How to Remove Cool Media From PC Easily

By | July 31, 2014

Details of Cool Media:

Cool Media claims to be legit and useful tool. It demand to provide you better online surfing experience whenever you visit any online shopping store. It provides you set of free tools that help you to search for exciting offers, deals, coupons, etc. But, in reality Cool Media are designed by the criminals and is classified as an adware program that help its creators to earn money. As, the main aim of the adware creators is to enhance web traffic on its sponsored site by promoting the ads and in return generate revenue. What worse, it also affect your web browsers and Cool Media constantly appears on all the pages you visit while online surfing.

Along with this, Cool Media are very rigid and annoys online PC users. It causes redirection issues and interrupts your online browsing experience. The adware steal your bank details, login details, personal or other confidential details and share these information with the criminals in order to earn profit through illegal ways. Due to presence of the nasty adware you will notice the performance of your PC suddenly decreases and it compromise the security of your system. Hence, if you find such annoying ads on your PC then take quick steps to uninstall Cool Media.

Risks of Cool Media

Sometimes developers advertise their program as valuable thing and then when we get deep into them we realize that they might be completely something different. Either there is some good marketing attached to this program, or the information is only explained in a superficial way and once we have installed and run it on computer, we may realize there is so much more risky than we think. By running Spyhunter on computer we can discover what is the main feature of this tool and we may realize that knowledge of adware means advertising.

For most of us, it may be difficult for us to distinguish the difference from adware and normal software as we are not able to separate. If we do not have any antivirus software on computer for protection, think hard and check whether the program we are going to download is safe enough. To eliminate the potential risks, avoiding suspicious third parties is necessary. In order to make computer safe, we must be careful with third parties. Take care of our download action and which installing option we select, and this will be reflected in the computer safety. Determining what is worth our download is not east without the help of antivirus software. If situations are toxic and beyond repair, it’s time to end it.

Some of most common ways are discussed below

Piggybacked Software Installation
Accepting Without Reading
Opening E-mail Attachment
Not Running Latest Updates
Clicking on Pop-up Window
Browser Add-ons

Consequences Of Cool Media

Cool Media intercepts the browsing experience with unwanted pop-ups, sponsored ads.
There is potential risks of tracking browser’s history, surfing habits, search queries, cookies etc. by cyber hackers to infects your PC deeply.
It infects all browser such as Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and IE and redirect your searches to dubious locations always.
Cool Media displays spam and worthless products to grab user’s attention and convinces them to purchase them.
It gets installed as a browser plug-ins and extensions without user consent and later brings menace to the system and thus exhausts all browser’s resources and degrades its performance.
Cool Media is one such unreliable application that will drive you crazy with unstoppable and redirect ads
It will try all the tricks in book to make users click on the flashing ads thus making them to get redirected to sponsored websites.
It also comes bundled along if you download any free software without reading its EULA (End User License Agreement).

To conclude, you should remove Cool Media ads as soon as possible to avoid more troubles. Click below button to get rid of Cool Media malware easily and completely.

 

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How To Remove Cool Media

Cool Media is not safe to use. Once Cool Media pop up ads appear on screen, it means your computer might be infected by adware. To remove Cool Media from computer, you can try the following guides.

Option one. Remove Cool Media pop up ads by using SpyHunter
Option two. Get rid of Cool Media pop up ads manually


 

Note: If you are not so skilled at removing adware, disabling malicious extensions, deleting unnecessary registry entries and cleaning junk leftovers, you should not get rid of Cool Media manually by yourself. You must select option one and automatically remove Cool Media by using SpyHunter.

Option one. Remove Cool Media pop up ads by using SpyHunter
SpyHunter is capable of detecting many types of computer threats, including adware, browser hijacker, Trojan virus, keyloggers and other potential unwanted programs. After detecting all malicious threats on computer, SpyHunter provides one-click fix which can fix all threats with only one click.

1. Download SpyHunter Here and Save related files.

 

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2. Double click the Exe file, choose run.

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There will be a language option window pop up, select your language and then click OK.

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3. Click continue to forward SpyHunter installer

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?4. Accept EULA and Privacy Policy to End User License Agreements

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?5. Wait several seconds to complete the installation

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?6. Once the installation is completed, click exit.

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7. Right now, SpyHunter is automatically running on your computer, run a entirely scan on your computer.

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Note: Do not worry if SpyHunter automatically updates because it will update at the beginning once you download an old version.

Step 8. As long as the scan is finished, remove all threats from your computer by clicking Fix Threats.

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Option two. Get rid of Cool Media pop up ads manually
Reminder: The manual removal guide is for experienced users who have ability to finish all manual steps properly. If you are not experienced user, you should try option one.

Main steps:
Step one. Uninstall Cool Media program from computer
Step two. Remove Cool Media extension from web browser
Step three. Reset browser settings to default (Optional)
Step four. Delete related files and folder
Step five. Clean associated registry entries
Step six. Scan and clear malicious leftovers

Step one. Uninstall Cool Media program from computer
Once you get ads by Cool Media or Cool Media pop up ads on computer, you must check all installed programs one by one. No matter you have downloaded its program or not, you should check all suspicious unwanted programs as any one of them can be the cause of pop up ads.

 

For windows XP users:
1. To uninstall software applications in Windows, click Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs, and then choose the software you want to uninstall.Start-Control Panle-Windows7
2. You can also uninstall software applications in Windows by going to Start Menu > Computer> C Drive > Program Files or Program Files (x86) > [program name] > Right-click > Delete.

For window 8/10 users:
Click the lower left corner from desktop, select “control panel” option and then continually choose “programs and features” option from list. (or only choose “control panel” if you are under classify view)2

For window 7/Vista users:
From the lower left corner of desktop, click “start” button and select “control panel” option in main list. After, choose “uninstall programs” option1

When the window pops up, we need to check all programs one by one and find Uncheckit in list. If you get too many programs on computer, we can choose to list all programs in time order, then it will be easier for you to find it.

Once it is found, select on it and click “uninstall” button above. Then follow the uninstalling step by step to remove it fully.

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Click “uninstall” to continue

Wait till the entire program is uninstalled

Step two. Remove Cool Media extension from web browser
This adware will add additional add on and extension to web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The third party add on and extension will lead to random pop up ads. These extensions and add-on are enabled without being known. The ads will keep showing up if the related add-on and extension are not removed and disabled.

ie icon * Remove unwanted add-on/extension from internet explorer
To uninstall Internet Explorer Add-ons (Windows), click the settings icon on Internet Explorer >? manage add ons

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Manage add-ons and Extensions, and then choose the extension you would like to uninstall.

disablefirefox icon* Remove unwanted extension from Mozilla Firefox
To uninstall Firefox extensions (Windows or Mac OSX), click Tools on Firefox > Add-ons>

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click Extensions, and then choose the extension you would like to uninstall.

Cool Media extension firefoxchrome icon* Remove suspicious extensions from Google Chrome
To uninstall Chrome extensions (Windows or Mac OSX), click the Chrome menu (or wrench icon)> Settings

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select? Extensions, and then choose the Extension you would like to uninstall.

Cool Media add-on chrome
To uninstall Safari extensions (Windows or Mac OSX), click the Safari Settings menu or File>preferences Safari> Extensions, and then choose the extension you would like to uninstall.

Step three. Reset browser settings to default (Optional)
Resetting browser settings to default is not necessary if removing malicious add-on and extension have already solved the web browser problem. Instead, if the homepage, start up page and search engine are changed to other spam links, you should reset settings to default.

chrome iconGoogle Chrome

Click main menu icon at the top-right corner, click “settings” option

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Once the settings page is opened, scroll down the mouse and go to the bottom of this page, click “reset settings” (sometimes we need to click “show advanced settings…” to pull down all options first)

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Click “reset settings” in the bottom

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Click “reset” again to confirm, then all the settings of Google Chrome will be reset to default, including homepage, search engine, new tab page and other browsing settings.

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Close all windows

 

firefox iconMozilla Firefox

Move the mouse to menu bar at the top of homepage, click “help” and then select “troubleshooting information”

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Move to the right of this page and then click “refresh Firefox” option

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As another window pops up, click check the information and then click “refresh Firefox”

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After clicking reset, the process will automatically activated. Clcik “finish” after the process is done.

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Close all tabs and exist Firefox, restart it again to check if all setting are set to default

ie iconInternet Explorer

Run IE, click dear icon and select “internet options”

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Click “advanced” when internet options window is opened

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Click “reset” button under “reset internet explorer settings”

On the opening window, tick “delete personal settings” option and then click “reset”

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Click “close” once the resetting process is done

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Close all tabs

Step four. Delete related files and folder
Once a program is uninstalled, it always leaves some relevant files and folders on computer. Such files and folders are what users call junk files. With more and more junk files pile up day by day, the computer system will be influenced. These junk files may cause poor system loading, slow performance and they will waste computer space. Thus, you need to clean them after uninstalling program.

Open “computer”, and put Cool Media into the search bar at top right of the window

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Then the searching will automatically start. It will take a few minutes to search all related files and folders.

Once the relevant files and folders are listed in search result, select all of them and select remove”.

Step five. Clean associated registry entries
Cool Media will add registry entries to computer when it is installed. Deleting malicious registry entries is a important step that most users forgive to do. If the malicious registry entries are not removed completely, the troubles caused by adware will not be solved successfully.

Click start or windows icon at the lower let corner on desktop, search “regedit”?on computer. And then click “regedit”?program

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As a result, the registry editor will pop up. Click “edit”?and then choose “find”

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Once the search box pops up, put Cool Media into it and click “find next”?optionfind

 

Step six. Scan and clear malicious leftovers
Once all the manually step above are done. You better download a scanner to scan the entire system again to detect leftovers that you can not able to find for some hidden files and folders may difficult to clean.

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How do I know I have adware?

Has your search page changed to something you have never heard of, like Conduit?
Is your homepage suddenly different than the one you generally use?
Is your browser freezing?
Are you getting popups?
All these things and more or less tell you that you have Adware.

Conclusion

Cool Media is related to potentially unwanted programs and it also contains all the Trojan capabilities, therefore it becomes to be one of the most serious threats that compromises computer security nowadays. It can infect a system via many ways and mostly it comes by clicking malicious code or unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. Once downloaded, it can perform tons of malicious activities such as shut down internet connection, install unwanted toolbar and create many unwanted pop-up ads on your browser. Please note that pop-ups related to Cool Media are very misleading, this is why they’re very dangerous to be clicked by you. Once clicked those ads, your system may become horribly contaminated with a lot of other potentially unwanted programs. To protect your PC, it is necessary to get rid of this virus manually from the machine.

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