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Premium Ad Video Blocker extension Removal Guide

What is Premium Ad Video Blocker extension?

Premium Ad Video Blocker browser extension is the particular tool that claims to help with intrusive advertising content

Premium Ad Video Blocker extensionThe browser extension is creating issues with browsing online because the online content and traffic gets controlled by the PUP

PremiumAdVideoBlocker extension is the Google Chrome extension that blocks ads on video streaming websites. At least, this is the function that adware creators claim to offer for users. This is the feature that should encourage people to add this plugin to their browser. However, potentially unwanted programs[1] can trigger much more than these pop-ups or redirects on the machine. The adware-type application is controlling the online traffic and can launch additional activities, processes that aim to affect the speed and performance of the system and eventually lead to damage to the system.

Browser-based programs are not malicious nor can be called a virus, but the problem with an intruder like this can lead to malware infections. Unfortunately, these programs are developed by advertisers and can be related to other companies that lead to issues when the user is exposed to insecure content. Premium Ad Video Blocker extension is intrusive and can become annoying over time, so you should get rid of it as soon as possible, so these issues with pop-up ads and speed could stop.

Name Premium Ad Video Blocker
Type Browser extension, adware, potentially unwanted program
Issues The program causes behavior related to the speed of the internet and the performance of the machine. Exposure to third-party content can lead to issues with security and infections
Affects mainly Google Chrome browser
Distribution Freeware installations[2] and deceptive online material, misleading pages, and promotional ads create risks of getting cyber intruders
Elimination The programs designed to fight malware can find PUPs and clear these apps from the machine
Repair The system requires additional problem solving with tools like ReimageIntego that can find and repair issues created by the virus damage

Premium Ad Video Blocker browser extension is a Google Chrome extension that blocks ads on various video-streaming websites, according to promotional content that pushes the installs of the app. However, the program is not a valuable piece that mainly creates issues with the performance while running in the background.

When installed onto your browser, common symptoms of the PUP include:

  • advertisements appearing where they shouldn't be;
  • links redirecting to sites different from what you expected;
  • pop-ups appearing with the content recommending fake updates for other software;
  • other programs that may have been downloaded without your knowledge.

Premium Ad Video Blocker PUPAds and other content fills the screen when you browse online and banners, pop-ups keep you from accessing wanted materials

Major issues with unwanted applications

To track users and install more unwanted programs on their computers, this adware-type intruder can install other programs and change particular processes and activities of the device it infiltrates. Unfortunately, that includes registry entries, background processes.

You must remove the Premium Ad Video Blocker PUP and the main browser extension from the system and the machine fully, so these unwanted behavior stops. The best way to clear the machine is relying on the program designed to keep the computer system virus-free. Apps like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes can scan the system and indicate any traces of the PUP, clear these files, and possibly dangerous applications.

Of course, there is a risk of having another browser-based app besides the Premium Ad Video Blocker extension installed on the browser or the machine running the threat without your knowledge. Double-checking is recommended by various experts[3]. As well as clearing the web browser more thoroughly.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

Sometimes all the changes made by the intruder can lead to damage and setting alterations that are not easily reversed. This browser application can interfere with the performance, so if the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings.Reset Chrome 2

Cyber intruder spreading ways

Premium Ad Video Blocker browser extension is not only showing various ads, causing redirects or promotional content pushing other applications like this but also can trigger the direct installation of other apps related to third parties. The more common method of PUP distribution – promotional and deceiving content.

Adware is a program that users can install without their knowledge due to the habit of not paying enough attention. This type of PUP often comes bundled with other software, leaving you puzzled as to where it came from and what will happen if something goes wrong during installation.

Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose this issue, so there is the potential for problems in downloading your desired app or browser extension instead. Premium Ad Video Blocker ads and other related adware are distributed as shareware or freeware.

It can be installed alongside popular apps, which may take the form of a media player, game console interface plug-in, or system tools. This infection harms the web browsing experience by displaying pop-up advertising windows all over the screen while users are trying to navigate websites and the system's security.

The intruder is set out especially just so these third-party advertisements appear whenever somebody visits certain pages within an infected site and it also slows down computers significantly because this malware will consume resources from inside Task Manager. You should clear the machine to avoid additional installs beside the Premium Ad Video Blocker extension.

However, sometimes this installation is also avoidable if you choose the Custom or Advanced freeware installation options and open the list with application pre-packed. This is how users can see and choose particular applications set to get downloaded on the computer. The worst habit users on the web have is to choose recommended or quick options during various installs.

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Getting rid of Premium Ad Video Blocker extension. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Premium Ad Video Blocker extension registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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