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Media-fire.org Ads Removal

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Media-fire.org is a redirect that leads to the domain of an online streaming platform for movies. The redirect address pushes advertisements for VideoStripe. Because of all adverts and constant redirecting, this address is considered as adware. To remove all advertisements and the redirects, you should read the article to its end.

Threat Summary

NameMedia-fire.org
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe platform generates advertisements, and its ads display on other websites.
SymptomsYou can see advertisements in your browsers, as pop-ups, banners, and others. You will experience redirects.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Media-fire.org – How Did I Get It?

You can get the Media-fire.org ad redirect in various ways. Third-party installations may have installed a program on your PC, which pushes the redirect in your browsers. Usually, these third-party installers come from freeware and bundled packages and install additional content without you knowing. Install setups might be set to add extra components as a default setting. Preventing such installations to add unwanted software and content is doable if you find Custom or Advanced options inside the setup.

Media-fire.org might also be spread with other, similar redirects and advertisements, which are hosted on dubious websites. Pop-ups, pop-unders, or banners might contain such redirecting links. Upon visiting sites of unknown origins, the adware could be injected inside your computer machine. Browsers which could be affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Media-fire.org – What Does It Do?

Media-fire.org is a web address that redirects you to the domain of an online streaming movie platform. There can be software inside your computer that is triggering it directly or one that generates advertisements, which redirect to it. In the end, you will mostly end up on the Video Stripe website. This site is known to be used in many redirects and advertisements and promoted on other platforms to pay for registering on it.

You can see the main page of VideoStripe redirect here:

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If you end up on the page shown in the above image, then you have some software on your computer that is generating redirects to it, or you interact with adverts that constantly show in your browsers because of it. Here is what the main redirect page at Media-fire.org looks like:

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This is how the loaded page looks like, after the redirect is executed:

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As you can see above you are shown a pop-up window to complete a registration on the VideoStripe website. The site’s registration form offers seven free days, after which you will have to pay yearly or every month and provide personal information. The site also says that it will be 100% ad-free once you register. But do not believe that, expect more ads, and do not provide any information as you are unaware for what shady deeds it may be used.

The Media-fire.org redirect may be loaded from advertisements, which show as a result of some adware installed on your personal computer. Some of those adverts may be identified with text inside them.

Examples of texts shown inside ads related to the redirect:

  • Ads by Media-fire.org
  • Advertisement by Media-fire.org
  • Ad by Media-fire.org
  • Advert from Media-fire.org
  • Powered by Media-fire.org
  • Brought to you by Media-fire.org

The redirects associated to the VideoStripe platform and the main Media-fire.org ad redirect could exists with the purpose of boosting the online traffic of the movie streaming site. That traffic can easily be turned into revenue with a pay-per-click scheme.

Advertisements related to the movie platform can show up on websites and be of different types as more ad networks could be in bed with Media-fire.org. The advertisements could show in the form of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, or interstitial ones. It is not excluded to see other types, too.

Media-fire.org – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of Media-fire.org is actually that of the VideoStripe.com website, to which you get redirected each time. That policy has no new updates since 2014.

You can view the Privacy Policy here:

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Information, which will be gathered from you:
  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Credit card
  • Other billing information
  • Email address
  • Home postal address
  • Business postal address
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Browser type
  • The web page you were visiting before you came to VideoStripe Sites
  • Information you search for

Persistent and session cookies are used by the VideoStripe service. You should be wary of everything related to those services and the Media-fire.org redirect site. That is the case because the platform can collect both personally and non-personally identifying information from you.

Remove Media-fire.org Completely from Your PC

To remove Media-fire.org manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial written down below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads and redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe in the future.

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How to Remove Media-fire.org from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Media-fire.org

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Media-fire.org 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Media-fire.org on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Media-fire.org there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Media-fire.org with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Media-fire.org from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Media-fire.org and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Media-fire.org:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Media-fire.org. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Media-fire.org. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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-fire.org 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Media-fire.org. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove Media-fire.org 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.


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Erase Media-fire.org 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.



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Uninstall Media-fire.org 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.



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Remove Media-fire.org 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Media-fire.org will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Media-fire.org 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.


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