Media Manager Removal Guide

Do you know what Media Manager is?

Media Manager is an unusual adware from the Mintcast family, which creates software that lowers Mozilla Firefox security settings. Therefore, you should not hesitate and delete Media Manager from your computer. Otherwise, you might enter malicious web pages without even realizing it. Since the application displays third-party ads, there is a good chance that you may land on doubtful sites after clicking them. Luckily, the removal guide below will show you how to erase the adware and how to remove the modified Firefox file that does not allow you to enable security settings. Before you rush to eliminate the application, you should learn more about it, so you could escape adware programs in the future. The most important thing to know is how they act or enter your system, so continue reading and we will tell you all about the adware.

First of all, we should explain to you how Media Manager might have settled in your PC. Our researchers say that the adware should be spread through questionable file-sharing websites. Such sites might display pop-ups or suspicious ads, and they should offer freeware installers that are bundled with adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and so on. When you launch a bundled installer, you should notice one or a couple of programs that are suggested on the setup’s wizard steps. If you do not read the terms and click only next or accept, you miss the chance to deselect unwanted applications. It is very likely that Media Manager might have entered your system this way.Media Manager Removal GuideMedia Manager screenshot
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Media Manager places a particular file in the Mozilla Firefox folder that disables security settings. Without the security settings, you will not get any warning before or after you enter a site that contains malware or is dangerous in other ways. This might be troublesome because even if you do not visit malicious sites, the program itself displays unreliable third-party advertisements, sponsored links, etc. These ads could be titled as Powered by Media Manager, Brought to you by Media Manager, and so on. What's more, they could show you services or products that could be based on your interests. The application could gather your search keywords and similar data to determine what you like. Consequently, the ads might look attractive to you as they could offer free services, software or items you would like to purchase for a smaller price.

It is important to avoid Media Manager advertising because redirection to malicious web pages is only one of many risks. For instance, you could land on a site that collects private or sensitive user data, such as email address, telephone number, data related to the banking account, etc. In many cases, adware also promotes similar questionable software like browser hijackers or PUPs. There are many possible threats, but you can avoid them if you delete the application from your system and enable the Firefox security settings.

To remove Media Manager manually from your system and enable Firefox security settings you should check the instructions located below the text. The adware can be erased through Control Panel, but it still leaves some junk files, so make sure that you complete all steps given in the manual instructions. If they seem too difficult to you, then you could use a security tool that seems trustworthy to you. Launch the antimalware tool and begin the scanning process that should locate data related to the adware. Once this process is finished, you can review listed detections and choose to remove them.

Delete Media Manager via Control Panel

Windows 8 & Windows 10

  1. Launch the RUN by pressing Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and press Enter.
  3. Click on Uninstall a program.
  4. Mark the adware and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Navigate to Start menu.
  2. Launch Control Panel.
  3. Choose Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click on Start and pick Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find Media Manager, mark it and press Uninstall.

Remove Media Manager junk files

  1. Press Win+R, type regedit and click Enter.
  2. Navigate to the following directory:
  3. Find listed keys:
  4. Right-click each key separately and select Delete.
  5. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application
  6. Locate listed keys:
    Media_Manager{random 14 digits}, (first 8 digits are installation date).
    Media_Manager{random 14 digits}_updater_service, (first 8 digits are installation date).
  7. Right-click both keys separately and select Delete.
  8. Locate this path:
  9. Search for given keys:
    Media_Manager{random 14 digits}, (first 8 digits are installation date).
    Media_Manager{random 14 digits}_updater_service, (first 8 digits are installation date).
  10. Right-click these keys to delete them.
  11. Close the Registry Editor.

Erase the file that disables Firefox security settings

  1. Open the Explorer.
  2. Go to %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}\default
  3. Locate the user.js file and right-click to delete it.
  4. Empty your Recycle bin.

In non-techie terms:

The adware should show you irritating ads, and it might turn off the Mozilla Firefox browser’s settings that should be enabled if you want to browse safely. If you interact with third-party ads, you may land on web pages that could infect your system with malware. Also, there are other risks that we already mentioned above, so it is not advisable to take chances with the application, especially when it disables security features on your browser. You could try to remove the software manually with the steps available above, or you can eliminate it with a security tool.