The Video Preview is a malicious Firefox add-on from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) category. It is created for the purpose of showing a lot of advertisements without the user’s consent or permission. If you want to remove annoying advertisements, you will not succeed, because the Video Preview adware is very stubborn. Using the following guidance, you surely can remove Video Preview adware completely from your web browsers.
The Video Preview adware is created to attack your Mozilla Firefox browser. Maybe you approve the idea that the pop up ads from it is just a small problem. But these Video Preview advertisements eat computer resources. The worst is, it can be used to gather your browsing history and user data, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, user information about you can be sold to third party companies.
It is important, do not use Video Preview and don’t click on its ads, as they can lead you to harmful or misleading web-pages. The best option is to use the step-by-step tutorial posted below to free your computer of any adware and thus remove Video Preview malicious browser addon.
How to remove Video Preview adware
Fortunately, it is not hard to remove Video Preview adware that causes a large amount of unwanted advertisements. In the following tutorial, we will provide two methods to free your PC system of this ad supported software. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal way. You can select the solution that best fits you. Please follow the removal instructions below to remove Video Preview adware right now!
To remove Video Preview, perform the following steps:
- Delete Video Preview without any tools
- Scan your computer and delete Video Preview adware with free utilities
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
Delete Video Preview without any tools
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete Video Preview from the Firefox and other web-browsers.
Delete adware through the Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of applications on your personal computer and see if there are any suspicious and unknown software. If you see any, you need to uninstall them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all suspicious and unknown apps. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you have found anything questionable that may be the Video Preview adware which redirects your browser to unwanted ad web-pages or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely get rid of it from your system.
Remove Video Preview adware from Firefox
If the Firefox web-browser is re-directed to Video Preview and you want to recover the Mozilla Firefox settings back to their original state, then you should follow the step-by-step instructions below. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web 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 web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Video Preview ad supported software that causes tons of annoying popup ads. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Scan your computer and delete Video Preview adware with free utilities
The easiest solution to remove Video Preview adware is to run an antimalware application capable of detecting this Video Preview ad supported software which made to redirect your web browser to various ad pages. We advise try Zemana or another free malware remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted applications.
Get rid of Video Preview with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Video Preview ad supported software automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal utility because it can easily remove hijacker infections, PUPs, ad-supported software which redirects your browser to Video Preview web-site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana Anti Malware for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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After the download is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, open the setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana Free will automatically launch and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to detect Video Preview ‘ad supported’ software that causes lots of undesired advertisements. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti-Malware application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When the scan get finished, a list of all threats detected is produced. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will remove Video Preview ‘ad supported’ software which developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web-sites and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After the procedure is finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
Use HitmanPro to remove Video Preview adware from web browser
HitmanPro is a free program that designed to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, hijackers and adware from your computer running Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It’ll allow to look for and remove Video Preview ‘ad supported’ software that created to redirect your web browser to various ad sites, including its files, folders and registry keys.
- Download HitmanPro by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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- Once downloading is complete, start the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, press the “Next” to perform a system scan for the Video Preview adware that causes lots of intrusive advertisements. This task can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan HitmanPro will find out threats present on your machine.
- Once the scan get finished, Hitman Pro will show a list of all threats detected by the scan. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Video Preview ad-supported software
Manual Video Preview adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ‘ad supported’ software may be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of adware. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malware, PUPs, hijacker infections and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Click the following link to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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When the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown below.
When the setup starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you’ll see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Video Preview adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and popups. Depending on your PC, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When the scanning is finished, MalwareBytes will display you the results. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete Video Preview ad supported software which redirects your internet browser to annoying ad web sites and add threats to the Quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
The following video explains steps on how to get rid of hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
How to stay safe online
If you want to delete undesired ads, browser redirects and popups, then install an ad blocking program such as AdGuard. It can block Video Preview, advertisements, popups and stop web sites from tracking your online activities when using the Firefox. So, if you like surf the Net, but you don’t like undesired advertisements and want to protect your computer from malicious sites, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
- Download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
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Update: July 17, 2017
- After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block unwanted ads, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Once you have finished the steps shown above, your machine should be free from Video Preview adware and other malware. The Firefox will no longer reroute you to various intrusive web sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.