Did you just get interrupted by a pop up ad from media.mybet.com? You are not alone. I also get the media.mybet.com pop ups while browsing. Do the pop ups also bypass the pop-up blocker in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Do the pop-ups appear on sites that does not advertise with pop-ups. Then read on...
A pop-up ad showing up in a new tab in Mozilla Firefox:
The screenshot serves as an example of how a pop-up can look like when it appears in a new tab in Firefox. The pop-up in the screenshot is not from media.mybet.com.
Does this sound like your story, you most likely have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the media.mybet.com ads. Don't blame the people that owns the web site you were at, the ads are probably not coming from that site, but from the adware that's installed on your computer.
I'll do my best to help you remove the media.mybet.com popup in this blog post.
I found the media.mybet.com pop-up on one of the lab computers where I have some adware running. I've talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The adware was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if something new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on web site that usually don't show advertisements, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
media.mybet.com was registered on 1997-07-14.
So, how do you remove the media.mybet.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the media.mybet.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the media.mybet.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The problem with pop-ups like the one described in this blog post is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware that's installed on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
So, what can be done? To remove the media.mybet.com pop-up ads you need to check your machine for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here's my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove the media.mybet.com pop-ups is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can reach this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows OS you can just type in "uninstall" in the Control Panel's search field to find that dialog:
Click on the "Uninstall a program" link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:
Do you see something strange-looking listed there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if something was installed about the same time as you started observing the media.mybet.com pop-ups.
Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons menu in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Something that you don't remember installing?
I think most users will be able to find and remove the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop many years ago. It's a tool designed to manually track down and uninstall unwanted software. When you've found the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.
FreeFixer's removal feature is not locked down like many other removal tools out there. It won't require you to pay for the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you're having difficulties deciding if a file is safe or malware in FreeFixer's scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains additional details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
If nothing seems to solve the pop-ups problem, you can try to block media.mybet.com in the Windows HOSTS file.
Here's a video tutorial showing FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the media.mybet.com pop-ups? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thank you!
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the media.mybet.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.
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