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How to Remove ColorMedia.dll

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Why you need to remove ColorMedia.dll?

Colormedia.dll is a dynamic link library file that functions as an adware helper. If the file is present on your system, this is a clear sign that an adware program has been installed on your PC. The program in this case is PriColor, so if you came across Colormedia.dll, then you must have also encountered ads by PriColor. Since it acts as sort of an assistant to PriColor, Colormedia.dll poses the same risks to your virtual security as the the adware program it aids. This is why, you should delete the file along with the corresponding program as soon as possible.

How did I get infected with ColorMedia.dll?

You already learned that Colormedia.dll is closely related to the PriColor adware application. The file will get settled on your operating system when the application gets installed, meaning that if you want to know how Colormedia.dll appeared on your PC, you should find out how PriColor entered it. This is usually hard to determine because adware application use different infiltration methods. Still, the most common one remains software bundling. Using this method, a number of  unwanted applications manage to get installed on the PC together with a free program of your choice. Avoid downloading random freeware if you want to keep adware and dll files away from your PC.

Why is ColorMedia.dll dangerous?

Many users mistaken Colormedia.dll for a malicious file, however, it is not. The file itself cannot really harm your system, but the content you will be exposed to by the adware program can. PriColor will display tons of third-party ads that will appear on every single web page you enter. These ads contain links to possibly dangerous websites, and if you land on one of those because you clicked a PriColor ad, the consequences could be damaging. It is essential to your virtual security to delete the adware program but you should also not ignore its helper. It is never a good idea to let adware components remain on the PC because they might assist other unwanted programs targeted at your system. Thus, erasing Colormedia.dll is as important as removing any other infection on your computer.

Manual ColorMedia.dll removal

  • Stop the rundll32.exe windows process that is loading the ColorMedia.dll by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, locate the process, right click on it and choose end process.
  • Delete the following directory:
C:\Windows\system32\ColorMedia.dll
C:\Windows\System32\ColorMedia64.dll
  • The last very important thing is to fix you LSP chain as once you delete the adware you will break your internet connection.

 

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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