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VideoStripe is categorized as adware. This potentially unwanted program fools you into approving its installation. Once you allow it in your system, it proves to be the most ungrateful house guest. For one, it commences a full-on bombardment of pop-up advertisements every time you try to use your browser. The ads will show up every single time, without fail, and the only way to stop them is if you delete the adware application altogether. Otherwise, you better get used to seeing ads “Powered by VideoStripe” constantly. And, although, they will certainly be infuriating, the ads will prove to be the least of your concerns compared to all the other issues, courtesy of VideoStripe. Spare yourself the time and energy of having to deal with this malicious and intrusive applications and its bundle of troubles. Delete it as soon as possible.
How did I get infected with?
VideoStripe resorts to the usual antics when it comes to sneaking in undetected. The program has an entire array of tricks with which to dupe you into allowing it in your computer. It is, in fact, so skilled at deception that, not only will you approve its installation, but you’ll also have no idea that you did. More often than not, VideoStripe infiltrates your system with the help of freeware as it provides possibly the easiest access point. That’s because most users pay little to no attention during the freeware install and think it’s a good idea to rush the process. They seem to believe that no harm will come to their computer if they skip reading the terms and conditions, and just agree to everything in haste. Well, they’re wrong. Their distraction and haste bring plenty of unpleasant repercussions. Some of VideoStripe’s other ways of invasion include posing as a bogus program or system update and hiding behind corrupted websites, corrupted links, and spam email attachments.
Why are these ads dangerous?
VideoStripe is an ad-supported application, which is why it bombards you with so many pop-up advertisements. The program’s entire existence relies on its ability to generate web traffic and pay-per-click revenue for the third parties behind it. Every ad, it tricks you into clicking on, is cash for these individuals. However, bear in mind that these ads are highly unreliable, and it is NOT recommended clicking on them. A single click on a single ad may result in more unwanted malware installations. Also, due to the ads’ constant appearance, your system will start to experience frequent crashes, and your computer’s performance will slow down to a crawl. And even if you think that these are issues you can live with, there is one you simply cannot ignore. VideoStripe is programmed to act as a spy and keep track of your browsing activities. Immediately after infection it starts to catalog every move you make, and once it feels it has gathered enough data, proceeds to send it to the unknown wicked people behind it. If gambling with your personal and financial information is something, you have no trouble with, that’s fine. But if you want to protect your privacy, delete VideoStripe at once.
How Can I Remove VideoStripe Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the VideoStripe infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall VideoStripe from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the VideoStripe program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove VideoStripe from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove any unknown add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove VideoStripe Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.