Uninstall apps downloaded from pages that are promoted by videovor.com

Also Known As: Ads by videovor.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Videovor[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is videovor[.]com?

Videovor[.]com is one of the websites that offer users to download videos from YouTube even though it is not legal. Also, it uses rogue advertising networks - it promotes various questionable websites. Typically, pages like videovor[.]com open sites that promote various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), e.g., browser hijackers, adware-type apps. These are the main reasons why neither videovor[.]com or other websites of this type should not be trusted/used.

videovor[.]com pop-up redirects

Research shows that videovor[.]com is used to promote at least to questionable websites: listenmusic[.]fun and some page which advertises PUA called MessengerPlus Download. Listenmusic[.]fun is a rogue page which is designed either to load some questionable content or open about two or three other shady websites. There is a great number of websites like listenmusic[.]fun, a couple of examples are nomadnews[.]club and thediseasetracker[.]com. As a rule, users do not visit such pages intentionally. MessengerPlus Download is a potentially unwanted app which may designed to serve various advertisements. Simply said, there is a high possibility that this app operates as adware. Apps of this type not only serve ads (e.g., coupons, banners, pop-ups, surveys) but also collect various information related to user's browsing habits. It is common that such apps gather IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, and other data of this type. It is worthwhile to mention that some PUAs are capable of recording sensitive, personal data as well. The problem is that all the gathered information could be sold third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misused to generate revenue in other ways. Furthermore, videovor[.]com may open sites promoting browser hijackers as well. Apps of this type promote addresses of fake search engines by modifying browser's settings and not allowing users to undo changes that were made by them as long as they are installed. Also, they often are designed to collect various data (like the aforementioned adware-type apps). It is common that pages like videovor[.]com open not only pages that promote questionable apps but also various scam websites. For instance, pages like "Your Windows 10 Is Infected With 5 Viruses!" or "International Official Lottery". These are the pages that are designed to trick users into installing unwanted software, contacting scammers or providing sensitive information. These are the main reason why videovor[.]com and pages that are promoted through it should not be trusted.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by videovor.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 54.38.64.248
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, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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Some more examples of pages that are quite similar to videovor[.]com are y2mate[.]guru, savethevideo[.]com and youtubetomp3[.]biz. What most of them have in common is that they contain unreliable advertisements and/or promote questionable websites by opening them in a new tab or window. Also, most of them are designed to open pages that promote questionable software. If some PUA is already installed on a browser and/or computer, then it should be uninstalled right away. Apps of this type may be the culprit behind problems like identity theft, issues related to browsing safety, online privacy, etc.

How did adware install on my computer?

Sometimes users cause unwanted downloads and/or installations by clicking untrustworthy, deceptive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts. Although, more often they cause it by downloading and/or installing various programs without checking settings that are included in their setups. It is because unwanted apps often are included in setups of other as additional offers that can be declined through their "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings. When users download or install various software (especially a free one) without changing default setup's settings, they often allow for additionally included apps to be downloaded and/or installed too. This distribution method of PUAs is called "bundling".

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Files, programs should be downloaded only from official websites. Other channels often are used to distribute unwanted, in some cases even malicious applications. Some examples of unreliable download channels are third party downloaders, unofficial websites, free file hosting pages, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule, etc.). Third party installers are untrustworthy too. Also, it is not safe to click intrusive ads, especially if they are displayed on untrustworthy websites. Quite often such ads open other pages of this kind or execute scripts that are designed to download (or even install) unwanted apps. One more way to avoid unwanted downloads, installations is to check setups for offers to download and/or install unwanted apps and decline them. As a rule, it can be done through their settings such as "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual". Additionally, there should not be any unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) installed on a browser and software of this kind installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Videovor[.]com redirects to listenmusic[.]fun (GIF):

videovor.com redirects to listenmusic.fun

Videovor[.]com redirects to MessengerPlus adware download page (GIF):

videovor.com redirects to messengerplus download website

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

videovor[.]com adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes videovor[.]com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing videovor[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing videovor[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by videovor.com, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing videovor[.]com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing videovor[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by videovor.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing videovor[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing videovor[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by videovor.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by videovor.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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About the author:

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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Ads by videovor.com QR code
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