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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection


Adware:Win32/Vidsaver is a computer application which is categorized as adware. It is installed as a browser add-on and is also known as Vid Saver. The application, which is published by Innovative Apps, is a tool which allow a computer user to download YouTube videos. Once you install it, a button Download Video appears below each and every video. When you click the button, a drop-down button showing different formats is opened. You can choose from MP4, FLV 480p, FLV 360p and FLV 240p.

However, in addition to these seemingly useful features, you can soon come up with less pleasant characteristics of Adware:Win32/Vidsaver. As the name of the application suggests, this application displays unwanted pop-up advertisements. Moreover, it installs a browser helper object (BHO) on your Internet Explorer. As a result, your browsing habits will be monitored so that various advertisements can be displayed.

In case a pop-up ad appears, you can hover the mouse over it and you will find a phrase stating “Ads by Vid-Saver plugin”. Moreover, if you have not come across the pop-ups, you can check your local disk C to find out whether this application is present within the system. Open the Program Files folder and look from Vid-Saver which contains such files as ButtonUtil.dll, ButtonUtil64.dll, Vid-Saver.dll, Vid-Saver.exe and some others.

This adware application can alter words by converting them to hyperlinks, and this is just part of the whole set of capabilities of this unwanted application. It can make your computer slower, which is why you may need more time in order to perform your everyday functions on the PC.
We recommend that you remove Adware:Win32/Vidsaver or Vid Saver as soon as you can. It does not matter whether you have installed it from its official website showing how easy it is to use this application or already found in installed.

As for the removal, you have two options. First, you can try to uninstall a program. We found that it suffices to remove it via Control Panel; however, it is still necessary to scan the PC. Second, you instantly implement a powerful spyware removal tool and delete Adware:Win32/Vidsaver automatically. If you still want to get rid of this unwanted program manually, follow our instructions.

Adware:Win32/Vidsaver removal guide

Windows XP

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select Vid Saver and click Remove.

Windows Vista/7

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click Vid Saver.

Windows 8

  1. Hover the mouse over the left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click a mini Metro UI or your desktop.
  3. Select Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click Vid Saver.

 Once you are done, scan the PC with our free scanner to make sure Adware:Win32/Vidsaver is removed.

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