Get rid of public8media.com ads

public8media.com is a company that provides ads like pop-up, inline, and banners. Normally, ads shown by this adware bears the message “Compare prices and stores…” 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 public8media.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 public8media.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, public8media.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 public8media.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 public8media.com on special section below.

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public8media.com Removal Procedures

On this section are guides that will help you get rid of the threat. Make sure to perform the procedures in exact manner to ensure complete removal of adware, malware, and virus, which may be present on the computer.

Step 1 : Automatic Removal Tool

Scanning the computer with anti-malware tool instantly removes items linked to public8media.com. Though, this may not fix problems on individual internet browser application.

If the outcome of this anti-malware scan did not fully removed public8media.com, then you have to execute procedures for affected browser program. Provided on this page are easy to follow instructions to solve problems for specific browser. You may also try Windows System Restore to return the computer to previous clean state.

1 Start downloading the anti-malware tool by clicking on the link below. You can either save the file or directly run it after the download.

Download Tool

2 Install the program with default settings. Run the installation procedure as it is.

3 The program will automatically update the database when installation completes. Thus, it is important that internet connection is active during this process.

4 Once installed, click Scan Now to run a Threat Scan and check all the places malware is known to hide.

MBAM Scan

5 At the end of the scan process, anti-malware tool will display list of identified threats. Be sure to select all and remove them from the computer.

6 Finally, it will prompt you to restart the computer to finalized removal of threats. Please reboot the computer.

Step 2 : Uninstall public8media.com from Windows Control Panel

7 Depending on your Operating System, follow the guide below to access Windows Control Panel.

Opening Control Panel - Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
Click on Windows Start > Control Panel. New window will open where in you can adjust computer settings.

Accessing Control Panel - Windows 8 and Windows 10
a For Windows 8 and Windows 10 users, the simplest way to open Control Panel is via shortcut key. This method is accessible in older versions of Windows.
b Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to intiate Run dialog box.

Windows Key and Run

c Type Control Panel in the Open field and click OK.

Run CPanel

8 Once you are in Control Panel window, go to Programs section. Click on 'Uninstall a program' link.

9 Program and Features window will open. You can uninstall or change any installed program using this feature.

10 Look for public8media.com or any similar name from the list. You may also try to find and remove items with the following names: InternetCorkBoard, Babylon

If name of adware or relevant entry is not present, please try to uninstall recently installed suspicious program. To do this, arrange listed programs in chronological order. Click on 'Installed On' to see programs recently installed.

Installed On

11 Select the Adware from the list and click on Uninstall button. See image below for reference. Removing any suspicious software may also help solve the issue.

Add/Remove

12 On the next prompt, confirmation is required to continue.

13 Click OK to proceed with the removal of public8media.com or any relevant software.

Step 3 : Remove public8media.com Extensions from your Browser

14Follow these procedures to remove public8media.com extensions, add-ons, and unwanted search engine from Internet browsers. You must be aware that adware may trick you by using different name. If adware name is not listed, please look for and remove relevant items such as InternetCorkBoard, Babylon.

Google Chrome

Procedures to Remove public8media.com from Google Chrome

a Open Google Chrome.

b In the address bar, type the following and press Enter on keyboard: chrome://extensions

Chrome Extensions

c Google Chrome's Extensions window will open.

d Find public8media.com or any similar items. Click on Remove button to delete it from Google Chrome.

Chrome Extension

Please restart Google Chrome browser. The procedure should have removed public8media.com from the browser. If the adware is still visible on start up page, please follow the guide on how to restore Google Chrome's homepage and search settings.

Internet Explorer

Ways to Remove public8media.com from Internet Explorer

a Open Internet Explorer.

b Go to top menu and click on Tools. Next, select Manage add-ons from the drop-down list. This will open window wherein you can view Internet Explorer add-ons.

IE Tools Menu

c Go to left panel and click on Toolbars and Extensions. Browse the list of installed extensions and Delete or Disable any items that are relevant to public8media.com.

IE Disable Extension

If the procedure does not removed the adware from start-up page, please execute this guide to manually restore Internet Explorer Homepage and Search settings.

Mozilla Firefox

Directions to Remove public8media.com from Mozilla Firefox

a Run Mozilla Firefox browser.

b Type the given string in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard: about:addons

Go to About:Addons

c Go to left panel and click Extensions. This will show a list of installed extensions.

d Look for public8media.com extension. If you cannot find it, locate associated objects such as stated above. Uninstall the unwanted extension by clicking on the Remove button.

Remove FF Extensions

e Close the Add-ons Manager tab.

Please restart Mozilla Firefox. If there is still sign of public8media.com on main page, please perform the guide on how to Restore Mozilla Firefox's Homepage and Search settings.

Edge

Guide to Remove public8media.com from Microsoft Edge

a Open Microsoft Edge browser.

b Click on More Action button located on top right corner of the browser.

More Button

c Click on Extensions from the Menu. It will open a window showing all installed extensions.

d Right-click on Extension that belongs to public8media.com, and then, click on Remove.

Edge Extension

(Optional) Restore Microsoft Edge's Home Page and Default Search Engine

Presence of public8media.com may not have an effect on home page and default search engine of Edge browser. If the browser is free from adware, please skip these procedures.

e Run Microsoft Edge browser and click on More Action to show the Menu. Then, select Settings.

f Scroll down to 'Open with' section, and select 'A specific page or pages'. Then, select Custom.

Open With

g Enter the web address of preferred start page. Next, click on the + sign to add the web address. If public8media.com is listed as one of the start page, click X beside the URL to remove it from the browser. See image above for reference.

h Back at Microsoft Edge Settings page.

i Click on View advance settings button.

Advanced Settings

j Scroll down to 'Search in the address bar with' section. Then, click on Change button.

Change Search Engine

k It will present list of installed search engine, Bing is the deafault search engine for Edge. You can choose other valid search engine but not public8media.com. To save your pick, click on Set as default button.

Deafult Search Engine

l Lastly, remove public8media.com from the list. You may now restart Microsoft Edge browser.

Step 4 : Additional Cleanup Tool

If the previous instructions failed to remove public8media.com, this procedure will help you adware remnants from internet browser applications. The process quickly removes adware and other malicious components from your browser.

15 Download Norton Power Eraser by clicking on the button below.

NPE Download

16 Double-click on downloaded NPE.exe file to run the program.

17 If User Account Control window prompts, click Yes to proceed installing the tool.

18 Once installed, Norton Power Eraser will launch automatically.

19 Next, click on Unwanted Application Scan to start looking for malicious objects linked to public8media.com.

NPE Scan

20 After completing the scan, it will display Unwanted Apps Scan Complete. Select items that are closely related to public8media.com or any suspicious objects and click Uninstall to remove it.

21 Follow the on-screen instructions until it completely removed the browser hijacker.

FAQs

Is public8media.com Dangerous?

Yes, public8media.com can badly affect your computer and slow down its performance and usability.

Can I Remove public8media.com from my Computer?

Yes, public8media.com can be removed by downloading our recommended antivirus software and scanner.

How Easy is it to Remove public8media.com Virus?

Nearly all paid antivirus scanners and removal tools should help remove the public8media.com virus from your computer.

Once I remove public8media.com do I still need antivirus?

Yes, new viruses such as public8media.com are created everyday and the only way to stay 100% protected is to use antivirus on your device.

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About Marco Mathew

Marco Mathew works as Windows Network administrator before establishing precisesecurity.com. Now, Marco is dedicating full-time to help computer users' fight viruses, malware, trojan, worms, adware, and potentially unwanted programs.