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Remove FunMediaTab ads (Removal Guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

What should you know about FunMediaTab adware?

Questions about FunMediaTab ads

FunMediaTab virus, more generally described as a potentially unwanted program installs on the computer as a useful browser extension, allowing the users access and watch videos and TV online. Unfortunately, this program only injects never-ending ads and generates sponsored links when installed on the system. In other words, it is an adware-type program disguised as a useful browser tool. FunMediaTab advertises multiple affiliate parties by promoting links to their websites or products on random websites the user visits. Clicks on these links help adware creators generate the so-called pay-per-click revenue, but these redirects barely bring any benefit to the users themselves. On the opposite, having this program installed on the computer can trigger a range of problems, so it is recommended to remove FunMediaTab from the infected device immediately. If only you manage to spot it, of course. The program may be well-hidden in the system so you might need to employ some powerful anti-malware scanners, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and regularly scan your system for similar threats.

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There are some typical features to pay attention to if you suspect FunMediaTab hijack. Your overall system’s performance may be a major indicator. If your computer is acting unusually slow or your browser crashes or freezes unexpectedly, it is one of the first warning signs to scan your device for potential malware. You should also pay attention if suspicious new toolbars or browser extensions appear on your browser. However, the most overt indicator are the already mentioned ads. Adware will usually mark its ads with slogans like “FunMediaTab Ads” or “Brought by FunMediaTab”, so if you start noticing similar advertisements on your visited websites, take action immediately. Otherwise, you may be tempted with their offers or accidentally click on some of these ads and end up on unsafe domains, to which this virus will redirect you. Needless to say, FunMediaTab redirect tendency can draw numerous problems to your PC. So, if you keep it installed on your computer, it is only a matter of time when your system will be hit with some more serious virus.

How can this virus sneak into your computer?

Potentially unwanted programs like FunMediaTab have developed a very effective way to reach the users computers. This technique is called bundling. Millions of legitimate freeware and shareware programs are downloaded every day, so the cyber crooks learned to use this extensive market for the distribution of their own malicious applications. They started making software packages featuring the potentially unwanted programs and disguising them with legitimate PDF converters, download managers or other popular software. This way, when the user downloads one application and installs it on the system, the potentially unwanted program installs along. Luckily, there is a simple way find out whether the software package contains malicious components and is safe to install or not. You have to choose the Advanced installation mode instead of the Quick or Recommended ones in the software’s setup and cancel optional installs in the following steps.

Is it possible to get rid of FunMediaTab virus?

Just like any other potentially unwanted program, FunMediaTab can be removed from the computer using reputable antivirus software. You have to make sure, though, that your virus-fighting utility is up-to-date and capable of exterminating the virus from your device. Otherwise, professional products should take care of the FunMediaTab removal without much difficulty. If you wish to stick to the more technical elimination, you can try following detailed instructions provided at the end of this article to remove FunMediaTab from the infected device manually. Remember not to dwell into the virus removal by yourself because you may damage your system instead of fixing it.

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To remove FunMediaTab ads, follow these steps:

Erase FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab and related programs
    Here, look for FunMediaTab 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'

Remove FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab 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'

Uninstall FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of FunMediaTab 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, FunMediaTab should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab 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 FunMediaTab removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. betnane700 says:
    June 22nd, 2016 at 1:54 am

    It is a complete scam. All you will get from this app is hundreds of intrusive ads….

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