How to remove MagicDisk (MgDisk)

This material will tell you the important things about an unwanted software called MagicDisk and manners to uninstall it. If you see too much ads on each website, and the efficiency of your computer has abruptly diminished - this guide will explain you what advertising tools are, understand the current problem and clean the laptop of unwanted software.

MagicDisk

There are three basic forms of adware which might be found on the Internet these days: adware, redirects and browser toolbars. You should realize that they are noy the fine programs that advertise other reliable software - they were designed to spam with ads and pop-ups. Scammers are trying very hard to convince customers that these programs are useful: they create nice descriptions and promise great usability and profit. What do these tools really do?

  • Adware's main attribute is that it shows ad units on all sites that the user visits and in some cases, on the desktop. Web-criminals want adware to seem good, so it might be masked as one of many worthy tools for data archiving, text redacting, web-browsing, etc. Proposals which are shown by adware are not secure and we strongly advise you not to click on them.
  • Toolbars are less annoying than browser hijackers and adware, but except showing ads they can collect the information about victim's system and about his actions in the Web. Such information may be used to trick its owner or sold to third parties for a solid price.
  • Browser hijackers don't expose ads on extraneous sites. Instead of advertising they redirect the users to the dangerous web-pages. These tools help the foul website owners to generate traffic and lowers the protection level of victim's computer.

All these utilities along and any of them can be applied for various kinds of advertising scam. Despite the difference in manners, they have one thing in common: they were from the very beginning created for scam and deception. Besides the evident discomfort, such as the growing number of advertising and links, there is another feature of MagicDisk: the abnormal lowering of PC's security.

In fact, MagicDisk is not exactly an adware, it is more like the controlling program that helps adware to communicate with eachother and receive the directions from scammers. MagicDisk is connected with the most dangerous advertising programs, such as YeaDesktop and many others, and it exists in the Control Panel and in Task manager as an actual program. We suppose that MagicDisk is responsible for adware's defense against the deletion and the recovery after the removal.

Now, when we explained why was this adware made, you should understand how to locate it. The largest and the most noticeable sign of penetration is the very high number of ads. Mark #2 is the emersion of strange programs in the system that you haven’t installed. Such things might appear if the pop-up shown by a virus doesn't lead to the view of website, but to direct loading of the malicious file. Unwanted programs act imperceptibly and you can't understand that you just downloaded them.

The attribute №2 is a strong slowdown of the computer, and an increase in its boot time. Degradation of machine's performance is not exclusively the effect of harmful programs, but this appears quite frequently. The system becomes laggy because each adware is working endlessly and never stops. This means that the program is launching at system boot and turning off only when the system stops working. When the amount of suchlike programs reaches the edge, their synchronous operation overburdens the system, and needs so many resources that reliable tools simply cannot perform its functions. When the OS is in such state, it suffers from emergency shutdowns, retardation and critical errors of basic programs. If you notice any of these marks - you need to scan the machine with a good anti-virus or eliminate all malicious software in manual mode.

Methods to remove MagicDisk

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove MagicDisk manually

Step 1. Uninstall MagicDisk from the operation system

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

 

If you don't want to waste your machine and prefer to browse the Web with comfort, you have to eliminate MagicDisk as soon as possible. In your case it's not only about eliminating MagicDisk, but also about total clearing of PC. The elimination might be performed manually, yet this manner will consume a lot of time and might not have the effect. The point is that the viruses prefer various ways to defend themselves from deletion. Adware stores backup copies everywhere on HDD, hide their root folders, set pending tasks for reinstalling after elimination etc. If you are not skilled enough in such things, the chance of error and further complications is extremely high. The simplest and the very effective technique to remove viruses is to download Spyhunter AntiMalware. This software can fast and easy eliminate any adware from your computer, but also defend it from attacks in after years. Spyhunter can boast of many qualities, among which are low price, around the clock technical support, high quality of scanning and removal, compatibility with other antiviral tools and daily updating of the signature database. If you want to download Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall MagicDisk from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove MagicDisk from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select MagicDisk and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from 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 MagicDisk from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall MagicDisk from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove MagicDisk from the browser

How to remove MagicDisk from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove MagicDisk

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete MagicDisk from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove MagicDisk

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall MagicDisk from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove MagicDisk

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete MagicDisk from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose MagicDisk 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.

 

How to delete MagicDisk from Safari

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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