Do you know what Vid Adblock is?
Vid Adblock is not the ad-blocker you might believe it to be. This is just an advertisement-supported program that is represented as an ad-blocking tool to attract users. Needless to say, there are far more people who would install a useful tool than there are people who would install a program that is good only for injecting advertisements. The worst part is that these advertisements can be unreliable, and this is why you should delete Vid Adblock from your operating system as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the removal of this ad-supported program is not as straightforward as we would like it to be. If you desire to remove this adware successfully, read our report before you take any steps.
It is highly likely that Vid Adblock was installed onto your PC bundled with Websearch.hotfindings.info, potentially unwanted programs, and adware all carried by the same installer. But did you know that this ad-supported program used to have an official download page, vidadblock.info? Even though it is unclear if this page was ever active, it is currently down, and the developers of this program rely on third-party software distributors. Even though the main reasons to remove Vid Adblock have little to do with the distribution of this adware, you have to keep in mind that you might have to delete other infections if you have been exposed to a software bundle.
JoyNShop and DealForUse are the most recently discovered clones of Vid Adblock. These programs might have been created by different parties, but they are identical because they were created using the same engine, Justplugit. Even though it is scary to think that hundreds (maybe even thousands?) of copies of the same threat exist on the web, at least we know how to remove Vid Adblock. Our research team has a lot of experience with Justplugit adware, and we now know that they can work with highly unreliable advertisers. If you do not delete Vid Adblock (or any of the clones), it is very likely that you will be exposed to ads routing to malicious sites or introducing unreliable offers. Even if you ignore the ads shown to you, silent tracking cookies will keep working, and you need to delete these cookies as well.
There are several different ways that you can approach the removal of Vid Adblock. This ad-supported program can be deleted using automated malware removal software, and you should consider this option seriously. If Vid Adblock was installed along with malicious and undesirable programs, there are two things you need to consider: the removal of third-party programs and the protection of your operating system. If you install a reliable security tool, all of virtual security issues you might have will be solved for you. Should you choose to delete Vid Adblock manually, follow the guide below and make sure that you check if you need to remove leftover components. You can do that using a malware scanner.
Delete Vid Adblock (the name might change)
Delete from Windows 8.1 & Windows 8
- Click the Search icon on the Charm bar (Metro UI).
- Find Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you want to remove and click Uninstall.
Delete from Windows 7 & Windows Vista
- Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program (under Programs).
- Right-click the program you want to remove and select Uninstall.
Delete from Windows XP
- Move the cursor to the Taskbar and click the Start icon.
- Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find the undesirable program, click it, and select Remove.
Delete from Mozilla Firefox
- Open the browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
- In the Add-ons Manager menu (new tab) select Extensions.
- Remove/Disable the undesirable add-on.
Delete from Google Chrome
- Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
- Move to More tools (or Tools) and click Extensions.
- Click the trash icon and select Remove.
In non-techie terms:
Vid Adblock is a program we recommend removing. This ad-supported program was created to expose you to third-party ads. Unfortunately, some of them could be highly misleading and malicious, which is why you should not engage with them. You can install an automated malware detection and removal tool to delete Vid Adblock and the associated computer infections. Or you can try to delete this adware manually. Keep in mind that if you are inexperienced, the manual removal of this adware can be quite difficult.