How to remove Native Desktop Media Service

This is an article about Native Desktop Media Service adware and the ways to remove it. We will explain you everything you have to know about this dangerous program in particular and adware in general. Here you will find the instructions to delete Native Desktop Media Service from Windows and all popular browsers.


Native Desktop Media Service can be named the most widespread and irritating advertising tool of the last days, and if you have faced it lately – we are suggesting our assistance. First, you need to understand that this type of infection is not like the usual malware, as it is not actually a virus. It is a utility, made for an only one goal: to spam ads. Actually, the Native Desktop Media Service's aim is more interesting: it needs to display spam and makes it so obtrusively that you will click on an ad to fold it. Our entry will explain to you in which way fraudsters earn their return from advertising utility, how it penetrates the device and how to eliminate malware.


Native Desktop Media Service adware

What is Native Desktop Media Service. Removal reasons and methods

Native Desktop Media Service is an advertising tool, created to convert your time into scammers’ money. You might think that such transformation is impossible, but you’re wrong. Scammers know how to do that, and we’ll explain you the very essence. Native Desktop Media Service adware is a tool that changes the settings of your browser in a way that it redirects you to the suspicious websites all the time. You might have noticed them already, as they all are pretty much the same. They all look like – raw, ugly attempts to look reliable, developed by lazy scammers. The most interesting part is that they work: hundreds of Native Desktop Media Service victims are using these websites to search for information online, and then wonder why their computers are so slow.


Suchlike programs sometimes are called browser hijackers, as they take control over your browser and force it to work for them. And the reason for that is, of course, money. They don’t just show you ads; they want you to click on them and then – nothing. It’s unusual, as we always thought that advertising has a goal of selling something, but here we don’t have proper advertising – it’s just scammers’ tricks. Their main goal is to make you visit the website to which the ad is linked. Their revenue comes from successful visits, so-called conversion of their links. Usually, the websites where you end up are at least useless, and at most – really dangerous. You might easily get a virus from there, and it will be a tricky one. If you’re brave enough to buy anything on such a website – only the gods could help you to get your money back, or to receive something that at least looks like the goods you’ve purchased.




To realize how the PC goes overwhelmed with undesired utilities user has to figure out how Native Desktop Media Service gets into the system. It happens via the sponsored installation. It surely is the plainest technique to get into anyone’s system. Web-criminals usually copy the dangerous file on several portals and wait, waiting for anyone to install it. As soon as the virus is downloaded, hackers rely on pure chance, so scammers might only trust that the operator will not read the EULA and will not bother to understand what he is actually installing. For those who want to evade the penetration via sponsored download – this advice may help:


  • Always read the EULA;
  • Under any circumstances, do not deactivate your AV utility, even if someone proposes you to;
  • You should abstain from installing the tools from strange sources;
  • Do not use tools, which disguise its targets.

How Native Desktop Media Service infects the system

Usually, adware prefers to enter the victim’s system without any smart tricks and hacking – victim installs it with his own hands. It’s quite simple: they only thing he has to do is to be gullible and not caring about his system’s security. The method is called bundled installation, and it’s the most effective one for about two decades now. Scammers use some free programs to attract a user, wrap them up in viruses and adware, and let that bundle float on the waves of the Web. Users just find it and think “Hmm, what a nice free tool, what if I just install it and see how good it is?” Of course, during the installation, there’s a step when a dialogue window asks you about whether you want to install lots of trash or not. At that moment you should be extremely cautious, but even that might not help, as sometimes scammers just block the right option and leave you with one variant. Anyway, if you will ever see the choice between recommended installation and installation for experienced users – read the description closely.


After the penetration, Native Desktop Media Service shows ads, but how exactly it became so good that the AV-tools can’t track it, and the ones that can – aren’t able to remove it completely? It’s all because of his defensive patterns, which will be explained in this section. So, when adware enters the system, it changes the browser settings to make your browser weak and vulnerable. You might have noticed that Native Desktop Media Service page pops up whenever you launch a browser or open a new tab. It’s because of those changes. All other things that Native Desktop Media Service does are oriented on not letting you remove it. First, it creates new strings in your system’s registry, which will activate a reinstallation after you remove adware. Then it creates system tasks, triggered by the virus’ deletion. It’s pretty simple: the task is to check if adware is installed and if it isn’t – to install it. That’s why Native Desktop Media Service keeps coming back after the deletion.



Now, when you've mastered the fundamental practices of antiviral protection, let’s point out how Native Desktop Media Service functions so that you could see the ways to eliminate it.

Native Desktop Media Service removal tool

To get rid of this virus you have to select between two basic methods: manual and with the help of programs. They both have their pros and cons, but one of them could appear much better for you than another one. The highly substantial convenience of hand removal is that you're free to perform it without any help, and you require no supplementary programs. The drawbacks are that you cannot remove the serious viruses, because they are too complex to delete manually. Except that, you should know a lot about computers to use this manner. Another approach needs you to download an antiviral tool, but later on, you should not worry about anything. If you prefer the second option – we’d like to introduce Spyhunter: the quick, user-friendly, effective and updated software, capable of dealing with whichever virus in brief term. If you’re going to download it – press the button below.


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Native Desktop Media Service removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.

If you are Android user, follow this guide: Android virus removal.



Step 1. Uninstall Native Desktop Media Service from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Native Desktop Media Service, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Native Desktop Media Service and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove Native Desktop Media Service from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the Native Desktop Media Service, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove Native Desktop Media Service from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete Native Desktop Media Service from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall Native Desktop Media Service from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Native Desktop Media Service and press Disable

How to uninstall Native Desktop Media Service from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Native Desktop Media Service from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Native Desktop Media Service from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the Native Desktop Media Service, press Remove

How to uninstall Native Desktop Media Service from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Native Desktop Media Service from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Native Desktop Media Service from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete Native Desktop Media Service from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Native Desktop Media Service from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Native Desktop Media Service from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Native Desktop Media Service and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove Native Desktop Media Service from Opera. Step 1 How to delete Native Desktop Media Service from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall Native Desktop Media Service from Opera. Step 3


Video instruction how to remove Native Desktop Media Service




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after Native Desktop Media Service deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Native Desktop Media Service in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Native Desktop Media Service'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


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0 #1 File not found 2019-03-24 12:28
Please help, I have the virus installed, but I can't remove it, When I click uninstall, It can't find it's path, I don't know why, what do I do someone help me?

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