What is Ultra Media Burner?
Ultra Media Burner is advertised as software designed to convert, burn, copy and rip DVD and Blue-Ray. However, the installer for Ultra Media Burner injects various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), rogue extensions like adware, browser hijackers, and other unwanted applications.
It is not recommended to trust apps that are distributed together with rogue extensions, PUAs. It is noteworthy that most of those apps are distributed using deceptive methods. In other words, it is uncommon for them to be downloaded and installed on purpose.
If there are any unwanted apps already installed on a browser or the operating system, then they should be removed/uninstalled as soon as possible.
As mentioned in the introduction paragraph, the installer for Ultra Media Burner is bundled with unwanted software. It is common that such installers are used to trick users into installing adware and browser hijackers.
The main purpose of adware-type apps is to generate advertisements (e.g., pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys). Those ads cover web content and often are used to advertise questionable pages.
Although, sometimes, those ads can cause unexpected downloads or even installations by executing certain scripts. In one way or another, those ads should not be trusted (clicked).
The main purpose of browser hijackers is to promote a certain address, usually a fake search engine. As a rule, apps of this type promote their addresses by changing browser settings such as the address of a homepage, new tab, and default search engine.
Therefore, their users are forced to visit a specific address (or addresses) each time they open a browser (new window), new tab or enter search queries into the URL bar. In most cases, browser hijackers do not allow users to undo their changes unless users uninstall them.
One more problem with both adware-type apps and browser hijackers is that they tend to be designed to collect various information. It is common that apps of this kind gather geolocations, addresses of visited pages, IP addresses, entered search queries, or other browsing-related data.
However, it is known that there are apps that can read sensitive information like passwords, credit card details, telephone numbers, etc., as well. Details gathered by PUAs may be misused for marketing purposes, to steal personal accounts, identities, make fraudulent purchases, transactions, etc.
It depends on what data installed PUAs are capable of accessing. In one way or another, it is strongly recommended not to have apps of this kind installed neither on browsers or computers. Installers like the installer for Ultra Media Burner should not be trusted/used as well.
|Name||Ads by Ultra Media Burner|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names (Installer)||Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), BitDefender (Gen:Variant.Jaik.45703), ESET-NOD32 (Multiple Detections), Kaspersky (UDS:Trojan.Multi.GenericML.xnet), Microsoft (Trojan:Win32/Glupteba!ml), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Detection Names (Application)||SecureAge APEX (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed, unknown apps installed on a computer, browser|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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A couple of examples of adware-type apps and browser hijackers are Windows Manager, Shopping Lovers, Full Img, Newz Finder. It is common that apps of this kind (PUAs) are not really useful to their users in any way.
Usually, they are designed to generate ads, promote fake search engines, collect various data. In other words, to generate revenue for their developers in one or another way.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to download and install apps of this kind. As mentioned in the first paragraph, most users download and install PUAs unintentionally.
How did adware install on my computer?
In most cases, users download and install potentially unwanted applications they are distributed using a "bundling" method. They cause unwanted downloads, installations when PUAs are included in downloaders, installers for other programs.
Usually, those downloaders, installers have "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" or other settings, or ticked checkboxes. Those settings can be changed to decline unwanted offers.
However, not all users do that. Users allow for bundled PUAs to be downloaded and installed together with other programs when they leave those settings unchanged. In some cases, potentially unwanted apps are distributed through deceptive advertisements.
Users cause unexpected downloads, installations by clicking ads designed to run certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Downloaders and installers with settings like "Custom", "Advanced" or ticked checkboxes are likely to be bundled with potentially unwanted applications. For this reason, they should be checked for unwanted offers before finishing downloads or installations.
Software (and files) should be downloaded only from official pages and through direct links. Downloads from third-party downloaders, unofficial pages, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), free file hosting pages, etc., can be malicious.
Quite often, cybercriminals use them to trick users into installing malware. Third-party installers can be used to distribute unwanted software (including malware) too.
Additionally, it is recommended not to click advertisements that appear on questionable sites. Those ads tend to be used to promote untrustworthy websites.
If designed to run certain scripts, those ads can cause unwanted downloads, installations. Unwanted, unknown or suspicious extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins installed on a browser (or programs of this kind installed on the operating system) should be removed/uninstalled as soon as possible.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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- What is Ultra Media Burner?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications (e.g., "UltraMediaBurner", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Ultra Media Burner redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by ultra media burner, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by ultra media burner removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by ultra media burner, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by ultra media burner, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Commonly, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by ultra media burner from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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