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Remove Vidsquare ads (Removal Instructions) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Everything you have to know about Vidsquare ads

Seeing Vidsquare ads is the sign that your computer has been infected with adware[1]. This wicked application belongs to the huge group of the potentially unwanted programs[2] that spread bundled with freeware and after infiltration starts flooding the browsers with intrusive and aggressive online advertisements. It seems that adware is closely related to VidSqaure ads; however, there are many other programs like this. Talking about Vidsquare virus, it has few unique features. First, it is capable of modifying Windows DNS[3] settings to place ads on each website you visit. Second, it integrates a suspicious toolbar above Google search results. The line of shortcuts to the popular sites, such as Facebook, Amazon or YouTube, is labeled as “RocketTab powered by Vidsquare.” Here we want to stress out that Rocket Tab is known as a browser hijacker, so the collaboration with these developers makes this adware even shadier. Furthermore, adware displays an excessive amount of pop-ups, in-text ads, banners, and other possible types of online ads. They might be hard to avoid, so we recommend the easiest option. Remove Vidsquare from the computer and do not bother about potentially dangerous content. Elimination does not take long if you give this task for Reimage Reimage Cleaner and opt for automatic removal option.

Questions about Vidsquare ads

The reason why we want to encourage you to start Vidsquare removal immediately is that some of these ads might lead to the potentially dangerous websites. The problem with all adware programs is that they generate fake and often dangerous ads. They might be malware-laden[4] and include ransomware[5] infection or Trojans. Therefore, no matter how great ads by Vidsquare might seem, you cannot rely on them. Do not install any suggested antivirus programs, PC optimization tools or other unknown software. No matter how great online shopping deal some ads might offer, do not click on them. Also, Vidsquare redirect tendencies are worrying, and after one click you might end up on a phishing website or get scammed.

The illustration of Vidsquare ads

How can adware program get inside the computer?

Developers add Vidsquare adware to the regular software package. Hence, the program spreads as an optional component and gets inside the computer when users install software without “unpacking” it. Users rarely pay attention to software installation and often believe that they are installing a single program. However, you can never be sure what you are installing, so it’s important to choose the right installation setup. Bear in mind that Advanced or Custom settings prevent from Vidsquare hijack and other PUPs. Using this mode, you can monitor each installation step and stop unwanted applications from getting inside the system. What about other installation options? Quick, Standard or Recommended settings do not allow seeing the list of additional applications and rejecting their installation. Using this setup, you agree to install everything that might be hiding in the package. For this reason, you should not rely on this option.

Is it hard to get rid of Vidsquare ads?

Eliminating so-called Vidsquare virus is not hard. Adware-type programs are more annoying that complicated, so you can easily remove them manually. However, there’s a one tricky adware feature that you should not forget. It might install additional components, browser extensions or other suspicious apps to the computer and all installed web browsers. So, it’s not enough to remove Vidsquare ads from the PC; you should look for other components and eliminate them as well. Our team wanted to help you and make adware removal easier process, so we prepared instructions and presented them below. Have a look at them and if they do not seem too difficult, follow them. Additionally, you can go for automatic Vidsquare removal and leave this job for the reputable anti-malware program. If you chose this method, don’t forget to opt for Advanced/Custom installation mode while installing malware removal tool.

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To remove Vidsquare ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Vidsquare from Windows systems

Getting rid of Vidsquare ads might take a while, so have a close look at the instruction below and look for adware-related components on your PC. Once you find them, uninstall without consideration. Then, check all your web browsers and eliminate all suspcious entries from them too. However, if these ads keep showing up, we recommend scanning the computer with anti-malware/anti-spyware software and remove what you have missed.

  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 Vidsquare and related programs
    Here, look for Vidsquare 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 Vidsquare from Mac OS X system

  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 Vidsquare 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'

Delete Vidsquare from Internet Explorer (IE)

You may find some add-ons on Internet Explorer you don’t remember installing. Indeed, adware is capable of doing that. Remove those suspicious entries as shown below.

  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 Vidsquare 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 Vidsquare removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Vidsquare ads from Microsoft Edge

Follow this step-by-step guide below to remove all suspicious entries from Microsoft Edge that might be responsible for generating ads by Vidsquare.

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, Vidsquare should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Vidsquare from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove all extensions, plugins or tools from the Mozilla Firefox that might be related to Vidsquare or RocketTab.

  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 Vidsquare 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 Vidsquare removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Vidsquare from Google Chrome

Some of the unknown extensions might be responsible for generating Vidsquare ads. So you have to check the list of extensions and remove suspicious entries from the Google Chrome.

  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 Vidsquare 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 Vidsquare removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Vidsquare 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 Vidsquare 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 Vidsquare removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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  1. Stephany says:
    January 18th, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I cannot remove these ads….

  2. Gaby says:
    January 18th, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Thanks for software recommendations. It helped me to get rid of them!

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