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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Ace Stream Media — Update December 2018
A few months ago there have been several reports of numerous Ace Stream Media phishing sites that are malicious copies of the main home page. The criminals can use them in order to distribute dangerous virus infections.
Another tactic used by the hackers is the distribution of Android .APK files which are used to install software. We have detected such variants on Twitter. They are probably infected payload carriers for various malware that use the product’s name as bait.
Ace Stream Media — 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.