BaselineTV Media Manager Adware

Also Known As: Ads by BaselineTV Media Manager
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

BaselineTV Media Manager removal instructions

What is BaselineTV Media Manager?

BaselineTV Media Manager adware attempts to trick users into believing that it is a valid application by offering a feature to change the appearance of the Windows user interface. The 'bundling' method allows this application to infiltrate computers without users' consent and is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Commonly, applications, that use bundling as an installation method are distributed together with free software. Many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing software, and therefore, this method is an effective way to distribute PUPs. Following installation of BaselineTV Media Manager, intrusive advertisements  (for example, banners, pop-ups, etc.) are displayed using a virtual layer among the contents of visited websites or in unexpectedly opened tabs/windows. Adverts displayed by adware-type applications often lead to commercial websites (mostly online stores), however, some can redirect to untrusted websites, thereby causing further system infections.

BaselineTV Media Manager adware

Furthermore, PUPs are likely to track users' Internet browsing activity and collect various software and hardware information. Most adware attempts to collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location, sites visited, pages viewed, search queries, and even mouse and keyboard inputs. Although most adware-type applications' Privacy Policy states that collected data is not personally identifiable, be aware that your identity may not remain anonymous. The collected information is later shared with third parties (possibly cyber criminals) and can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, you are advised to uninstall applications such as BaselineTV Media Manager from your system immediately.

Adware-type applications often have similar or identical behavior. Shopper-Pro, PriceLess, and OffersWizard are good examples. Although these applications are not directly related, all claim to provide identical features - displaying coupons and special deals/discounts available on online shopping sites and comparison shopping (supposedly to save time and money while shopping online). Our research proves that adware-type applications deliver no real value for the user - they are developed simply to display ads and collect information to generate revenue. Popular freeware download websites (such as downloads.com, soft32.com, and softonic.com) encourage the use of small programs called 'download managers' to download the chosen software. These sites claim that download managers ease the download process, however, they are developed to offer third party software installation. The promoted applications are presented as 'legitimate and virus-free', and yet, most are categorized as adware or malware. Decline offers to install third party apps. If you have inadvertently installed BaselineTV Media Manager without your consent, follow the instructions below to eliminate this adware from your system.

How did BaselineTV Media Manager install on my computer?

BaselineTV Media Manager is usually bundled with regular free software (mostly downloaded from freeware download websites). The download clients and installer set-ups often hide additional applications within the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options and do not properly disclose installation. Furthermore, some managers/set-ups detect if the user is employing a Virtual Machine (VM) - if this is the case, offers to install third party applications are not generated.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Never skip steps of the free software download/installation process. The procedure should be closely analysed and all third party applications unchecked. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any bundled software listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.

Deceptive free software installer used in BaselineTV Media Manager adware distribution:

BaselineTV adware installer

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Quick menu:

BaselineTV Media Manager 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.

BaselineTV Media Manager adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

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

Remove BaselineTV Media Manager adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, BaselineTV Media Manager 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 BaselineTV Media Manager 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 BaselineTV Media Manager ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by baselinetv media manager, 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 BaselineTV Media Manager  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing BaselineTV Media Manager ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by baselinetv media manager, 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 BaselineTV Media Manager 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing BaselineTV Media Manager ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by baselinetv media manager 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:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by baselinetv media manager from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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pareimply

Hello, just wanted to say that this took me like 5mins to remove, followed all the steps and successfully removed it. thanks!

tinklehouse

great guide. helped me a lot.