I wrote this article to help you remove Media-fire.org. This Media-fire.org removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Is your computer screen non-stop bombarded with annoying pop-up ads from Media-fire.org whenever you attempt to load a website? If so, this means your machine has been infected with an adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which causes these annoying ads to appear. Even though it is an adware/PUP that has landed on your machine and not some vicious ransomware, do not think that it can`t cause you trouble. It very much can. This pest is a nasty one and has to be removed from the device as soon as possible. The second it arrives at its destination its starts messing with your PC. It adds a browser extension to your once trusted browsers and takes control over them. Then, it starts generating irritating advertisements, which cover the whole screen when you visit a webpage. Being non-stop bombarded with these ads you simply cannot get any word done.
It is annoying, it gets you out of control and on the top of all that it is dangerous. The Media-fire.org pop-ups are not something you can get rid of easily. They keep showing and you constantly come across link you would never want to visit. Also, something extremely important you should keep in mind: these ads are sponsored. The adware/PUP, by displaying sponsored ads, generates web traffic thus bringing revenue to the hackers. However, you can never tell which ads are safe and which corrupted until you click on them and, unfortunately, you will see both types on your screen. Both of them are lucrative for the crooks and both gain them profits. The best thing to do is not to click on any of the ads generated by this pest because the changed are it is corrupted and harmful.
In addition, this nasty virus`s plugin work for all three Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Mozilla browsers. Once infected, you will constantly get redirected to Media-fire.org (and other similar and shady pages) which is very suspicious looking advertising platform. Cybercriminals often use it to distribute malware so you can imagine how dangerous these ads can actually be. So, if your browser is injected with this kind of ads, take measure immediately. Some of the links may seem safe or even appealing, in that matter, but they cannot be trusted. Trusting them would mean you actually trust cyber criminals, which is absurd. They cannot be trusted and, as a matter of fact, they don’t deserve to be. Everything they do is about money. All they care about is turning their products in moneymakers to help them rip off victims like you.
In this case, they rely on the pay-per-click mechanism, meaning every time you click on an ad you sponsor them. I can`t image anyone who would want to be a partner or a sponsor of this kind. You would be better off keeping away from these commercial and stay safe. Not to mention that the virus also spies on you and your browsing experience. If this sensitive information ends up in the wrong hands, you would be in a lot of trouble. You may fall victim to a financial scam or even an identity theft. Stop this threat while you can and protect your privacy and your machine. All you have to do you can find in the removal guide at the end of this article. Also, you may consider installing a good anti-malware tool for your own safety.
To the question how did you get infected in the first place the answer is: probably a bundled software. These kinds of pest are often bundled with other programs. To be safe you should check each program in the bundle one by one and there is still a chance to miss something. Downloading a bundle is dangerous and whenever possible you should avoid it. Not to mention that you don’t even know you have downloaded yourself an infection until it acts up and then it is a little be too late. However, you have failed this time, next time, don’t choose the Basic options but go for the Custom ones. Carefully read the Term and Condition and be careful not to agree with something you actually disagree with.
Also, keep in mind that hackers haven`t forgotten the old-fashioned way of using spam emails which go directly to your regular inbox, not even your spam box. Delete suspicious emails right away as clicking on them might mean inviting a nasty virus on your computer. Also. Third-party pop-ups are also unreliable and most of the times they are corrupted as well. Do not gamble with your safety unless you want to cause yourself damage.
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 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.
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 Media-fire.org from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.