How to remove (uninstall) Mediasvideo.live

Do you notice aggressive advertising links on the Internet that are shown by the Mediasvideo.live search engine? Have you noticed the name Mediasvideo.live somewhere else on your device? If those things are true – your device is infected with adware, and our item will help you in eliminating it.

Mediasvideo.live

What is Mediasvideo.live

When the infestation takes place, Mediasvideo.live alters the controls of the browser. It’s only thing that it's capable of doing, as the head role in this system is left for the fake search engine which takes over the browser when you install Mediasvideo.live. So, Mediasvideo.live clears your pre-set homepage, as well as your favorite search and places the fake search instead of them. Now, instead of searching via the reputable Yahoo, Bing, Google or any other search engine you prefer – you’ll surf the Net through the crippled fake website, displaying pop-ups ads wrong websites of all forms and sizes. The virus also changes the settings of the icons of your browsers so that even if you return the normal settings, you will see the scammers’ search engine as the starting tab.

If you've already bothered to erase this virus, you might have realized that it returns, regardless of the number of times you erased it. It happens because of the Mediasvideo.live's defensive algorithms, and we'll define how they function:

  • A scheduled task is the most popular way to start the reinstallation of Mediasvideo.live after its removal. System tasks aren’t typically utilized by regular PC operators, so Mediasvideo.live just develops a task to confirm if it is running, and if it’s not – to download and install it again. The task verifies the Mediasvideo.live's status after each restart, and that’s why Mediasvideo.live is so difficult to remove.
  • Another manner has the similar goal, but it uses the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. Scammers put a specific string to the registry and you have to detect and erase it, which might be difficult. The regular registry items are very important, and by deleting any of them, you might bring significant damage to the OS.

The program that generates pop-ups is called Mediasvideo.live, and it is adware. Mediasvideo.live can do nothing well, as it’s developed to achieve a single purpose: to irritate you. Of course, your irritation isn’t its real task, but it’s lightly delivered when the virus does what it does – displays advertising banners. When the penetration is complete, it changes the settings of the browser and shows you as much spam as you can handle and even more, to ensure that they've drawn your attention. Fraudsters earn a couple of cents for every click you’ve made, so you can see why the links are being displayed again and again: it’s pure money. In the following paragraphs, we’ll tell you how Mediasvideo.live got onto the machine and how you can guard it against suchlike viruses. If you are not interested and just want to uninstall Mediasvideo.live one way or another – don't mind the following sections and look at the deletion instructions.

 

How Mediasvideo.live was installed in the system

To make easier for you, we’ll depict the entire process from the start. The vast majority of the advertising tools are each other's copies, repeated many times and passed to third-grade web-criminals with minor alterations made. Some evil lads bought this one on an underground auction, set it up and put it on file-sharing services all over the Web. And after that, you came and downloaded it. Okay, you're saying that you didn’t search for adware that will drive you crazy? Or, you looked for the best manner to damage your device, and someone gave you a link to Mediasvideo.live download? Missed again? Well, then, you looked for some program that's actually useful. Sort of a gratis program from a not-so-famous developer, or a hacked version of some paid utility you aren't going to buy.

This way is known as “affiliate installation”, and it means that evil guys combine the installation files of a few perilous programs and a single helpful software to create one installer. The bottom point of the installer is that its composition interferes a victim from inspecting the viruses inside of it. On one of the last steps, they display a suggestion to install other utilities, with all fields filled and the natural decision is to download them and proceed. We assume that you clicked, if you're on this website today. There's also a method, with the “installation manners”. In most cases, the advanced installation manner means that user may decide a directory for this software to be installed, and how many extra tools do you need. In Mediasvideo.live's case, picking the suggested manner of installation means that you admit all the trash from the package into the machine.

Methods to remove Mediasvideo.live

At this moment you understand what Mediasvideo.live is, and you’re aware of its sneaky methods of infection. We’ve explained almost everything, besides the most significant thing: the ways to delete Mediasvideo.live. Here we go. Mediasvideo.live might be removed with the help of two simple methods. One of them is what you’ve already attempted to execute – manual uninstallation. We know how to do it easier, and under this paragraph, you will see the guide on by-hand removal. The worst disadvantage is that you cannot remove several advertising programs through it as it will take many hours to do. We present you another technique: you might fully remove the virus in several minutes via Spyhunter AntiMalware. It has multiple benefits, including the ability to work along with other anti-viruses, 24/7 user support, increased operation speed and decent signature database. Don’t waste time, trying to guard the system through unpaid programs – switch to the true anti-viral tool. Click the button below to inspect the system with the unpaid scanner.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Site settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

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

 

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