Ads by Video Tile

Also Known As: Video Tile adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Video Tile removal instructions

What is Video Tile?

According to the developers (SuperWeb LLC), Video Tile significantly improves the Internet browsing experience by enabling various online shopping-related features such as comparison shopping, display of coupons, and special deals/discounts available within online stores - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Video Tile product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" By giving these fake promises, Video Tile attempts to trick users into believing that it is a legitimate and useful app. Be aware, however, that Video Tile generates ads and collects user/system data. This is an adware-type application that infiltrates systems without users’ permission.

Video Tile adware

Video Tile delivers various types of intrusive online advertisements such as interstitial, transitional, full-page, pop-up, banner, coupon, and search ads. All are displayed using a ‘virtual layer’, and thus, none originate from users' visited websites. Third party ads conceal visited web page content, and by generating them, Video Tile significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, some redirect to infectious sites - clicking them is risky and may cause high-risk adware or malware infections. Furthermore, Video Tile gathers various information relating to users' Internet browsing activity including IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc. Some of this information might contain personal details that SuperWeb LLC shares with cooperating third party companies. These companies are likely to misuse personal data to generate revenue. Thus, having Video Tile installed on your system may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly recommend that you uninstall this adware immediately.

Video Tile Privacy Policy statement regarding data collection:

We only share or sell your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe doing so is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, the Company may share your personal information with our parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies without restriction.

Video Tile is not the only application developed by SuperWeb LLC. This company has released hundreds of identical adware-type apps under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites. Although, Video Tile, Discover Treasure, Monarch Find, and Sonic Train (and all other apps developed by this company) claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience, none provide users with any real value. SuperWeb LLC aims to generate as much revenue as possible, and therefore, its products simply deliver advertisements and collect personal data.

How did Video Tile install on my computer?

This application is mostly proliferated using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Many users do not expect bogus apps to be concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By rushing the download and installation processes, and skipping the aforementioned section, users often install potentially unwanted programs. In doing so, they expose their systems to risk of further infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent installation of adware-type applications, be attentive during the download and installation processes. Each step must be closely analyzed. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Regular'. Furthermore, opt-out of any third party applications, since bundled software is mostly rogue and should never be installed.

Deceptive free software installers used in Video Tile adware distribution:

video tile adware nstaller sample 2 Delusive installer used to distribute Video Tile adware

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Quick menu:

Video Tile 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.

video tile adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

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

Remove Video Tile adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Video Tile 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 "Video Tile", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Video Tile ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the video tile adware, 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 Video Tile  ads 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 "Extensions". Locate "Video Tile", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Video Tile ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the video tile adware, 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 Video Tile 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 "Video Tile".

Removing Video Tile ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with video tile adware 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 video tile adware, 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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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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