Tube Dimmer Virus
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Tube Dimmer virus removal guide
Tube Dimmer is a browser add-on created by Creative Island Media LLC, it promises to enhance user's video watching experience by allowing to "toggle the lights on and off." Such added functionality may be useful; however, Internet users should know that Tube Dimmer plugin is being categorized as being a potentially unwanted application or adware. It installs on user's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent and generates various intrusive ads, for example in-text ads, interstitial ads, and pop-up advertisements. Moreover, it tracks user's Internet browsing by recording IP address, unique identifier number, operating system, browser, and other software information, web page URLs visited, search queries entered, and other information.
Most commonly Internet users end up installing Tube Dimmer when downloading free software, nowadays most of freeware download websites are using shady download clients that offer installation of additional browser extensions with the chosen free program; thus, reckless free software downloading can easily end up in adware infections. The presence of Tube Dimmer can lead to high risk malware infections and identity theft; it's recommended to eliminate this adware from one's computer.
Tube Dimmer is similar to other potentially unwanted applications which infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads, for example Websteroids, Search Donkey and Spy Alert. To avoid installation of this adware Internet users should be very attentive when downloading free software. Nowadays most of freeware download websites (including popular one's such as download.com and softonic.com) are using download clients to monetize their free services. Download clients are small programs used to offer installation of additional browser plug-ins with the chosen free program. When downloading free software always look for such offers and opt-put installation of advertised browser plug-ins by clicking on a decline button. Computer users who already see Tube Dimmer ads when surfing the Internet should use this removal guide and eliminate adware from their Internet browsers.
Tube Dimmer virus removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel." Locate "Programs and Features."
Windows XP users:
Click "Start," choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel." Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs." Locate "Programs and Features."
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program."
In the uninstall programs window look for "Tube Dimmer," select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling Tube Dimmer, scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Tube Dimmer from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Tube Dimmer from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons." Look for "Tube Dimmer" and disable it.
If you continue having problems with the removal of Tube Dimmer you can reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start," click "Run," in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl" In the opened window click on "Advanced " tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced " tab, then click Reset.
Remove Tube Dimmer from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Tube Dimmer" select it and click on a trash can icon.
Remove Tube Dimmer from Mozilla Firefox:
Click "Firefox" (at the top left of the main window), select "Add-ons." Click on "Extensions" and remove "Tube Dimmer".
Computer users who are having problems with the removal of Tube Dimmer can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top left corner of the main window click "Firefox," in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset Firefox" button.