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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Aptitudemedia.co

If you are being redirected to Aptitudemedia.co and you noticed an increase of annoying advertising content while surfing the Internet lately, you are most likely dealing with adware. Thus, according to our researchers, the user might be unable to stop the redirection until he checks the system and finds the threat that might be using this adware server to show him third-party advertising content. Naturally, if there are threats on the computer and you did not even think there might be some, it could be a difficult task to locate them. However, to make it a bit easier for less experienced users, we prepared deletion instructions showing how to look for suspicious applications possibly related to Aptitudemedia.co and how to remove them from the system; you can find these steps just below the article. In case you wish to read more about the adware server, we invite you to take a look at the rest of our text.

Reports say the threat is currently most popular in Japan and Indonesia, but we have no doubt it could show up in other countries as well. Adware applications are often spread through unreliable pop-up ads or bundled software installers, so it is easy to receive it unknowingly. Not so cautious users usually pick automatic installation setting after launching a setup file and if they wish to rush the process they just click the “Next” or other buttons without even reading all terms and conditions. Unfortunately, if the installer is bundled with other programs, picking advanced installation settings might be the only way have a chance to deselect these suggestions. Otherwise, they could be added automatically without further notice. Therefore, if you would like to stay away from adware or other threats that might redirect you to Aptitudemedia.co or other unreliable web pages with third-party ads, we recommend being more cautious in the future. If protecting the computer for you alone is too difficult, you could acquire a reliable antimalware tool to make it easier.

After being redirected to Aptitudemedia.co, the user might be lead to another suspicious website that could promote fake lotteries and surveys, offer to install potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers or even threats harmful to the system, and so on. Besides the annoying redirection, the adware server might also place additional advertising content on top of the browser or inject it onto the web pages the user visits. Naturally, such behavior might become quite irritating, not to mention it could put the system at risk as some of the shown ads could be malicious. Until the redirection is stopped, we would advise keeping away from such content, but keep it in mind it is not a permanent solution since you could click the threat’s shown ads accidentally. For this reason, we advise users to find the application responsible for the redirection and irritating ads as soon as possible.

Truth to be told, we cannot name the suspicious program on your system that could be redirecting you to Aptitudemedia.co, so if you wish to get rid of it manually, you will have to identify it yourself. That is because Aptitudemedia.co might be related not just with one, but a couple of different adware applications. Nonetheless, if the task appears to be too complicated, users can leave it to a trustworthy antimalware tool. Firstly, you would need to pick a security program you like and install it on the computer. Then you should set your chosen tool to perform a full system scan and wait for the results to show up. Once the report is displayed, there should be a removal button as well to help users get rid of all detected threats immediately. Should you require additional help or have more questions related to the adware server, you are welcome to leave a comment below this article or reach us through social media.

Eliminate Aptitudemedia.co

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Navigate to the Start menu.
  2. Access the Control Panel.
  3. Select either Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Choose the suspicious application and select Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Insert Control Panel and press OK.
  3. Choose Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the unwanted program and press Uninstall.

Reset the affected browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset again.
  6. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the Help icon.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Press Refresh Firefox again.
  5. Select Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Slide down and click on Advanced.
  4. Scroll down again to select Reset.
  5. Press the Reset button.
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How to manually remove Aptitudemedia.co

Files associated with Aptitudemedia.co infection:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
PlusMo.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
PCProtect.dll
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
PackerV2.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
GoogleUpdate.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
dnkt.exe
safebrowser.exe
TorrentStat.exe
plura_autorun.exe
Sixth.exe
UpdateTask.exe
winclient32.exe
CompTmp.exe
bi_client.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
contentagent.exe
Autoload.exe
browsemngr.exe
ScriptHost.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
update1.dll
wprotectmanager.exe
fiber.js
brfilterdrv.sys
Win_Updater.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
ScreenCapture.exe
R003.exe
monitorsvc.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
SyncPulseManager.exe
DeltaFix.dll
NCdownloader.exe
host.exe
stprss.exe
Toast.exe
PCProtect.exe
safetynut.exe
optimizer.exe
Downloader.dll
timetasks.exe
ContentHost.dll
uninstaller.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
ProtectExtension.exe
sv.exe
inspasio.exe
VideoUsage.exe
BitGuard.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
chrome-links.exe
DFService.exe
Updater.exe
UpdateService.exe
windhcpclient.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
applications.exe
playsetup.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
flashEnhancer.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
upr.exe
openinstall.exe
VirusRemover.exe
Client.exe
dlprotect.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
Seventh.exe
litefile.bin
regCheck.vbs
ieplug.dll
psupport.dll
kometaup.exe
MAJTuto.exe
IEError.exe
NTS.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
usetting.exe
mngr.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
lmservice.exe
smp2.exe
toolserv.exe
wirtual.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
VideoEklenti.exe
systerm32.exe
webmakerplus.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
MSLSService.exe
Bind.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
ALiBaBar.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
update.exe
lsdprn.exe
openinst.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
BDL.dll

Aptitudemedia.co DLL's to remove:

psupport.dll
ieplug.dll
Downloader.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
DeltaFix.dll
PCProtect.dll
ScriptHost.dll
update1.dll
ContentHost.dll
BDL.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
Assistant_x64.dll

Aptitudemedia.co processes to kill:

playsetup.exe
TorrentStat.exe
applications.exe
chrome-links.exe
stprss.exe
winclient32.exe
dnkt.exe
UpdateTask.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
Client.exe
safetynut.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
systerm32.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
MAJTuto.exe
upr.exe
NCdownloader.exe
lmservice.exe
MSLSService.exe
timetasks.exe
VideoUsage.exe
kometaup.exe
usetting.exe
PackerV2.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
monitorsvc.exe
Updater.exe
Win_Updater.exe
Autoload.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
openinstall.exe
safebrowser.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
UpdateService.exe
lsdprn.exe
dlprotect.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
openinst.exe
Bind.exe
uninstaller.exe
smp2.exe
NTS.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
Sixth.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
windhcpclient.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
webmakerplus.exe
IEError.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
Toast.exe
CompTmp.exe
R003.exe
optimizer.exe
Seventh.exe
PlusMo.exe
plura_autorun.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
update.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
mngr.exe
toolserv.exe
browsemngr.exe
VirusRemover.exe
BitGuard.exe
inspasio.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
wirtual.exe
contentagent.exe
host.exe
DFService.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
bi_client.exe
sv.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
PCProtect.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
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