MediaMagnet app has appeared on your Mac? What kind of program is it? Keep reading about all the essential details of MediaMagnet and find a thorough removal guide.
MediaMagnet Mac Adware
MediaMagnet is another questionable app detected on Mac devices. It is created to monetize its presence of affected macOS via aggressive advertising. It is categorized as a potentially unwanted program. Users tend to install it on their Mac systems without noticing the process. The reason is its spread that is realized via shady techniques. Software packages are the primary ones. Once executed on the system, MediaMagnet may activate tracking technologies that collect sensitive data and transfer it to remote servers. Then the program could begin to deliver different forms of advertisements based on the harvested details.
MediaMagnet PUP Summary
|Short Description||A questionable application that hijacks Mac systems and popular browsers like Safari and Chrome installed on them. Performs browser modifications without your knowledge.|
|Symptoms||Browser slowdowns may occur due to increased number of online ads. The program may start every time you start the affected Mac.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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More Details About MediaMagnet Adware on Mac
MediaMagnet app on Mac has been detected to act like adware. It adjusts specific system settings so that it can start delivering ads. Affected by MediaMagnet may be all of the installed web browsers.
The primary goal of this app is to generate revenue for its owners. That’s why the app should present you with ads that match your interests. When you see an ad that seems to be offering something you need, you are more likely to click on it. Your click, in turn, will generate revenue for adware owners. Unfortunately, not all ads presented by MediaMagnet will link to reliable websites. You may open a site that hosts an online scam or a hoax program. Or your browser may be redirected to a corrupted website that installs malware.
Then the undesired app may start to show different advertisements on your Mac. Some of them could be of the following types:
- Browser redirect.
- Pop-up ads.
- Ad-supported search results.
- Highlighted text on the sites you visit.
The ads delivered by MediaMagnet may be so intrusive that the affected browser may become sluggish or unresponsive. In order to gain more information about your interests, adware developers configure their apps to activate tracking technologies on the affected machines. Then they become able to spy on your online activities.
Even though this adware is not a malicious program, it can trick you into visiting hacked web pages. As a result, a drive-by attack that delivers malware infection may occur. That’s why we recommend the immediate removal of MediaMagnet adware from both the affected browser and Mac.
How to Remove MediaMagnet Mac Adware
In order to remove MediaMagnet adware along with all entries it creates on the system, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The guide below presents you with a manual and an automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen macOS security, we recommend that you combine the steps. Some of the files associated with the adware cannot be removed manually except you are an experienced computer user. So the manual adware removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.
- Guide 1: How to Remove MediaMagnet PUP from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MediaMagnet PUP from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MediaMagnet PUP from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MediaMagnet PUP from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MediaMagnet PUP from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MediaMagnet PUP from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MediaMagnet PUP from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MediaMagnet PUP from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MediaMagnet PUP
Step 2: Uninstall MediaMagnet PUP 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 MediaMagnet PUP 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 MediaMagnet PUP there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MediaMagnet PUP from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MediaMagnet PUP 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 MediaMagnet PUP 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 MediaMagnet PUP files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as MediaMagnet PUP, 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 MediaMagnet PUP 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 MediaMagnet PUP 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 MediaMagnet PUP 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 MediaMagnet PUP 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 MediaMagnet PUP will be removed.
Eliminate MediaMagnet PUP 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.