ColorMedia is a browser extension that can be helpful for internet surfing for those users who is eager to make some advantageous custom online. But such browser add-ons annoy users with different pop-ups like all other bundled browser add-ons. If you did not install this extension or you regret that installed it, so you are welcome to look through this instructions till the end and choose the method that will be helpful to remove ColorMedia. If you are looking for the quick powerful software to get rid of this browser extension, so you can use the easy-to-use program from this article.
Main advantages of Spyhunter 4:
- Deletes all elements created by ColorMedia.
- Is able to fix browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about computer threats.
What is ColorMedia?
ColorMedia is not a malicious as it cannot infect other computers, but it can be installed together with various unknown programs. This fact makes a feeling that ColorMedia is a virus.
But, actually, it is only an annoying browser extension that worries you with the help of promotional information in the form of pop-up items. Almost everyone has undesired browser add-ons like ColorMedia and is eager to get rid of it.
1. Install ColorMedia Removal Tool:
Step 1. Click Start button
Step 2. Click Control Panel
Step 3. Highlight the malicious program and click Uninstall
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Uninstall ColorMedia from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete ColorMedia from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove ColorMedia from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
Every user should realize that all the browser add-ons including ColorMedia, no matter if they are useful, are the weak spots for every browser where they are installed. The vendors that created browsers release regular updates, due to which the safety of the browser is absolute. The existence of any extension can make the attempt to protect the security of the browser infeasible. And, consequently, some online offenders are able to use your PC or steal your sensible info. If you cannot conceive your life without add-ons, then I can advise you to install add-ons from well-known vendors only, probably it will promote you to defend the system. But you should understand that it is better not to download any extensions at all.
It is important to know that every installed browser add-on has the allowance to use your private information that you report when fill in some forms on the web. This information, including your phone number, your first and second names, number of your credit card, etc. Can be sold to some advertising companies. Be provident downloading any browser add-ons and do not install them, if there is not a genuine need in it.
ColorMedia is a promotional add-on that brings trouble. Is there any guarantee that the advertising information is 100% true? Certainly, no. So, you should not believe the popping-up windows and its promises. Also you should not visit the web pages of the displayed promotions since they can be malicious and so, as a result, you will get a real viral program on your computer.
|Removal From Browsers||37,3%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||42,4%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||97,1%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,0001%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,005%|
|Browser Infection Probability||37,2%|
ColorMedia like other adware software has a few principal symptoms that will help you to define if your computer is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads and pop-ups shown by ColorMedia
- Very sluggish PC
- Antimalware finds some computer infections
- Changes in your browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are hijacked
- ColorMedia adds its files, folders and registry keys
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
You should understand that manual ways of removal that uninstall ColorMedia from browsers are completely safe and you can perform them not being afraid that you damage your PC. Also these ways of removal are very effective, so you will get the wanted result and the extension will be eliminated together will all its manifestations. It is an easy way of removal as well; it yields solely to the automatic way of removal. But at times, using this method users notice that the PUP exists again in the browser and they need to perform any other techniques to remove it.
Nevertheless the manual method that instruct you to remove the files, folders and registry entries is the most harmful one. If you risk to follow this method, in this case you should retain just one common principle: do not forget to do the backup of the registry. Also this removal should be carried out only by the user that knows what and why he should delete.In the situation if you will eliminate some files or registry keys and values that do not pertain to ColorMedia, then the PC will not start next time. Experienced users will not make this mistake and can enjoy the effectiveness of the manual method.
But the most powerful and the safest method is automatic. Downloading any antivirus program that has ColorMedia in its signatures, you will delete the undesired browser extension promptly and the virus will not annoy you again because the antimalware utility will protect your PC in the future.
Concerning the sums of money that users may spend on the virus removal I should say that some removal techniques are absolutely free, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (in the case if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus software and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are equally effective. The information about the effectiveness of these uninstall techniques I describe in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’ below. Speaking about the paid techniques of virus removal, I should list the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus software.
These methods are the most efficient. In spite of the great difference in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complication of the problem and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these methods are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also notice that paid antiviruses always has support service (sometimes for free) that will remove the virus like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$130-$240||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$25-50||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
Do you want to have the tool that is able to uninstall ColorMedia utterly? So I can suggest you Spyhunter because it is the best ColorMedia Removal Tool and even more. This utility detects and removes all possible browser add-ons and, in addition, will protect your PC, removing all present-day viruses.
Enigma Software created Spyhunter to be a helpful antispyware and antimalware tool that will be able to guard the PC against all modern computer infections, including rootkits and trojans. Because of the regularly renovated base of signatures Spyhunter can remove all the latest viruses that are created by malware authors every day.
Then new version of Spyhunter not only changed its interface to more handy and pretty, but also the software does not conflict with other antispyware tools that you can install. Also this tool works quicker and protects better.
Spyhunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to uninstall the most stubborn malware examples and the reliable live technical support. Spyhunter is compatible with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven/8, it needs 256 MB of RAM, 75 MB of available hard disk space.
How to use Spyhunter
You are welcome to left-click the link on this post to download Spyhunter. Double-click the installer and follow the demanded items. Choose the language that will be comfortable for you. Fortunately Spyhunter has a great variety of them, being useful and easy-to-use. But not only this makes Spyhunter very famous all outdoors, but also its poverful ability to protect users’ PC.
When the installation is complete this program needs to be updated, commonly this procedure begins by itself, if not, then you are welcome to do it. When the update release is installed, you need to start a Scan. You can eliminate the tick in the Quick Scan check box, if you want to scan your computer utterly. But commonly Quick scan is enough to determine all probable computer infections and this tool use sparingly your time and effort.
Examine the list of the defined viruses when the scan will be finished. If there are some useful for you programs in the list, so you should eliminate the tick near it, otherwise Spyhunter will uninstall the program. It refers to the infrequent and special programs that users download for their work. But commonly, there is no need to remove any ticks. Thereafter you need to click Fix Threats button. If you have already had the license, so the computer threats will be removed. In case you did not, then you will have a chance to pay for the license key.
The page characterizes some methods to uninstall ColorMedia, I hope, they helped you and the undesired browser add-on is removed. Yet your computer can be infected every day and so it should be protected. I recommend you to download an antivirus utility that will save your computer daily and will help you to the system at least once a week The installed antivirus program should have a large base of signatures and daily releases of updates. The most modern antivirus tools has real-time protection. It is the protection that can find computer threats in the system when it is just attempting to infect your computer.
If you do not know what antivirus protection to download, then I recommend you to download Spyhunter. This utility will absolutely delete all possible viruses and will generate a real-time hurdle to guard the computer from the incoming malicious objects. It is very easy to perform the scan with Spyhunter and it is so powerful that is able to detect and delete keyloggers and other malware that are hidden deep in the system. If you download any helpful program for you work, but Spyhunter finds it as a virus and you are 100% sure that the program is not a malicious program, so you can add it to Exclusions and Spyhunter will not determine it as a malware. If you need to scan just a single folder, then can choose Custom Malware Fixes function. You should also take advantage of Process Guard or Registry Guard of this antivirus program for your convenience.
I also want to advice you some helpful actions that will protect your system from ColorMedia and other malicious objects in the future:
- Do not install any freeware from unknown creators. If you do not like to pay for browser add-ons, then you should be very attentive during the installation of this application. You should not overlook the checkbox (usually small letters somewhere in the corner) that is responsible for the installation of any other applications. You should remove the tick from this checkbox.
- Do not open any malicious websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some worms or other variants of malicious programs.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download adware instead of the needed file.
- Do not double-click email attachment from unknown users. It can be a virus.
- Install any antivirus program and scan your PC at least once a week.
Video Method to uninstall ColorMedia
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