NativeDesktopMediaService Adware

Also Known As: NativeDesktopMediaService PUA
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

NativeDesktopMediaService removal instructions

What is NativeDesktopMediaService?

Developed by Jetmedia, NativeDesktopMediaService is a rogue application that infiltrates systems without users’ permission. This potentially unwanted application (PUA) is designed gather various information from users. Furthermore, it continually connects to remote websites to send recorded data and receive additional commands to execute.

NativeDesktopMediaService adware

Following infiltration, this potentially unwanted application creates a MS Windows service with an identical name - NativeDesktopMediaService. In addition, NativeDesktopMediaService creates a scheduled task called NativeDesktopMediaService2, which is executed at various intervals. NativeDesktopMediaService2 runs an executable ("C:\Program Files\Jetmedia\NativeDesktopMediaService\checker.exe"), which connects to the remote websites. The list of collected data types typically includes (but it is not limited to) geo-locations, system information, and web browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and so on). This information might contain personal details that developers are likely to share it with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). There is a high probability that this information tracking will lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Note that NativeDesktopMediaService is also designed to remotely receive commands to perform various actions. Although it is currently not confirmed what these commands are, cyber criminals typically do two things: 1) deliver intrusive advertisements, and; 2) inject other malware into the system. Intrusive ads are delivered using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, they often conceal underlying content, thereby diminishing the browsing experience. In addition, these ads might redirect to malicious sites and even execute scripts that stealthily download and install malware. Therefore, even a single accidental click can result in high-risk computer infections. NativeDesktopMediaService itself may also infect the system with various malware (e.g., adware, browser hijackers, ransomware). Therefore, there is a high probability that the presence of NativeDesktopMediaService will lead to further system infections.

Threat Summary:
NameNativeDesktopMediaService PUA
Threat TypeAdware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
SymptomsSeeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageDecreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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There are dozens of potentially unwanted programs that share similarities with NativeDesktopMediaService including FAssistant, Powzip, and FastDataX - these are just some examples from many. Most offer "useful features", however, PUAs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Claims to enable these features are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install. Rather than giving any real value for regular users, potentially unwanted applications gather sensitive information, deliver intrusive advertisements, and cause unwanted redirects, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did NativeDesktopMediaService install on my computer?

Research shows that NativeDesktopMediaService usually infiltrates systems without users' consent, since developers proliferate this PUA using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of potentially unwanted applications with regular (typically free) software. Developers do not disclose PUA installations properly. All are hidden within various sections (usually "Custom/Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, many users are likely to rush these procedures and skip steps - behavior that often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue applications, such as NativeDesktopMediaService. In this way, users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation, be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate. Once clicked, however, they redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on). If you experience these redirects, eliminate all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. Furthermore, closely analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. We advise you to avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since developers monetize them by promoting PUAs (the "bundling" method). Your software should be downloaded from official sources only, using direct download links. The key to computer safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with NativeDesktopMediaService, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Deceptive installer distributing NativeDesktopMediaService adware:

NativeDesktopMediaService adware distributing installer

Screenshot of NativeDesktopMediaService process in Windows Task Manager:

NativeDesktopMediaService in Task Manager

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Quick menu:

NativeDesktopMediaService adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

NativeDesktopMediaService adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "NativeDesktopMediaService", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes NativeDesktopMediaService ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove NativeDesktopMediaService adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, NativeDesktopMediaService did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing NativeDesktopMediaService ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing NativeDesktopMediaService ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the nativedesktopmediaservice pua, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing NativeDesktopMediaService  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing NativeDesktopMediaService ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the nativedesktopmediaservice pua, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing NativeDesktopMediaService ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing NativeDesktopMediaService ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with nativedesktopmediaservice pua removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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