What is Video Abductor?
Video Abductor is a potentially unwanted program that could have installed on your computer accidentally. We would like to point out that this application is not a malicious infection. It actually requires your permission to enter your PC, and you might have agreed to the installation without even realizing it.
Needless to say, it is necessary to remove Video Abductor and other unwanted applications if you do not want to utilize them. Not to mention that if those programs come bundled with freeware; it may pose certain security risks you should not overlook. Please take the appropriate measures to protect your computer from harm.
Where does Video Abductor come from?
There is certainly more than one way to install this application on your computer. First, we have to consider the possibility of downloading the program from its official website. The page is located at videoabductor.com, and you can find more about the application if you check out the information on the site. However, it is rather unlikely that users would stumble across this website and download the program directly.
Not to mention that if you are one of those users who want to get rid of Video Abductor, then you must have installed the app either via a third-party source or it came bundled with freeware. By freeware we mean all types of free-of-charge applications that can be downloaded from their official websites and file-sharing pages. It is far more likely that a software package will be available on file-sharing websites together with some application you have been meaning to download. What’s more, sometimes even official websites distribute additional applications together with the ones they offer for free, so every single time you are about to install a new program, you should check every single step on the installation wizard through and through. More often than not, it is possible to avoid installing the likes of Video Abductor, but users simply miss this opportunity because they are too hasty.
What does Video Abductor do?
If we were to take a look at the official homepage for this program, we could think that the application is exceptionally useful if you often want to download video and audio files from specific sites. As you can probably tell from the name of the application, Video Abductor is there to help you remove video from such websites as Facebook, DailyMotion, Instagram, CartoonNetwork, Vine, YouTube, Ustream, and many others. Of course, there are also websites that offer to help you do the same, but perhaps some users would like to have a program that would be always at the ready for some video ripping.
So if you definitely need such service, perhaps Video Abductor is not such a bad thing? Well, that certainly depends on your distribution source. We got this application from a third-party source, which is how users usually install the program. And we have to say that Video Abductor did not perform as well as we would have hoped.
Although the official website claims that this application is compatible with all Windows platforms, we had trouble running the program on Windows 7 and Windows 10. We were not able to install Video Abductor at all on Windows 7, and the program did not download video files properly on Windows 10.
Also, the main icon on Desktop eventually becomes inactive, presenting certain difficulties when users actually want to use the application. What’s more, were you to try and remove Video Abductor manually via Control Panel, you will find that the program leaves quite a few leftovers that basically stuffs system with garbage. That is not how a reliable program should behave, so albeit the program does not pose systematic threat, you should still considering removing it for good.
How do I remove Video Abductor?
As mentioned, removal via Control Panel is not enough to terminate every single file associated with this program. Hence, you should either delete them manually or rely on an automated antispyware application. If you are not an experienced computer user, you can always invest in a security application that will do the job for you.
We give you the manual removal instructions right below, and if you encounter any problem trying to get rid of this app, please feel free to let us by know leaving a comment. We are always there to assist you.
Manual Video Abductor Removal
- Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
- Type regedit into the Open box. Click OK.
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE.
- Remove the VideoAB key under SOFTWARE.
- Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node and delete the VideoAB key.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
- Delete the Video Abductor key under Uninstall.
- Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
- Delete the Video Abductor key and close Registry Editor.
- Press Win+R and type %LOCALAPPDATA%. Click OK.
- Delete the VideoAB folder from the directory.
- Go to your desktop and remove the Video Abductor.lnk shortcut.
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