Get rid of Media TV Tab

This page contains description and removal steps for Media TV Tab adware. To fully get rid of this unwanted program, you must perform the procedures as instructed on this page.

Media TV Tab is a potentially unwanted program. It can be installed on the computer through download manager and third-party software. Usually, programs like Media TV Tab are being installed on the computer without user’s consent. Pay-per-install scheme is also being utilized by people behind this program to deploy it more rapidly. The method doesn’t only load Media TV Tab; it may also distribute malicious programs like toolbars and home page hijacker together.

If Media TV Tab is present on the computer, users may immediately observe certain changes on the browser. This program may display a barrage of pop-ups and other annoyances. It can add toolbar bearing its name or hijack the home page using its custom search engine. Other components of Media TV Tab may also be installed but re-branded to hide their origin.

If you have purposely installed Media TV Tab, a bunch of programs and tools will also surface on the computer without your consent. Some can be uninstalled from Windows Control Panel, but some will give you difficulty during the removal process. Adware usually comes packed to unwanted program such as Media TV Tab and most people are not given sufficient information about it. For this reason, potentially unwanted programs are somehow deemed malicious by security experts. Although they are not considered as virus, it is still much safer uninstalling such programs.

To be able to remove Media TV Tab and other adware from the computer, we have outlined systematic procedures on this page. Carefully follow the guide and download necessary tools that will help you remove the adware effectively.

Media TV Tab

Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab. Though, this may not fix problems on individual internet browser application.

If the outcome of this anti-malware scan did not fully removed Media TV Tab, 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 Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab or any similar name from the list. You may also try to find and remove items with the following names: Imali Media, MediaTVTab, Media Center

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 Media TV Tab or any relevant software.

Step 3 : Remove Media TV Tab Extensions from your Browser

14Follow these procedures to remove Media TV Tab 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 Imali Media, MediaTVTab, Media Center.

Google Chrome

Procedures to Remove Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab.

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 Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab on main page, please perform the guide on how to Restore Mozilla Firefox's Homepage and Search settings.

Edge

Guide to Remove Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab, and then, click on Remove.

Edge Extension

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

Presence of Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab. To save your pick, click on Set as default button.

Deafult Search Engine

l Lastly, remove Media TV Tab from the list. You may now restart Microsoft Edge browser.

Step 4 : Additional Cleanup Tool

If the previous instructions failed to remove Media TV Tab, 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 Media TV Tab.

NPE Scan

20 After completing the scan, it will display Unwanted Apps Scan Complete. Select items that are closely related to Media TV Tab 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 Media TV Tab Dangerous?

Yes, Media TV Tab can badly affect your computer and slow down its performance and usability.

Can I Remove Media TV Tab from my Computer?

Yes, Media TV Tab can be removed by downloading our recommended antivirus software and scanner.

How Easy is it to Remove Media TV Tab Virus?

Nearly all paid antivirus scanners and removal tools should help remove the Media TV Tab virus from your computer.

Once I remove Media TV Tab do I still need antivirus?

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

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