If you started noticing in-text advertisements and pop-up ads from Ads by Media Watch, it means that your computer is compromised with an adware program. It may penetrate to your PC added with some free programs that you download from the Internet. The process of installation of this “PUP” is carried out without being noticed because many free downloads hide the fact that other software will also be installed. So, Media Watch is installed without your permission or knowledge. It claims to be a tool that will improve the performance while watching a video on YouTube. It may look like a good program but it at first sight only. It is very annoying because it generates ads whether you want them to or not.
The Media Watch adware is developed to attract traffic to different web resources and increase advertisement revenue. It increases traffic to certain sites, collects sales leads for other insecure Web pages, and shows advertisements and sponsored links while you are browsing via Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Media Watch is not so dangerous as Trojan but it is very annoying and causes many problems for the user. Note that such applications are able to collect search queries and sell it to third parties which usually use this data for marketing purposes. The badware can open the back door for other viruses. If you don’t want to be targeted, it is recommended to remove the “PUP” as soon as you detect its first traces. Follow this step by step removal guide below to do that.
Removal tool for Ads by Media Watch:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with Trojan Killer and click “Apply” at the end of scan.
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click Reset browser settings” button again:
- Restart your PC.