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Remove MarvelSound.com Adware

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MarvelSound.com is a website for a supposed music player application. The website distributes lots of advertisements and can redirect you and affect your browsers and other applications, so it is considered adware. Pop-ups, banners and more ads are promoted through the unwanted program. To remove the advertisements tied to this platform, you should read this article carefully to the end.

Threat Summary

NameMarvelSound.com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe site generates advertisements, which can show on other websites. It also has an application which can show these adverts.
SymptomsYou will see advertisements all over your browsers, such as pop-ups, message boxes, in-text links and other kinds.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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MarvelSound.com – Distribution Methods

The MarvelSound.com backup platform could get distributed with a few methods. The most popular one is with a direct link download from its main site page. Another method includes third-party installations. Without your knowledge, the adware could be placed on your PC with those third-party bundle setups and freeware programs. Setups could be set by default to bring more content along with the primary software set for installation. Avoiding any unwanted content from installing is manageable if you find a Custom or an Advanced settings menu.

The MarvelSound.com website uses banners, pop-ups and pop-under adverts to infiltrate your computer system if you are not wary enough and click on them. Visiting websites of dubious origins or ones that are suspicious-looking can cause redirects to appear which can be used as another way of distribution for this adware. Browsers that can get affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

MarvelSound.com – More Information

MarvelSound.com is the primary web page of a site that is hosting services of a supposed media player called – MarvelSound. Bulks of advertisements and redirects could be displayed while you are casually surfing the Web. In case you have any programs connected with MarvelSound this could happen, as well. The platform and all connected software are considered adware. From the picture below you can view the page of MarvelSound.com:

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In case your computer system has any software installed that is related to MarvelSound.com, you will see a big amount of online advertisements. In case your browsers have an extension, add-on or plug-in tied to this adware, you will experience even more advertisements. You might be redirected to many web pages which could be affiliated with the owners of this music player platform.

Advertisements can show one of the following texts:

  • Ads by MarvelSound.com
  • Advertisement by MarvelSound.com
  • Ad by MarvelSound.com
  • Advert from MarvelSound.com
  • Powered by MarvelSound.com
  • Brought to you by MarvelSound.com

The redirects could be inside adverts and in-text links. The MarvelSound.com adware places them on websites to generate online traffic and to promote its services and program. The Web traffic that is acquired can be monetized at a later time from services such as a pay-per-click scheme. There are also advertisements pushed from its adware application.

The advertisements can vary in types, but all will have the same goal – making revenue for this adware and website owners. Advertisements connected to MarvelSound.com can be seen around the Web as pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, interstitial or transitional adverts. More advert types are quite possible to appear, as well.

MarvelSound.com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the MarvelSound.com website can be found on its main page. It is rather long and exhaustive, but gives enough insight about what information is collected and in what way it can be gathered.

You can view the main Privacy Policy, in the picture shown below:

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Personally identifiable information that is collected:
  • Your Name
  • Email address
  • Voluntarily provided information

Furthermore, take note of the following quotation, taken from the Policy in question:

MarvelSound may disclose User’s personally identifiable information in the establishment or exercise of legal rights or defenses against legal claims…

That can happen in a variety of circumstances, which are:
  • To comply with applicable laws or regulations
  • To comply with a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order or to investigate
  • Suspected fraud or a violation of our Terms and Conditions of Use

The information described above which is collected by MarvelSound will also be disclosed to third parties in the following event, according to the Policy:

in connection with the sale or merger of MarvelSound or the division responsible for such services provided.

MarvelSound.com collect other data, as well, compared to the one described above.

Non-personally identifiable information that is collected:
  • IP numbers
  • Browser type
  • Access times
  • Domain names
  • Usage habits
  • Other similar information

That information could also be disclosed to business partners as well as other third party services. Visiting that website, using its services or software application deem that you have read the corresponding Privacy Policy, automatically applying it to you. That can be seen as you giving your consent for automatic data collection and sharing, according to that policy. Be careful when using such services and remove anything that is regarded as an unwanted application.

Remove MarvelSound.com Completely

To remove MarvelSound.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such an application can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove MarvelSound.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MarvelSound.com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall MarvelSound.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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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 MarvelSound.com:

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 MarvelSound.com. 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 MarvelSound.com. 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com. 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com 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 MarvelSound.com 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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