Ads by Media Watch is a name for yet another adware application that is very similar to Media Player pop-ups Ads. As expect, this adware application displays a lot of intrusive commercial advertisements that do not allow you to browse the web properly. You can remove Media Watch program that is responsible for displaying the pop-ups via Control Panel, although scanning the PC with a reliable antimalware tool is also highly recommended, because you can never know what other potentially unwanted or even dangerous applications might be hiding in your system.
This adware gets installed on the PC in various ways. It may be encountered on the official application’s web page via media-watch-app.com. However, just like it is with many other adware applications, Ads by Media Watch may also arrive bundled with freeware. It just proves that users need to be extremely careful when they download and install applications from various third party websites. Keep in mind that you are the one who is responsible for your computer’s security.
The behavior of this adware application is highly intrusive. Based on our security research, Ads by Media Watch can display from 2 to over 5 advertisements on one single page, and it may also open 1 or 3 new tabs on your browser without even notifying you. According to our security experts, whenever a new tab is opened, it contains various outgoing links that lead to malware-related websites and you are offered to download more malicious applications.
Ads by Media Watch may also add a toolbar on your browser that comes with a custom Bing search box, but if you were to try and search for something via the search box, you would be redirected to the Conduit Search first, before being directed back to Bing page again.
Apart from displaying a lot of pop-ups and other annoying types of advertisements, Ads by Media Watch may also use in-text advertising. In such a case a particular keyword within a text will be underlined, and were you to hover your mouse above the underlined word, you would be offered to click a hyperlink that leads to yet another third party commercial website.
Such intrusive behavior is extremely annoying, but at the same time it also raises a lot of security concerns once cannot and should not ignore. To protect your system from potential malware infections and safeguard your personally non-identifiable data from potential data thefts, you should terminate Ads by Media Watch and then scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner once more, just to be sure that all the potentially unwanted and/or dangerous programs are removed for good.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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