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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Powered By Vidsqaure Ads

Our researchers named this threat as Powered By Vidsqaure Ads because this is how it's displayed advertisements are titled. Since the application might disturb user’s browsing by displaying annoying pop-ups and other ads, it was classified as adware. Some users may install it without realizing it while others accept the program hoping it will help them access restricted content on the Internet. Instead of doing so the adware might inject user’s visited web pages with advertisements that come from unfamiliar websites. Powered By Vidsqaure Ads is able to do so because it modifies your DNS settings. Therefore, if you want to get rid of this irritating application manually it will not be enough to uninstall it; you will have to reset the DNS settings too. Naturally, the task might be too complicated for some users, but if you are determined to remove the threat manually, you should carefully follow the instructions located at the end of the text.

For starters, it is important to figure out how this program appeared on your system. The research shows that the application could be related with another adware known as DNS Unlocker. This is why our specialists believe that same as DNS Unlocker, Powered By Vidsqaure Ads should be distributed with bundled software installers. Probably, such setup files are distributed through unreliable file-sharing web pages or other doubtful sources. However, the next time you decide to install some application, we would advise you not only to download its setup file from a legitimate web page but also pay more attention to the information provided by the configuration wizard. Bundled installers are quite common, so there is no other way to avoid unwanted programs than to deselect its suggestions on the setup wizard yourself.

Moreover, before you decide whether install software or not, it would be a good idea to check its creators. Needless to say, that the publisher should have a good reputation among users. If there is no information about the software’s publisher at all, we would advise avoiding such programs. Additionally, you may guard the system against threats by keeping a reliable antimalware tool on the computer. It could warn users not only about untrustworthy web pages but also about malicious installers or other files that users might download without even realizing it.

Furthermore, after Powered By Vidsqaure Ads is installed, you may find the application on the list in the Control Panel. The researchers say there could be two separate names related to the adware. One of it is VidsqaurE, and the other one is GTFHAUGHTON. Thus, if you decide to eliminate the application, you can definitely uninstall both VidsqaurE and GTFHAUGHTON. After the threat settles in, users should notice suspicious pop-ups and other ads while browsing. These advertisements could come from the software’s third-party partners, so they should be unrelated with the web page the users is on. In fact, the adware could even replace original site’s ads with the content from its partners.

Unfortunately, the ads injected by Powered By Vidsqaure Ads might originate from malicious web pages. Therefore, interaction with these advertisements could result in redirection to web pages that could be dangerous for your system. For instance, they may contain malicious applications, such as Trojans, viruses, ransomware, and so on. They might distribute similar threats to Powered By Vidsqaure Ads too, for example, other adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, suspicious toolbars, etc. Clearly, if you do not want to see these annoying ads anymore or risk your computer’s security, it would be wise to remove this threat as soon as possible.

By following the instructions located below, you will learn how to reset modified DNS settings manually and erase data associated with the adware. If you do not think you are experienced enough to delete it manually, we urge you to use a reliable antimalware tool instead. It should help you to remove the unwanted program and fix the DNS settings. For more information about the software, try to contact us via social media or leave us your question below.

Erase Powered By Vidsqaure Ads

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and tap OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find VidsqaurE and GTFHAUGHTON.
  5. Select them both separately and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Go to Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Pick Uninstall a program.
  4. Click VidsqaurE and GTFHAUGHTON separately.
  5. Press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Navigate to Start.
  2. Pick Control Panel.
  3. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Locate VidsqaurE and GTFHAUGHTON.
  5. Select these applications one by one and click Uninstall.

Reset DNS settings

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start menu icon.
  2. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Type in the following command ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1

  1. Go to Windows 8 Start Screen.
  2. Type cmd in the Windows Search bar.
  3. As the results appear, locate Command Prompt.
  4. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  5. Type in ipconfig /flushdns and click Enter.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click on Start, select All Programs and click Accessories.
  2. Locate Command Prompt, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
  3. Insert ipconfig /flushdns command and press Enter.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start and click RUN.
  2. Type cmd and click OK.
  3. Insert the following command: ipconfig /flushdns and click Enter.
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