Media Manager

What is Media Manager?

As the Media Manager creators state, the application should help users manage their downloads. Unfortunately, the software appears to be an adware application, so you can expect suspicious ads from untrustworthy third-party websites. Also, the program has a way to turn off particular security options in the Mozilla Firefox browser. According to our researchers at, the adware should not affect other browsers, so if you have more than one, it should be safe to use them. However, you should not stop using your favorite browser because of this troublesome application. Instead, you should delete Media Manager from your system. For that reason, we are adding a removal guide below the text.test

Where does Media Manager come from?

If you have this adware installed, it may be that you choose unreliable websites for software downloads. Media Manager should travel bundled with other applications that could be promoted on file-sharing sites. The problem with bundled installers is that many users rush through the installation process, and they fail to see these optional programs on the setup wizard. If this sounds something that you could do, then perhaps this is how you received Media Manager.

You should be extra careful while downloading freeware because there are many doubtful programs, and they can be obtained from various sources. The least you could do is to make sure that software’s developers are reliable. Also, it is important to get an opinion about the application from someone who already used it, e.g. user or expert reviews.

What does Media Manager do?

Mainly, the adware shows various commercial advertisements while the user surfs the Internet. What worries security specialists the most is the fact that these ads come from third-party web pages. It means that they originate from unknown sources, so there is a chance these sites could contain malware or offer doubtful applications, e.g. browser hijackers, different adware, potentially unwanted programs, and many others. Therefore, if you see an ad that says “You’ve received a premium offer from Media Manager” or “Ads by Media Manager,” try to close it, but do not click on the provided links or other content that could redirect you to a third-party site.

Also, it was noticed that Media Manager modifies the user.js file, which is located in the user’s Mozilla Firefox profile folder. This modification allows the adware to turn off the browser’s security options, so when the application’s ad redirects you to a potentially harmful site, you will not receive any alerts notifying you that the site could be dangerous. If you want to enable this feature again, you should delete the modified file. If you follow the instructions below, you will find its location.

How to remove Media Manager?

If you hoped for an easy manual removal guide, we have to disappoint you, because there are quite a few steps that you will have to take, and they might be rather difficult for some users. The good news is that there is another option and it should be easy even for the most inexperienced users. What we have in mind is a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice that should not only remove the adware, but also erase the particular file, which turned off the Mozilla Firefox security feature. You should evaluate your skills and pick the removal option that you can manage to complete. Although if you need some help with the adware’s deletion, you can always leave us a comment here or message us through the social media.

Delete Media Manager from system

Windows 8 and Windows 10

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and click Enter.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Click Media Manager and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Go to Start menu and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Mark Media Manager and select Uninstall.

Eliminate Media Manager leftovers

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Type regedit and press OK.
  3. Locate this path:
  4. Find the following keys and right-click to delete them:
    Media_Manager26042016155706_RASAPI32 Media_Manager26042016155706_RASMANCS
  5. Navigate to given directory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application
  6. Locate listed keys, right-click both of them separately and select Delete:
    Media_Manager<random 14 digits>
    Media_Manager<random 14 digits>_updater_service
  7. Find this path:
  8. Locate and delete the following keys:
    Media_Manager<random 14 digits>
    Media_Manager<random 14 digits>_updater_service
  9. Close the Registry Editor.

Delete the modified user.js file

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Navigate to %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{unique user ID}\default
  3. Find file named as user.js.
  4. Right-click to delete it.
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