What is Adware:Win32/Vidsaver?
Adware:Win32/Vidsaver is an adware program that is installed on your browser as browser helper object or browser plugin. The most important thing about this application is that users install Adware:Win32/Vidsaver THEMSELVES. The program can be downloaded at vid-saver.com which is the official website for this application. According to this website, Adware:Win32/Vidsaver is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and this program allows you to "keep videos for as long as you want, even after the site removes them", that is to say - Adware:Win32/Vidsaver allows you to save the streaming videos you encounter online.
What does Adware:Win32/Vidsaver do?
If this plugin is so useful, why is it classified as adware. First of all, Adware:Win32/Vidsaver is developed by Innovative apps, just like a number of coupon plugins distributed online, for example Coupon Cactus, InstantSavingsApp or Coupon Caddy. Therefore, not only does Adware:Win32/Vidsaver allow you to save online streaming videos. This adware displays commercial advertisements that are created to generate traffic to third party websites. For example, it can underline a keyword in a web text and if you move your mouse cursor towards that word, a pop-up ad will show up.
The danger lies in the fact that Adware:Win32/Vidsaver does not review the links embedded in these commercial advertisements. If a third party website wants to embed a link to a corrupted website, Adware:Win32/Vidsaver would not be able to do anything about it, and should you click that link, you would be redirected to a dangerous websites where you would be possibly exposed to malware infection.
How to remove Adware:Win32/Vidsaver?
First of all, you can refuse to install it. Whether you download the plugin from vid-saver.com, or it comes bundled with freeware, you just have to abort the installation and Adware:Win32/Vidsaver will not be installed on the PC. However, if you have this adware in your system, you can easily remove it via Control Panel, because it does create a Control Panel entry. Thus, for manual Adware:Win32/Vidsaver removal, do the following:
How to remove Adware:Win32/Vidsaver
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Vid-Saver.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Vid-Saver.
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove programs and uninstall Vid-Saver.
You can never be sure what other programs have arrived onto your PC along with Adware:Win32/Vidsaver, or whether you have removed all the suspicious files, so after manual Adware:Win32/Vidsaver removal, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to check for any other suspicious applications.
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