Vid Adblock has nothing to do with either videos or blocking ads as its name would suggest; in fact, it is an adware program that shows third-party advertisements whenever you go surfing the web. Being infected with this adware may mean that you have installed free software recently. Is it possible you downloaded freeware from an unfamiliar website? If so, it is quite likely that this adware is not the only infection your system is struggling with. There are some useful steps to prevent threats from entering your system. But once they entered, you need to know what you might be facing and how to remove Vid Adblock and all other related malware applications.
After careful analysis, we have found that Vid Adblock is very similar to JoyNShop and DealForUse, and is also based on the JustPlugIt engine. This adware uses the same distribution method as all the other applications built on this platform. Vid Adblock has been most commonly found in notorious third-party installers, such as InstallRex and Amonetize, and more rarely in Vittalia. The problem with these installers is that they are quite unreliable since they may include malware programs alongside legitimate free software. This way they can spread unwanted programs, adware, and other infections. This adware application can be found with LightningDownloader, Websearch.hotfindings.info, and OurSurfing.com in one bundle. As you can see, if you install such a package, your problems multiply right away. It will not be enough to delete Vid Adblock, you will also need to check your system for other possible infections as well. If you want to download freeware, try to use reputable and trustworthy websites to avoid the installation of such bundles.
Keeping this adware on your computer means that any time you launch your browser, you will most likely be introduced to potentially unsafe advertisements that can come in different forms, such as pop-ups, banners, coupons, etc. Since all major browsers are affected by this adware, you will definitely be haunted by these commercials. It is crucial to understand that Vid Adblock might be utilized by unreliable third-parties who might use these ads to lure you onto their malicious websites. That is why you should not trust any ads displayed by this adware. One click might be enough to put your system into a more severe security problem. Do not be fooled by the seemingly relevant advertisements. Those are based on the monitoring of your online activities that is executed by Vid Adblock. All in all, you cannot be fully safe unless this adware is cleared from your operating system.
You must see by now that you are really better off without Vid Adblock. Removing this adware is the only solution if you try to keep your system clean and operating. You can use our instructions below if want to go for manual removal. But this way you will only get rid of Vid Adblock. In order to make sure that there is no other infection on-board, we suggest that you download and install a reliable antimalware program. There are lots of powerful security tools out there at reasonable prices. The next malicious attack may well be “round the corner”. Why would you risk further infections when you can give your computer proper protection?
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