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Remove Video Ads Blocker virus (Tutorial) - Easy Removal Guide

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Video Ads Blocker has more disadvantages than advantages, so you should not install it

Screenshot of Video Ads Blocker

Video Ads Blocker is a Google Chrome extension that is supposed to block ads on YouTube. The extension, developed by SISTEMA LTD, is available on; however, you should not go there and install it. It’s is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.[1]

However, this browser extension[2] might also be installed without your knowledge. It has been noticed spreading via bundling method. Thus, YoutubeAdBlock might appear on your browser after the installation of some free program.

Since then, Video Ads Blocker adware starts causing quite the opposite effects than expected. Nevertheless, it may block ads that appear before or in the middle of the YouTube video and promise not to display its own ads; security experts tell different things. After the installation, it might flood your browser with other commercial content, such as:

  • pop-ups,
  • pop-unders,
  • in-text ads,
  • banners,
  • and other types of online ads.

Typically, Video Ads Blocker virus is created to promote other browser extensions, security software and other suspicious tools that you should never agree to install. Most of the time they are useless and might cause other computer-related programs.

The authors of this free extension generate advertising-based revenue, so you should understand that they want to make as much money as possible. The only way to achieve their goal – to display a tremendous amount of aggressive ads. Keep in mind that only Video Ads Blocker removal will make them go away.

However, intrusive ads are not the only problem. According to the Video Ads Blocker’s Privacy Policy, this application might collect personal and browsing-related information. However, the company does not identify what specific information it tracks. It’s clear that your IP address and some information obtained with the help of cookies are collected and might be shared with “trusted business partners.”

We are almost sure that data tracking and sharing is necessary for advertising purposes. So, you might expect not only your browser crashing or freezing, but seeing suspicious newsletters sent directly to your inbox too. Do you want to avoid that? Then, you know what you have to do – remove Video Ads Blocker right now. The best way to do it – running system scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

The image of Video Ads Blocker virusVideo Ads Blockeris Chrome extension that is supposed to block ads on YouTube.

Browser extension might be promoted in software packages

YoutubeAdBlock, or Video Ads Blocker, has an official website ( Therefore, if you are looking for the ad-blocking application, you might encounter it. However, it’s not the only way how it spreads. Developers also apply a questionable software marketing distribution strategy – bundling.

This method allows adding PUP as an “additional download” and hiding under Quick/Recommended settings. Thus, when users install freeware or shareware using this setup, the adware enters the system without informing the user.

To avoid the unexpected appearance of this and other similar programs, you have to install programs under Advanced/Custom settings. They reveal what applications are included in the software package and allows rejecting their installation.

The extension is noticed widely spreading in the United States; however, other English-speaking users in the U.K.[3] or Australia should be aware of its negative features too.

Uninstall Video Ads Blocker virus from Chrome

If you have installed this extension from the official site, you should eliminate it as an ordinary plugin or toolbar. Just access Chrome’s extension and remove Video Ads Blocker. However, if it sneaked in a software bundle, you should take more actions.

In this case, you should check if other suspicious components were not installed without your knowledge. You can do it by following manual Video Ads Blocker removal instructions below or scanning the device with reputable anti-malware.

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To remove Video Ads Blocker virus, follow these steps:

Get rid of Video Ads Blocker from Windows systems

Check Windows OS from Video Ads Blocker, YoutubeAdBlock or similar applications.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Video Ads Blocker and related programs
    Here, look for Video Ads Blocker or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove Video Ads Blocker from Mac OS X system

If you have found this extension on Google Chrome, you have to make sure that any other apps were not installed to Mac OS X as well.

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Video Ads Blocker or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase Video Ads Blocker from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Video Ads Blocker and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Video Ads Blocker removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Video Ads Blocker virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Video Ads Blocker should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Video Ads Blocker from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Video Ads Blocker and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Video Ads Blocker removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Video Ads Blocker from Google Chrome

Check the list of extensions and remove Video Ads Blocker, YoutubeAdBlock or other suspicious Chrome extensions that may have been installed without your knowledge. Then reset the browser in order to get rid of tracking cookies.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Video Ads Blocker and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Video Ads Blocker removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Video Ads Blocker from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Video Ads Blocker or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Video Ads Blocker removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

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You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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