Uninstall apps downloaded from web pages 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 many websites that offers download of videos from YouTube (even though this is illegal practice). It also uses rogue advertising networks to promote other dubious websites. Typically, web pages such as videovor[.]com open sites that promote potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) such as browser hijackers and adware-type apps. For these reasons, you should never trust or use videovor[.]com, or other websites of this type.

videovor[.]com pop-up redirects

Research shows that videovor[.]com is used to promote other dubious websites: listenmusic[.]fun and a web page that advertises a PUA called MessengerPlus Download. Note that listenmusic[.]fun is a rogue page designed to load dubious content or open two or three other rogue websites. There are many websites similar to listenmusic[.]fun online. Some examples are nomadnews[.]club and thediseasetracker[.]com. Generally, people do not visit these sites intentionally. MessengerPlus Download is a potentially unwanted app, which might serve various advertisements, operating as adware. Apps of this type serve coupons, banners, pop-ups, and surveys, and also collect information relating to users' browsing habits. Commonly, PUAs gather IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, and other data of this type. Note that some PUAs are capable of recording sensitive, personal data as well. The information might be sold third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) or misused to generate revenue in other ways. Furthermore, videovor[.]com could open sites promoting browser hijackers, which promote addresses of fake search engines by modifying browser settings and preventing users from undoing the changes made (as long as they are installed on the system). They can also collect data (as with the aforementioned adware-type apps). Commonly, web pages such as videovor[.]com open other sites that promote dubious apps and also various scam sites. For example, "Your Windows 10 Is Infected With 5 Viruses!" or "International Official Lottery". These web pages attempt to trick users into installing unwanted software, contacting scammers, or providing private, sensitive information. Therefore, never trust videovor[.]com or web pages that are promoted through it.

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 web pages that are similar to videovor[.]com include y2mate[.]guru, savethevideo[.]com and youtubetomp3[.]biz. Most contain advertisements and promote rogue websites (by opening them in new tabs or windows) that in turn promote dubious software. Remove all PUAs from the browser and computer immediately, since they can cause problems such as identity theft, issues relating to browsing safety, online privacy, etc.

How did adware install on my computer?

People often cause unwanted downloads and installations by clicking untrusted, deceptive advertisements that execute certain scripts. This situation is also caused by downloading and installing their required programs without checking settings that are included in the set-ups. PUAs are often included as 'additional offers', which can be declined through the "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings. Downloading and installing software (especially free software) without checking and changing the default settings, commonly allows additionally-included apps to infiltrate. This PUA distribution method is called "bundling".

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Files and programs should be downloaded only from official websites. Other channels are often used to distribute unwanted, malicious applications. Some examples of dubious download channels are third party downloaders, unofficial websites, free file hosting pages, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule, etc.). Third party installers are also untrusted. Do not click intrusive ads, especially if they are displayed on untrusted websites - these can open other pages of this kind or execute scripts that download or install unwanted apps. Within all software setups, decline any offers to download or install unwanted apps. This can be done through "Advanced", "Custom", or "Manual" settings. Remove any unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) installed on the 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:

Tomas Meskauskas

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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.

QR Code
Ads by videovor.com QR code
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