What is LeadingVideos?
LeadingVideos is an advertising-supported application that is promoted on leadingvideos.com. As the application looks quite beneficial and promises to enable users to watch videos straight from their Desktops, many people download the application themselves from its official website. Of course, they do not know that this program is adware because it does not inform users that it might provide them with various offers. If you have also installed this adware on your computer, you will have to eliminate it from your system now. We are sure that you will not contradict because you already know that this program is not as useful as it claims to be on its official website. Luckily, it is not that difficult to delete this adware program from the system. Of course, you can refer to the manual removal instructions if you need some help. Read through this article before you do that!
What does LeadingVideos do?
LeadingVideos is an application that should enable users watch videos from the Desktop; however, it seems that it is just a typical adware program. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have observed that this application will only cause redirections to different web pages and display web pages with offers, surveys, and commercials promoting all kinds of products and services. First of all, LeadingVideos will take users to leadingvideos.com/redir.php and then will redirect them to en.savefrom.net and other similar web pages that should enable users to download videos from such web pages as youtube.com, Dailymotion.com, vimeo.com, facebook.com, vk.com, sevenload.com, and others onto the computer. We do not know whether these will really work; however, we are sure that this ad-supported program will not do anything really useful itself. It is up to you whether or not to keep it; however, we are sure that you do not need it in order to open web pages that promise to help download videos. Of course, we should not forget that it might redirect to untrustworthy web pages or display offers containing bad links too.
Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have also noticed that this piece of software collects information about users. This is not surprising for us at all because this program provides various offers and we know that it needs information about the user in order to show relevant offers, surveys, and other sponsored content. LeadingVideos collects two types of information: non-personally identifiable and personal. The program touches such details as search queries, websites visited, links and ads clicked, IP address, name, surname, address, and birth date. Of course, it will not know anything about you if you do not provide this information yourself, so we highly recommend that you always double-check whether or not it is safe to enter the personal information.
In order to work as it should, this advertising-supported application will also make several modifications. For example, it will create three registry keys in the system registry (the registry editor can be opened by tapping the Windows key and R buttons, and then entering regedit into the box):
- [HKCU/HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.leadingvideos.com
- [HKCU/HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\leadingvideos.com
Of course, these are not all the changes. It has also been observed that this program will add its folder LeadingVideos to C:\Program Files (C:\Program Files(x86)). Last but not least, we are sure that you will see its folder added to the Start menu and its shortcuts on the Desktop.
How is LeadingVideos distributed?
We doubt that you have installed this adware yourself even though it has an official website (leadingvideos.com). It is because this program is usually bundled with other untrustworthy programs in InstallCore installers. As it tends to come together with other applications, it is very likely that Search Know, MyPCBackUp, System Healer or other undesirable programs have managed to sneak onto your PC too. If it happens that you detect them, make sure you eliminate them all ASAP.
How to delete LeadingVideos
LeadingVideos can be removed via Control Panel, and it does not leave any junk files, which means that it will not be difficult to get rid of it, especially when the manual removal instructions are placed below. If you do not have time for the manual LeadingVideos removal or simply do not feel experienced enough to do that alone, you should leave this job for the automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. You will simply need to scan the system with it and all the infections will be gone.
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel and then open Uninstall a program.
- Select the unreliable program and click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
- Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Find and right-click on the program you wish to remove.
- Click Uninstall.
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