Aptitudemedia.co Removal Guide

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If we were to open Aptitudemedia.co directly, it would not be possible because the site itself does not seem to work. However, this adware server is commonly used in redirection chains that promote some adware components. The point is that if you get redirected to Aptitudemedia.co, you probably need to reset your browser settings to default because you have a potentially unwanted program installed on your computer. To figure out just how many unwanted programs you have on your computer, it is for the best to run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool.

Normally, when we have to deal with such adware servers, we point out two potential reasons you could be experiencing constant redirections. First, a website might be at fault. Perhaps you opened some page that is full of various outgoing links. And it is not just about the flash advertisements or buttons you need to click. Sometimes even clicking anywhere on a particular may result in a redirection, depending on just how many outgoing links are embedded on a particular page. Either way, it is important that you avoid websites that could be part of adware distribution network. If you notice that a page displays a lot of pop-ups the moment you land on it, it would be a good idea to simply close your browser’s window.

Another way for the Aptitudemedia.co server to find you is through bundled software. Downloading programs from third-party sources might not be the best idea out there. There is no way to ensure that the third-party installers do not carry potentially unwanted programs, so whenever you are about to add a new application to your system, you have to be really careful so that you would avoid installing unnecessary programs. That is why computer security experts always emphasize how important it is to check all the steps in the installation wizard. For the most part, the installation process may look default, but there could always be additional steps that inform you about various features that you may not even need. Hence, by being attentive, you could also save yourself the trouble of dealing with adware in the future.

As you can probably tell, there is nothing malicious about Aptitudemedia.co itself. The adware server is only used for redirections and content promotion. It usually shows up in Japan and Indonesia, but it could also reach your computer no matter where you are. All you have to do is stumble upon the websites that are part of this distribution chain, and you could get redirected to Aptitudemedia.co immediately.

The danger behind these redirection chains lies in the fact that no one can guarantee you will encounter reliable commercial content. What’s more, some of it might be modified according to your web browsing habits. Adware programs can collect information on what websites you visit and then use it for marketing purposes. As a result, you might feel more inclined to clicks that promote the content to like. However, we would like to point out that clicking those links would be a bad idea because you can never know where you will land.

Hence, the best way out of this situation is to remove everything that is associated with Aptitudemedia.co from your computer. And you should start with resetting your browser settings to default.

How to Reset My Browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. On the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox again and press Finish.

Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down again and press Reset.
  4. Click Reset to complete.
Download Remover for Aptitudemedia.co *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Aptitudemedia.co technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1uninstall_Winservices.exe431104 bytesMD5: 5bb38a91b175af871d5351cc2c534904
2update.exe69632 bytesMD5: 37e3b851dfc881424f4d80c452d11685
3update1.dll352256 bytesMD5: 81cd0ded656336182baa5d15a9e6faf8
4compatibilitychecksvc.exe87208 bytesMD5: beddb6b3304b67c142b776bdcb1922cb
5WombatUpdater.exe80896 bytesMD5: 817468b3e01928ee9a64557657ff4f11
6plura_autorun.exe44032 bytesMD5: 658874198f2f04d7a203947b104ddf5e
7Bind.exe503808 bytesMD5: 5004e1d136deaa741edf41310ac07f54
8%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
9UpdateTask.exe94208 bytesMD5: ec63f649f7090f885ebd4770ffb92fcb
10ieplug.dll130048 bytesMD5: 88e302d6e08f5686516bf1a777bc3ae6
11clteyghuwphSystem.exe330752 bytesMD5: 2ed735852ceb497b508ebb818d2c6999
12playsetup.exe502632 bytesMD5: aa77a407932db269abc0b39daa3d10e5
13openinst.exe414568 bytesMD5: 33650b8eacac894cf854e2d6c996550a
14flashEnhancer.dll177664 bytesMD5: 2f0599bdc6448a822bf88a0d575a7dfc
15safetynut.exe3582472 bytesMD5: 21d95f48f34324eb0b815fe70ba9ca44
16OptimizerMonitor.exe1820240 bytesMD5: 2171440404e15e6a48eecccdffe88bfc
17bi_client.exe230480 bytesMD5: a89c8a8a9130fafd2000ed64d4cafe2e
18webmakerplus.exe4153344 bytesMD5: e482ec510e409ed43fd2a1b33ab1beee
19usetting.exe862208 bytesMD5: 4d48d1ca14029ae3587c5adebad6f9e4
20psupport.dll857600 bytesMD5: cd7b7d6a2dccff2c7d8714d42711ce7e
21chrome-links.exe16152 bytesMD5: 0150918679d3501aa7c1275d500311f1
22LiveUpdate.exe417792 bytesMD5: 388826610867fccaafe17e4492e61ad2
23%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
24inspasio.exe626688 bytesMD5: dfecd29bb8e98a892224890587443a23
25VideoUsage.exe1284736 bytesMD5: e652f887f637ed73108b901c37259302
26optimizer.exe2964088 bytesMD5: 533c7145bb93ebba336f0ba5d92e1879
27applications.exe2251856 bytesMD5: 7ce998f2662507343a211bd5ba8e8ecc
28ProtectWindowsManager.exe528384 bytesMD5: 357a3a310bc75b9b57a7292847896015
29UpdateService.exe210432 bytesMD5: 801ef8825501de76081687260fa6525b
30R003.exe190552 bytesMD5: fafca7f5c8a6cc270c2c29ffe438ae78
31%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
32%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
33DeltaFix.dll3978752 bytesMD5: 1cde1640c14a2bebd0f8d07ff8e896b9
34upr.exe37376 bytesMD5: 6c3c91cde8e2d53f05e6ec16ebe03acb
35Win_Updater.exe405504 bytesMD5: f018792840c70c6b1d3a6983fba5e760
36Sixth.exe74471 bytesMD5: 09916a7102c64d391210c032d0630ded
37Toast.exe1255145 bytesMD5: 6bcecab65d4d0dabfbf232169ba86f44
38%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
39MAJTuto.exe3015168 bytesMD5: 8d6c1e70004efc97710697aa9450130a
40ContentHost.dll417792 bytesMD5: fbc62c4c337a8576b88b5757772d1f16
41VirusRemover.exe301869 bytesMD5: 3bb4a261f6054f5e44e9b5793e3e494b
42systerm32.exe640000 bytesMD5: 695199465f314ce6ee79b2946a467797
43sv.exe390464 bytesMD5: 933c9ab95b4699976247182edc573ba7
44fiber.js9767 bytesMD5: 766505bdafb3bc8fdd4211422b33e2d3
45Assistant_x64.dll2759168 bytesMD5: 7464ba51bdf2a44ce54dc0d7940d5cc9
46ALiBaBar.dll970240 bytesMD5: e18997873ddf51bc377342d69f230f44
47BDL.dll318808 bytesMD5: de36c357b57408da7e832ba9a41bd6be
48wprotectmanager.exe499856 bytesMD5: e9986e9adb8d65b6ca30d80103f1f53c
49wabEventSupport16.dll30208 bytesMD5: 3143d3e7e4cb7c189a7267253509c7f1
50MSLSService.exe77824 bytesMD5: 138eb6d4cd62b44a07228d3f780bec51
51SyncPulseManager.exe416256 bytesMD5: 7e50a0fee9d6bfe6f2705b7e902ddd2b
52regCheck.vbs420 bytesMD5: 54e3a82208f75fdf5e09d32bda2854df
53ReminderFoxUpdater.exe18432 bytesMD5: dcd47436476140ecc3998672c0b85be3
54kometaup.exe1005112 bytesMD5: 776fbf373bf282867eec556dc91d68be
55BrowserProtect.exe2469992 bytesMD5: 4c260de6b554a670546578426bb0c604
56ScreenCapture.exe7514672 bytesMD5: 3772f7d4f27a10eebb74ee51b4769854
57lmservice.exe293400 bytesMD5: 9aee86334f8b21d23b467fff36e93db9
58TimeTasksSetup.exe297148 bytesMD5: 89fdeebcbffb08d46c4754d976c01781
59PCProtect.dll293984 bytesMD5: f03faec422b8e51280c6643b95325a36
60windhcpclient.exe399544 bytesMD5: 8b54c1373a142ede08ab7dbe4f891b55
61CompTmp.exe410624 bytesMD5: 425518cd6e327647ae1bb4db1680bea4
62mngr.exe2402840 bytesMD5: 83de1aba61074da70f5011d28610b18d
63ScriptHost.dll244736 bytesMD5: 31504cff43d737434df748c19acb5b78
64monitorsvc.exe34244 bytesMD5: 8717fa628a749175a7ef127df2c012fc
65host.exe536576 bytesMD5: da10fdfc1e3185b95c4a9f6e42638a23
66IEError.exe18696 bytesMD5: 1c20315e86ecfb4b04d4969548195b7e
67uninstaller.exe1114624 bytesMD5: 8c7fb9078a63b7e5e899e7a2dbb0db53
68browsemngr.exe2561488 bytesMD5: b98ef68b1e3dc5ac79a432900947ea2d
69Client.exe1932000 bytesMD5: bd1d41c1d1ae157e6b1a202d9eebe739
70litefile.bin2643720 bytesMD5: ce43fe2e53f1f1c45f442360dba30d01
71Updater.exe280128 bytesMD5: 2fa6e4f7fd15961eb9775df4525677a7
72dnkt.exe852784 bytesMD5: a55e68f42a52de04985e7b95f5a57f73
73%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
74toolserv.exe202872 bytesMD5: 7068d0dc90fd95505a2beef5c2f6320e
75safebrowser.exe89186 bytesMD5: dc9862d899a7da04d9fb12a732416fbc
76yContentFilterService.exe215040 bytesMD5: cf5c08d1df2b41b6d01efa35bdf64933
77Seventh.exe98491 bytesMD5: 329337eb086309f69389717b3b206e0c
78brfilterdrv.sys53568 bytesMD5: 87fbb6f5effc014fade31c1a5677d1e4
79lsdprn.exe268600 bytesMD5: 99468f9f7323dfc85ddfdd37ed4cbf50
80TorrentStat.exe520192 bytesMD5: ae0fbc96d2a0a6b480a3f6f8ebd0a4c1
81AdbFlashIA2.exe5510254 bytesMD5: 8f1baefe21efcec60ce2729411c663ae
82PackerV2.exe5166592 bytesMD5: a22959c31417d9952429aff5ac6f772e
83PCProtect.exe1265608 bytesMD5: c231bea86e6ec4c6510c99de9dd6d6fa
84contentagent.exe108032 bytesMD5: 802aff4c0ccd0cbe2c9d8ca84b7c5ec9
85GoogleUpdate.exe68608 bytesMD5: d858ba2ee718b1db1ced20646e641d08
86Autoload.exe48128 bytesMD5: 09de3cb9af1bddcc60f986440efe98f1
87timetasks.exe602624 bytesMD5: 51ae2fecf5e169bdcea312c53ff13aa2
88%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
89%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
90DFService.exe141312 bytesMD5: f884ade2532330098dd3076cb46d0f2e
91%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
92RGMUpdater.exe28160 bytesMD5: e3bbbffe693682d76cee4e09c1e0b1be
93dlprotect.exe12800 bytesMD5: 405086033107e126371536fb5e558b50
94VideoEklenti.exe400384 bytesMD5: 58951b52cfa5289c5472f3fe86969749
95PlusMo.exe387736 bytesMD5: 68da20779a2cb40b8dd425cb0d4d80b3
96AutoUpdater.exe75776 bytesMD5: bd9c3f241df8dbd5c6eca1f0bda10553
97wirtual.exe328192 bytesMD5: e9be03b0dfbb23de8497fe94bbfe4228
98NTS.exe228352 bytesMD5: b9c8eb252dd214cdb14865166cbc3cf1
99%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
100NCdownloader.exe270848 bytesMD5: ece8676d382dd3d96367144f867c292e
10120dollars2surf.exe89088 bytesMD5: 3c894306af4b6b630d106a2f89336069
102openinstall.exe537960 bytesMD5: ea5bcd0a64ae59788bcc7df1aa4e4395
103smp2.exe271872 bytesMD5: b5e39c00001b8388c07f0f1155844d0d
104ProtectExtension.exe65024 bytesMD5: a3ef1e191ecc5c9119cb8b240e661d1b
105%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
106SafeUpdater.exe3015168 bytesMD5: 1f2880e2ee5aa1c3f4fa680a68b3837f
107Downloader.dll145408 bytesMD5: 5d03078c82d71dd14b61278d78583e08
108stprss.exe14336 bytesMD5: 7f80234141850fb181a3dc6d3582425c
109DocUnzipUpdt.exe202752 bytesMD5: 8cb01a6c98105a70c3e9218742e59853
110winclient32.exe639488 bytesMD5: 10b2a4f40e30705469ceabaf5acc3e7b
111%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
112BitGuard.exe2845152 bytesMD5: 2d89abac9d439abad1e427a467f0687d

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