What is PlusVid?
PlusVid is one of those adware applications that pretend they can provide you with a useful function, but in reality all they do is spam you with annoying commercial advertisements. Some users mistake this application for a virus, but PlusVid is not a dangerous computer threat. It certainly presents particular security issues, that you cannot ignore, but it cannot infect your computer with malware directly. It does not mean, however, that you should tolerate this potentially unwanted program. Remove PlusVid from your computer to prevent critical security issues and make sure you avoid installing similar programs in the future.
Where does PlusVid come from?
Such programs seldom have direct download links. PlusVid is of no exception. You will not find a website that would offer you to download PlusVid. It means that the application is usually bundled with a list of other potentially unwanted third party programs. Users often download such applications at third-party file hosting web pages. It just proves that you have to be careful when you download software from unfamiliar websites.
PlusVid is created on Crossrider engine, and Kimahri Software Inc. is indicated as the application’s creator. However, such information cannot help much; especially when we keep in mind that this program travels bundled with other freeware.
What does PlusVid do?
Users initiate PlusVid’s installation automatically when they install freeware onto their computer. During the installation, this program adds extensions to Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. During our tests, Google Chrome remained immune to this adware infection.
Once the installation is complete, PlusVid starts collecting data on your web browsing habits. When it has enough data to create a flow of custom commercial advertisements, you can expect a lot of pop-up and other types of ads on online shopping websites. PlusVid affects all of the most popular online shopping malls, including eBay and Amazon. What is more, it also displays pop-ups on a number of websites and opens new tabs that link you to adware servers. If you open a particular adware website, you will initiate yet another adware installation.
How to remove PlusVid?
It is obvious that keeping PlusVid on your computer is not a bad idea. This application can become a tool in a cybercrime scheme. Due to the fact that, PlusVid does not review the third-party content embedded in its ads, you could accidentally click a corrupted link that leads to a dangerous website.
To avoid that, remove PlusVid from your computer right now. We provide manual removal instructions below this description. Do not forget that you will most probably need to reset your Mozilla Firefox browser’s settings to default, because uninstall via Control Panel does not delete the extension from the browser.
After manual removal, do not hesitate to invest in a powerful antispyware tool, and please leave us a comment below if you have any further questions.
Manual PlusVid Removal
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and select Control panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove PlusVid.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click Start menu button and select Control panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove PlusVid.
- Open Start menu and click Settings.
- Go to Control panel and select Add or remove programs.
- Uninstall PlusVid.
Reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox at the top right of a new tab.
- Click Reset Firefox again on a pop-up box.
- Press Finish.
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