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Remove Ads by MediaPlayerVid

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as MediaPlayerVid ads, MediaPlayerVid virus, MediaPlayerVid adware | Type: Adware

What is MediaPlayerVid?

MediaPlayerVid is another browser add-on that seeks to convince people that it can improve people’s web browsing experience. Unfortunate, we hardly believe that it’s capable of improving anything that may help you to surf the net more efficiently. In reality, this dubious media player is considered to be a typical adware, which is also known as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because it is typically distributed in a bundle with various freewares and sharewares (download managers, games, PDF creators, etc.). This way, it often manages to infiltrate hundreds of random computers without even been noticed by their users. Once installed, it may start running several processes in Task Manager, it may look for security loopholes, diminish your web browser’s performance and so on. However, the main thing that will immediate inform about MediaPlayerVid hijack and will certainly annoy you to death is irritating advertisements, such as pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text link and so on. Usually, they inform about various deals, discounts and are marked as ‘Ads by MediaPlayerVid’, ‘MediaPlayerVid Ads’, ‘MediaPlayerVid Deals’ and so on. Of course, after clicking on them you may be rerouted to some online shopping websites. However, consider the fact that MediaPlayerVid redirects may also force you to visit really suspicious third-party websites that may be used for spread other potentially unwanted programs. By the way, do you know that adwares can track their users? If you haven’t heard about that, then you have to keep in mind that adware-type programs usually spread along with cookies and collect personally non-identifiable information about their users. If you want to prevent information loss and similar issues, then you should take needed actions and remove MediaPlayerVid virus right now. For that, we recommend using Reimage.

How can MediaPlayerVid hijack my computer?

MediaPlayerVid is a dubious browser add-on that can hardly improve your browsing experience. In contrast, it may bother you with continuously appearing advertisements, irritating and harm posing redirects to unknown domains, disrupt your browsing activities by slowing web browser’s performance and so on. As we have already mentioned, usually MediaPlayerVid virus spreads bundled with other freewares. However, it’s also very important to inform you that this questionable adware is usually also bundled with other potentially unwanted programs, such as DownSave, Content Explorer, TheTorntvs V11-1 and many others. Be aware that if MediaPlayerVid shows signs of presence on your PC, then it’s very likely that other PUPs are also hiding inside. If you want to keep your computer safe, you have to unmark such and similar attachments when installing free programs on your computer. For that, you just have to select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully check the entire installation process. DO NOT skip a single step because you may skip important information and inadvertently install MediaPlayerVid or any other suspicious third party program on your computer.

How to remove MediaPlayerVid virus?

Have you already installed MediaPlayerVid virus? We highly recommend removing it ASAP in order to prevent various issues. As we have already mentioned, it is commonly bundled with other potentially unwanted programs, so in order to ensure that your computer is completely safe, we highly recommend using a reliable anti-spyware.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove MediaPlayerVid ads, follow these steps:

Delete MediaPlayerVid from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall MediaPlayerVid and related programs
    Here, look for MediaPlayerVid or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of MediaPlayerVid from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for MediaPlayerVid or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate MediaPlayerVid from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for MediaPlayerVid and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete MediaPlayerVid removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase MediaPlayerVid ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, MediaPlayerVid should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall MediaPlayerVid from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select MediaPlayerVid and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete MediaPlayerVid removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove MediaPlayerVid from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select MediaPlayerVid and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete MediaPlayerVid removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete MediaPlayerVid from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for MediaPlayerVid or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete MediaPlayerVid removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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