Be on the lookout for software called ‘Media Dashboard v2’ – it is believed by many to be a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Such software usually can be installed in combination with other freeware programs, downloaded from third-party sites on the Web. It is also reported to be causing numerous slowdowns, by running a process on the system, called stdrt.exe. Security experts believe that this process may take up an enormous chunk of the CPU’s (Central Processing Unit) power. However, it is unclear what exactly it is used for.
Media Dashboard v2 – What Does It Do?
Media Dashboard v2 is thought to be software that might assist the user with their online browsing experience. It may come in bundles with other freeware installer programs, which usually may be downloaded from various sites.
Even though the program appears to be legitimate, sources indicate that it may begin to cause slowdowns in PC performance, by possibly running its processes with the tasks to display annoying pop-ups during browsing. There is a possibility that you may detect this program by seeing interruptive advertisements with small text on them, similar to ‘Ads by Media Dashboard v2’, ‘Provided by Media Dashboard v2’, etc.
The sole purpose of such programs might be to drive traffic to the sites in the advertisements they display to generate income. Even though adware programs are not directly dangerous to the computer, some of the ads that they show might cause numerous headaches to the user. The typical actions that an adware could cause may be:
- Instant redirects that prompt downloading of other software of unknown origin. (Fake Java/Flash updates, Free Bonus Trial, etc.).
- Displaying of ads that may convince the user that they have problems with their computers and redirect them to fake tech support numbers that may or may not charge high phone call rates for profit.
- Redirecting to websites that may prompt the user to enter their financial information for a free trial of a service or participate in a prize-winning contest.
Uninstall Media Dashboard v2
In case you have decided to locate and uninstall this software from your computer, due to feeling unsafe, it is highly recommended to follow the steps below to completely eradicate any traces of it. If you lack the professional education to deal with adware and PUPs, it is highly advisable to seek out professional cyber security software that will provide active protection.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe
Step 2: Uninstall Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe will be removed.
Eliminate Media Dashboard v2 and stdrt.exe from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.