- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
It is very common that users do not take adware seriously. Since it is not a dangerous computer threat, they allow such applications as PlusVid remain on their computers for an extended period. It is not a good idea, because in the long run adware programs can become a cause of serious computer security issues. It is true that PlusVid is not a critical computer security threat because even such browser extension should be removed from your system as soon as possible. Open Control Panel and uninstall PlusVid from the PC right now.
If you are wondering how PlusVid managed to enter your system, it is very probable that you have installed it onto your PC yourself. You might say that you do not remember installing PlusVid, but that is so because this program travels bundled with freeware. If you have installed a freeware application on your PC recently, chances are that PlusVid was installed at the time as well.
Also, the installation file for this program might be hiding behind one of those annoying pop-up ads that offer you to update your Adobe Flash player or Java plug-in. These pop-ups obviously come from unreliable websites and by clicking them you would only allow adware (such as PlusVid) enter your PC.
Disregarding how PlusVid arrived at your PC, you most probably noticed an extensive amount of pop-up ads that appear on your screen each time you access the Internet. PlusVid adds extensions to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers and starts collecting data on what websites you frequent most often. Then, each time you access online stores (as eBay or Amazon) PlusVid will display deals and discount offers, trying to convince you that you can purchase a good you want at a lower price.
What is more, PlusVid will also open new tabs on your browser, redirecting you to adware servers that contain even more adware setup files. If you continue to ignore this, sooner or later your computer will be full of adware applications that will slow down your system and will expose you to potential security threats.
Although adware programs do not intend to infect users with malware, you need to keep in mind that they are vulnerable to a third-party exploitation. Thus, before you know it, malevolent third party could exploit PlusVid to display corrupted content. Clicking that content would subsequently lead to a malicious website the either extorts your personal information or infects you with malware.
Therefore, it is necessary to delete PlusVid from your computer if you want to avoid any potential security issues. While you are at it, run a full system scan with a powerful antimalware tool and uninstall all the other potentially unwanted programs because you are bound to have some.
How to remove PlusVid
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Reset Mozilla Firefox settings