What can be said about this threat

Pop-ups and redirects such as SMedia are more often than not occurring because of some advertising-supported program. The reason behind this ad-supported software infection was you not paying attention to how you were setting up a free application. If you do not know what an adware is, you could be confused about everything. Expect the ad-supported application to expose you to as many adverts as possible but do not worry about it directly harming your device. However, that doesn’t mean that adware can’t do damage at all, you being rerouted to a damaging portal can result in a malware threat. An advertising-supported program will not be useful to you so we encourage you abolish SMedia.

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How does an ad-supported program operate

Adware will generally employ free applications to infiltrate your device. It ought to be common knowledge that some freeware may allow unwanted items to install together with them. Adware,  browser hijackers and other possibly unwanted applications (PUPs) are among those that could get past. If Default mode is used during free applications set up, all items that are attached will install. We suggest selecting Advanced or Custom instead. Those settings will authorize you to check for and deselect everything. You are always recommended to choose those settings as you can never be sure with what type of offers the adware will come.

The most glaring hint of an adware contamination is you encountering an increased amount of advertisements. Whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, they will all be affected. So whichever browser you like, you will happen upon advertisements everywhere, they will only disappear if you eliminate SMedia. Adware make revenue from presenting you ads, which is why you could be coming across so many of them.You may occasionally encounter a pop-up recommending you to install some type of program but whatever you do, never obtain anything from such questionable pages.You should only acquire software or updates from official sites and not strange pop-ups. In case you didn’t know, those pop-ups can download damaging program onto your device so dodge them. You will also notice that your device is working slower than normal, and your browser will fail to load more regularly. Advertising-supported programs installed on your OS will only put it in danger, so uninstall SMedia.

SMedia removal

There are two ways to remove SMedia, manually and automatically. We recommend you to download anti-spyware software for SMedia termination if you want the fastest way. It’s also possible to uninstall SMedia by hand but you will have to identify and eliminate it and all its related software yourself.


Learn how to remove SMedia from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall SMedia

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Ways to uninstall SMedia

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Ways to uninstall SMedia
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Ways to uninstall SMedia
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove SMedia from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete SMedia from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Ways to uninstall SMedia
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Ways to uninstall SMedia
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Ways to uninstall SMedia
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove SMedia from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Ways to uninstall SMedia

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Ways to uninstall SMedia
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Ways to uninstall SMedia

Step 5. Remove SMedia from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Ways to uninstall SMedia

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Ways to uninstall SMedia

Step 6. Remove SMedia from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Ways to uninstall SMedia
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Ways to uninstall SMedia
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Ways to uninstall SMedia
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Ways to uninstall SMedia
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for SMedia removal.

  1. Click the button below to download WiperSoft Antimalware:
  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install Ways to uninstall SMedia
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan Ways to uninstall SMedia
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove SMedia and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results Ways to uninstall SMedia