The Video Seeker is a browser hijacker. Unlike viruses, it will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your browser. This is because that it’ll infect your PC system, get full access to your web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and be able to alter their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your browser settings will be modified, you will be redirected to unwanted sites completely, certain of which can be dangerous or misleading webpages. For this reason, we recommend that you remove Video Seeker as soon as possible and thereby restore your favorite startpage and search provider.
As mentioned above, the Video Seeker hijacker infection also alters the web-browser’s search provider. So, your web-browser, when searching something, will show a hodgepodge of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web sites and search results from the big search providers like Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a web-browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it can also lead to slowing or even freeze your internet browser.
While the Video Seeker browser hijacker infection is active, you won’t be able to revert back the Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, IE and Chrome’ settings such as search engine, newtab and startpage. If you try to set your home page to be Google, Bing or Yahoo, those settings will be automatically changed to Video Seeker with the next computer reboot. But this does not mean that you should just ignore it or get along with this fact. Because this is not the best option, due to the Video Seeker you can have problems with the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, undesired ads and even personal info theft.
So, if you happen to encounter intrusive Video Seeker redirect, then be quick and take effort to get rid of hijacker that causes browsers to display unwanted Video Seeker page ASAP. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to get rid of Video Seeker search. Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove Video Seeker from Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
The Video Seeker is a hijacker that you might have difficulty in removing it from your computer. Luckily, you’ve found the effective removal guide in this blog post. Both the manual removal solution and the automatic removal solution will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you have any questions or need help then type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your browser or reboot your personal computer.
To remove Video Seeker, perform the following steps:
- Manual Video Seeker homepage removal
- How to get rid of Video Seeker redirect with freeware
- How to block Video Seeker
- Why has my startpage and search provider changed to Video Seeker?
- Finish words
Manual Video Seeker homepage removal
Most common hijackers may be deleted without any antivirus apps. The manual browser hijacker infection removal is few simple steps that will teach you how to remove the Video Seeker start page.
Delete potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted programs, ‘ad supported’ software and browser hijacker can be removed using the Add/Remove programs tool that is located in the Windows Control Panel. So, if you are using any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all questionable and unknown apps. We advise to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. When you have found anything dubious that may be the hijacker infection which cause Video Seeker webpage to appear or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your system.
Remove Video Seeker from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as new tab page, search provider and startpage to their original settings. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, press the Help button () as displayed in the following example.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker infection that responsible for browser redirect to the undesired Video Seeker web site. After, it is complete, press the “Finish” button.
Delete Video Seeker search from Internet Explorer
If you find that IE internet browser settings such as startpage, new tab and search engine had been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser process.
First, run the IE, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove hijacker infection responsible for Video Seeker , disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like search provider by default, home page and new tab to default state.
Get rid of Video Seeker search from Chrome
Another method to remove Video Seeker from Chrome is Reset Chrome settings. This will disable malicious addons and reset Google Chrome settings including new tab, search engine and startpage to default values. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First start the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Another method to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation prompt as displayed in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the procedure of cleaning. After it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including search engine by default, new tab and start page back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
How to get rid of Video Seeker redirect with freeware
If you’re not expert at computer technology, then we suggest to run free removal utilities listed below to delete Video Seeker start page for good. The automatic way 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 Video Seeker removal is a better option.
Scan and clean your computer of Video Seeker with Zemana
Zemana Free is a tool which can remove adware, PUPs, browser hijackers and other malware from your personal computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Now you can setup and use Zemana AntiMalware to remove Video Seeker redirect from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) installation package named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Run the setup package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your personal computer.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is finished, this malicious software removal tool will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to detect hijacker which cause a redirect to Video Seeker site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the Zemana Anti-Malware is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified either as being malware.
After Zemana has finished scanning, Zemana Free will prepare a list of unwanted applications ad-supported software. When you’re ready, press “Next” button.
The Zemana will start to remove Video Seeker hijacker infection and other browser’s harmful add-ons. Once finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine to make the change take effect.
Remove Video Seeker redirect from web browsers with HitmanPro
The HitmanPro tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of browser hijacker responsible for modifying your web browser settings to Video Seeker, malicious software, PUPs and adware from computer (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby revert back internet browsers default settings (home page, search engine by default and new tab). HitmanPro is powerful enough to search for and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download HitmanPro on your personal computer by clicking on the link below.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- Once the download is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is launched, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker responsible for modifying your browser settings to Video Seeker. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro utility is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- As the scanning ends, HitmanPro will display you the results. You may delete items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Remove Video Seeker redirect with Malwarebytes
Manual Video Seeker search removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker can be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of browser hijacker infection. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that reroutes your web browser to undesired Video Seeker web site. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
When the scan is finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will open a list of all items found by the scan. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will begin to delete Video Seeker browser hijacker and other browser’s harmful extensions. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to delete adware, hijacker infection and other malware.
How to block Video Seeker
The AdGuard is a very good ad-blocker program for the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of undesired advertisements, popunders, pop ups, intrusive newtabs, and even full page ads and website overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop the Video Seeker redirect automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown 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 instructions as shown on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up advertisements, webpages like Video Seeker, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Why has my startpage and search provider changed to Video Seeker?
The browser hijacker is usually come bundled with free applications and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your PC. This happens especially when you are installing a freeware. The program install package tricks you into accepting the installation of third party programs, that you do not really want. Moreover, some paid programs can also install optional software that you don’t want! Therefore, always download free programs and paid software from reputable download web-pages. Use ONLY custom or manual install option and never blindly press Next button.
After completing the step-by-step guidance outlined above, your PC should be free from hijacker which redirects your internet browser to annoying Video Seeker webpage and other malicious software. The MS Edge, Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox will no longer show intrusive Video Seeker webpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help here.