I set my home page in Explorer to Google.ca and eventually it goes back to www.mediaupdate72.com. It always pops up many advertisements. I feel like it is a virus. How to get rid of those pop-ups and MediaUpdate72.com from Chrome and other browsers completely.

Description of MediaUpdate72.com Redirect

MediaUpdate72.com redirect is a new web browser hijacker redirect that can invade your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla firefox, Google chrome, etc. It  can automatically modify your homepage or default search engine to MediaUpdate72.com without your permission. It is very annoying and always makes chaos on your computer and damages your system. This browser hijack redirect is mainly designed to make money.  It can be treated as an advertising platform serving for various malicious websites and other adware to transfer various ads, malicious files, unwanted programs and adwares. So it always redirects and shows users coupons and other deals available on different websites.Once it gets into your computer, it will display different kinds of advertisements or message in pop-up window and banner. If you click on those advertisements, then you will be redirected to malicious websites or activate to download potentially unwanted programs. On the other hand, it even can spy on your internet activities and use cookies to collect users’ online track and then steal personal sensitive information or data, like websites  search queries, cookies, online banking details etc.for unethical and illegal marketing purpose.  What’s worse, it can also open a backdoor to bring other dangerous malware infections to mess up your computer by redirecting your browser to insecure websites. In this case, your computer will be infected by more virus and in a more dangerous state. What’s worse, After MediaUpdate72.com gets into your computer, it will take advantages of your computer leaks to do nasty damages on your computer. And this hijacker redirect takes up lots of system resources, so your PC will performs slower and slower. Finally, MediaUpdate72.com redirect weakens your computer, generates web traffic and even crashes the operating system. You are suggested to remove this hijacker redirect as soon as possible before it does further harms to your computer.

Your might be confused that your computer has installed antivirus programs but the antivirus program cannot detect MediaUpdate72.com. How does it happen? In fact, like other hijacker, this tricky browser hijacker redirect can also escape away from most of antivirus programs so that you won’t get any security alerts from antivirus program when it gets installed on your computer. That’s why we usually don’t know how it gets into our computer without notice at all. It is usually bundled in those free software or applications you download from the Internet. During the process of installing those software or application, there may be several notifications popping up to suggest you install, and then we click on “Next” or “I agree” buttons to finish installing without hesitation. We don’t think it over or read those agreement because we believe those are  necessary and helpful plugin or accessory to help run the application properly. For example, you may see various notifications with suggestions to install updates for such programs as Media Player, PDF, and Adobe Flash, etc., and this hateful redirect may be bundled in them. So you should pay more attention to what you download and install. Besides, it usually comes from those malicious websites, if you get on those malicious website, there are always some  advertising strange links popping up to allure you to click on them. Once you click on it, those malicious infections including MediaUpdate72.com redirect will access your computer.

Main Traits of MediaUpdate72.com redirect

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Search-goal.com and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with MediaUpdate72.com. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of MediaUpdate72.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager


Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel XP-start-control-panel

Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs xp-add-remove-icon

Then try to find the program which relates to MediaUpdate72.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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If your homepage or default search engine is changed to MediaUpdate72.com , it is very likely that your browser is hijacked by a redirect virus. This browser hijack aims at attacking your website and modifying homepage or default search engine, and at the same time preventing you from visiting some websites about malware removal software, security websites and other legitimate sites that would provide you with virus removal help. Thus it can redirect you to the sites you don’t want to access. Among those sites there may be several or more malicious websites that try to deceive you into purchasing such products as fake antivirus program, coupon and so on. What’s worse, it can steal your important and sensitive information, so it is better to remove it as quickly as possible.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of MediaUpdate72.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 31, 2014 6:06 am

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