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How to Remove Ad.Xtendmedia.com Virus? (Adware/hijacker Removal Guide)

 

Are you annoyed by pop-ups from Ad.Xtendmedia.com? Follow us, we’ll offer you a detail on how to remove it form your PC.

 

About Ad.Xtendmedia.com Pop-up Virus

 

Ad.Xtendmedia.com pop-up virus is defined as adware. It servers for various ads, sponsored links and malicious websites and displays them in the form of pop-ups. Once infected with Ad.Xtendmedia.com pop-up virus, your browser will pop up ads constantly when you are surfing the internet.

Screenshots of Ad.Xtendmedia pop-up ads

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The Dangers and Symptoms of Ad.Xtendmedia.com Pop-up Virus

 

1.Ad.Xtendmedia.com pop-up virus captures your computer without your consent. As an extension, it hijacks your browser to make itself pop up ads whenever you browse webpage. It displays unwanted banner advertisements, pop-up advertisements, and in-text advertisements. These types of advertisements may disguise as legitimate ones to be the indispensable parts of one webpage. Thus, it is reported to be a camouflaging adware. Once you click on its ads, you may be misled to a malicious website or a malicious payload. What’s more, it may give you fake messages and lead you to download potentially unwanted programs. For example, it warns you that your PC performs poor. Actually, everything runs pretty well in your computer.

2. Ad.xtendmedia.com pop-up virus installs on your computer bundled with free software downloaded from internet. Such free software or third-party software seem to be useful are actually do little for you. Each of this free software carries at least one potentially unwanted program such as toolbar, adware and others and installs them on your PC secretly to change your system and browser settings so as to make your PC a dangerous environment. Therefore, you need to remove all potentially unwanted programs and toolbar installed recently to keep your PC safe.

 

Real Purpose of Ad.Xtendmedia.com Pop-up Virus

 

Getting profits is the real and ultimate purpose of this pop-up virus. It is a platform for various internet resources to display ads. It misleads you to click on those ads and links to generate traffic or makes you become the target of internet sales to gain money. So there are the risk of losing money and personal information for innocent computer victims.

 

How to avoid the installation of Ad.Xtendmedia.com Pop-up Virus

 

When you install some free download software from internet, pay attention to choose Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation. And refuse to install any potentially unwanted programs and add-on during the whole process of installation.

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How to Remove Ad.xtendmedia.com Virus

 

Step 1: Uninstall Programs related to Ad.Xtendmedia.com and other unknown applications from control panel

Step 2: Remove residual third-party malware and potentially unwanted programs using Anvi Smart Defender

Step 3: Remove Ad.Xtendmedia.com add-ons and extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

Step 4: Remove malicious argument from the shortcuts of browsers

Step 5: Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster

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Step 1: Remove toolbar related to Ad.xtendmedia.com and possible unwanted programs from your computer through Control Panel

 

Please note, Ad.xtendmedia.com virus and possible unwanted programs may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any third party program that is suspiciously related or unfamiliar for you. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of the Ad.xtendmedia.com virus appearing.

 

For Windows XP:

 

Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for the programs related to Ad.Xtendmedia.com like xvidly3 Toolbar, xvidly, search Protect by conduit, PricePeep, Get Lyrics and Free Download Manager and other unknown programs, select them and click Remove.

For Windows 7/Vista:

 

Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>Look for the programs related to Ad.Xtendmedia.com like xvidly3 Toolbar, xvidly, search Protect by conduit, PricePeep, Get Lyrics and Free Download Manager and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

For Windows 8:

 

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for the programs related to Ad.Xtendmedia.com like xvidly3 Toolbar, xvidly, search Protect by conduit, PricePeep, Get Lyrics and Free Download Manager and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

Step 2: Remove residual third-party malware and potentially unwanted programs by using Anvi Smart Defender

 

1: Install Anvi Smart Defender

 

Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-malware software.

Free download link: http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

 

2: Click quick or full scan

 

After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate any possible unwanted programs.

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3. Remove malicious files form your computer

 

Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. (Click Detail to see detailed results similar as shown in below). Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

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Step 3: Remove Ad.Xtendmedia.com add-ons and extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

 

For Internet Explore:

 

1. Open Internet Explorer> click on the gear icon(for window 7 users)/Tools (for Windows XP users) at the top (far right)>click on Manage Add-ons.

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2. In the Manage Add-ons box, click on Toolbars and Extensions, right click on  extensions like xvidly3 Toolbar, xvidly, search Protect by conduit, PricePeep, Get Lyrics and Free Download Manager and click on Disable.

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For FireFox:

 

1. Click on the Firefox button button, and then click on Add-ons.

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2. Click on Extensions, and click on extensions like xvidly3 Toolbar, xvidly, search Protect by conduit, PricePeep, Get Lyrics and Free Download Manager, then click on Remove.

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For Google Chrome:

 

1. Click on wrench or 3 bar icon (next to the address bar)>Tools>Extensions.

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2. Locate extensions like xvidly3 Toolbar, xvidly, search Protect by conduit, PricePeep, Get Lyrics and Free Download Manager and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

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Step 4: Remove malicious argument from the shortcuts of browsers

 

The removal guide below is available for Internet Explorer, FireFox and Google Chrome. We take Internet Explorer as an example.

 

1. Right click the shortcut of the browser and click Properties. (take IE as an example) 12

 

2. When below window appears, switch to Shortcut tab, then remove Ad.Xtendmedia.com redirect virus from the Target and click OK to finish the operation.

 

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Step 5: Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer

 

There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after uninstalling Ad.Xtendmedia.com virus toolbars, other related potentially unwanted programs and resetting your browser settings. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.

 

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

1. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

 

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2. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

Cloud System Booster-scan finished

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Recommended Tips

 

It is possibly that adware like Ad.Xtendmedia.com will infect your computer again when you are tricked into downloading free software from unknown page or open malicious links, webpage carelessly. To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html  

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