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Remove StratoMusic ads (Updated Guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Why do I see StratoMusic ads on my favorite websites?

StratoMusic application is a shady program, which belongs to “adware” category. It has been promoted with the help of two different methods. The first one can be called “traditional” as it requires visiting the official site of this adware and downloading it to the system. However, there is also another distribution technique, which has been actively used to spread this program on the Internet. It is closely related to the third-party software, which is involved in the distribution of adware in exchange for money. To prevent infiltration of StratoMusic virus, you must monitor installation of freeware and shareware. Make sure you read the entire Privacy Policy and End User’s License Agreement before installing the download manager, PDF Creator, video streaming software and similar program. Then, opt for Custom or Advanced installation option and uncheck the checkbox claiming that you want to add StratoMusic to your browser. If you missed these steps, there is no surprise that you are suffering from ads right now. Fortunately, you can remove StratoMusic from your computer without spending long hours. For that, you can install Reimage and run a full system scan.

What is the aim of this adware?

The main objective of StratoMusic is to advertise its sponsors’ and generate pay-per-click income. So even if it seems that this application is a good choice for music lovers, in reality, it seeks to deliver numerous advertisements for its users and make them click these ads. This is why this software belongs to the adware category. You can recognize these ads very easily – in most cases, they are going to be marked with such titles: “ads by StratoMusic,” “special offer for you by StratoMusic,” “StratoMusic ads,” “StratoMusic deals” and so on. If you see these ads, your PC has already been infected with this adware-type program.

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Questions about StratoMusic ads

In addition to that, StratoMusic adware can also track your browsing on the Internet. Typically, it is interested in your browsing history, search queries and other browsing-related information. No matter how harmless it seems, it is highly insecure to reveal such data to strangers because they might share it with third-parties. Finally, StratoMusic ads can redirect you to unreliable web domains that might advertise suspicious software. Remember that you should never install questionable software without investigating its reliability first. Our team does not recommend you to keep StratoMusic virus on your computer. As you can see, you can never know what parties it promotes or what other activities it causes on your computer behind your back. To secure your computer, you should think about StratoMusic removal.

What techniques are used to spread StratoMusic?

StratoMusic hijack can affect your computer if you tend to install software on your computer with our reading freeware’s Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy documents or if you think that Default and Custom installation modes are the safe ones. The team would like to give some tips how should you install programs to your computer.

  1. At all times, read each statement on the installation setup carefully.
  2. Do not skip the Terms of Use/Privacy Policy documents. These docs include information about additional attachments if the software has any.
  3. You should always opt out the Default/Standard/Basic/Express installation settings and choose either Custom or Advanced mode instead.
  4. In the new setup window, deselect the suggestions to install optional downloads.

In case Strato Music redirect issue and similar annoying activities have started bothering you against your will, you should visit the second page to find out how to remove this program from your computer.

StratoMusic removal:

StratoMusic ads can be very intrusive. Who wants to see promotional notifications on his/hers favorite website? Therefore, you need to remove StratoMusic virus from your PC system if you want to get rid of them. If you do not know how to do it the right way, we are here to assist you. We have provided two removal techniques below this article – you can choose one of the recommended anti-spyware programs and remove this computer parasite automatically, or you can follow the manual StratoMusic removal guide and uninstall it manually. Remember to be more careful when installing software on your system in the future – it is easy to avoid PUPs jus by adjusting the installation settings.

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 StratoMusic ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall StratoMusic 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 StratoMusic and related programs
    Here, look for StratoMusic 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'

Eliminate StratoMusic 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 StratoMusic 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'

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

Remove StratoMusic 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, StratoMusic should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase StratoMusic 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 StratoMusic 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 StratoMusic removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of StratoMusic 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 StratoMusic 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 StratoMusic removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall StratoMusic 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 StratoMusic 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 StratoMusic removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. lola says:
    December 14th, 2015 at 5:44 am

    how do i get rid of this virus?!?! cannot find the instructions!

  2. Kenneth says:
    December 14th, 2015 at 5:45 am

    They are just right above the comments section… On the second page.

  3. just problemes! says:
    December 14th, 2015 at 5:46 am

    very disappointing app, I hope the developers of it bankrupt soon! Whoever is reading this comment, do not install this app otherwise you will regret doing so!

  4. edward says:
    December 14th, 2015 at 5:47 am

    these ads bring no good deals at all. I have already removed this computer junk.

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