Aztec Media virus
Aztec Media also found as Aztec Media Inc. (or Inc) is a company that develops potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or potential malware. Aztec Media virus is a term many use to identify the publishers software that may have compromised their computer systems.
Aztec Media essentially creates and promotes software and browser add-ons, browser helper objects (BHOs), and extensions that are detected as adware, browser hijackers, and spyware such as Linkey. These programs often install to a Microsoft Windows Operating System and attach to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer without user direct consent. Aztec Media Inc programs are very aggressively promoted and are often accidentally installed by the user.
Many users often find software installed to the computer that is published by Aztec Media Inc. If this is the case you may notice unwanted browser start-ups and redirects to websites that may say All rights reserved to Aztec Media Inc somewhere on the page or content that suggest the domain is owned by the company. You may also notice pop-up advertisements and other forms of advertisements such as banners and skyscrapers, or even pop-under ads that appear underneath an open browser window.
Programs by Aztec Media may even use a lot of an Operating System’s real-time resources and memory, which in turn can make a computer slow and laggy and negatively affect a user’s web browsing experience.
Aside from the apparent symptoms of this software, the Aztec Media virus (though not an actual computer virus) raises many concerns for users because the software may collect user information that it uses to display targeted advertisements. In some cases users have complained of unwanted email spam, junk mail, and even telephone calls from telemarketers and scam artists.
Aztec Media may submit user information to third-party contractors, including mailing and marketing lists without direct permission of the user.
Information collected may include data users manually submit to the company and their websites while the program is installed, anonymous information (such as IP addresses, geographical location, screen size, browser, etc.), and information that may identify a user such as their full name. Aztec Media may even collect your email address, telephone number, home address, and other information supplied to third-party websites, including social media networks.
How to remove the Aztec Media virus
- Automatically remove Aztec Media virus – Scan for and automatically remove Aztec Media and third-party malware
- Manually remove Aztec Media virus – Remove/Uninstall Aztec Media and third-party malware (if necessary)
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1. Automatic Aztec Media virus removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove Aztec Media malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system. Please note that a full scan can take over 60 minutes, while a quick scan can take over 5 minutes; However, a full scan will be able to detect more malicious files than a quick scan.
5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Aztec Media adware and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
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 and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall Aztec Media software and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for software published by Aztec Media in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual Aztec Media virus removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Aztec Media and third-party software using Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall Aztec Media
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs search for software published by Aztec Media. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or highlight it in the list and click the Uninstall button. Keep in mind that Aztec Media may use many different software titles and may bundle with various items that must also be uninstalled to stop Aztec Media ads and redirects.
How to remove Aztec Media add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove Aztec Media add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party items.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Aztec Media extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Aztec Media add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Aztec Media add-on and remove it if located.