The VidSquare is a a malicious software from the adware family. It’s a type of unwanted programs that created to display lots of intrusive ads. Unlike viruses, the adware will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your internet browsers. This is because, the VidSquare will hijack your system, get full access to your web-browsers and can modify their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Google Chrome browser settings will be replaced, you will be redirected to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to malicious or misleading pages. For this reason, we suggest that you start the clean up of your system without a wait and thereby remove VidSquare ads from your web browsers.
The VidSquare adware virus can attack your personal computer’s web browsers such as the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Maybe you approve the idea that the pop up ads from it is just a small problem. But these annoying VidSquare ads eat machine resources. The worst is, it has the ability to gather your surfing history and personal information, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, your user data can be used for marketing purposes.
As well as unwanted browser redirects to VidSquare ads, the adware may gather your Net surfing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, web-browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and pages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or personal information theft. This is another reason why the VidSquare is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
So, if you happen to encounter unwanted VidSquare pop-up ads, then be quick and take effort to delete ad supported software related to VidSquare pop-ups sooner. Follow the tutorial below to delete VidSquare ads. Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove VidSquare ads (Virus removal guidance)
Most often adware requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team designed several removal ways which we have summarized in a detailed instructions. Therefore, if you have the intrusive VidSquare advertisements on your system and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the steps below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or reboot your PC system.
To remove VidSquare, execute the steps below:
- How to delete VidSquare ads manually
- How to remove VidSquare completely
- How to stay safe online
- How to VidSquare get installed onto system
- To sum up
How to delete VidSquare ads manually
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to get rid of the VidSquare ads from the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web-browsers.
Uninstalling the VidSquare, check the list of installed programs first
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and questionable programs, they are the ones you need to delete.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the PC system.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Remove VidSquare ads from Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is infected with VidSquare adware virus, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser application to its default settings.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed addons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete VidSquare popup advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings had been replaced by the VidSquare adware, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Delete VidSquare ads from Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox web browser is affected by VidSquare adware virus, then it may be time to perform the browser reset. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the VidSquare adware. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
How to remove VidSquare completely
If you’re not expert at computers, then we recommend to use free removal utilities listed below to remove VidSquare pop-up ads for good. The automatic method is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual solution. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic VidSquare removal is a better option.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of VidSquare
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your PC system of adware that causes multiple intrusive pop up advertisements. Moreover, the utility will allow you to remove PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and browser hijacker infections that your computer can be infected too.
- Visit the page linked below to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM). Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is finished, please close all software and open windows on your system. Next, run a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana will run and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button . Zemana program will scan through the whole PC for the VidSquare malware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your PC system. While the Zemana program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- As the scanning ends, Zemana AntiMalware will open a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected.
- Review the report and then click the “Next” button. The utility will remove ‘ad supported’ software responsible for VidSquare ads and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once the process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
Remove VidSquare “virus” with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free tool which can find adware related to VidSquare advertisements. It’s not always easy to locate all the undesired software that your computer might have picked up on the Internet. HitmanPro will scan for the ad supported software, hijacker infections and other malicious software you need to uninstall.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: December 8, 2017
Once downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to begin checking your computer for the ad-supported software related to VidSquare pop up ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. When a malware, ad-supported software or potentially unwanted programs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
When the scanning is done, HitmanPro will show you the results as shown below.
You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button. It will open a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will delete the VidSquare adware and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When finished, the tool may ask you to reboot your PC.
Remove VidSquare ads with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to remove adware and thereby get rid of VidSquare pop up advertisements. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the VidSquare adware and other security threats. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
When the system scan is finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will display a scan report. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will start to remove the VidSquare adware and other malicious software. When disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove adware, browser hijacker and other malware.
How to stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad blocking program that can block harmful, misleading and other undesired web pages. The ad blocker utility such as AdGuard is a application which basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Web.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as displayed in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups ads, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How to VidSquare get installed onto system
These days certain freeware creators bundle bundled software that could be PUPs like this adware, with a view to making some money. These are not free programs as install an unwanted apps on to your Microsoft Windows computer. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the World Wide Web, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual installation mode, disable all third-party apps.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the VidSquare adware which causes annoying advertisements. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and unwanted malicious sites) and Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC for new malicious software, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete VidSquare ads from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.