VidSqaure removal instructions
What is VidSqaure?
VidSqaure is a deceptive application that supposedly provides a DNS service allowing users to access various websites that would otherwise be blocked in their countries. This functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, VidSqaure is likely to infiltrate systems without users' permission. Furthermore, this app gathers information relating to users' Internet browsing activity and displays intrusive online advertisements. For these reasons, VidSqaure is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.
Following infiltration, VidSqaure generates pop-ups, banners, and other similar advertisements. To achieve this, developers employ a 'virtual layer' - a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, displayed ads often conceal underlying content of visited websites, thereby significantly diminishing the web browsing experience. Furthermore, they often lead to malicious websites containing infectious content - clicking them risks further adware or malware infections. As well as displaying advertisements, VidSqaure records various data types that might be personally identifiable. Examples include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, and search queries entered into search engines. The data is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who attempt to generate revenue by misusing personal details. Therefore, the presence of an information-tracking app such as VidSqaure on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly advise you to eliminate this adware from your computer immediately.
|Name||Ads by VidSqaure|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate Ads by VidSqaure our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
VidSqaure is very similar to Counterflix, DNS Unlocker, Ghostify, and a number of other bogus applications. Adware delivers fake promises to provide functions to supposedly enhance users' web browsing experience, however, these claims are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. The only purpose of adware is to generate revenue for the developers and provides no significant value for regular users. Apps such as VidSqaure simply collect personally identifiable information and deliver intrusive online advertisements.
How did VidSqaure install on my computer?
VidSqaure has an official download website, however, developers also distribute this PUP using a deceptive software marketing method called "bundling". Therefore, users often install VidSqaure inadvertently without their consent. Research shows that users often rush and skip most/all of the download and installation steps. Aware of this, developers hide bundled programs within the "Custom/Advanced" settings of these procedures. By rushing and skipping steps, users expose their systems to risk of various infections.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of PUPs such as VidSqaure can be prevented by closely analyzing the download/installation processes and opting-out of all additionally-included programs. Select the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings, observe each step, and decline all offers to download/install third party software. Be aware that bundled programs are often rogue and, thus, should never be installed.
Vidsqaure adware installer setup:
Screenshot of Vidsqaure application:
Intrusive online advertisements generated by this adware (most commonly marked as 'Ad by Vidsqaure' or 'Powered by Vidsqaure'):
Instant automatic removal of Ads by VidSqaure:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Ads by VidSqaure. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is VidSqaure?
- STEP 1. Uninstall VidSqaure application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove VidSqaure adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove VidSqaure ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by VidSqaure' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove VidSqaure extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
VidSqaure adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "VidSqaurE", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes VidSqaure ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove VidSqaure adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, VidSqaure did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by vidsqaure, 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 the 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by vidsqaure, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by vidsqaure removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by vidsqaure from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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