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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


LeadingVideos promises to enable users to watch videos straight from their desktops, which is why so many users download and install this adware on their systems. Even though the application seems to be really powerful at first sight, users understand quickly that this application is not as powerful as it claims to be. Generally speaking, it only causes redirections to other web pages which, unfortunately, are not all reliable. If you do not wish to cause harm to your system, it would be best to remove LeadingVideos. We suggest that you do that also if you have downloaded this program yourself. We will provide more information on the LeadingVideos removal in this article, so make sure you read this article very carefully. After doing that, you should use the manual removal instructions placed below.

The program looks quite reliable at first sight; however, it is not powerful and decent at all. Specialists at pcthreat.com have managed to find out that this application only causes redirections to other web pages, for example, it will immediately take users who open it (double-click on its shortcut) to leadingvideos.com/redir.php and then might redirect to en.saefrom.net or other web pages depending on the links users click on. The creator of LeadingVideos is not responsible for the content of these third-party websites, and it is definitely not going to protect you from harm, which means that you might infect your system with malicious software really quickly. Specialists say that you might also notice various offers on your screen too. Most likely, you will be offered to take a survey or find out more about a particular item. You should not enter any details, e.g. email address if you are asked to do so because it will be recorded and you might start receiving spam emails. Do not click on any links that are placed on those offers too because you might end up on bad websites really quickly.

In order to display relevant offers, ads, and other sponsored content, the application is going to record details about users. It seems that it collects non-personally identifiable information automatically, e.g. search queries, URLs of the websites visited, time spent on particular websites, links clicked, etc. In addition, it is interested in more technical information too, e.g. IP address, date and time of Windows OS, and Internet service provider. It seems that this application will also gather personal information if users provide it willingly. It is mainly interested in users’ names, surnames, addresses, and approximate location. These details do not mean much; however, some facts about you might still be extorted. If you do not want this to happen, you need to remove LeadingVideos from the system as soon as possible.

This advertising-supported application will not only display offers and cause redirections to other websites. It has been observed that it will add a folder in %PROGRAMFILES% (%PROGRAMFILES(86)%), create several new registry keys, e.g. [HKCU/HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.leadingvideos.com, [HKCU/HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\leadingvideos.com, and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C2D51219-3212-46F4-8172-DF5FEDBAFEF8}_is1, and, finally, will create shortcuts on the Desktop.

If you have already detected LeadingVideos on your computer, you should know that this untrustworthy program has, probably, slithered onto your system together with other untrustworthy applications because it usually comes in software bundles. Our researchers have noticed that this adware tends to come bundled with MyPCBackUp, Yoursearching.com, and System Healer; however, other threats might have been installed on your system too because their variety depends on the region. You can try to find all those threats yourself; however, it would be simply easier to scan the system with a diagnostic scanner. Feel free to use our scanner which can be downloaded by clicking on the Download button placed below.

Despite the fact that LeadingVideos applies many changes, it is still possible to remove it from the system rather easily because it has an uninstall entry in Control Panel. If this program does not disappear anywhere from your PC after you remove it manually, we suggest scanning the system with SpyHunter. You should also scan your system with it if you want to eliminate other existing infections automatically. An automatic tool (it must be reliable!) will definitely make the system spotless.

How to delete LeadingVideos

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program and click the Remove button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on LeadingVideos and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the application you wish to remove and click Uninstall.
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