The Music Editor by peterrick.com is classified as malicious browsers extension (add-on) from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) family. It can display a lot of ads within the Firefox screen or redirect you to various unwanted ad sites. So, if you have found the Music Editor add-on in the list of your web-browser extensions, then you do not need to wait! You need to follow the steps below to clean your machine from the Music Editor adware and thus delete any unwanted ads and pop-ups.
The Music Editor which redirects your web-browser to intrusive ad web sites, can attack your personal computer’s browsers such as the Firefox. Maybe you approve the idea that the pop-up advertisements from it is just a small problem. But these intrusive Music Editor ads eat machine resources. Even worse, it can be used to collect your browsing history and privacy information, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, personal information about you can be sold to third party companies.
We strongly advise that you perform the tutorial below that will allow you to get rid of Music Editor adware using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Remove Music Editor adware (removal tutorial)
In order to get rid of Music Editor adware from the Firefox, you need to reset the internet browser settings. Additionally, you should look up for other suspicious entries, such as files, programs, web browser extensions and shortcut files. However, if you want to remove Music Editor ad supported software easily, you should use reputable antimalware utility and let it do the job for you.
To remove Music Editor, complete the following steps:
- Remove Music Editor ‘ad supported’ software without any tools
- Get rid of Music Editor ‘ad supported’ software with free software
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Finish words
Remove Music Editor ‘ad supported’ software without any tools
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Music Editor adware from the Firefox and other web browsers.
Uninstall PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the MS Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your machine and see if there are any questionable and unknown applications. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Net search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and delete all suspicious and unknown software. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you have found anything dubious that may be an ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple undesired advertisements and popups or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your PC system.
Remove Music Editor from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Firefox web-browser program 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 Mozilla Firefox settings such as home page, new tab page and search engine to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, run the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Music Editor ‘ad supported’ software with free software
The adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the Music Editor that causes multiple annoying advertisements and popups again infect your PC system. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to get rid of ad supported software manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best method to detect and get rid of ad supported software is to use free malware removal apps.
Scan and free your web browser of Music Editor ad supported software with Zemana Anti-malware
You can delete Music Editor adware automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, adware with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Now you can install and use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to remove Music Editor from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware installer named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Launch the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your PC system.
During installation you can change some settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malicious software removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Music Editor adware that causes a lot of unwanted ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the Zemana is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
After Zemana completes the scan, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will show you the results. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove Music Editor adware that causes a lot of undesired pop up ads and add threats to the Quarantine. When the procedure is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your PC to make the change take effect.
Remove Music Editor adware from browsers with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool that can scan your computer for a wide range of security threats like malware, adwares, PUPs as well as Music Editor adware which causes unwanted popup ads. It will perform a deep scan of your machine including hard drives and MS Windows registry. After a malware is detected, it will help you to delete all detected threats from your personal computer by a simple click.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
- When downloading is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is started, press “Next” button . Hitman Pro tool will begin scanning the whole computer to find out Music Editor ad-supported software that causes a lot of unwanted pop up advertisements. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your computer. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- After the scanning is finished, HitmanPro will show a scan report. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Delete Music Editor adware with Malwarebytes
Manual Music Editor removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad-supported software may be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of adware. Moreover, the free application will allow you to delete malicious software, PUPs, hijackers and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes application will scan through the whole personal computer for the Music Editor that designed to redirect your web-browser to various ad webpages. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
Using an adblocker application such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocker applications will also protect you from malicious ads and web-sites, and, of course, stop redirection chain to harmful, misleading and similar web pages.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is finished, press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup advertisements, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your desktop.
After completing the tutorial above, your PC should be clean from the Music Editor adware and other malicious software. The Mozilla Firefox will no longer show unwanted ads when you browse the Internet. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help.
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 undesired Music Editor add-on.