Updatevideos.com - How to remove?
Updatevideos.com is a browser hijacker that can affect random computer systems and make the user download some fake video player. If you got redirected to this website, you will see that it will state this player to be a recommended download. It will offer improving you browser, but in fact you will risk to download some malicious programs together with this download.
Updatedvideos.com is known to bring a bunch of adware to your system as well as useless toolbars and other hijackers. Later you will notice that your browser is not working the same way it used to. You will soon notice tons of redirections to unknown websites. Your search results will not be the same either. Usually, such programs try to advertise various sponsored websites, so they are mainly include these websites to your search results despite of your search entries. Beware that the program can pose high risk to your security because this type of applications are able to record your online activity. This means that it can even get access to your passwords.
It is highly recommended to remove Updatevideos.com hijacker as soon as you detect it on your computer. It’s a malicious program that will only bring you problems and disturb your browsing activities. Never install anything from this website if you don’t want to pose risk to your computer. Below we provide removal instructions of Updatevideos.com browser hijacker that are very helpful is you already hot this hijacker on your computer:
- Try uninstalling Updatevideos.com. You should go to Control Panel Add and Remove Programs list, locate the application there and remove it. If you do not see Updatevideos.com, use Spyhunter, it will detect any browser hijackers and adware that might have come with Updatevideos.com or might have been hidden/saved under another name. Additionally, hijackers might have installed software that prevents browser settings from being changed. Such software ranges from legitimate on to trojan – based only. Make sure you scan your PC with anti-malware programs or your browser settings might revert to hijacked ones
- Check if there is no Updatevideos.com left among browser extensions:
- For Internet Explorer: Go to “Tools” (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), -> “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Updatevideos.com and disable these entries.
- For Google Chrome: Click on the wrench or bars icon on the top right of the screen; go to “Tools”-> “Extensions”. If you see any extensions related to Updatevideos.com, click on a trash can icon next to them.
- For Mozilla Firefox: Go to “Tools” -> “Add-ons” -> “Extensions”. If you see any extensions related to Updatevideos.com, disable them.
- If your home page is still Updatevideos.com, remove it manually:
- For Internet Explorer go to Tools ->Internet Options. Remove Updatevideos.com and replace it with your preferred webpage.
- For Google Chrome click on the Customize icon -> Settings. Click Set Pages under the startup. Remove Updatevideos.com and replace it with your preferred webpage.
- For Mozilla Firefox go to Tools -> Options (or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options). Under the General tab remove Updatevideos.com and replace it with your preferred home page.
- If your search engine is still Updatevideos.com, reset it to the one you prefer:
- For Internet Explorer go to Tools -> Manage Add Ons -> .Search Providers, Select Google or Bing as default engine and remove the Updatevideos.com search engine from the list.
- For Google Chrome go to the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) -> Settings -> Manage search engines -> select a new search engine as the default one -> click X next to Updatevideos.com to remove it.
- For Mozilla Firefox, click on the search magnify glass icon near the search box, click Manage Search Engines. Remove the Updatevideos.com rom the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking Remove. Alternatively, you might have to perform these steps:
- Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page
- Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
If you did not scan your computer with Spyhunter in the first step, it is recommended to perform a full system scan after all the steps are completed. It will ensure all the remains of Updatevideos.com are removed as well as any viruses that might have infected your system while this browser hijacker was active.