Stop ad.xtendmedia.com Ads

Remove and stop ad.xtendmedia.com advertisement from affected computer simply by following the guide on this page. We suggest scanning the PC with effective anti-malware program to delete all data dropped by xtendmedia adware.

ad.xtendmedia.com is a company that provides certain types of advertisements online. It is not a virus or some kind of malware referred to some web sites and computer security forums like this one. Although it is a legitimate advertising company, others believed that there is some risk on it. Maybe, this is due to its affiliation with other adware program that installs code on the computer without seeking approval from the user.

If ad.xtendmedia.com data is present on the computer, users may observe obscene and unwanted ads each time they are browsing the web. However, not every ads displayed are caused by the local presence of ad.xtendmedia.com. There are instances that web site you are visiting are affiliated with the company. This is another reason why you are seeing pop-up advertisements. Aside from ads, ad.xtendmedia.com also inserts toolbar on the browser. This toolbar will contain various buttons and links of popular sites, which we think are redundant.

To stop ad.xtendmedia.com from showing ads, you need to remove the plug-ins and extension it has dropped on the computer. If it is initiated by a web site, you can block web address to stop showing pop-up ads while you are browsing the Internet. More solutions on how to remove ad.xtendmedia.com on special section below.

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ad.xtendmedia.com adware

ad.xtendmedia.com Removal Procedures

Step 1 : Run Anti-Malware Program to Automatically Remove ad.xtendmedia.com

Running anti-malware scan on the affected computer can instantly remove components installed by ad.xtendmedia.com. However, there is no guarantee that this will check and fix existing problems on all Internet browsers.

If you did not get rid of ad.xtendmedia.com using this virus scan, please check the manual removal instructions as outlined below. Restoring Windows to previous state prior to the infection may also be the solution.

1. Click on the button to start downloading our recommended anti-malware tool. Save it to an accessible location inside your hard drive or clean USB drive if you are downloading from a different PC.

Download Tool

2. Once the download completes, install the tool using the default configuration. You do not need to change any settings while running the installation procedure.
3. Update the program when installation completes. Typically, this is an automated process, so, Internet connection is required in order to download necessary database.
4. Run a complete scan of the affected computer and remove all identified modules linked to ad.xtendmedia.com.
5. To finalized the removal process, the program prompts to restart Windows.

Step 2 : Uninstall ad.xtendmedia.com from Windows Control Panel

You may skip these steps if the previous scan has successfully removed ad.xtendmedia.com from the computer. Though, if there is a need to carry out manual removal, please execute these steps and refer to guide below specifically created to remove the threat from particular browser.

1. Open Control Panel using instructions below base on your operating system.

Accessing Control Panel on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
Click on Start > Control Panel. Window should open where you can adjust your computer settings.

Accessing Control Panel on Windows 8
a) Hover your mouse on lower-left corner of the screen and wait for the icon to appear.
b) Right-click on the icon to display list of accessible programs.
c) Select Control Panel from the list. Window should open where you can adjust your computer settings.

win8-start

2. When Control Panel window appears, click on 'Uninstall a program' under Programs area.
3. Your display now shows a screen to uninstall or change a program. Look for a name ad.xtendmedia.com and click on Uninstall/Change. If ad.xtendmedia.com is not present, try to look and remove items with the following names: Extendmedia

Add/Remove

4. On the next prompt, you need to confirm the uninstall process.
5. Click OK to proceed with the removal of ad.xtendmedia.com.

Step 3 : Remove the ad.xtendmedia.com Add-ons and Extensions from your browser

Internet Explorer Instructions

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools. Next, select Manage add-ons from the list. A window where in you can manage Internet Explorer add-ons will open.
3. Click Toolbars and Extensions on left side of the window.
4. Then, to remove ad.xtendmedia.com from this list, simply highlight it and click on Remove button. If ad.xtendmedia.com is not present, it might be using a different name. Find and delete related entries like Extendmedia.

Remove Add-ons from IE

5. Click OK to save the settings and restart Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome Procedure

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Locate and click the Wrench or Three-bars icon on top-left portion of the browser. Then, select Settings from the list.

Chrome Settings

3. Once it opens a window, click on the Extensions located on left side panel.

4. Usually, Google Chrome has empty Extension, unless if you install base on your preference. Also on this area, you can find the item provided by ad.xtendmedia.com. Remove the unwanted entry. If in case it is not present, you need to find and remove relevant ad.xtendmedia.com extensions like Extendmedia.

Chrome Extension

5. You may now restart Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox Direction

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
2. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools. It will display a drop-down list; please select Add-ons to open the configuration window.
3. Click Extensions on the left panel. This will show a list of installed extensions.
4. Find the ad.xtendmedia.com extension. If it does not exist, find related items such as Extendmedia. Click the Remove buttom to uninstall it.

Firefox Extensions

5. Click on the X of Add-ons Manager tab to close the current window.
6. Back at the Firefox browser, go to the address bar, type about:config. Next, click on 'I'll be careful, I promise!' if it displays a warning "This might void your warranty!"

About:config

7. Type ad.xtendmedia.com in the search box. You will see all items that were modified by ad.xtendmedia.com. Right-click on the modified preference and click on Reset to restore the original setting. Repeat the process on all affected entries.

If ad.xtendmedia.com is not present, try to look for a related entry. It may use a different name like Extendmedia.

Firefox Config

8. You may now close the window and restart Mozilla Firefox.

Step 4 : Optional Browser Cleanup

If the previous instructions failed to remove ad.xtendmedia.com, this procedure will help you reset browser settings to default value. The process quickly removes adware and other malicious components from your browser.

NOTE: Please be aware that running this tool may also remove add-ons, extensions, or plug-in that you intentionally load on the browser, not just ad.xtendmedia.com.

1. Download Avast! Browser Cleanup by clicking on the button below.

Download Tool

2. Double-click on avast-browser-cleanup.exe to run the file.
3. If you receive "security warning" from Windows, just proceed and run the tool.
4. On initial run, the tool will check the browser for unwanted programs. If it finds any programs with poor reputation, it will prompt for instant removal. Please click "Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser." After removing unwanted add-on, we're not yet done. You still have to continue to steps below in order to reset browser settings.

5. On Avast! Browser Cleanup interface, you will see popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Select browser program that is affected by ad.xtendmedia.com and click on Reset browser settings to its default value.

Avast Browser Cleanup

6. Next, you will receive a prompts if you want to revert settings for the affected browser, just click Yes to proceed.

Avast Browser Cleanup Reset

7. Lastly, Avast! Browser Cleanup will display a message "Browser settings have been successfully reset" after making the changes. Click on OK and restart the browser.

Prevent ad.xtendmedia.com From Ruining Your Computer

Take the following steps to protect the computer from threats. Suggested tools and security setup within installed software helps prevent the same attack on your PC.

Install an effective anti-malware program

Your first line of defense would be an effective security program that provides real-time protection. We have a list of anti-malware program that are tried and tested. It does not only scan files but also monitors your Internet traffic and is extremely active on blocking malicious communication. Click on the button below to download our recommended anti-malware program.

Get Protection Software

Always update your installed software

Software vendors constantly releases updates for programs whenever a flaw is discovered. Getting the updates makes the computer more secured and help prevents Trojan, virus, malware, and ad.xtendmedia.com similar attacks. If in case your program is not set for instant update, it usually offered from vendor's web site, which you can download anytime.

Maximize the security potential of your Internet browser

Each browser has their own feature where in you can adjust the security settings that fit your browsing habit. We highly encourage you to maximize the setup to tighten the security of your browser.


Apply full caution when using the Internet

Internet is full of fraud, malware, and many forms of computer threats. Implement full caution with links that you may receive from emails, social networking sites, and instant messaging programs. It might lead you to malicious sites that can cause harm to your computer. Avoid strange web sites that offers free services and software downloads.