What is Fit Video Display?
Fit Video Display is a rogue browser extension that our researchers discovered while inspecting deceptive download webpages. This piece of software promises various video display related features. However, our analysis revealed that Fit Video Display operates as adware.
Fit Video Display adware overview
Advertising-supported software is designed to enable the placement of advertisements on visited websites and/or different interfaces. These adverts endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful sites and software, and even malware.
Additionally, some intrusive ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission - upon being clicked.
It is noteworthy that any genuine products encountered via these advertisements are unlikely to be promoted by their developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
It has to be mentioned that adware may require certain conditions (e.g., compatible browser/system or user geolocation, visits to specific websites, etc.) to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. However, whether Fit Video Display displays adverts or not is irrelevant - since its presence on a system endangers device/user safety regardless.
Furthermore, Fit Video Display has data tracking functionalities. Information of interest can include: browsing and search engine histories, usernames/passwords, personally identifiable details, credit card numbers, etc. The collected data can then be shared with and/or sold to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
To summarize, the presence of software like Fit Video Display on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by Fit Video Display|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Browser Extension(s)||Fit Video Display|
|Supposed Functionality||Video display modification tool|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
We have analyzed countless adware samples; Downloading Files, Ad Blocker App, and Moviety are just a few examples of our latest finds. This software appears legitimate and offers "handy" functionalities. However, these functions seldom work as promised, and in most cases - they are utterly nonoperational.
How did Fit Video Display install on my computer?
We obtained Fit Video Display from its "official" download page. In addition to such webpages, adware is also promoted on scam websites. Most users enter webpages of this kind through redirects caused by sites that use rogue advertising networks, mistyped URLs, spam browser notifications, intrusive adverts, or installed adware (with browser force-opening capabilities).
Advertising-supported software can also be bundled (packed together) with regular programs. Download from untrustworthy channels (e.g., unofficial and freeware sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc.) and rushed installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.
Intrusive advertisements proliferate adware as well. Once clicked on, some of these ads can execute scripts to perform downloads/installations without user consent.
How to avoid installation of adware?
We highly recommend researching software products and downloading from official/verified sources. Furthermore, installations must be approached with caution, e.g., by reading terms, studying possible options, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opting-out of all additions.
Another recommendation is to be vigilant when browsing since illegitimate and malicious material typically appears ordinary and harmless. For example, intrusive adverts look legitimate yet redirect to unreliable/questionable websites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
In case of encounters with such ads/redirects, inspect the system and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Fit Video Display, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Screenshot of the website used to promote Fit Video Display adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Fit Video Display?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Fit Video Display application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Fit Video Display ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove 'Ads by Fit Video Display' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove Fit Video Display extension from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Fit Video Display adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "Fit Video Display", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes Fit Video Display ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Fit Video Display adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove Fit Video Display adware using Combo Cleaner:
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 "Fit Video Display", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by fit video display, 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 plugins 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 "Fit Video Display".
Computer users who have problems with ads by fit video display 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 fit video display, 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware threatens device integrity and user safety. This software can diminish the browsing experience and system performance. It is also deemed to be a privacy threat since advertising-supported software usually has data tracking functionalities. Additionally, adware-delivered ads can be dangerous and cause severe issues (e.g., system infections, financial losses, etc.).
What does adware do?
Adware operates by enabling the placement of third-party graphical content (advertisements) on visited sites and/or other interfaces. It may also force-open websites and gather information.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware generates profit primarily by promoting content (e.g., websites, software, products, services, etc.) via affiliate programs. The developers might earn commission from ad clicks, site visits, file downloads, product purchases, service subscriptions, or similar.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Fit Video Display adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your device and eliminate installed adware-type apps. It is pertinent to mention that manual removal (unaided by security programs) might not be ideal. In some instances, even after the software itself has been (manually) removed - file leftovers remain hidden within the system. What is more, such components may continue running and causing issues. Hence, it is crucial to eliminate adware thoroughly.