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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Ads by Media Watch

It might be very true that you have an advertising-supported application on your system if you are constantly seeing various Ads by Watch. It is known that all these commercials are caused by Media Watch program, which is a typical adware. This application has been probably installed on your system together with other applications, especially free programs, better known as freeware. We do not recommend keeping Media Watch on the system because you will keep seeing different commercials, which are actually very intrusive. It means that you will not be able to browse the web without obstacles. Besides, you might be taken to the websites that contain malicious software. As you can see, the best solution is to delete Media Watch from the system.

If you have this adware application on your system, you have to prepare for different kinds of commercials, including banners, pop-ups, and in-text ads. You might notice from 2 to 5 advertisements on every website; however, you should definitely not click on them. You should especially avoid those ads which claim that you need to update your software. If you agree with the installation of updates, you will probably end up with a bunch of undesirable applications because various adware and potentially unwanted applications are often distributed in this way. As you can see, you should definitely ignore ads with a similar text (see below).

Your software may be out of date

Software Updater analyzes your computer for out of date software and recommends the latest updates to download.

It has been found out that Media Watch might also collect information related to your browsing habits; thus, your browsing history, the time you spend on particular websites, the content that you access and different kinds of technical information like your IP address and your internet service provider will be known for third parties. Even though it is stated that this data is required in order to provide you more relevant ads, you will never really know where it will be used.

You can stop all the activities of this program by erasing it from your PC. For this matter, you are free to use the instructions provided below or just simply delete Media Watch via Control Panel. It is also known that SpyHunter and other reliable malware removers would detect this program as adware and remove it straightaway. Thus, you can delete it automatically as well.

How to erase Ads by Media Watch

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the application and then select Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Locate Control Panel and then select it.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on Media Watch and then select Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Tap Windows key + R and then type in control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the undesirable application.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.
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