What is Ultimate Video Adblocker?
Ultimate Video Adblocker is a rogue browser extension that our research team discovered while inspecting deceptive download webpages.
This piece of software is promoted as an ad-blocking tool capable of eliminating advertisements on YouTube and other popular video-hosting platforms. Instead, our analysis revealed that Ultimate Video Adblocker operates adware (displays ads).
Ultimate Video Adblocker adware overview
Adware enables the placement of third-party graphical content (various advertisements) on visited websites and/or other interfaces. It is noteworthy that advertising-supported software may require certain conditions to run intrusive advert campaigns (e.g., compatible browser/system, visits to specific websites, etc.). However, regardless of whether Ultimate Video Adblocker delivers ads - its presence endangers device and user safety.
Adware-displayed advertisements promote online scams, unreliable/harmful sites and software, and even malware. Furthermore, some intrusive adverts are capable of making stealthy downloads/installations upon being clicked.
It is pertinent to mention that any legitimate products encountered via these ads are highly unlikely to be promoted by their developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
Ultimate Video Adblocker also collects private information. Advertising-supported software usually gathers browsing and search engine histories, usernames/passwords, personally identifiable details, financial/banking data, and so forth. The collected data can then be monetized via sale to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
In summary, the presence of software like Ultimate Video Adblocker on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by Ultimate Video Adblocker|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Browser Extension(s)||Ultimate Video Adblocker|
|Supposed Functionality||Adblocker for YouTube and other video-hosting platforms.|
|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; Simple Files Downloader, Cinemate, DimScreen, and Auto Skip Ads are just some of our newest finds. This software appears legitimate and offers "advantageous" functionalities. However, these features seldom work as promised, and in most cases - they do not work at all.
How did Ultimate Video Adblocker install on my computer?
We acquired Ultimate Video Adblocker from a deceptive download webpage, and we also found that this browser extension has an "official" promotional page. Online scams are used to promote adware as well.
Most users enter these websites via redirects caused by pages using rogue advertising networks, mistyped URLs, spam browser notifications, intrusive ads, or installed adware (with browser force-opening abilities).
Additionally, intrusive advertisements distribute advertising-supported software. When clicked on, some of these adverts can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent.
Adware is also proliferated by "bundling" - packing regular program installers with unwanted/malicious additions. Download from untrustworthy sources (e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, P2P sharing networks, etc.) and rushed installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.
How to avoid installation of adware?
We strongly advise researching software and downloading only from official/verified channels. When installing, it is crucial to read terms, study possible options, and use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out of all additions.
We recommend exercising caution when browsing - as fraudulent and malicious material usually appears legitimate and innocuous. For example, intrusive ads look harmless yet redirect to questionable websites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
If you experience such advertisements and/or redirects, check the system and immediately remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Ultimate Video Adblocker, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Screenshot of Ultimate Video Adblocker adware's "official" promotional website:
Screenshots of the deceptive websites used to promote Ultimate Video Adblocker 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 Ultimate Video Adblocker?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Ultimate Video Adblocker application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Ultimate Video Adblocker ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove 'Ads by Ultimate Video Adblocker' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove Ultimate Video Adblocker extension from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Ultimate Video Adblocker 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 "Ultimate Video Adblocker", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes Ultimate Video Adblocker ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Ultimate Video Adblocker adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
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 "Ultimate Video Adblocker" and all other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by ultimate video adblocker, 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate "Ultimate Video Adblocker" and all other recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with ads by ultimate video adblocker 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 ultimate video adblocker, 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. It can decrease browsing quality and system performance. This software is also deemed to be a privacy threat since it typically has data tracking abilities. What is more, adware-delivered ads can be deceptive/malicious and cause serious issues (e.g., system infections, financial losses, etc.).
What does adware do?
Adware stands for advertising-supported software. It displays adverts on visited websites and/or other interfaces. Additionally, some types can force-open sites and gather sensitive information.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Profit primarily comes through affiliate programs for the promotion of various websites, applications, products, services, and so on. Adware developers can earn commission from ad clicks, site visits, file downloads, product purchases, service subscriptions, or similar.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Ultimate Video Adblocker adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and eliminate installed adware-type apps. It is noteworthy that manual removal (unaided by security programs) might not be effective. Since despite the software being (manually) removed - various components (files) may be left behind. Furthermore, such remnants can continue running and causing issues. Therefore, it is paramount to eliminate advertising-supported software thoroughly.