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FreeTheMedia Removal

30 Jan 2016

What is FreeTheMedia?

FreeTheMedia Player Removal

FreeTheMedia is potentially unwanted software. It causes the computer to display pop-up ads. Some of these ads will redirect user to sponsor web sites with harmful content. FreeTheMedia also causes browser redirects to sites with additional advertising. Like many unwanted programs FreeTheMedia usually gets installed as part of free software installation. It is recommended to remove this type of software.

How to Uninstall FreeTheMedia Manually

Windows 10 or Windows 8 Uninstalling

To start, we will locate and uninstall any unwanted software or malware that may be installed on your PC.

1. To begin uninstalling a program on Windows 10 or Windows 8 right-click on Windows Start button and select the “Control Panel” option.

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2. After your reach “Control Panel” click “Uninstall a program”, found under “Programs”.

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3. Now you will see a screen called “Programs and Features”. Find the program “FreeTheMedia” from the list of currently installed software and uninstall it. To make it easier to find recently installed software, click the “Installed On” column to place them in order of installation.

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Windows 7 or Windows Vista Uninstalling

1. If you have Windows XP, Vista or 7, begin by clicking the Windows “Start” button and choose “Control Panel”.

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2. After your reach “Control Panel” click “Uninstall a program”, found under “Programs”.

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3. Now you will see a screen called “Programs and Features”. Find the program “FreeTheMedia” from the list of currently installed software and uninstall it. To make it easier to find recently installed software, click the “Installed On” column to place them in order of installation.

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After removing the software from Windows it is important to check all browsers extensions and see if the malware added any unwanted extensions. Here are instructions for each of the popular web browsers:

Internet Explorer

1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
2. Select Manage Add-ons and open Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Select the extension and then get rid of it.

Google Chrome

1. Open your browser.
2. Tap Alt+F.
3. Select Tools and click Extensions.
4. Select the extension and click the trash button.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open your browser.
2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A and then open Extensions.
3. Select the unwanted software.
4. Click Remove.

Removing FreeTheMedia With AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner is an open-source adware cleaner that will find all unwanted installations, registries and extensions that FreeTheMedia has placed on your computer. This is the simplest way to remove FreeTheMedia that we have found.

1. To start, click on the following link to download AdwCleaner from its original site: AdwCleaner Download(this link will open a new, safe website to download AdwCleaner)

2. After it is downloaded and you have found the AdwCleaner Icon, you will have to close all open programs and internet browsers in order for it to work. Double click the AdwCleaner icon and if Windows asks for permission to run the file, allow it.

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3. When AdwCleaner is open, click the “Scan” button to search your computer for FreeTheMedia.

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4. When AdwCleaner is done scanning, click the “Clean” button to remove anything FreeTheMedia (and potentially other malware) has added.

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5. AdwCleaner will now tell you to save any edited files or documents because it needs to reboot the computer. Do so and allow the computer to reboot.

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When your computer is rebooted it will be clean of all traces of FreeTheMedia. AdwCleaner will automatically open a log text file to let you know what it cleaned.

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