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Remove Vidsquare ads (Removal Instructions) - updated Nov 2019

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Vidsquare virus – adware that drops unwanted notifications while launching GTA 5 via Steam

Vidsquare virus
Vidsquare - adware that distributes via bundling or pretends to be fake flash player updates

Questions about Vidsquare ads

Vidsquare is reported as an intrusive adware program that has been appearing while playing GTA 5[1] and other games on Steam. People find the incoming notifications quite annoying as they tend to flood them constantly when starting any type of web browser app. Additionally, it appears that Vidsquare virus brings some type of PUPs named Analee and Gratia that creates windows in the Task Manager section and starts delivering sponsored adverts. Nevertheless, the same user reports that even after the elimination of this adware, his browser still struggles to operate properly and bogus processes such as lmbvstrsvc or igfxmtc (32 bit) remain running in the Task Manager and hardly discoverable by antivirus software.[2]

Name Vidsquare
Type Potentially unwanted program
Sub-type Adware app 
Similar to This adware program has been found similar to another PUP known as VidSqaure
Appearance Users reports claim that this questionable product has started producing annoying notifications while trying to play games on Steam
Processes/apps The adware program might bring other PUPs such as Analee, Gratia to the system and injects bogus processes such as lmbvstrsvc or igfxmtc (32 bit) into the Windows Task Manager
Distribution PUPs come bundled with other freeware or from unsecured networks that carry infectious hyperlinks and ads, they camouflage as fake flash player updates, etc.
Removal If you want to stop the annoying advertising and redirecting, you have to get rid of the adware first. This process can be performed by employing reliable antimalware software or by completing the step-by-step guidelines that are added to the end of this article
Repair If you have found that the adware has compromised some system files on your affected computer system, you can try repairing them with software such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner

Seeing Vidsquare ads is the sign that your computer has been infected with adware[3]. This wicked application belongs to the huge group of the potentially unwanted programs[4] that spread bundled with freeware and after infiltration starts flooding the browsers with intrusive and aggressive online advertisements. 

It seems that the adware is closely related to VidSqaure ads; however, there are many other programs like this. Talking about Vidsquare malware, it has a few unique features. First, it is capable of modifying Windows DNS[5] settings to place ads on each website you visit. Second, it integrates a suspicious toolbar above Google search results.

The line of shortcuts to 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.

The reason why we want to encourage you to start Vidsquare removal immediately is that some of these ads might lead to potentially dangerous websites. The problem with all adware programs is that they generate fake and often dangerous ads. They might be malware-laden[6] and include ransomware[7] infection or Trojans. Therefore, no matter how great ads by Vidsquare might seem, you cannot rely on them.

Vidsquare ads

Vidsquare might also relate to frequent browser slowdowns and even crashes if kept on a particular computer system for a longer time period. The intrusive ads and redirects can start overusing the energy resources such as the CPU's power too. If this happens, you might find your central processor overheating and your entire machine struggling to perform basic activities.

Furthermore, Vidsquare virus might inject questionable Registry keys and Task Manager processes to launch itself every time the computer system is turned on, avoid antivirus detection or just simply execute other potentially unwanted programs, including adware apps, browser hijackers, and similar ones.

All of these activities can be avoided if you tend to remove Vidsquare from your computer system and clean web browsers from browser helper objects. Use reliable antimalware software or the manual step-by-step guidelines that are added to the end of this article for a full cleanup process. Also, do not forget to check all browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari, and Edge.

Keep in mind that Vidsquare might perform some modifications to your web browser apps. The adware might affect one, two, or multiple browsers on your computer system. Unwanted changes are spotted on the main page and new tab URL sections. Also, the PUP might bring tracking objects such as cookies, beacons, and pixels for spying on your browsing sessions and providing you with targeted ads.

Once Vidsquare virus has been removed from your computer and you are no longer experiencing unwanted advertising/redirecting, it is time to check for possibly-compromised entries and files in your computer system. If you find some affected components, try repairing them with software such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner or any other similar system repair tool that fulfills its function and might appear helpful.

Vidsquare
Vidsquare is an adware that pushed annoying notifications during browsing sessions

Adware programs arrive unexpectedly

Most of the time, adware programs and similar PUAs come together with bundles of regular software. However, this is more likely to happen if you download your products and services from websites such as download.com, softonic.com, cnet.com, and similar sources.

Also, the installation mode plays a big role here too. If you have chosen the Quick/Recommended downloading settings, you are very likely to receive PUPs unnoticed. To fix this issue, you should change the configuration to Advanced or Custom where you will be the one in control of your downloads.

Continuously, ad-supported applications can get delivered via third-party sources that include infectious hyperlinks and adverts. Be aware of websites that come flagged as insecure to proceed with. Also, always make sure that your antivirus protection is one while browsing the Internet.

Another way for adware to end up on your computer system is through fake flash player updates. Sometimes the developers might try to camouflage their apps by providing them as rogue player upgrades. Once doubting if to update a specific app, go to its official page and check all of the recent update releases.

Get rid of Vidsquare ads from your browser

If you want to get rid of the annoying advertising and redirecting that has been caused by the adware, you should remove Vidsquare from your affected computer system first. Depending on what type of OS you are using, you have to find the app's residence location and eliminate it from there with all of the additional products that might have been brought during the PUP infiltration process.

There are two ways to succeed in the Vidsquare removal process. The automatical technique requires downloading software that will eliminate the PUP and also a tool for system repair in case the adware had managed to compromise some system files. Also, you can try deleting the adware on your own by using our below-provided guidelines that are suitable for both Windows and macOS and also web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

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To remove Vidsquare ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Vidsquare from Windows systems

To clean your Windows computer from potentially unwanted content properly, you have to carry out all of the steps that are described below

  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

To eliminate suspicious programs and files from your macOS machine, take a look at the below-provided guidelines and carry out all of the steps as required

  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)

To erase browser helper objects such as extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons from your Internet Explorer web browser, complete all of the steps 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

To ensure that Microsoft Edge is able to operate properly after the adware's appearance, carry out all the steps that are described here

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)

To delete suspicious components from your Mozilla Firefox web browser and reverse the app back to its primary position, perform all of the steps as displayed below

  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

To eliminate all adware traces from Google Chrome, you have to complete the instructions that are displayed for you here

  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

To get rid of unpleasant content from Safari and bring the browser back to its previous state, complete all of these steps as required in the instructing guide

  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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  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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