How to remove (uninstall) MediaTabTv

Have you seen annoying advertising links in the browser, marked as “advertising by MediaTabTv”? Have you seen the name MediaTabTv somewhere else on your workstation? If those things are true – the machine is penetrated with adware, and this guide can help you in removing it.


What is MediaTabTv

The program that shows ads is called MediaTabTv, and it is an advertising utility. It belongs to a specific category of utilities that can't do anything helpful, as it’s created to do one thing: to drive you crazy. Of course, the driving-crazy activity isn’t its real task, but it’s easily achieved while MediaTabTv does what it does – distributes advertising banners. Right after the infection, it changes the browser controls and shows you as many links as it can and sometimes more, making sure that they've attracted your attention. Scammers earn a few cents for each click you’ve made, so you can see why the ads appear again and again: it’s a honeypot. In the further sections, we’ll explain how adware got onto the workstation and how it might be protected against similar threats. If you’re not interested and just want to remove the virus ASAP – don't mind the other parts and go to the removal tips.

When the infestation takes place, MediaTabTv alters the controls of your browsers. It’s everything that it's capable of doing, as the main part of this adware is the scammers' search engine to which you get redirected. So, MediaTabTv removes the default start page and the default search and places the fake webpage instead of them. After that you can't use the reliable Google, Yahoo, Bing or whatever search you prefer – you’ll surf the Internet via the wretched fake website that displays advertising banners untrusted websites pop-up windows of all sorts and sizes. The virus also corrupts the controls of browser icons so that in case you recover the good settings, you will automatically open the fraud search as a first tab.

MediaTabTv can't be deleted as a regular utility, and if the customer tries it - the virus will reinstall itself. It happens thanks to the MediaTabTv's defensive mechanisms, and we will define their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the most popular technique to start the restoration of the virus after its elimination. Scheduled tasks are not frequently used by usual PC operators, so MediaTabTv just creates a task to confirm if it is running, and if it’s not – to get and set it again. The task is being executed after each reboot, and that’s why MediaTabTv keeps recovering.
  • Another method is similar to the first one, but it employs the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. You need to inspect the registry to beat this technique, but it is a very difficult thing for a novice user. The regular registry entries are critically important, and by deleting any of them, you might cause serious harm to the OS.


How MediaTabTv was installed in the system

To simplify the things a bit, we will depict the entire story from the start. Most of the advertising tools are clones of each other, replicated many times and passed to various fraudsters after few visual improvements. One of the suchlike guys purchased MediaTabTv from the Dark Web, added their logo and uploaded it to file-exchanging portals around the Internet. And then, there was you, downloading it. Okay, you're saying that you haven't searched for adware to drive you crazy? Or, you wanted a perfect spoiling-it-all-up program for the workstation, and someone gave you a link to MediaTabTv installation file? Still wrong? OK, in that case, you sought for some utility that is actually useful. Sort of a toll-free tool from a not-so-famous company, or a cracked replica of some well-known program you didn’t want to buy.

We know this technique as the “sponsored installation”, and its essence is that web-criminals unite the installers of a few perilous programs and one helpful tool to create one file. The principal peculiarity of that bundle is that it’s called by the name of a useful tool, and you can't discover which tools are there before the installation starts. On one of the last stages, you're allowed to see a suggestion to install extra tools, with all fields checked and the mouse cursor is already hovering over “OK”. We suppose that you did so, if you're reading this article. Don't forget about another method, with the “installation ways”. In most cases, the veteran installation way is basically a choice of where you wish this software to be installed, and how many extra tools do you need. In MediaTabTv's case, if you pick the suggested manner of installation, you let all the viruses from the package into your machine.

Methods to remove MediaTabTv

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove MediaTabTv manually

Step 1. Uninstall MediaTabTv from the operation system

Step 2. Remove MediaTabTv from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Now you know how MediaTabTv works, and you are aware of its sneaky manners of infection. We’ve told you nearly everything, except the most significant thing: how to remove MediaTabTv. Here we go. You can remove MediaTabTv via following these simple methods. One of them is what you have just tried to perform – uninstallation in manual mode. We know the easiest way to perform it, and under this part, you will see the guide on manual elimination. Its crucial flaw is that you can’t erase many viruses through it as it will take many hours to do. It's better to try another technique: you can fully uninstall MediaTabTv in 5 minutes with the help of Spyhunter AntiMalware. This tool has a lot of pros, including high working speed, the compatibility with other antiviral tools, round-the-clock support service and decent signature database. Don’t waste your time, trying to guard the computer with unpaid utilities – try the real anti-viral tool. Click the button below to download an unpaid version with limited capabilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall MediaTabTv from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select MediaTabTv and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\MediaTabTv
  • C:\ProgramData\MediaTabTv
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\MediaTabTv

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "MediaTabTv" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select MediaTabTv and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete MediaTabTv from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select MediaTabTv and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove MediaTabTv from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove MediaTabTv

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove MediaTabTv

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove MediaTabTv

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose MediaTabTv and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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