
In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box like below.
You need to press “OK”. After the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Dumedia.starofferz.com ads and other unwanted web pages
If you surf the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an ad-blocker application. AdGuard is an ad blocker which can filter out a lot of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- After downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up advertisements, web sites such Dumedia.starofferz.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Method of Dumedia.starofferz.com pop up advertisements intrusion into your machine
Now your PC should be free of the ad supported software that cause unwanted Dumedia.starofferz.com advertisements to appear. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and annoying malicious pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware, browser hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malware and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Dumedia.starofferz.com ads from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.