CoordinatorMedia is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that belongs to the Adware family. What does Adware do? Adware is a part of malware that shows unwanted advertisements to the user of a MAC. The ads produced by adware are sometimes in the form of a advertising link, pop up or sometimes in an unclosable window.
The worst is, the CoordinatorMedia adware can gather marketing-type data about you (your ip address, what is a webpage you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
|Name||CoordinatorMedia, Coordinator Media 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), popups, pop-up ads, pop up virus|
|Removal||CoordinatorMedia removal guide|
How does the CoordinatorMedia adware get on your Mac
The best option is to use the steps posted below to free your MAC system of adware software and thus remove the CoordinatorMedia ads.
How to remove CoordinatorMedia adware
In the step-by-step guidance below we will have a look at the adware and how to remove CoordinatorMedia ads from Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari internet browsers for Mac, natively or by using a few free removal utilities. Some of the steps will require you to restart your machine or close this web page. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove CoordinatorMedia, use the steps below:
- How to get rid of CoordinatorMedia without any software
- Automatic Removal of CoordinatorMedia
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to get rid of CoordinatorMedia without any software
Looking for a method to remove CoordinatorMedia adware software manually without installing any tools? Then this section of the blog post is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of browser and Microsoft Windows setup. If you doubt that you can follow them, it is better to use free utilities listed below that can help you get rid of CoordinatorMedia adware software.
Delete CoordinatorMedia related programs through the Finder
In order to delete PUPs such as this adware, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted software. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a software which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your Apple Mac start up time and speed dramatically.
- Open the Finder.
- Click “Applications”.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove questionable and unknown software. Pay maximum attention to the program you installed last.
- Drag the suspicious program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
- Empty Trash.
Get rid of CoordinatorMedia from Safari
By resetting Safari browser you revert back your internet browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by CoordinatorMedia adware.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all unknown extensions from Safari.
Once complete, click “General” tab. Change the “Default Search Engine” to Google.
Find the “Homepage” and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Remove CoordinatorMedia adware from Google Chrome
If you are getting CoordinatorMedia ads, then you can try to get rid of it by resetting Chrome to its default state. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove CoordinatorMedia from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If Mozilla Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your internet browser shows annoying pop-up advertisements, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web 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 displayed on the screen below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the CoordinatorMedia adware. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of CoordinatorMedia
Is your Mac OS Apple Mac infected with adware? Then don’t worry, in the guidance below, we’re sharing best malicious software removal utilities which can remove CoordinatorMedia ads from the Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome and your MAC OS.
How to get rid of CoordinatorMedia with MalwareBytes
Manual CoordinatorMedia adware software removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware can be not fully removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes Free that are fully clean your MAC system of adware. Moreover, this free tool will help you to delete hijacker, malicious software, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars that your MAC system can be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
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After the downloading process is complete, close all apps and windows on your computer. Run the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) application will scan through the whole MAC for the CoordinatorMedia adware. Depending on your MAC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware program is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified as threat.
Once the system scan is finished, a list of all items found is created. Make sure to check mark the threats which are unsafe and then click “Remove Selected Items” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will delete CoordinatorMedia and move the selected threats to the program’s quarantine.
How to stay safe online
By installing an adblocker program like AdGuard, you are able to block malicious websites, stop autoplaying video ads and get rid of lots of distracting and intrusive ads on web sites.
Download AdGuard from the link below.
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Once downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you start your MAC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop annoying popup advertisements, block harmful or misleading webpages.
To sum up
Now your Apple Mac should be free of the CoordinatorMedia adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and undesired malicious web pages) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your Apple Mac for new adwares and other malware).
If you are still having problems while trying to remove CoordinatorMedia ads from the Chrome, Firefox and Safari, then ask for help here here.