What is Vidzy?
Vidzy is a personal YouTube video player that displays a bar with a list of easy-access video thumbnails at the bottom of your browser window. However, due to some questionable traits this browser extension has exhibited while under our “microscope”, our research team has categorized it as a potentially unwanted program, commonly known as PUP. Since there are lots of trustworthy free extensions on the web to choose from, it makes it unnecessary for you to keep a questionable one like Vidzy on your computer. Although we cannot call it a dangerous infection, you need to know that there are some risks involved if you have this PUP installed. Understanding more about this application can help you protect your PC from getting infected with malware. Our final verdict is that you had better remove Vidzy if you do not want to encounter potential system security issues.
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Where does Vidzy come from?
This PUP is available for installation from its official website, vidzy.me. Vidzy was developed by a company called Bitcocktail Ltd, which has already created “a few” bad toolbars and adware applications. No wonder that you may run into some difficulties if your browsers are updated and you try to install this questionable extension. For example, Internet Explorer warns you that the “publisher could not be verified” and you have to decide if you want to go on with the installation. Google Chrome also signals that Vidzy is “not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous.” Well, definitely not a good start for trying out a new extension. The truth is that the latest versions of Chrome will not even install this PUP. That should be a telltale sign about how reliable this browser extension may be.
Of course, this application could not spread widely enough if it is only available on its website. That is why the publisher uses free software bundles to distribute Vidzy. That could be rather problematic since bundles may be contaminated with malware. If you install such a package, it is quite likely that this PUP will be the least of your problems. So, in order to be safe, you should scan your PC after you delete Vidzy. That way you will have a clear picture of what you are up against. Not addressing this issue may easily lead to more infections and an instable operating system.
What does Vidzy do?
Vidzy claims to play the videos you like in a small window and to “bring the hottest video clips right to you in a dynamic thumbnail-strip at the bottom of the browser.” The only problem is that right now this PUP does not even seem to function. Instead of the promised strip, you actually see an empty bar. Since neither the categories nor the search work, we can only infer that the service is down for whatever reasons. Does this sound like a useful or beneficial application to you? So, why would you keep it on your computer?
As a matter of fact, this PUP may also gather information about you and share this with third parties so that targeted product offers can be sent to your screen. But clicking on such ads could be a bad idea since they might lead to unsafe websites. If you do not want to be annoyed by third-party ads or end up on unreliable websites, you need to make up your mind about the fate of this useless extension. After what we have seen, it is enough for us to recommend removing Vidzy from your computer.
How do I remove Vidzy?
If your final conclusion is that you are better off without Vidzy, it is time for us to talk about how you can get rid of it. Although this PUP has a working uninstall that is supposed to remove all components, unfortunately, it only takes care of the IE extension. Thus, you need to manually delete the browser extensions from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Even if you may think right now that you could not do that manually, let us assure you that it is not at all difficult. All you need to do is follow our instructions below step-by-step and you will be free of Vidzy in no time. In order to be sure your system is perfectly secure, we advise you to use a reliable antimalware program that can effectively fix all your security issues and keep your PC protected.
Vidzy Removal from Windows
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Tap the Windows key and start typing Control Panel. Select it from the list.
- Access Uninstall a program.
- Click on the undesirable application and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the unwanted application and click Uninstall.
- Click Start and access Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the unwanted program and click Remove.
Vidzy Removal from Browsers
- Press Alt+T to access the Tools menu and select Add-ons.
- Select Extensions on the left.
- Find the unwanted extension in the list, select it, and click Remove.
- Press Alt+F and go to More Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Find the unwanted extension in the list and click on the recycle bin on the right.
- Click Remove.
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