Ummy Video Downloader removal instructions
What is Ummy Video Downloader?
Developers present Ummy Video Downloader as a great tool that allows users to download videos from the YouTube, RuTube, and Dailymotion websites. This application may seem legitimate and useful, however, Ummy Video Downloader is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without users' consent; 2) tracking of web browsing activity, and; 3) display of intrusive advertisements.
Immediately after infiltration, Ummy Video Downloader records information relating to browsing habits. Collected data (IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) includes personal details that are later shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These people misuse private information to generate revenue. Therefore, data tracking can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Another important issue is display of intrusive advertisements. Ummy Video Downloader delivers coupon, banners, pop-ups, and other similar ads. To achieve this, developers employ tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. The ads often conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, some might redirect to malicious sites or execute scripts that stealthily download/install malware. Therefore, even a single click can result in high-risk computer infections. You are strongly advised to uninstall Ummy Video Downloader adware immediately.
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)|
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There are dozens of adware-type applications that share similarities with Ummy Video Downloader. For example, Check And Switch, Powzip, GeoSmartDNS, and SuperSearch. All offer "useful functionality", however, these programs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than delivering any real value for regular users, PUPs such as Ummy Video Downloader deliver intrusive advertisements and gather sensitive data, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety. Claims to enable certain functions are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install.
How did Ummy Video Downloader install on my computer?
Ummy Video Downloader is free for anyone to download on its official website, however, this application often infiltrates systems without permission, since developers proliferate it using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" together with the aforementioned intrusive ads. "Bundling" is stealth installation of PUPs together with regular software. Developers hide "bundled" apps within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, many users are likely to rush these procedures and skip steps. In addition, they click various advertisements without understanding the possible consequences. This behavior often leads to inadvertent installation of PUPs such as Ummy Video Downloader - users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent system infiltration by PUPs, be very cautious when downloading/installing software and browsing the Internet in general. Carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. We recommend that you download software from official sources only, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers are monetized using the "bundling" method (promoting PUPs). Therefore, you are advised to avoid using these tools. Intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate, since developers invest time and resources into their design, however, most redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on). If you encounter these ads, immediately remove all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. The main reasons for computer infections are lack of knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with Ummy Video Downloader, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Deceptive free software installer promoting Ummi Video Downloader adware:
Official Ummi Video Downloader adware installation setup (promotes Yandex web browser):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ummy Video Downloader?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Ummy Video Downloader application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Ummy Video Downloader adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Ummy Video Downloader ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Ummy Video Downloader' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Ummy Video Downloader extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Ummy Video Downloader 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 "UmmyVideoDownloader", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Ummy Video Downloader ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Ummy Video Downloader adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Ummy Video Downloader 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 ummyvideodownloader adware, 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 "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ummyvideodownloader adware, 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ummyvideodownloader adware 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ummyvideodownloader adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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 ummyvideodownloader adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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