Video Ads Blocker may show up in your browsers after you install questionable free software bundles. This browser extension seems to work in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Unfortunately, this extension may pose a threat to your virtual security because it may start redirecting you to questionable promotional websites or show potentially unreliable third-party ads. Since we cannot claim that this application means direct and serious danger, we have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Do not be mislead by this category though because there are risks involved that can indirectly cause more serious system security problems for you if you leave this PUP on board. Another unfortunate possibility is when you do not install this PUP knowingly or from untrustworthy sources, there could be more serious malware threats on your system that entered your computer along with this extension. We suggest that you act now and remove Video Ads Blocker but it is up to you how you decide. It is certainly worth reading our full article before you make up your mind about this PUP.
We have found that this YouTube ad blocker may have been around more than three years now. Its original promotional webpage, youtubeadblocker.com now seems to redirect to og-youtube.com, which does not promote this same browser extension anymore. The new official page you can find at youtubeadblock.net/en/. This is a very simple page that lets you install this tool directly. There are two other official channels through which you can install this useless PUP: the Mozilla addons site at addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-video-adblocke and the Chrome web store, at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-ads-blocker/ijelnahiojlfbmiihbmgkaldffppfelp?hl=en. You need to understand that just because you can find this PUP in these stores it does not necessarily mean that it can be trusted. But we also understand that you do not yet see why you should delete Video Ads Blocker from your browsers so let us go on.
Unfortunately, this PUP can also be found spreading in free bundles, which means that if you download this bundle from questionable file-sharing sites or by clicking on unsafe third-party ads, chances are it is filled with PUPs and malware infections as well. This is how you can infect your computer with adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and more in one single go. Therefore, we recommend that you forget about shady torrent and freeware pages to download free software from because you can infect your system with such a lot every time as these pages mainly promote questionable third-party installers, not to mention the third-party ads on these sites, which can also infect you with multiple threats. Also, remember that when your system is infected with malware, you are much more vulnerable to cyber attacks and exposure to malicious content. This is why it is important that you scan your PC with a trustworthy malware scanner right after you delete Video Ads Blocker.
This questionable browser extension claims that it blocks advertisements while your are watching YouTube videos. Yet, our tests show that it is more likely that it will show you potentially harmful third-party ads, promote other questionable software, and redirect you to potentially unreliable websites. These ads can be pop-ups, banners, and in-text ads in general. These are not only annoying but can also put your system security at risk if you engage with them. For example, you could be redirected to malicious pages or download infections or bundles of infections in the background. You can easily become a victim of an online scam if you land on an unfamiliar malicious page that could be a fake online shop, for instance. You might lose your money or even your identity if you are not careful enough. Cyber criminals could commit online crimes using your personal details. Although these are really worst case scenarios, we believe that it is important that you do not even give them a chance to show up in your virtual world. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Video Ads Blocker from your browsers as soon as possible.
The good news is that this PUP can easily be eliminated by removing the extension from the infected browsers. If you do not know how to do this, please use our guide below this article to assist you. Do not forget about the rest of the possible threats that can be still endangering your system. If you do not act now, you could risk further infections, system security issues, program crashes, and so on. It is possible that you cannot identify and erase all malware infections and PUPs on your system manually. If so, we advise you to invest in a professional anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. But remember to keep all your programs and drivers updated, too, if you want to keep your system safe.