I wrote this article to help you remove Koolmedia.info. This Koolmedia.info removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The appearance of the Koolmedia.info page is bad news. It is a clear sign that there is an adware infection somewhere on your machine. Don’t panic. The truth is that you are stuck with one relatively easy to tackle infection. You are even kind of lucky that you didn’t get infected with a much more serious threat like a ransomware pest or a Trojan horse. However, don’t think this adware is harmless. There is no such thing as an innocuous pest. They are all dangerous at some level.
So Koolmedia.info is adware. It may not be able to cause you harm directly, but it still causes you problems. Lots of problems which grow in both numbers and severity as time passes. But as we said, the infection is removable. You can get rid of it anytime. And you must do so as soon as possible. Take the Koolmedia.info page as a warning sign and heed it. As soon as the site pops up, accept the fact your machine is no longer infection-free and start looking for a way out. Find where the adware is hiding and delete it upon discovery. If you don`t, you predicament will worsen. Remember, you gain nothing by keeping the pest but you gain a lot by removing it. Do it now!
This infection is ad-supported. In order to prolong its existence, it has to generate pay-per-click revenue for its owners. How does it do so? By bombarding you with ads, of course. But not any type of ads. The pest selects commercials which will spark your interest so that you will be tempted to click. If you click, the hackers make money. This is why it is called pay-per-click system. But how does the pest know your likes and preferences? Simple. It spies on you and monitors your every online move. It uses your browsers as spying devices. It knows what you have searched for, what pages you have bookmarked, your pre-infection history, etc.
Then, it uses this information to show you adverts which you will find appealing. This way it assures your clicks. Pretty sneaky, isn’t it? And that’s not all. The collected data gets sent to the strangers behind the infection and they can use it for whatever they want. Or, they can sell it to third parties. Either way, you lose. What is the adware gets its hands on your personally identifiable and financial credentials and send them to the crooks? Do you realize what could happen? You can fall victim to a financial fraud or even an identity theft. Aside from what, your browsing experience is completely ruined as you suffer constant intrusions. Your machine slows down and underperforms as well. As we said, the adware doesn’t do you any good. On the contrary. So, get rid of it ASAP. Use our removal guide below and delete this intruder now.
But how did the infection get in? Do you know how parasites travel the web and infect users? We will explain. Adware pieces are still programs and they cannot get installed on your PC without your permission. No permission, no admission. Sounds pretty simple but it is not. The pests have found ways to go around this rule. Technically, they still ask for approval but in the sneakiest way possible. They hide behind spam email messages, corrupted links/pages, unverified torrents, freeware/shareware bundles, bogus program or system updates, etc. With any of these techniques, the adware could trick you into giving it green light IF you are careless enough. Which you should not be. Your negligence is what hackers pray the most for. Don’t grant it. Don’t make yourself an even easier target by being distracted. Rely on vigilance and keep your PC clean.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Koolmedia.info from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Koolmedia.info from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.