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Remove Go My Media ads (Virus Removal Instructions)

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Reasons why you should remove Go My Media virus from your computer:

If you started to see commercial advertisements powered by Go My Media, it is a sign that you have an adware program installed on your PC. This ad-supported application is known to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and it is designed to display targeted advertisements to you. Go My Media adware usually provides various shopping promotions, coupons, discount codes, price comparisons and similar content. Although at the first sight it seems that Go My Media ads are quite useful for those who want to save money while shopping online, do not let this PUP deceive you. Ads by Go My Media are annoying and pushy – sometimes they might cover the majority of your computer screen and bother you when you browse the web. One thing you must know that you cannot shut down these advertisements by closing each one of them individually. You have to uninstall the program which generates them, and for that, we strongly recommend using a powerful anti-spyware software like Reimage.

Go My Media adware serves annoying ads

What is the aim of this software?

The developers of Go My Media PUP claims that they are online advertising experts, which can help companies promote their web pages or products. They state that they can boost sales by driving traffic to certain web pages. Unfortunately, the way this company promotes its affiliates might not seem so marvelous for computer users who are tricked into installing Go My Media adware. This software collects personally non-identifiable information about the victim, including browsing history and the latest search queries made, and then it selects particular ads from Go My Media server and exhibits them on the computer screen whenever the victim browses the Internet. The aim of this ad-supported program is to lure the user into clicking on the ad. Each click on the ad redirects user to a predetermined web page and that is how Go My Media developers get pay-per-click profit from its affiliates. Now, we must warn you that each affiliate of this ad-supported program has different Privacy Policy and TOS documents, which means that Go My Media is not liable for the content published on such websites. Be aware because some of websites promoted via these ads can be dangerous or even promote infectious files. Because of this, we advise you to remove Go My Media adware from your computer.

How did Go My Media hijack your computer?

Questions about Go My Media ads

If you tend to download free software from questionable download websites and install them in a rush by clicking “Next” button continuously, you take a great risk installing PUPs or even more dangerous programs on your computer without even realizing it. If you do not know what software bundling is, read this information carefully: a lot of free programs promote additional freeware and during the installation of such programs you might be offered to install some additional free applications. Remember that you AUTOMATICALLY agree to install them in case you choose Default/Standard installation option, and that is why you should rather opt for Custom/Advanced mode. Then, review all optional components and opt them out.

In case you prefer to use the manual Go My Media removal technique, continue reading the article on page 2, where you can find detailed instructions how to uninstall this ad-supported program from your computer.

How to remove Go My Media adware from the computer?

If you cannot stand Go My Media ads, you should not waste your precious time and uninstall Go My Media virus immediately. There are two different removal techniques you can use – you can remove this virus manually if you want; if you prefer this option, please follow Go My Media removal instructions given below. In case you would rather like to remove this threat automatically, consider installing one of our recommended top anti-spyware programs. Remember that a good anti-spyware software like SpyHunter can detect annoying PUPs like adware and browser hijackers, but it is also capable of detecting and eliminating severe threats like viruses and Trojans.

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 Go My Media ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate Go My Media 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 Go My Media and related programs
    Here, look for Go My Media 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 Go My Media 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 Go My Media 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'

Erase Go My Media 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 Go My Media 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 Go My Media removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Go My Media 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, Go My Media should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Go My Media 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 Go My Media 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 Go My Media removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Go My Media 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 Go My Media 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 Go My Media removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Go My Media 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 Go My Media 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 Go My Media removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Leps says:
    April 18th, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I was trying to close these ads for such a long time. They were annoying as hell!

  2. Rittersport says:
    April 18th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    go my media is some kind of a virus.. I just cannot get rid of it… removed go my media from my PC but now I see other ads, they are called ads by PlayPopGames. Whats the matter?

  3. 2-spyware team says:
    April 18th, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Dear visitor,

    You can use the same removal guide provided above and locate suspicious programs related to PlayPopGames.
    You can read more about PlayPopGames and also find its removal instructions in this post:

  4. geeko says:
    April 18th, 2016 at 12:58 pm


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