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Danger level 7
Type: Adware


Vidx is a browser extension located on Mac systems which users often install to view online videos. Unfortunately, in many cases users install the program without realizing that it can display various advertisements, also known as Ads by Vidx. What is more, this application can circumvent the removal because it has the ability to randomize its own name. While the original name may be added to the list of threat detections on your malware remover, this tool may fail to find the program if it uses a different name. Needless to say, this is suspicious and quite worrying, and so Vidx removal is what we recommend.

The official website representing Vidx is; unfortunately, it is currently unavailable, which means that you may have trouble reviewing the Privacy Policy or contacting its developers. If the program has been installed already, you are likely to discover it on Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers as Vidx.safariextz or extension.safariextz. Of course, different variations of the name could be presented. Overall, the main reason Mac users choose to delete Vidx is the flooding pop-up and banner advertisements. Note that in order to remove Ads by Vidx, you will need to delete the extension.

There is one more program which is known by the name of Vidx. This one has been created by VidX Project Ltd, and it is presented at for Windows users. As researchers have discovered, this is not a malicious program; however, it sets certain programs to install by default. If you do not want to install Search Protect, PasswordBox, or similar applications, and their removal is not something you want to worry about, you have to be cautious when installing them onto the PC. If you have downloaded the application onto the Windows operating system, you can delete it using the removal instructions below.

Even though Windows users may want to remove Vidx by the VidX Project Ltd just because they do not enjoy it, Mac users should delete the program with the same name without any hesitations. The so-called adware (advertisement supported software) is not beneficial and is simply linked to the promotion of questionable third-party services. Follow the manual removal instructions below to delete Vidx from the system. If you have more questions about the application, you can post them in the comment section below, and we will assist you shortly.

Remove Vidx from Mac

Remove from Safari:

  1. Launch the browser and click the Safari button.
  2. Select Preferences... and then click the Extensions tab.
  3. Find the plugin to wish to delete and click Uninstall.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager click Extensions.
  3. Find the undesirable plugin and click the Remove button.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Tools and click Extensions to find Vidx.
  3. Click the trash icon on the right and select Remove.

Delete Vidx from Windows

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Navigate to the Task Bar and click Start. A menu will pop up.
  2. Select Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Now click the undesirable application and select Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Move to the left of the Task Bar and open the Start menu (click Windows icon).
  2. Open the Control Panel and then click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the background of the Metro UI menu and select All apps.
  2. In the Apps menu go to Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Identify the program you wish to remove, right-click it and select Uninstall.
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