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Search.mediatabtv.online Redirect Removal

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This article provides removal for Search.mediatabtv.online redirect. By following the steps at the end you can remove Search.mediatabtv.online from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, or Safari browser and Windows system.

Search.mediatabtv.online is a website that appears mysteriously in commonly used web browsers. With the help of different techniques of distribution, the redirect infiltrates target systems aiming to hijack the installed browsers. As a result, important browser settings are altered and the redirect’s main page appears during each browsing session. The suspicious website provides a rogue search engine named MyFirstTab that has the sole purpose to record all entered search queries. In addition, a lot of annoying advertisements of all kind may flood the affected browser. Thus, search.mediatabtv.online is considered to be a potentially unwanted program that is better to be removed as it could cause serious privacy and security-related issues.

Threat Summary

Name Search.mediatabtv.online
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The suspicious domain Search.mediatabtv.online can be set as homepage and new tab page in each affected browser. A rogue search engine called MyFirstTab is set as default one.
Symptoms The homepage and new tab page of affected browsers can display the main page of Search.mediatabtv.online hijacker. Many redirects and advertisements can occur during browsing sessions.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Search.mediatabtv.online – Spread Techniques

The owners of Search.mediatabtv.online utilize different shady techniques of distribution like software bundles, corrupted web pages, suspicious browser extensions and fake software update notifications.

The redirect could be associated with a potentially unwanted program that has sneaked into the system without your prior consent. Such programs are usually distributed with other free apps available across the net. The bundled software often remains hidden in the Advanced or Custom setup options. So if you choose to follow the main steps of the installer you may end up with search.mediatabtv.online hijacker installed on the system as well.

In some cases, the redirect gets installed directly on the system after a visit of a compromised web page. Pages of this kind drop the infection code on the system or in the browser with the help of malicious scripts. Then the infection gets executed, and after a while, your browser starts to redirect you to search.mediatabtv.online website.

Search.mediatabtv.online redirect could affect most of the frequently used web browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Safari.

Search.mediatabtv.online – More Details

Once search.mediatabtv.online gains access to а target system it may modify some essential settings in order to alter the settings of the installed browsers. The settings of all affected browsers remain altered until a proper removal solution is applied. After the changes the main page of search.mediatabtv.online redirect may start to appear on the homepage and new tab page while its search engine may be the default one. Affected browsers display the rogue search engine MyFirstTab pushed by the redirect on each browsing session:

search.mediatabtv.online redirect myfirsttab hoax search engine

In fact, MyFirstTab search engine is out of order as at times it doesn’t display any search results no matter what the entered search query is. So here comes the logical question do you really need an ineffective and hoax search engine in your browser? On top of that, it should be mentioned that as long as search.mediatabtv.online has access to your browser, it might be able to obtain details like search queries, visited websites, clicked ads, browser and system type, IP address and other data that could be used to identify you personally.

Another proof that Search.mediatabtv.online is a shady website is the lack of Privacy Policy section where usually the company owner reveals what kind of data is collected by its services and further how the records will be used. So here comes the risk for your data as it may be disclosed to third-parties of unknown origin or even shared with bad actors who aim to compromise your PC.

What you may expect by having it installed in the browser are lots of intrusive advertisements that slow down page loads which in turn diminishes your browsing experience significantly. Furthermore, just a single click on the wrong pop-up, pop-under, banner, or link to sponsored content could lead to an unexpected installation of severe malware infection on your device.

Make sure that your PC is secure and your privacy protected by following the guide below. It will help you to remove completely search.mediatabtv.online as well as all files associated with the redirect.

Remove Search.mediatabtv.online Redirect

Below are listed all the steps that will help you to remove Search.mediatabtv.online redirect completely from an affected Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer, or Safari browser. The removal of the redirect from the browser may not be efficient as the hijacker and its associated files may still be able to adjust browser and system settings which in turn results in constant redirects to Search.mediatabtv.online main page. So the guide reveals how to remove the nasty program from the Windows system as well. You have two removal approaches manual and automatic. In order to be sure that your PC is secure you should run a scan with an advanced anti-malware tool. After the scan, you will see information about all harmful files that will help you to remove them all completely from the PC.

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Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

How to Remove Search.mediatabtv.online from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.mediatabtv.online

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

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 Search.mediatabtv.online 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 Search.mediatabtv.online 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 Search.mediatabtv.online 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 Search.mediatabtv.online 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.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

Get rid of Search.mediatabtv.online from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Search.mediatabtv.online and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


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 Search.mediatabtv.online:

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 Search.mediatabtv.online. 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 Search.mediatabtv.online. 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 Search.mediatabtv.online 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 Search.mediatabtv.online. 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.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Search.mediatabtv.online 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 Search.mediatabtv.online 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.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Uninstall Search.mediatabtv.online 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.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Search.mediatabtv.online 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 Search.mediatabtv.online 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.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate Search.mediatabtv.online 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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