What is Mezaa?
Mezaa is a potentially unwanted application distributed using fake downloads and deceptive free software 'download clients'. The software commonly installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent.
Developers of this browser extension claim that it saves time and money whilst shopping online and 'helps people to navigate to their favourite websites faster and protect them from malicious sites'.
While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that Mezaa is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application, and therefore, you are advised not to use this browser add-on.
After successful infiltration, this browser plug-in causes various unwanted ads including intrusive coupons, savings offers, in-text, pop-up, and other advertisements. Clicking these third party advertisements can result in privacy issues or installation of malware.
Furthermore, Mezaa is known to track users' Internet browsing activity, and therefore, the presence of this software on your system can lead to identity theft.
At time of research, this rogue browser extension was proliferated using fake Internet browser updates that display deceptive pop-up ads stating that the user's Internet browser is out-of-date, and then attempting to trick the user into downloading Mezaa.
This browser plug-in is not a virus or malware, however, having it installed on your Internet browsers can result in serious security and privacy issues. For these reasons, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your computer.
Mezaa is similar to other ads that generate potentially unwanted applications and are promoted via free software download clients. Examples include TinyWallet, PalMall, and InfiniNet amongst many others. To avoid installation of this adware, be attentive when downloading free software.
If your download is managed by a download client, inspect each download step and opt-out of installation of any advertised browser plug-ins by clicking the 'decline' button. Today, most freeware download websites (including download.com, softonic.com, and many others) employ download clients to monetize their free services.
Thus, reckless free software downloading can result in adware infections. If you observe 'Ads by Mezaa' ads when browsing the Internet, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate this adware from your computer.
Deceptive free software installer used in Mezaa adware distribution:
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- What is Mezaa?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Mezaa application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Mezaa ads from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Mezaa advertisements from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Ads by Mezaa from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Mezaa extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Mezaa adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
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 "Mezaa", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Mezaa ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Mezaa adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Mezaa installed no 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:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gears" 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 mezaa, 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.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mezaa, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove any recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by mezaa 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 mezaa, 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.
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.
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