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Remove MP3 Spun (Removal Guide)

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Why shouldn’t you rely on MP3 Spun?

MP3 Spun virus is a software that presents itself as a great tool that provides shortcuts to your favorite music sites on the computer desktop. However, it is nothing but an ad-supported potentially unwanted program (PUP), which aims to generate income by promoting affiliate companies. On the official website of this app, you can see a hint revealing what is the real purpose of this program – the download button says “Download & view exclusive offers.” But do you know what offers does this program deliver?

Questions about MP3 Spun

Offers that MP3 Spun delivers appear in a form of annoying pop-up ads and banners. You will see these ads each time you browse the Internet, no matter which Internet browser you use – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Ads by MP3 Spun commonly promote various shopping offers (coupons, discount codes, price comparisons, etc.), free software, freebies and similar content. No matter that MP3 Spun ads look catchy and seem to present great money-saving shopping deals, they are highly unreliable. You should not think that these ads ACTUALLY provide real offers. In fact, this adware type software collects personally non-identifiable information about the computer user to serve targeted ads to him/her.

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MP3 Spun virus

Sadly, this ad targeting strategy is not meant to provide the best offers for the computer user. In reality, these ads are supposed to entice the user to click on the ads. We do not recommend you to do so because MP3 Spun adware might reroute you to highly suspicious third-party websites instead of leading you to sites related to MP3 Spun ads. You might encounter offers to install fake software updates, for example, Java. Do not agree to download shady software updates from questionable third-party websites; otherwise, you might accidentally infect your computer with malware. We also do not recommend you to provide ANY personal information on websites promoted via MP3 Spun PUP. Another disadvantage of this ad-supported software is that it makes the computer run incredibly slow. It goes without saying that computer users cannot stand such occurrences like computer slowdowns and pop-up ads, and the only way to solve these issues is to remove MP3 Spun from the computer. If you want to eliminate it automatically, use Reimage or another anti-spyware software.

Did MP3 Spun hijack your computer?

MP3 Spun PUP spreads just like any other potentially unwanted software does. It travels along other free programs as a bonus software. Be careful when installing software on your PC because almost all free programs promote other free applications. Be aware that choosing Default or Standard installation settings is a bad idea because these options include your authorizations to install all additional programs alongside the primary software. To opt these extra programs out, opt for Custom or Advanced option.

Is your computer infected with this ad-supported software already? Please proceed to page 2 to see manual MP3 Spun removal instructions.

How to remove MP3 Spun adware from the computer?

Although MP3 Spun ads are extremely annoying, the software that generates them is not malicious. You risk infecting your PC with untrustworthy software only if you tend to carelessly click on MP3 Spun ads and surf through third-party websites these ads lead you to.
Luckily, it is not hard to uninstall MP3 Spun virus; however, you still need to be careful with its removal. If you do not know how to remove adware programs manually, consider using an automatic spyware removal tool or simply follow the MP3 Spun removal instructions given below.

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 MP3 Spun, follow these steps:

Delete MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun and related programs
    Here, look for MP3 Spun 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'

Uninstall MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase MP3 Spun 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, MP3 Spun should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun 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 MP3 Spun removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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  1. clash99 says:
    May 2nd, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    mp3 spun made my computer run slow as hell. i hate it. luckily, it took me like 5 minutes to uninstall it from my pc. thnx for the instructions

  2. Savoc says:
    May 3rd, 2016 at 2:33 am

    i cnnot uninstall, how did u do it

  3. Ditta1989 says:
    May 3rd, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Finally got rid of this crapware! Worst app ever! I hope the antispyware Ive just installed will protect my pc from such problems…

  4. fix says:
    May 3rd, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Thank u

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