How to remove Exact.mediawhiz

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Adware Exact.mediawhiz

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Name

Exact.mediawhiz

Description

Exact.mediawhiz is designed to present advertising on a computer without the user's permission. This type of software typically delivers pop-up ads or hijacks Web browser traffic to deliver advertising. It can also be used to track and report a user's computing activity.

Type

Adware

Manual

How to manually remove Exact.mediawhiz guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Exact.mediawhiz activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Exact.mediawhiz process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Exact.mediawhiz. If you find Exact.mediawhiz process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Exact.mediawhiz for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Exact.mediawhiz using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Exact.mediawhiz.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Adware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Adwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Adwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Exact.mediawhiz from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Exact.mediawhiz. After turning off the Internet and disabling Exact.mediawhiz process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Exact.mediawhiz to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Exact.mediawhiz one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Exact.mediawhiz. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Adwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • adp8035_mediawhiz3.exe

    • cb8035_mediawhiz5.exe

    • installer_MEDIAWHIZ3.cab

    • installer_MEDIAWHIZ3.exe

    • installer_MEDIAWHIZ5.cab

    • installer_MEDIAWHIZ5.exe

    • installer_MEDIAWHIZ6.cab

    • installer_MEDIAWHIZ6.exe

    • setup.inf

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Exact.mediawhiz, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Exact.mediawhiz has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Exact.mediawhiz that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • The first recorded appearance of Exact.mediawhiz

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How does Exact.mediawhiz infect my computer?

Exact.mediawhiz is an Adware-type virus. The most common way a computer becomes infected with Exact.mediawhiz is when a user downloads free software or browser toolbars.

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I detected Exact.mediawhiz on my computer. What do I do?

If you have OSHI Defender installed on your computer, it will detect and remove Exact.mediawhiz and all related files. First, restart your browser and then check the Home Page to make sure that you’re still using your preferred search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), because Exact.mediawhiz replaces users’ search engines with ones that display ads.

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What damage can Exact.mediawhiz do to my computer?

Developed by large companies, viruses like Exact.mediawhiz are mostly legal products that hackers use to make money on the ads that Exact.mediawhiz displays on infected computers.

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What are the main symptoms of Exact.mediawhiz?

High network activity
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Exact.mediawhiz spread to other computers?

As a rule, Exact.mediawhiz requires user interaction and cannot automatically infect other computers on your local network or by using the same USB-disk on additional computers. There may be exceptions, though.

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Countries with the highest Exact.mediawhiz infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Exact.mediawhiz

2016-02-22

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