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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

VGrabber

If you do not know how to get rid of vGrabber, here you will find how to do it. This application is used to download or convert videos to another format. If you have downloaded it from vgrabber.com, you probably know how this application works. It can be used for iPod, iPad, iPhone, Windows Mobile and other applications. Moreover, it is said to be non-related to YouTube. In order to remove it from the PC, it is enough to uninstall it through Control Panel by double-clicking on vgrabber whose publisher is “http://www.vgrabber.com”.

Those of you who have read the license agreement of this application may remember that vGrabber does not collect personal information. It may only collect non-identifiable information about your operating system or browsers in order to improve the service. This may result in the display of advertisements which are supposed to be related to your search query.  Additionally, you may notice that the computer starts running sluggishly. If you see that vGrabber causes high CPU usage, do not wait and remove this potentially unwanted program (PUP) as soon as you can.

However, if you are here because of vGrabber toolbar, some more changes have to be made. The toolbar, like the majority applications of this kind, can be installed alongside other applications or it can be downloaded from vgrabber.ourtoolbar.com. If you have installed this add-on without paying attention to the installation wizards, you might have missed some important information. Have your home page and search provider been changed? Forced to use search.conduit.com? This is what you have skipped:

Set my default search and home page to the Toolbar’s customized web search and search page. Install and enable Search Protect to notify me of changes.

I allow my current home page and default search settings to be stored for easy reverting later.

In the next window, you are offered to install Nitro PDF Reader. In order to opt it out, you have to select “I do not want to install Nitro DPF Reader”.

The toolbar changes the search provider, and for example, instead of Google, you are supposed to use Vgrabber Customized Web Search. In order not to be provided with unwanted advertisements or redirected to suspicious websites, you should remove vGrabber toolbar and change the settings of the browsers.

Other malware researchers classify vGrabber as adware which mean that it can be detected as malicious by some security tools. If you do not have a reliable spyware removal tool and want to remove vGrabber toolbar, follow our instructions below. Note that even after you successfully changes the settings of the browsers, you should scan the PC for malware.

How to remove vGrabber

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel - > Add or Remove programs.
  3. Select vGrabber or Vgrabber Toolbar (depends on what you have installed) and click the Remove button.

Windows Vista/7

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
  2. Double-click vGrabber or Vgrabber Toolbar.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse over the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click the minimized Start menu or your desktop.
  3. Click Control Panel -> Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click vGrabber or Vgrabber Toolbar.

Alter the settings of the browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools - > Extensions.
  3. Remove vGrabber.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the On startup section, click on Set pages and change the startup page.
  6. In the Search section, click Manage search engines.
  7. Remove the unwanted search provider and add a new one.
  8. Click Done.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons - > Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Remove vGrabber.
  4. Click Search Providers.
  5. Select a new search provider and click Set as default.
  6. Remove Vgrabber Customized Web Search.
  7. Close the windows.
  8. Press Alt+T.
  9. Select Internet Options.
  10. Under the General tab, remove search.conduit.com from the Home page box and type in a new address.
  11. Click Apply.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press and hold down the Ctrl key, do not release the key and press Shift, do not release the two keys and press A.
  2. Click Extensions.
  3. Remove vGrabber.
  4. Open the drop-down menu next to the search box.
  5. Click Manage Search Engines.
  6. Remove the unwanted search provider and set a new one.
  7. Press Alt+T.
  8. Click Options.
  9. Change the home page under the General tab and click OK.

Having completed these steps, download our free scanner and scan the PC. As the scanner is free of charge, you can scan the PC regularly in order to find out whether the computer is affected by viruses or not.

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How to manually remove VGrabber

Files associated with VGrabber infection:

tb_Vgrabber.exe

VGrabber processes to kill:

tb_Vgrabber.exe
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