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Vidzi.tv is a harbinger of bad news. The appearance of this page indicates the presence of adware. If your browser keeps getting redirected to this website, or if you get flooded with questionable pop-ups, the news is bad. An adware parasite lurks in the shadows of your OS and causes problems. Brace yourself! The sneaky invader is a complete and utter menace. It is an aggressive, ad-generating nightmare. The adware injects dozens and dozens of in-text and banner ads on every website you visit. No ad-blocking tool is powerful enough to stop the ad invasion. Even web pages that used to be ad-free get covered with coupons and discounts. The adware opens pop-ups, loads notifications, and plays video commercials. And it doesn’t stop here. It also loads third-party web pages in new tabs and windows. Do you think that ends well? The parasite is not safe. It has no filters nor security mechanisms. It displays inappropriate and deceptive content. You risk ending up in humiliating and awkward situations at best. At worst, you may find yourself in an online trap! Do not test your luck. Heed the experts’ advice: as soon as Vidzi.tv pops up, take action. Find where the adware lurks and delete it upon detection. The sooner you clean your OS, the better!
How did I get infected with?
The Vidzi.tv pop-ups appear by courtesy of adware. As for the parasite: there are myriads of adware distribution strategies. Torrents, fake updates, corrupted links, malvertising, software bundles. The parasite behind the Vidzi.tv ads uses all known tricks. It lurks in the shadows and waits for you to let your guard down. Do not make that mistake! Choose caution over carelessness. Only your actions can keep your computer secure and virus-free. Even a little extra attention can spare you an avalanche of problems. Don’t visit questionable websites. Download software from reliable (preferably official) sources only. And forget about the “Next-Next-Finish” setup strategy. More often than not, the apps we download off the Web come bundled with bonus software. If you rush, you might overlook the red flags and install unwanted bonuses. Don’t rely on your luck. No anti-virus app can protect you when you throw caution to the wind. Take the time to do your due diligence. If available, use the advanced/custom setup option. Under it, you would be able to deselect all suspicious extras. Make sure you know what you install. Read the terms and conditions before you agree to them. If you cannot spare enough time to go through the whole document, scan it with an online EULA analyzer. Opt out of the installation if you notice anything suspicious!
Why is this dangerous?
Vidzi.tv becomes your online shadow. Whether you type a search query or browse your favorite website, the adware finds a way to display it. Pop-ups, banners, and in-text ads appear out of the blue. Notifications flood your browser. Even your videos get paused for commercial breaks. That’s the nature of the adware. It uses every opportunity to interrupt you with ads. Do not discard this invader as a mere annoyance, though. There is no such thing as safe adware. The parasite behind the Vidzi.tv pop-ups is not an exception. This adware jeopardizes your privacy. It opens your browser to surveillance and targeted ads. The adware spies on you from day one. It studies your browsing habits and uses the collected data for customized advertising. This concept, of course, is not new. When a parasite provides the service, though, there are potential risks. The adware uses the gathered information, as well as sells access to it! Anyone willing to pay can use its resources. Hundreds of crooks do! They employ the adware to spread deceptive content. The crooks show you what you want to see, but when you click, bad things happen! Don’t take unnecessary risks! Protect yourself and your privacy. Remove the adware ASAP!
How to Remove Vidzi.tv virus
The Vidzi.tv infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Vidzi.tv 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: Track down Vidzi.tv in the computer memory
- Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
- Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.
- Write down the file location for later reference.
Step 2: Locate Vidzi.tv startup location
Reveal Hidden Files
- Open any folder
- Click on “Organize” button
- Choose “Folder and Search Options”
- Select the “View” tab
- Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
- Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
- Click “Apply” and “OK” button
Clean Vidzi.tv virus from the windows registry
- Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.
- A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”
- WARNING! be very careful when editing the Microsoft Windows Registry as this may render the system broken.
Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:
- and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]
- Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.
Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection
Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host
If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom. Take a look below:
STEP 3 : Clean Vidzi.tv traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Vidzi.tv by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
Step 4: Undo the damage done by Vidzi.tv
This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.
Attention! this can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for Vidzi.tv, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.
To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.
- Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
- go to Network and Internet
- then Network and Sharing Center
- then Change Adapter Settings
- Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!
You must clean all your browser shortcuts as well. To do that you need to
- Right click on the shortcut of your favorite browser and then select properties.
- in the target field remove Vidzi.tv argument and then apply the changes.
- Repeat that with the shortcuts of your other browsers.
- Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.
How to Permanently Remove Vidzi.tv Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
Please, have in mind that once you are infected with a single virus, it compromises your system and let all doors wide open for many other infections. To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.