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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's

VLC Addon Virus

If you have been asked to install a VLC add-on which is now present on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, then you have been tricked by the so-called VLC Addon Virus. Technically, the browser add-on is not a virus but a lot of computer users think so. The truth is that you install a browser add-on which adds a button in the upper-right corner of the browser so that you can access the official website of the VLC player. In addition to the browser extension, the setup file installs the promoted player, which you can easily remove from the system if necessary.

VLC Addon Virus, or simply the browser add-on, can be bundled with various programs. At the moment, the installer of the browser add-on offers you SaveClicker, which generates coupons; Basic Server, which delivers extra search results, and RelevantKnowledge Offer. If you have browsed some popular shopping websites, you must have noticed that some pop-up coupons or information about discounts are displayed. They are likely to be generated by My Savings, which is a browser extension that monitors the user’s online behavior and generates search-based coupons, special offers and discounts.

All the changes to which you are exposed are caused by VLC Addon Virus, which bears different names on distinct browsers. On Mozilla Firefox, the application is given as VLC Addon 2.0, whereas on Google Chrome it is given as VLC Links 2.0.

If you want to stop annoying advertisements, you should take action to remove the adware programs. Bear in mind that the advertisements that are displayed on amazon.com, target.com, walmart.com and other well-known websites may take you to third-party websites, whose content is not endorsed by the developers of the adware program. Your interaction with the third-party websites is your own responsibility, so if you do not want to suffer from adverse results, you should think carefully about your privacy before making orders or purchases on the websites that you are not comfortable with.

The distributors of the VLC Addon Virus may bundled the browser add-on with some other free programs from time to time, and instead of the undesirable programs mentioned above you may find some other adware programs.

We recommend that you implement a reliable spyware removal tool in order to fix your browser and protect the system from various computer threats. If you want to browse the Internet safely, we recommend that you implement SpyHunter, which is a real-time spyware removal tool. It can safeguard the operating against browser hijackers, rogue anti-spyware programs, Trojan horses and many other computer threats. However, if you are determined to try removing VLC Addon Virus and other programs manually, follow the instructions provided below.

How to remove VLC Addon Virus and adware programs

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and uninstall the unwanted program.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Uninstall the unwanted application.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove the undesirable application.

Having finished the removal of the unwanted applications, scan the computer with a reliable scanner.

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How to manually remove VLC Addon Virus

Files associated with VLC Addon Virus infection:

FirefoxAddonSetup.exe
ChromeAddonSetup.exe

VLC Addon Virus processes to kill:

FirefoxAddonSetup.exe
ChromeAddonSetup.exe
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