How to remove Memory Stick Auto Format (Virus Removal Guide)

This free Memory Stick Auto Format removal guide will help you remove the “Memory Stick Auto Format virus,” ads by Memory Stick Auto Format, malware, and other threats from your computer and browser.

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What is Memory Stick Auto Format?

If a program named Memory Stick Auto Format makes its way onto your computer then your computer is infected with adware and a potentially unwanted program. This adware and PUP is known to access an infected computer system alongside other unwanted programs and malware via third-party trojan downloaders, software bundlers, and download managers.

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Memory Stick Auto Format adware is primarily used to serve pop-up and in-text advertisements to you while you browse the web. The adware and adware that it bundles with can also generate ads on Windows desktop and show a toolbar on the top of Windows desktop with various links. Memory Stick Auto Format ads will usually say “Ads by Memory Stick Auto Format” or “Brought by Memory Stick Auto Format” on them in small text, usually in the bottom right or top left corner of the advertisement. Advertisements served by Memory Stick Auto Format adware range from harmless coupons to malicious programs and exploit kits that introduce severe forms of malware to your computer. Although Memory Stick Auto Format is not technically defined as a computer virus the adware and potentially unwanted program can be the initial sign of a severe computer infection because Memory Stick Auto Format adware may bundle with other unwanted programs and malware.

How did Memory Stick Auto Format get on my computer?

Memory Stick Auto Format adware and ad-serving programs similar to it such as DNSUnlocker and MiniBrowser are usually introduced to a computer without user knowledge. Memory Stick Auto Format can bundle with other unwanted programs that automatically download and install it in the background without your approval. The adware can be contracted from third-party software bundlers and download managers associated with dubious programs, torrent files, and browser add-ons and extensions. Memory Stick Auto Format may also use various misleading marketing tactics to get users to manually install it. It be promoted by aggressive and deceptive advertisements that claim it is a useful tool or force the program to install. As previously mentioned, Memory Stick Auto Format will bundle with other unwanted programs and malicious programs.

How to uninstall Memory Stick Auto Format from Windows

Follow the instructions to uninstall Memory Stick Auto Format and other programs that it may bundle with from your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computer. If you do not find Memory Stick Auto Format installed on your computer but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files.

1. Open Windows Start or Task menu and go to the Control Panel (or directly to Programs and Features).

2. In the “Programs” section click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove programs).

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3. Search for Memory Stick Auto Format in the list of installed programs and double click it to uninstall it. You can also select Memory Stick Auto Format with your mouse and click the Uninstall button once it appears. Once you have uninstalled Memory Stick Auto Format look for other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and uninstall any if they are found. A general tip is to click “Installed On” to locate any programs that installed around the same time.

How to remove unwanted browser attachments

Follow the instructions to remove Memory Stick Auto Format add-ons and extensions, as well as other attachments that it may bundle with from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, and Apple Safari. If you do not find a Memory Stick Auto Format attachments installed on your internet browser but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files. To remove Memory Stick Auto Format from Microsoft internet browsers you must uninstall the program.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Memory Stick Auto Format extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Memory Stick Auto Format add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Memory Stick Auto Format extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove Memory Stick Auto Format with Malwarebytes

Follow the instructions to remove Memory Stick Auto Format with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

How to remove Memory Stick Auto Format with HitmanPro

Follow the instructions to remove Memory Stick Auto Format with HitmanPro second-opinion software.

1. Download and install HitmanPro second opinion scanner and removal tool.

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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

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5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

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6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

How to clean and repair your computer with CCleaner

Follow the instructions to clean your computer and repair your computer’s settings.

1. Download and install CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and go to the main Cleaner screen and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries. If you find any thing suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Finally, go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

Memory Stick Auto Format removal tips

  • If you are still having issues removing LuckySave you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.

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