If you find that your web-browser has become open the intrusive Mediafuz.com pop-up ads then it is possible that your PC is infected with a malicious software from the adware family. The adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) is a form of unwanted software that can open a huge number of pop up ads without a user’s permission. Moreover, it can reroute the browser on malicious and misleading web-pages. Also, if you seeing that the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge tries to load an unknown web-page, when you try to open a long-known page, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in web-browser’s address bar. You need to perform the step-by-step tutorial below and clean your machine from adware as quickly as possible. It’ll help you to remove reroute to Mediafuz.com web site and other undesired ad sites.
What is more, the adware may show advertisements 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.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some ad-supported software to also alter all web browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut will try to redirect your web browser to annoying ad web sites like Mediafuz.com, some of which might be malicious. It can make the whole system more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of ad-supported software on your machine is not desirable, and you need to clean up your machine as quickly as possible. Follow the guide below in order to remove Mediafuz.com redirect.
How to remove Mediafuz.com pop-up ads
The adware is a form of malicious software that you might have difficulty in uninstalling it from your system. Thankfully, you’ve found the effective Mediafuz.com pop up advertisements removal guidance in this article. Both the manual removal solution and the automatic removal way will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you have any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your PC system.
To remove Mediafuz.com pop-up ads, perform the steps below:
- Manual Mediafuz.com advertisements removal
- Delete potentially unwanted software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Mediafuz.com redirect
- Get rid of Mediafuz.com popups from Internet Explorer
- Remove Mediafuz.com from FF by resetting internet browser settings
- Remove Mediafuz.com pop up ads from Google Chrome
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Run free malware removal tools to completely delete Mediafuz.com pop up advertisements
- How to block Mediafuz.com redirect
- How can you prevent your personal computer from the attack of Mediafuz.com redirect
- To sum up
Manual Mediafuz.com advertisements removal
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually delete adware which causes intrusive Mediafuz.com popup advertisements. Even if the step by step tutorial does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such ‘ad supported’ software that designed to redirect your web-browser to various ad sites such as Mediafuz.com.
Delete potentially unwanted software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, go to Microsoft Windows Control Panel and uninstall suspicious programs, all applications you do not remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to software you installed just before Mediafuz.com ads appeared on your web browser. If you don’t know what a program does, look for the answer on the World Wide Web.
Press Windows button , then press 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 displayed on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Mediafuz.com redirect
Important to know, most anti-malware applications that are able to remove ‘ad supported’ software, but unable to find and recover altered shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer internet browsers manually.
Open the properties of the internet browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected browser and choose the “Properties” option and it will show the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field like below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts that have been changed by adware like Mediafuz.com usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as displayed below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts that have been changed by adware.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|FF||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are re-directed to the Mediafuz.com intrusive web-site.
Get rid of Mediafuz.com popups from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings like startpage, new tab and search provider by default having been modified by ad-supported software which developed to redirect your web-browser to various ad web sites such as Mediafuz.com, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web 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 web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed in the figure below.
After the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s home page, newtab page and default search engine to default state.
Remove Mediafuz.com from FF by resetting internet browser settings
If the FF browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring FF settings like start page, new tab page and search provider by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Mediafuz.com pop up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the adware, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s newtab, homepage and search provider by default that have been changed by adware that causes internet browsers to open unwanted Mediafuz.com popups.
- First start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web browser’s new tab, homepage and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you boot your PC, it will display Mediafuz.com unwanted web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press 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’s a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as displayed in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Run free malware removal tools to completely delete Mediafuz.com pop up advertisements
There are not many good free antimalware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, adware, browser hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted software. We recommend to run several programs, not just one. These programs that listed below will help you remove all components of the ad-supported software from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove Mediafuz.com advertisements.
Scan and free your internet browser of Mediafuz.com popup ads with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can remove ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs, hijackers and other malware from your personal computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
Download Zemana Free by clicking on the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) 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 adware that causes multiple annoying pop ups. While the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After Zemana Free completes the scan, Zemana Anti-Malware will show a list of found threats. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will start to remove adware which causes unwanted Mediafuz.com pop ups. After finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
Use Malwarebytes to remove Mediafuz.com pop up ads
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to detect ad supported software and thereby remove Mediafuz.com popups from your browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the personal computer.
- Please download MalwareBytes Free on your personal computer by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the downloading process is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your PC. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes will run and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes multiple intrusive pop up ads. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- Once finished, you can check all threats found on your PC.
- Review the report and then click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After the clean-up is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Get rid of Mediafuz.com popup ads and harmful extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility which can scan your PC system for a wide range of security threats like malware, adwares, PUPs as well as ad-supported software that causes undesired Mediafuz.com pop-up advertisements. It will perform a deep scan of your system including hard drives and Windows registry. When a malicious software is found, it will allow you to delete all found threats from your computer by a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
Once the download is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button for checking your machine for the ad-supported software that causes web-browsers to show undesired Mediafuz.com popups. This task can take some time, so please be patient. As the scanning ends, you can check all items found on your system as shown on the screen below.
You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as shown in the following example.
You need to press “OK”. Once disinfection is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot 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.
How to block Mediafuz.com redirect
It is also critical to protect your browsers from harmful web-sites and advertisements by using an ad blocking program such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- When the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop up ads, web-pages such Mediafuz.com, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your personal computer from the attack of Mediafuz.com redirect
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the step-by-step tutorial outlined above, your machine should be free from adware that developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web sites like Mediafuz.com and other malicious software. The Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer reroute you to various annoying web-pages similar to Mediafuz.com. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.