Tube Dimmer can come across as a useful browser extension that enhances your video watching experience online. However, it is often labeled as adware due to various commercial advertisements it supports and thus it would be better if you removed Tube Dimmer from your computer as to prevent various potentially unwanted applications and even malware from entering it. Since the application can often be bundled with other freeware, you should run regular system scans to determine whether your computer needs to be cleaned or not.
At the same time you might be thinking it odd for Tube Dimmer to be related to malware distribution. To tell you the truth, it is not. But it can easily be exploited by cyber criminals due to the fact that it supports commercial ads.
If you go to the official website for Tube Dimmer at tubedimmerapp.com, you will see that the app brags to have over 75,000 active users and it is 100% Virus free. The application is presented as a browser extension that can “set the mood on your favorite video websites”. To put it simply, Tube Dimmer can dim the background while you watch the video, especially if the website does not have a proper full screen function, although that is highly doubtful nowadays.
Tube Dimmer is promoted as a tool that helps you experience your favorite websites in a new fashion by dimming out the “lights”. It supposedly works on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and once more you are assured that Tube Dimmer is 100% safe and secure. You are told that Tube Dimmer simply works on your computer locally and it does not store any data on web servers.
Nevertheless, the fact that it can also be downloaded at third party websites such as cNet, allows us to classify Tube Dimmer as potentially unwanted program. Not to mention that various security applications detect the extension as SafeMonitor adware or Websteroids potentially unwanted program, so unless you really intend to make use of the main Tube Dimmer function, it is actually in your best interest to remove the extension from your computer.
As far as removal is concerned, it is really simple to terminate Tube Dimmer manually, because you can uninstall the program via Control Panel. However, after manual removal there could be some left-over files left, especially if Tube Dimmer had come bundled with freeware. Therefore, after each manual removal you should scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner or any other similar computer security application, in order to determine whether the computer is absolutely safe.
If not, do not hesitate to invest in a reliable antimalware tool that would terminate all the remaining potential threats for you automatically. Your computer security should be your utmost priority.
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