If your internet browser is rerouted to a previously unseen web page called Adhunter.media then it is possible that you are a victim of the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) family.
Adware is created for the purpose of displaying a ton of advertisements without the user’s consent or permission. If you want to remove Adhunter.media ads, you will not succeed, because the adware is very stubborn. But with the help of the following instructions, you surely can remove Adhunter.media redirect completely from your web-browsers.
While your personal computer is infected with the ad-supported software, the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge may be redirected to Adhunter.media website. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show tons of intrusive ads. These ads will be injected within the content of websites that are you opening in your internet browser and 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 websites where previously you have never seen any advertising links.
The worst is, the adware can analyze your surfing, and gain access to your privacy data and, afterwards, can sell it to third party companies. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to delete Adhunter.media pop-up advertisements from your PC.
If you are unfortunate have adware or malware running on your PC, you can follow the steps here to delete Adhunter.media pop up advertisements from your web browser.
Remove Adhunter.media popup ads (removal steps)
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your PC system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this adware that cause intrusive Adhunter.media ads to appear. To remove this adware, you may use the manual removal guide that are given below or free malicious software removal utility like Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes Anti Malware or Hitman Pro (all are free). We recommend you use automatic removal way that will allow you to remove Adhunter.media redirect easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in PC system or in the case where adware is not deleted automatically. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your system or shut down this web page. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Adhunter.media, complete the following steps:
- How to manually delete Adhunter.media
- Scan your PC and get rid of Adhunter.media pop ups with free utilities
- Use AdBlocker to block Adhunter.media and stay safe online
- How was Adware installed on system
- Finish words
How to manually delete Adhunter.media
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove adware responsible for redirects to Adhunter.media. Even if the step-by-step instructions does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such adware responsible for redirects to Adhunter.media.
Uninstall suspicious apps through the Control Panel of your computer
First of all, check the list of installed software on your PC and remove all unknown and recently installed apps. If you see an unknown program 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.
Make sure you have closed all web-browsers and other applications. Next, delete any unrequested and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of apps installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is the adware that causes unwanted Adhunter.media pop-up ads. Select the dubious application or the application that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, choose “Uninstall a program”.
Select the questionable or any unknown programs, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this undesired program from your PC.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted program, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Adhunter.media from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox browser is redirected to Adhunter.media and you want to restore the Mozilla Firefox settings back to their original state, then you should follow the step-by-step instructions below. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software that causes lots of intrusive Adhunter.media pop-up ads. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Adhunter.media pop up ads from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web-browser’s settings such as newtab page, startpage and search provider by default that have been changed by the ad supported software that causes web-browsers to open unwanted Adhunter.media ads.
- First, run the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Adhunter.media ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by an malicious software.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed on the image below.
After the procedure is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s default search engine, newtab and start page to default state.
Scan your PC and get rid of Adhunter.media pop ups with free utilities
The easiest solution to delete Adhunter.media redirect is to use an anti malware program capable of detecting this adware that responsible for the appearance of Adhunter.media redirect. We suggest try Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted applications.
Scan and clean your internet browser of Adhunter.media redirect with Zemana
Zemana AntiMalware is a malware removal utility designed for MS Windows. This utility will allow you delete Adhunter.media popup advertisements, various types of malicious software (including browser hijackers and PUPs) from your machine. It has simple and user friendly interface. While the Zemana Anti Malware does its job, your machine will run smoothly.
Now you can install and use Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to get rid of Adhunter.media ads from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the following link to download Zemana installer called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it on your Desktop.
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Launch the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your machine.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is complete, this malicious software removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to search for adware that causes multiple undesired ads. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
Once Zemana has completed scanning, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show you the results. Once you have selected what you wish to remove from your PC press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of adware that causes a huge number of intrusive Adhunter.media advertisements and add threats to the Quarantine. When that process is complete, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Use Hitman Pro to remove Adhunter.media pop-up ads
HitmanPro is a portable program that requires no hard installation to identify and remove adware responsible for redirecting your browser to Adhunter.media web page. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). Hitman Pro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It’s probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal utilities you’ve ever tried. HitmanPro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal utility can be just as useful as the widely known antivirus applications.
- Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- Once the downloading process is complete, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, press the “Next” to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware which redirects your browser to undesired Adhunter.media web page. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Hitman Pro tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- Once the scanning is finished, HitmanPro will display you the results. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malicious software found.
Use Malwarebytes to remove Adhunter.media pop-ups
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find ad-supported software and thereby get rid of Adhunter.media pop up advertisements from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the machine.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your MS Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once downloading is complete, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown in the following example.
When the installation begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once install is complete, you’ll see window like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your machine for the ad supported software related to Adhunter.media redirect. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
When MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) completes the scan, you can check all items detected on your machine. When you are ready, press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove adware that redirects your browser to annoying Adhunter.media page and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
The following video explains instructions on how to delete hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
Use AdBlocker to block Adhunter.media and stay safe online
Enabling an adblocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, adblocker software will also protect you from malicious ads and webpages, and, of course, stop redirection chain to Adhunter.media and similar web-pages.
- Please go to the link below to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the install 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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, pages such as Adhunter.media, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
How was Adware installed on system
Now your machine should be clean of the adware responsible for redirecting your web browser to Adhunter.media web-page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up advertisements and unwanted malicious sites) and Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Adhunter.media pop up advertisements from your internet browser, then ask for help here.