Remove Search.mediatabtv.online

Search.mediatabtv.online is part of adware or potentially unwanted program (PUP). It gets inside the computer as browser extension that may come alongside freeware or dubious third-party applications. The minute it enters the computer, it starts redirecting web browsers to Search.mediatabtv.online. During its existence, web-browsing session of users may possibly be interrupted by occasional redirects and pop-up advertisements. Because of these annoyances, many computer users entail complete removal of Search.mediatabtv.online but fail to do so.

One thing why security experts dub this hijacker as PUP is because it perfectly combines itself with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, the objective is to retain its code, thus, it made a way to make it difficult for users to restore their own preferred settings. It may use random extension name and files to mislead users and avoid removal of Search.mediatabtv.online from the browser and Windows system.

Because of its persistent act in dominating the browser, many computer users deemed its presence as some form of virus infection. Though, security experts opposes this speculation right away by comparing Search.mediatabtv.online to most programs that are annoying yet doesn’t endanger the system in general. As adware, its main goal is to generate online profit by taking advantage of user’s online browsing habit. Search.mediatabtv.online delivers internet traffic to partners website through hijacking, pop-up, and redirect and in return it gains profit through pay-per-click or pay-per-view advertising scheme.
Image of Search.mediatabtv.online website

If user finds Search.mediatabtv.online annoying and wish to take it out on the browser, we made a simple guide on this page. Malware and virus scanners are also provided to scan the computer and delete malicious objects that are related to Search.mediatabtv.online.

Search.mediatabtv.online Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised Windows computer. Aside from removing the malicious browser extension, this guide is also helpful in deleting browser hijacker and pop-ups.

In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Step 1 : Delete Search.mediatabtv.online Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs are using a program called browser extension to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend to check and remove the extension that is closely related to Search.mediatabtv.online.

Remove Search.mediatabtv.online Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Chrome URL

3. Find Search.mediatabtv.online or relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome browser.

Uninstall Search.mediatabtv.online Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Firefox URL

3. Choose Extensions on sidebar menu.

4. Look for object that is pertaining to Search.mediatabtv.online and remove it from the browser.

After deleting the malicious browser extension, it is expected that Search.mediatabtv.online is also gone from the homepage.

Remove Search.mediatabtv.online Add-ons from Internet Explorer and Edge Browser

1. Open Internet Explorer program.

2. Go to top Menu and click Tools. Then, select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down list.

Internet Explorer Add-ons

3. Look for and Remove or Disable entries of Search.mediatabtv.online from Toolbars and Extension. Additionally, delete unwanted entry from Search Providers section.

4. Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.

If Search.mediatabtv.online is still present on the IE browser and there are still unwanted homepage and pop-ups, another option is to remove the adware from Windows Control Panel.

5. Press Windows Key + R and then, type appwiz.cpl command.

6. Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on 'Installed On' column.

Add-Remove Malware

7. Select Search.mediatabtv.online or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.

Step 2 : Scan the computer with Sophos Antivirus

To remove Search.mediatabtv.online automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful anti-virus tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware, it is also effective in discovering browser hijacker like Search.mediatabtv.online that slows down online browsing activities.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file on your computer where you can easily access it.

2. Once the download completes, browse the location of the file. Double-click to run the program and begin the install process.

Screnshot of Sophos Installer

3. On first windows of installation wizard, click Next to continue. Then, it will display the program’s License Agreement. You need to Accept the terms in order to proceed. If Windows prompts for User Account Control, please click Yes to proceed.

Screenshot of Sophos EULA Page

4. On succeeding windows, click Next or Continue to carry on with the installation. After completing the installation process, Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

5. Internet connection is required when running this scanner in order to download important updates. Make sure that everything is up-to-date to effectively remove malicious program like Search.mediatabtv.online.

6. Click the  button to  carry out the Scan. This will check the system for presence of malicious objects, malware, and viruses. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Search.mediatabtv.online and other suspicious entities. Be sure to remove all identified threats.

Screenshot of Sophos Virus Scan

The above procedures should have totally eliminated the Search.mediatabtv.online browser hijacker. However, if you found that there are still remnants of the threat, please proceed to manual removal of associated objects as outlined below.

Step 3 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of Search.mediatabtv.online on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications as well as invalid browser entries that produces hijacking, redirects, and pop-ups.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Search.mediatabtv.online.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Search.mediatabtv.online. It will also check for suspicious entries on browser settings that is associated with the hijacker.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Check if your internet browser application is no longer being bothered by Search.mediatabtv.online. If the browser hijacker still persists, please continue with the steps below to reset internet programs to default settings.

Optional : Reset Internet Browser Program

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Search.mediatabtv.online. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from Search.mediatabtv.online. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
2. On the address bar, type chrome://settings/reset and press Enter key.
3. Under Reset and clean up section, choose Restore settings to their original defaults.
4. Click Reset settings button to clear all entries of Search.mediatabtv.online.
5. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed Search.mediatabtv.online extension and associated objects.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Search.mediatabtv.online. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.

1. Input the string about:support on Firefox web address and press Enter on keyboard.
2. You will now see the Troubleshooting Information page of Mozilla Firefox.
3. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Give Firefox a tune up. Click the Refresh Firefox button.
4. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.
5. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Search.mediatabtv.online should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.
2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.
3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference. Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Search.mediatabtv.online and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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