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Danger level 4
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

Adware.VDownloader

Even though Adware.VDownloader initially is a video downloader and converter, this tool can download a variety of unwanted programs onto your personal computer as well. As research shows, the application published by Vitzo Limited can install AVG SafeGuard toolbar onto all of your browsers, change the Home Page to mysearch.avg.com (powered through Yahoo) and drop TuneUp Utilities 2013 all at once. Even though these modifications can be refused if you pay close attention to the installation process, most Windows users are likely to be surprised by the seemingly unauthorized changes. Therefore, even though the application itself is not malicious, you should treat it as adware which may expose you to a variety of third party products. Do you want to remove Adware.VDownloader and delete all of the programs related to it? Then continue reading to find out how.

Have you downloaded Adware.VDownloader from vdownloader.com? This is one of the ways for Vitzo to distribute their program, as this application may be bundled with freeware as well. Once you install it onto the computer, it activates various files, like coaccountserver.exe (%SystemDrive%). Some of these files, in particular HIMYM.dll, are considered malicious. Various security tools detect this dynamic link library file as an information stealer, which is why you may want to delete it from the computer. Another disconcerting file is skype.dat (%SystemDrive%). In many cases this suspicious component is related to such infamous ransomware viruses as Arestocrat Virus and United States Courts Virus. And what about VDownloader.exe which is found under %PROGRAMFILES%? It has been discovered that sometimes this executable can hijack system processes, connect the PC to remote servers and even circumvent the detection of existing security software.

Even though it is stated that VDownloader is free of charge, you are offered to upgrade to its full version VDownloader Plus, which costs between $29 and $39. Without this upgrade you will not be able to convert videos in some formats, download in high quality or do all of it speedily. Of course, we do not recommend that you pay money for a tool which was offered to you free-of-charge in the first place. In fact, you should not trust the application because of some of the Privacy Policy statements as well:

VDownloader collects personal information when you register for a VDownloader product or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. We may combine personal information collected from you with information from other VDownloader products or third parties to provide a better user experience, including customizing content for you.

VDownloader uses cookies and other technologies to enhance your online experience and to learn about how you use VDownloader products in order to improve the quality of our products.

If you do not want the suspicious program to pop-up whenever you turn on the computer or slow down your operating Windows system, we suggest that you delete Adware.VDownloader. You can remove the application using manual removal guides presented below; however, you should also install reliable security software to protect the system from potentially attacking threats.

Remove the program from Windows

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu, click Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. To delete the unwanted program select it and click Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the one you wish to remove.
  3. Select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI start screen and select All apps.
  2. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete and select Uninstall.

Even though these instructions will help you delete all unwanted programs and browser plugins related to the VDownloader, it has been discovered that you may need to disable one more browser add-on from the Internet Explorer browser. Please follow the guide to learn how to remove it.

Delete IEExtension.VDownloaderBHO from IE:

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Manage Add-ons.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Now click the unwanted add-on.
  6. Select Disable.
  7. Click Close.
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How to manually remove Adware.VDownloader

Files associated with Adware.VDownloader infection:

VDownloader.exe
coaccountserver.exe
HIMYM.dll
tgbssm.exe
skype.dat
tgbssm.exe
coaccountserver.exe
HIMYM.dll
VDownloader.exe
iexplore.exe
skype.dat

Adware.VDownloader DLL's to remove:

HIMYM.dll

Adware.VDownloader processes to kill:

tgbssm.exe
coaccountserver.exe
VDownloader.exe
VDownloader.exe
VDownloader.exe
VDownloader.exe
iexplore.exe
tgbssm.exe
coaccountserver.exe
VDownloader.exe
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Comments

  1. Nel Nov 7, 2014

    As informações para remover o VDownloader não funcionam, já tentei várias vezes da forma que indicaram, indo em instalar e desinstalar programa, mas ao clicar em desistalar aparece uma msg dizendo que o programa está em execução. Infelizmente é impóssível desinstalar esse mal do Pc.

  2. Axe Man Sep 29, 2015

    I suspect you saved me a whole bunch of problems, Thanks...

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