Vaudix Virus

Also Known As: VaudiX ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Vaudix virus removal instructions

What is Vaudix?

Vaudix is a browser extension claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling media file compression, online video encoding, and other useful features. While such functionality may seem legitimate, computer users should be aware that Vaudix is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Note that many reputable antivirus and anti-malware programs detect Vaudix as a Trojan or malware. Internet users often install this browser extension inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. Developers of this add-on use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This method is legal, however, many free software 'download clients' and 'installers ' analysed do not properly disclose additional applications listed for installation together with free programs users choose to download or install.

vaudix virus

Following successful installation on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), Vaudix generates intrusive banner, pop-up, pop-under, and interstitial advertisements. Furthermore, this add-on tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, Internet service providers allocated to users' devices, web addresses of webpages visited, antivirus programs installed, and other information, which can be personally identifiable. The presence of Vaudix on your system may lead to malware infections (when clicking ads generated by this plugin) and since it tracks users' Internet browsing activity, may also result in privacy issues and identity theft. For these reasons, you are advised to eliminate Vaudix from your computer immediately.

Vaudix is similar to other potentially unwanted programs, which install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Examples include Slick Savings, FLV toolbar, and Zombie Alert. These plug-ins claim to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by adding various features, however, they only diminish browser performance and generate unwanted ads. To avoid installation of this adware, express caution when downloading and installing freeware. When downloading free programs, inspect each download step and opt-out of installion of any advertised browser plug-ins by clicking the 'decline' button. When installing free software, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal stealth installation of any bundled adware. Users who have already installed Vaudix and observe various unwanted advertisements (including DropinSavings coupons) when surfing the Internet, should use this removal guide to eliminate Vaudix adware from their Internet browsers.

Free software installer used in Vaudix adware distribution:

vaudix installer

Vaudix adware generating intrusive online ads ('provided by Vaudix'):

vaudix adware generating intrusive online ads

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Quick menu:

Vaudix virus 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.

vaudix adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Vaudix", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

At time of research, Vaudix adware installed together with other potentially unwanted applications: "LiveSupport", "Object Browser", Optimizer Pro", "SNT" (amaizingsearches.info browser hijacker), and "YoutubeAdblocker". You are advised to uninstall these programs.

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, which causes Vaudix (or dropinsavings) ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Vaudix from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing vaudix 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 "Vaudix", select this entry and click "Remove". You should also remove "Object Browser", "YoutubeAdblocker", and "SNT".

Removing vaudix from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the vaudix ads, 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 logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing vaudix from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "VauoDix" (Vaudix), select this entry and click the trash can icon. You should also remove "Keep My Opt Outs", "Object Browser", "SNT", and "YoutubeAdblocker".

Removing vaudix from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the vaudix ads, 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 logo Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing vaudix 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "VauoDiX" (Vaudix). You should also remove "Object Browser", "SNT", and "YoutubeAdblocker".

Removing vaudix from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with vaudix ads 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 logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove vaudix ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

Post a comment:
If you have additional information on vaudix ads or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.

LaborinjoRt

Thanks for the help. My mother downloaded it when watching movies, because it said above that you, and i quote: "You need to install this plugin to watch this movie".

From now on, im using ad blocker. Thanks

prakash

thanks a ton

RedCoat

with Chrome, I had this same issue. Try clicking on developer mode, in the settings-extentions tab. It gave me a location from which the extension was being loaded from, in my computer's documents. From there I deleted the folder. For me the folder's name was:

mmcndbmgijmdkhaaemoaapaibceegdkp

Hope this helps.

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