Remove “Ads by Vid-Saver”


Remove Ads by Vid-SaverVid-Saver is a browser extension, plugin or addon for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, also called a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer. This Vid-Saver adware is bundled with software downloaded from large download sites. The Vid-Saver adware will change your default Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox security settings to install itself into your browser. As soon as Vid-Saver is installed, Vid-Saver will start showing popups with Survey’s and other malicious and annoying inline advertisements “ads by vid-saver” and “ads not by this site”. It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender might classify this Vid-Saver threat as: Adware:Win32/Vidsaver.

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Remove "Ads by Vid-Saver"

Please note that all the software we offer to remove “Ads by Vid-Saver” is free, our instruction is tested and works to remove this threat from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. We do not supply any shareware that detects the threat and asks a license in order to remove “Ads by Vid-Saver”.

Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfully remove “Ads by Vid-Saver”. This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop and ask for assistance using the comments at the end of this instruction.

Step 1 – Uninstall Vid-Saver from your computer

Step 2 – Remove Vid-Saver from your favorite browser using AdwCleaner

Step 3 – Remove Vid-Saver left overs using Junkware Removal Tool

This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove “Ads by Vid-Saver” from your computer. If for some reason the instruction does not deliver the desired results, you can reset your favorite browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings. This is not recommendedas a first step, because restoring to default settings will remove all your personal settings from your browser. Please use only if anything else fails. Need help ? Ask for our assistance and the end of this instruction.

Step 4 – Optional: Reset browser settings

computer_icon_32Uninstall “Ads by Vid-Saver” from your computer

Windows XP or Windows 7

Goto Start – Control Panel – Programs – Uninstall a program

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Select Vid-Saver from Innovative Apps and select Uninstall to start the uninstallation process

Windows 8

Open Charms goto Search type Control Panel (or goto Apps – Windows System – Control Panel)

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Goto ProgramsUninstall a program
Select Vid-Saver from Innovative Apps and select Uninstall/Change to start the uninstallation process

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Remove "Ads by Vid-Saver"Remove “Ads by Vid-Saver” using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

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AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If the AdwCleaner scan is finished, it will display a list of malicious items detected. Please uncheck the items you do not want to remove and that might have been detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

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AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

# AdwCleaner v3.003 – Report created 13/09/2013 at 11:29:08
# Updated 07/09/2013 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 8 Pro (64 bits)
# Username : FixYourBrowser.com
# Running from : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\Desktop\adwcleaner.exe
# Option : Clean

***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Vid-Saver
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgmfkblbflahhponhjmkcnpjinenhlnc

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0003491.BHO
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0003491.BHO.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0003491.Sandbox
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0003491.Sandbox.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Cr_Installer
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Crossrider
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Vid-Saver
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Vid-Saver
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vid-Saver

***** [ Browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v10.0.9200.16384
-\\ Mozilla Firefox v23.0.1 (en-US)

[ File : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\coov5inq.default\prefs.js ]

Line Deleted : user_pref(“extensions.crossriderapp3491.adsOldValue”, -1);

-\\ Google Chrome v29.0.1547.66

[ File : C:\Users\FixYourBrowser.com\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
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Remove "Ads by Vid-Saver"Remove “Ads by Vid-Saver” left overs using Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.

Download Junkware Removal Tool (Official link and direct-download)

Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove "Ads by Vid-Saver"

As described on thisisudax.org

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.

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When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.

Optional: Reset browser settings

If for some reason the instruction as supplied does not work for you, or the problem remains. It might be advised to restore your settings from your favorite browser to default settings. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  1. Open File Explorer in Windows
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\{YOUR USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\
  3. Delete the folder User Data with all it’s content (you must be logged in Administrator to do this!!)
  4. Restart Google Chrome browser

Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  3. Select Help > Troubleshooting information
  4. Select Reset Firefox
  5. Confirm Reset Firefox
  6. Select Finish
  7. Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart

Originally posted 2013-09-13 11:50:41.