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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Ace Stream Media from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Ace Stream Media from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Ace Stream Media from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Ace Stream Media from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Ace Stream Media from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Ace Stream Media from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Ace Stream Media from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Ace Stream Media from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ace Stream Media
Step 2: Uninstall Ace Stream Media 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 Ace Stream Media 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 Ace Stream Media there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Ace Stream Media from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Ace Stream Media 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 Ace Stream Media 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 Ace Stream Media files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Ace Stream Media, 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 Ace Stream Media 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 Ace Stream Media 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 Ace Stream Media 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 Ace Stream Media 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 Ace Stream Media will be removed.
Eliminate Ace Stream Media 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.