This article aims to show you how to remove Ace Stream Media completely from your computer and protect it against future infections as well.
Ace Stream Media is a company that creates different software some of which is identified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) that is heavily ad-supported and takes over banner spaces in various web sites. What is more, this website is particularly associated with several different products that are mostly extensions that display online advertisements. Such advertisements may be primarily the takeover of ad spaces as well the displaying of pop-ups leading the user to third-party websites. Some suspicious third-party sites may either be scamming sites or websites that infect the user with malware.
Ace Stream Media
|Short Description||The program claims to let user listen to audio and watch video via torrent protocols directly online, however is reported to display heavy advertised content.|
|Symptoms||Take over of banner spaces on the usual websites visited by the user and display advertisements. Slow down PC.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling or direct download.|
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Update November 2017!
Ace Stream media has continued to evolve in multiple apps that are similar to it, but have different names. The PUP has also been reported to have changed it’s website and to be spread via a browser extension, known as TS Magic Player.
Ace Stream Media – How Did I Install It
One way to install this software is by a directly downloading it from the web. The particular application may be downloaded directly from the company`s website and it includes a plug-in, ACE Player HD, the streaming extension by Ace, AS Magic Player, and a browser extension called TS Magic Player.
Each and every one of those products may also be found separately in bundled installers of free programs, downloaded by the masses via third-party sites. Third-party sites may include them ‘as a free extra’ in the form of installation step or check boxes visible only in the ‘Advanced installation’ option.
Either way, users are highly advised to only download your favourite software from their official websites or at least reputable ones that do not bundle apps for profit.
Ace Stream Media – What Does It Do
Initially ace stream media’s sole focus are videos as well as other multimedia content. They have streaming extensions, Youtube browser extensions that claim to assist the user’s youtube experience in a way and others. Their main focus is watching videos by downloading torrent data and swiftly playing it directly. For this to happen, their extensions are reported to use BitTorrent protocols.
Cookies may also be used to identify what the user’s interests are, more specifically which websites are visited, online searches, online clicks and others. What is more, the service itself advertises third-party websites, some of which may be directly dangerous and this is the main reason it is considered unsafe and should be removed.
Removing Ace Stream Media Completely
The removal of Ace Stream Media may be tricky because it has been reported to run several processes that restart the browser extensions and make it run on start up. This is why, before proceeding to the removal of the application, you should follow this tutorial on how to stop the processes associated with Ace Stream Media:
After stopping the processes, you may now proceed with following the above mentioned instructions to get rid of the application permanently. For best results it is highly advisable to use a particular anti-malware program that will automatically get rid of all files, associated with this application from your computer.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Ace Stream 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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Ace Stream Media.
Step 2: Remove Ace Stream Media from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Ace Stream Media and click “Remove”
After Ace Stream Media is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Ace Stream 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’.
After Ace Stream Media has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Ace Stream Media
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Ace Stream Media. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Ace Stream Media will be removed.