Vid Saver virus is another corrupt plugin/extension created by 215 apps. This software appears to be a free video downloader plugin that can add feature to your browser which allows to save any video on Youtube and similar sites to your hard drive. But unfortunately, once you install Vid Saver plugin, it will mess your computer with its unpleasant activities. It displays annoying and unwanted popup ads that keep appearing constantly on your screen. It slows down the infected PC, changes homepage and it can even redirect your web links and search results from Google to other wrong websites. The most common issue with Vid Saver virus are unstoppable popup ads. And also you,ll see ads by Vid Saver on Facebook, youtube and all other sites you open on infected PC. It also records user activities and steals sensitive information from victim computer. Another bad thing about Vid Saver virus is that it can infect a computer without owner`s knowledge and it can infect any browser like Chrome, Firefox etc. However, it is advised to take immediate action to uninstall Vid Saver plugin virus from your computer to protect your system and online identity.
Disadvantages and risks of having Vid Saver Plugin:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Vid Saver Plugin?:
To manually remove Vid Saver Plugin, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Vid Saver Plugin”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Vid Saver Plugin. Disable if found any.
Block Vid Saver Plugin pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Vid Saver Plugin”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Vid Saver Plugin lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Vid Saver Plugin infected files:
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
Vid Saver Plugin virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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