How to remove (uninstall) Mediawhirl.net

Are you having hard times with aggravating banners? Are you sick of the OS being laggy and unstable? Is Mediawhirl.net advertising utility the source of all these issues? If the answer is positive to all these questions – we’re willing to help you to eliminate your difficulties. In this guide, you’ll find the complex steps on adware’s removal from the computer as well as from all popular browsers.

Mediawhirl.net

Ads on the Web have gone aggressive in recent years, and we all are starting to tolerate it. Pop-ups are all around – beginning with reputable social networks and ending with deserted pages. Once upon a time, you've mentioned a dozen pop-ups each day, but now you see that much each minute. People have, after all, got that the Internet is the favorable place to engage some new users, and so did swindlers. They've made adware to sneak into the machine so that it would display to you unwanted, irrelevant pop-ups. Mediawhirl.net is an exact instance of these tools. Ads by Mediawhirl.net aren’t meant to make your shopping easier – they’re just a bait for trustful users. If you're clicking on suchlike banner, you will end up on a suspicious webpage, where you won't get any real deal. In most cases, these websites don't have a thing to give, besides an offer to download a useless gratis tool, which will screw up your device and display a bunch of banners to you. If you're already tired of that – in our entry you’ll find all information you need to uninstall it.

What is Mediawhirl.net

 

Mediawhirl.net is an adware, designed with the only purpose: to display advertisement to you. It can't even be called a full-fledged tool, since it is a plain piece of code, capable of switching your browser settings and adding new entries to the system registry. For you to see its way of functioning, we’ll explain its actions step by step:

  • The main adware’s mission is complete when it alters the controls of the browser, and after that, it just has to develop the security mechanisms. It inserts new strings into the registry and sets system tasks to prevent you from altering browser settings.
  • The first thing that Mediawhirl.net does after it sneaks onto the computer is taking the browser under total control. It modifies the default homepage and search system and replaces them with the swindlers' fraud site. Then you won't get true results for your queries – Mediawhirl.net will display to you just the results that hackers allow you to see or to click.
  • If you have clicked the "experienced" technique and aborted the installation of advertising program – you wouldn’t read our article. Subsequent to that, we suppose that you didn’t notice that menu. In your case, the installation ran on and Mediawhirl.net began displaying ads to you.
  • If some person finds a bundle and tries to install it, you are forced to choose between easy method and the manner for expert customers. The first technique is pre-selected, and in rare cases you cannot even choose another one, because it’s not available. By marking the proposed manner you agree to get each undesired piece of software from that bundle, and the second way allows you decide the needed program and decline the others.
  • The advertising utility gets uploaded to a file-sharing portal, along with other suspicious utilities. It simply waits for a victim to find it – a guy who doesn't bother to read anything and skips everything each time he (or she) could. Of course, the installation file isn’t called Mediawhirl.net adware – there is another tool in a bundle. It's the one that people search for, but downloading it, they get a heap of trash in addition.

That’s what Mediawhirl.net infection looks like. Following the move #5, the adware is entirely ineffective, as all main job, meaning the display of pop-ups, gets done by fake search engine. Casually the site looks like Bing, Google or Yahoo, and customer can enter any query in the search bar, but there won’t be any relevant answers. Scammers take advantage of a toll-free service, called Google CSE to develop their webpages, and its fundamental feature is to limit the search field to a few websites. Swindlers use it to display the fake search results and make users think that they’re true.

How to protect the system

One thing you should remember about PC’s security from Mediawhirl.net and other suchlike tools – it's a hard job. Undoubtedly, the antivirus will be very useful, but you also have to do, or rather stop doing certain things. We’ll describe these things below.

  • Don’t turn your antivirus off in any case. Particularly if an unknown site offers you to disable it.
  • Upgrade your software in time, especially, the OS and your antiviral utility. The vulnerabilities that malware uses to infect the computer are getting fixed, so the newer patch you have - the safer you are.
  • You better don't install unpaid programs, but if you aren't ready to stop using it – download it from an official website.
  • Don’t click on unwanted pop-ups, and don’t go to low-quality pages. By that we mean pages that offer pirated programs and media content, 18+ materials, and other suchlike stuff.

The list above will help you to ward off Mediawhirl.net and most of the other harmful programs. Regardless of that, some adware might get into the OS through other techniques, and you should purchase a trusted antivirus to remove them.

Methods to remove Mediawhirl.net

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Mediawhirl.net manually

Step 1. Uninstall Mediawhirl.net from the operation system

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

 

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

 

As with the deletion of any other virus, you have a choice between two proven variants. It can be the deletion in hand mode, where you'll need to do everything by yourself, or an automatic way that requires a lot fewer time. All of them are totally secure and effective, but you'd better know more about them before you choose. First of all, if you want to uninstall adware by hand – you won’t have to install any programs. You should realize that if there are some other unwanted utilities to remove besides this one – it might be problematic. The automatic manner includes the purchase of a decent deletion tool. It's called Spyhunter. We're recommending this program because it’s not just swift, efficient, lightweight and reliable but has plenty of other benefits. The team of skilled virus hunters inspects its database on a daily basis so that no adware could get into the workstation unnoticed. And it comes at a fair price! You don’t need to choose right now, and if there are any doubts about its potential – just install a gratis trial version.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Mediawhirl.net from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Mediawhirl.net and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Mediawhirl.net
  • C:\ProgramData\Mediawhirl.net
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Mediawhirl.net

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Mediawhirl.net" 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 Mediawhirl.net 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 Mediawhirl.net from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Mediawhirl.net and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Mediawhirl.net from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Mediawhirl.net

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 Mediawhirl.net

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 Mediawhirl.net

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 Mediawhirl.net 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.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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