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.
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.
|Name||Ads by videovor.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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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 MessengerPlus adware download page (GIF):
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- What is videovor[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
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 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:
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 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.
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 ads by videovor.com, 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 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, 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 ads by videovor.com, 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 ads by videovor.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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