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