ad.xtendmedia.com pop-up virus is actually an adware infection which is used to display advertisements (SPAM) on infected computer. This corrupt application gets installed on a computer without user permission and knowledge, then it registers itself as a browser plugin/extension. Once it has successfully attached itself to Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer, these browser will start displaying popup advertisements from ad.xtendmedia.com. The malware also changes home page and default search provider settings so you might be redirected to http://ad.xtendmedia.com or some other bogus websites while searching on Google. Soon you,ll feel like stuck in SPAM as random ads from ad.xtendmedia keep popping up on your screen every few minutes. You cannot stop or block these annoying popups through browser settings as the malware is very cleverly designed. If you do not take immediate action to uninstall ad.xtendmedia popup malware, it will become worst and bring further viruses from Internet. The best way to get rid of ad.xtendmedia.com pup-up malware is to scan the infected PC using a proper adware removal tool. You may also remove the virus manually by eliminating its components.
Disadvantages and risks of having ad.xtendmedia.com:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack ad.xtendmedia.com?:
To manually remove ad.xtendmedia.com, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “ad.xtendmedia.com”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for ad.xtendmedia.com. Disable if found any.
Block pop-ups of ad.xtendmedia.com
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “ad.xtendmedia.com”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware ad.xtendmedia.com lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete ad.xtendmedia.com infected files:
ad.xtendmedia.com pop-up virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
Malware Bytes antimalware