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Remove Express Media Converter and Stop Pop-Ups

Name Remove Express Media
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The application has a free version that is ad-supported. The paid version is ad-free.
Symptoms Ad-sponsored content is generated and personal information obtained.
Distribution Method Freeware installers, the software’s official page.
Detection tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Remove Express Media

Many useful application turn out to be ad-supported. Ad-supported software, or adware, is not dangerous but it may cause issues in several ways. Express Media Converter may be an application of that type. Note that its free version is ad-supported. To use the ad-free version, users will have to pay $5.99.

express media converter

Express Media Converter has been designed for file conversion for WAV, FLV, 3GP, Mp3, M4A, AVIS and OGG files.

However, research shows that the free Express Media Converter version can be employed to generate pay-per-click profit. The free app may also be used as a browser extension or browser helper object (BHO) that is compatible with widely used browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer).

Express Media Converter Risk Evaluation

Once installed, the free Express Media Converter may generate coupons and discounts in the form of pop-ups and banners. Some of the displayed content may trick users into installing riskware products on their systems. Clicking anything brought by the free Express Media Converter is not considered safe because:

  • You may end up being redirected to a scamming website.
  • You may download unwanted software without being notified.
  • Your personal details, including information about your devices, may be harvested for marketing reasons.

Express Media Converter Distribution Techniques

The security issues listed above are all associated with adware applications. Generally, ad-supported software is often regarded as PUP (potentially unwanted program) because of the way it is distributed. Indeed, the free Express Media Converter may be included in freeware installers as a Recommended download. This is known as bundling.
However, the application can be downloaded from its official website. As already mentioned, both a free version and a paid version are available there.

To stay protected against potentially unwanted apps, make sure to read the product’s EULA, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, etc. To avoid additional downloads, opt for the Custom/ Advanced installation of the initial product (the one you intended to download in the first place).

Express Media Converter Removal Options

Basically, there are two ways to remove the software from your system. You can try and uninstall it manually. Nonetheless, if you have downloaded the free version of Express Media Converter, you may have more unwanted programs running in the background. If this is the case, using a system scanner to identify all unwanted apps may be required. Whatever you decide to do, you can refer to our removal instructions given below the article.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Remove Express Media in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Remove Express Media.

    Step 2: Remove Remove Express Media from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

    uninstall-fig4

    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

    uninstall-fig5

    Select Remove Express Media and click “Remove

    uninstall-fig6

    After Remove Express Media is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Remove Express Media and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Remove Express Media is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Remove Express Media to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

    uninstall-fig12

    After Remove Express Media has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
    uninstall-fig13

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Remove Express Media
    Click ‘Uninstall’

    uninstall-fig14

    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Remove Express Media. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Remove Express Media will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Remove Express Media automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Remove Express Media associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Remove Express Media threat: Manual removal of Remove Express Media requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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