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Remove IlifeMediaBrowser (updated Oct 2019) - Tutorial

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: System tools

IlifeMediaBrowser is a legitimate app that might cause unwanted errors or background processes even when not used

IlifeMediaBrowser adwareIlifeMediaBrowser is the program that should reside in the system if you don't use it, but it can run in the background affecting particular processes and creating problems. Unfortunately, these issues affect the operating system and although this is not malware, it takes up memory space and creates other concerns, so people think that their device is affected by a virus. 

This questionable application IlifeMediaBrowser is a legitimate Mac app that belongs to GarageBand.[1] It comes pre-installed and can be used to find audio or video content on the Apple computers. However, this application can cause issues after updating it to the 2.0 version, including errors, system crashes, and similar issues. Your Mac can become seriously slow when having this app installed and also running out of the memory.

Additionally, if it happens that this program was misused by adware developers, it can start causing unwanted ads and redirects to sponsored domains.[2] In this case, Ilife Media Browser starts operating as any other potentially unwanted program filling up your screen with commercial content promoting rogue sites or questionable products. It doesn't change your browser settings, but it may add unwanted applications and toolbars.

Name IlifeMediaBrowser
Type  System tool/ Potentially unwanted program
Main purpose This is a Mac software that constitutes the iLife software suite for macOS and has the goal of finding and importing audio and video content into the GarageBand project.
Symptoms of crashed/misused version Errors, crashes, and similar issues can occur when the program is not updated or used and it runs the old version continuously in the background. It appears with these alerts out of the blue and takes up memory space, so the performance of your machine gets affected significantly
Distribution  Comes preinstalled on MacOS
Elimination  To prevent issues, uninstall IlifeMediaBrowser if you are not using the app. This is not the program that everyone uses, so you can eliminate the app if not useful

IlifeMediaBrowser has been raising concerns because of several issues caused by users' computers. First of all, it can take up lots of computer resources and keep a generous amount of PC's memory space reserved. That's because this folder relies on different plug-ins used to import/export data from Apple software.

Additionally, when it is updated to 2.0 version, it can interrupt you with different errors and system crashes. Some claim that the app displays coupon ads and similar content on your browsers but we haven't noticed such activity while testing IlifeMediaBrowser. The main reason to stay calm is that this is a pre-installed program that gets on the device pre-installed by Apple company. This tool is not harmful unless malware creators disguise their product behind the legitimate name.

So, if you are not using the app, you can remove IlifeMediaBrowser because the app is not vital to a proper your PC's functionality. In this case, you will improve your Mac's speed by increasing its memory which is used to support the application.

If you do not perform IlifeMediaBrowser removal, you will have to deal with the computer's misfunction, system crashes or browser freezes. Having in mind that the software may be misused by malicious actors, there should be another reason to get rid of this app if you don't use it. Use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego for general system cleaning and optimization, and scan your device with anti-malware tools to see if there is any malware hiding on the system.

IlifeMediaBrowser virusIlifeMediaBrowser is a potentially unwanted application that is related to an adware-type intruder.

Legitimate tools can also cause problems to users

The problem with various software updates is that they are not always improving the performance of your device. However, you can uninstall such programs if you do need them on a daily basis and that should not affect your operating system in any way.

 This is not the application that everyone needs, so the program resides in the system, runs in the background and is not causing any inconveniences. But problems can be caused by this application due to corrupted installations or problems with the operating system and compatibility. When the program runs on the background Mac cannot handle simple tasks and runs slow, so users' time on the computer diminishes significantly.

Suspicious installations and outdated software creates frustration

Sometimes features that come by default on the system are not useful for everyone and can cause issues out of the blue because of the leftover processes, so keeping the system clean and uninstalling useless programs can be crucial. Especially when those apps are not crucial for the OS and cause additional frustration without any value.

Additionally, you can be tricked into installing programs that look like useful ones and promise an improved PC's work. To avoid them, researchers[3] advise people choosing Advanced or Custom options instead of Default and Quick while installing freeware from the internet. This method allows you to see and de-select additional programs that might be unsafe.

Uninstall IlifeMediaBrowser if you are not happy with the software

You should remove IlifeMediaBrowser and all related components by uninstalling the app from your device. This is important if you want to use our computer properly in the future. However, other intruders (adware, hijackers, other viruses) can try to use program's name to hide their presence on the system, so make sure you delete the main program and also check the system with one of these programs to make sure that your Mac is safe and no virus damage is left: Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes.

The most useful solution when dealing with apps that tend to malfunction is to uninstall the app completely and then download the latest version or skip this step if you don't use the app at all. Bellow, we provide the steps to help you uninstall IlifeMediaBrowser in several minutes.

After IlifeMediaBrowser removal, double-check your computer. The full system scan will not only detect possible cyber intruders on the system but will also fix issues you may not know about and will improve the performance of your MacOS.

Manual IlifeMediaBrowser removal:

  • Open the Utilities folder and locate Activity Monitor icon on the screen, double-click on it.
  • Then, find the entry for IlifeMediaBrowser and select Quit Process.
  • When dialog window pops up select Force Quit option.
  • Click Go button again and then select Applications on the appeared list. Again find the entry for IlifeMediaBrowser, right-click on it and select Move to Trash. Enter the user password if required.
  • Go to Apple Menu and find System Preferences option.
  • Choose Accounts and click Login Items button. The system will generate the list of items that launch when the box is started. Find IlifeMediaBrowser there and click “-“ button.

Disable IlifeMediaBrowser plugin on all users:

  1. Go to Finder and select Go>Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support/IlifeMediaBrowser/ and press return.
  3. When you find Plug-Ins folder rename it to Plug-Ins(Disabled).
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Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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