Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Video Control Addon

According to our specialists, Video Control Addon has no useful features, and the extension might even display annoying advertising content. More than that after researching it further we learned the application could be promoted via unreliable pop-ups asking to install it in order to protect the system from malware and viruses. Of course, in reality, the plugin cannot guard your device against any threats. On the contrary, it seems to be it might introduce the user to various untrustworthy content since the ads it may display could originate from possibly malicious web pages. Therefore, if you accidentally placed Video Control Addon on your browser, we advise you not to risk your system’s safety and erase it as fast as possible. Currently, the extension works only on Mozilla Firefox, and the instructions we will add at the end of this text will explain how to get rid of it.

For starters, we should explain the application is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. One of the reasons for classifying the plugin this way was its ability to show untrustworthy advertising content as it no doubt could irritate some users and be possibly malicious. Plus, during the research, our specialists learned some users might install Video Control Addon without realizing it might be possibly dangerous. To be more precise, one could say there is a chance some users might be tricked to download it. Apparently, it was noticed the pop-ups promoting it may claim the extension will update the browser and it requires such an update for security reasons. Unfortunately, this way users who agree to install it could unknowingly receive this potentially unwanted program and put their system at risk.

Allowing Video Control Addon settle in could be dangerous in various ways. For example, it might place advertisements with the search results when you surf the Internet, or it might even replace or add ads from unknown third parties to the web pages you visit. As a consequence the user may unknowingly click the provided potentially unwanted program’s advertisements, without realizing they come from unknown third parties. For instance, such ads could redirect you to sites offering extensions like Video Control Addon, threats like adware or browser hijackers, and so on. Moreover, if the third-party web page you get redirected to appears to be malicious, it might contain Trojans, viruses, or other threats that could harm the computer.

Needless to say, if you do not wish to end up on malicious or possibly dangerous sites, it would be best not to click the potentially unwanted program’s shown advertisements. Besides, we would recommend removing this unreliable plugin immediately. After all, it has no useful qualities to the user and keeping it on the system could put it at risk. Probably, the easiest or the fastest way to delete this potentially unwanted program is to restore Mozilla Firefox. The task should not be complicated, but if you need any help while resting your browser, you should take a look at the instructions located at the end of this paragraph.

Lastly, our specialists also suggest scanning the system with a reliable antimalware tool after Video Control Addon is deleted to check whether there could be more possible threats. In fact, if you do not like the idea of resetting your browser you could employ an antimalware tool of your preference instead and perform a system scan. During it, the chosen tool should detect the potentially unwanted program and possibly other threats that might be hiding in the system. Afterward, the user could erase all detections at the same time by just clicking the given deletion button. Should you have more questions about the removal part or the plugin itself, do not hesitate to leave us a message below or via social media.

Erase Video Control Addon

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Navigate to the Help menu.
  3. Choose Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Tap Refresh Firefox again
  6. Press Finish.
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