How to remove the ColorMedia virus

Most antivirus programs identify ColorMedia.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!2D3C44007B6A or Artemis!271D21FDDF2F, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2.

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ColorMedia.exe file information

The process known as ColorMedia.exe belongs to software SecurityUtility or FlashBeat or PicColor Utility by CartCrunch Israel or Over the Rainbow Tech or Say Media Group LTD.

Description: ColorMedia.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ColorMedia.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,398,304 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 1,568,992 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. ColorMedia.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove SecurityUtility or FlashBeat (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify ColorMedia.exe related errors

If ColorMedia.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 1,844,232 bytes. ColorMedia.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the ColorMedia.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If ColorMedia.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving ColorMedia issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ColorMedia process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ColorMedia.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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