- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
Have you been experiencing annoying advertisements lately? Your system may have been infected with a new Multiplug adware family member called Vid Adblock. It seems that this family produces new worthless ad-supported programs practically every day. Once Vid Adblock enters your system, it will start to litter your screen with commercials ruining your browsing routine. These ads may hold some unpleasant surprises for you as well. As a matter of fact, it can be quite risky to click on these ads no matter how attractive the deals seem to you. It is very easy to get more infections onto your computer if you land on an unreliable website by clicking on a compromised ad. It is also possible that this adware has sneaked onto your system along with other infections. In order to find out more and how you can remove Vid Adblock, please continue reading.
It is always advisable to research the software you want to install because that may save you from infecting your system. If you google Vid Adblock, it becomes quite obvious that this is not a useful program. All search results will be simply about removing Vid Adblock. This adware does not even have a website, so you cannot find out anything about the software. That raises the question of how it appears on computers. The answer is simple: This application travels in freeware bundles.
Most people think that they get infected with malware in some mysterious ways without their knowledge. But the sad truth is that most users actually initiate the download themselves. Whenever they download free software, there is a chance to end up with an installer that is ready to install a whole bundle of tools and programs. When the source of such an installer is a suspicious or unreliable file-sharing website, it is likely that clicking on a third-party ad or a fake download button exposes users to infectious installers that contain malware programs. Therefore, we advise you to stay away from such sites and download software only from reliable and reputable sources.
What you may not know is that it is possible to stop these infections from sneaking onto your computer. If you read the license agreement carefully, it may reveal what additional programs will be installed if you accept the conditions. Also, the installation wizard may have checkboxes for you to untick if you do not want certain components to be installed. Sometimes you need to choose the Custom or Advanced option to be able to do that. But these steps are usually overlooked by users and that results in letting malware on-board. So, even if you delete Vid Adblock, it will not mean that you are totally safe. It is worth scanning your system to see if there are any more infections that require your immediate attention.
Vid Adblock was created using the so-called JustPlugIt cross-browser platform. Similar adware applications that use the same engine include WorldWideCoupon and RedShiftPrices, which have also emerged recently. This adware functions the same way as all the members of the Multiplug family. You need to know that schemers make easy millions of dollars simply by flooding the web with their adware applications. Every time you click on an ad, you virtually finance the existence of these criminals. What’s worse, you may be redirected to unsafe websites. Imagine landing on a website that offers you a great deal on a product that you have been planning to buy. Would you not be attracted to say “yes, I want it?” Well, the trick is that this adware gathers data about you and that is how third parties get to know about your preferences and even more. Keeping Vid Adblock on your system may cause serious security and privacy breaches. You need to act now if you want to avoid encountering such detrimental potentials.
Removing Vid Adblock is definitely not rocket science; although, it does require a bit more than finding the application in the installed programs list in Control Panel and running its uninstaller. You also need to take care of the browser extensions manually in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Please follow our guide below if you want to fight this adware manually. However, if you want to be certain that your computer is free of infections, we recommend using a reputable antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter, to effectively eliminate all infections and safeguard your system at the same time.
How to remove Vid Adblock from Windows
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
How to remove Vid Adblock from Browsers