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Remove Vinuser.biz (Removal Guide) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Vinuser.biz is an untrustworthy website that tries to make users agree to receive persistent advertisement pop-ups

Vinuser.biz

Vinuser.biz is a website that uses social engineering[1] to make users enable the built-in notification feature on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and other browsers. Since it is a mere scam domain, users might be redirected to it randomly (from another malicious site) or land on it due to adware[2] infection on their machines.

Adware is ad-supported software that focuses on displaying pop-ups, deals, banners, offers, coupons, and other commercial content to users in order to attract them to sponsored websites. Unfortunately, some behavior of potentially unwanted programs might lead users to possibly dangerous places on the internet – including Vinuser.biz scam site.

To remove Vinuser.biz and other suspicious site appearance on your browser, you will have to eliminate the potentially unwanted program that is hiding in your computer. On the other hand, it might be that your machine is clean, and, as long as you do not accept the notifications from Vinuser.biz to be shown, you will be safe.

Name Vinuser.biz
Type Adware, push notification virus
Infiltration  Software bundles, unsafe sites, ads
Symptoms  Redirects to suspicious sites, ads, sponsored links, changed web browser settings, etc.
Risks  Installation of other potentially unwanted software, money loss, malware infections
Termination 
  • To stop notifications, you will have to tweak web browser settings – check for instructions at the bottom section of the article
  • If your browser is leading you to scam and other suspicious sites, scan your computer with anti-malware software like Reimage Reimage Cleaner or get rid of PUPs manually

Most of the time, Vinuser.biz tries to fake a common “I am not a robot” verification practice. Allegedly, that is the only way how users will be able to view the content of the site. However, it is a lie, as as soon as users press “Allow” they will be spammed with intrusive ads not only when they navigate through the webspace but also when their computer is on – Vinuser.biz pop-ups will be displayed on the desktop.

In some other cases, users might be shown a fake video that is seemingly about to be played. And again, Vinuser.biz will ask to enable notifications. Regardless of the content, however, there is no video to be shown, and no content is hidden behind this scheme. Crooks deliberately make these sites look familiar by using familiar components (YouTube-like look of a fake video, commonly used pictures for “I am not a robot” verification,” etc.), and it is well known psychological tricks that they employ.

There are multiple scams like Vinuser.biz created of the past few years (such as Topernews.me, Newsredir.com, Rxlnd.com, and many others) as it is an effective way to monetize on ads that are displayed to the users regularly. Pop-ups that appear at any time when the machine is on might lead to other sites that are not particularly safe, and, if certain links are clicked, PUPs or even malware[3] might be installed.

Vinuser.biz push notifications
Vinuser.biz is a website that asks users to enable notifications in order to view the alleged content; once they agree, users' desktops are spammed with unwanted ads

Therefore, you should never interact with the Vinuser.biz ads or believe scams that claim your computer is infected with viruses. Nevertheless, you should also make sure that your computer is clean by either scanning it with security software like Reimage Reimage Cleaner or checking our manual Vinuser.biz removal guide below.

PUPs are distributed in software bundle packages

If you are wondering where the suspicious behavior is coming from and why would you be infected with adware, you should check programs you recently installed. This is because potentially unwanted applications mostly spread via software bundling – a notorious and deceptive marketing technique that presents users with optional applications within a singular installer.

While, initially, there is nothing wrong with suggesting users try applications for free, users often feel like they have missed something – for a reason. Additional components are often hidden with the help of small print text, pre-ticked boxes, misleading button placements, and similar tricks.

For that reason, paying attention when installing freeware or shareware is vital – most of the PUPs enter machines this way. You should never rush the installation process and check each of the installation steps carefully, un-check the pre-ticked boxes, make sure ToS and Privacy Policy is included and always opt for Advanced/Custom installation settings.

Vinuser.biz pop-ups
If adware is present on your computer, you will be often redirected to sites like Vinuser.biz

Stop Vinuser.biz pop-up ads and delete unwanted programs that might be hiding on your system

Vinuser.biz removal from your browser might require one of both of the following – eliminating an adware application that might have sneaked in into your PC without your notice or/and stopping the notifications from being shown via your browser. For the former, you can employ reputable security software and perform a full system scan – the tool should be able to detect and delete all the PUPs from your system automatically. Nevertheless, you can also remove Vinuser.biz virus with the help of your instructions below.

If you are sure that there is no adware installed on your computer, but you are still seeing Vinuser.biz notifications, you should perform the following actions on your browser to stop them:

Google Chrome

  • Click Menu and pick Settings
  • Scroll down and choose Advanced
  • Under Privacy and security, pick Site Settings and then go to Notifications
  • Vinuser.biz entry should be under Allow section
  • Select More Actions and then go for Block

Safari:

  • Click on Safari and then pick Preferences…
  • Under Websites tab, select Notifications
  • Pick Vinuser.biz and then choose Deny

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click Menu and select Options
  • Choose Privacy & Security section and then go for Notifications
  • Pick Settings – you should see Vinuser.biz entry
  • Click on the the drop-down menu and select Block
  • Save Changes

MS Edge:

  • Pick More and select Settings
  • Choose View advanced settings
  • Click on Advanced
  • Click on Manage permissions
  • Locate Vinuser.biz and turn off notifications

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To remove Vinuser.biz, follow these steps:

Eliminate Vinuser.biz from Windows systems

To remove Vinuser.biz adware from your Windows computer, proceed with the following actions:

  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 Vinuser.biz and related programs
    Here, look for Vinuser.biz 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 Vinuser.biz from Mac OS X system

Macs are not immune to infections – especially adware. If you are experiencing adware symptoms, follow these instructions:

  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 Vinuser.biz 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'

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

Delete Vinuser.biz 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, Vinuser.biz should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Vinuser.biz 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 Vinuser.biz 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 Vinuser.biz removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Vinuser.biz from Google Chrome

Because adware might have changed the settings of your Google Chrome browser, make sure you reset it:

  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 Vinuser.biz 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 Vinuser.biz removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Vinuser.biz 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 Vinuser.biz 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 Vinuser.biz removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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