According to computer security researchers, Avideo.pro is a web-page that uses social engineering to mislead computer users into signing up for its browser notification spam that go directly to the desktop or the web-browser. This website states that you must subscribe to notifications in order to confirm that you are 18+, verify that you are not a robot, access the content of the web-page, watch a video, connect to the Internet, enable Flash Player, download a file, and so on.
If click on the ‘Allow’, the Avideo.pro web-page gets your permission to send spam notifications in form of popup adverts in the right bottom corner of the desktop. The devs behind Avideo.pro use these push notifications to bypass protection against pop-ups in the browser and therefore display a ton of unwanted adverts. These advertisements are used to promote suspicious browser add-ons, fake prizes scams, fake downloads, and adult web pages.
If you are getting browser notification spam, you can delete Avideo.pro subscription by going into your web-browser’s settings and following the Avideo.pro removal guide below. Once you remove Avideo.pro subscription, the spam notifications will no longer display on your screen.
Where the Avideo.pro pop ups comes from
Security specialists have determined that users are rerouted to Avideo.pro by adware software or from shady advertisements. Adware software is form of malware that can cause problems for your machine. It can generate numerous additional pop up, banner, pop-under and in-text link ads flooding on your web browser; gather your personal information such as login details, online searches, etc; run in the background and drag down your personal computer running speed; give more chances for other adware software, PUPs even malicious software to get on your PC system.
Adware is usually gets on your machine along with freeware and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your personal computer. This happens especially when you are installing a free programs. The application installation package tricks you into accepting the install of optional applications, that you don’t really want. Moreover, certain paid applications can also install additional programs which you do not want! Therefore, always download free software and paid software from reputable download web-pages. Use ONLY custom or manual install type and never blindly click Next button.
|Type||push notifications ads, pop up ads, popups, pop up virus|
|Distribution||adware softwares, social engineering attack, PUPs, shady pop up ads|
|Removal||Avideo.pro removal guide|
Computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the step-by-step tutorial which allow users remove Avideo.pro advertisements for free.
How to Remove Avideo.pro pop ups (removal guidance)
There are several steps to uninstalling the adware responsible for Avideo.pro pop-up ads, because it installs itself so deeply into MS Windows. You need to delete all suspicious and unknown software, then remove malicious plugins from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and other browsers you’ve installed. Finally, you need to reset your browser settings to delete any changes the adware software has made, and then scan your computer with Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro to ensure the adware is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Avideo.pro pop ups, complete the steps below:
- How to get rid of Avideo.pro ads without any software
- How to remove Avideo.pro pop ups automatically
- How to stop Avideo.pro popup ads
- To sum up
How to get rid of Avideo.pro ads without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Avideo.pro pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. If you do not want to delete adware in the manually due to the fact that you are not skilled at computer, then you can use free removal utilities listed below.
Remove recently added potentially unwanted software
In order to get rid of potentially unwanted apps such as this adware, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a apps that you do not use, then removing them off will increase your personal computer start up time and speed dramatically.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click 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 open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove Avideo.pro notifications from web browsers
If you have allowed the Avideo.pro spam notifications, you might notice that this web page sending requests, and it can become annoying. To better control your computer, here’s how to remove Avideo.pro push notifications from your internet browser.
Remove Avideo.pro pop ups from Chrome
Annoying Avideo.pro advertisements or other symptom of having adware in your browser is a good reason to reset Google Chrome. This is an easy method to restore the Google Chrome settings and not lose any important information.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like the one below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Avideo.pro pop-up ads from IE
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web browser, which installed by an malware.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer 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 restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware related to the Avideo.pro pop ups, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as startpage, newtab page and search provider to default state.
Get rid of Avideo.pro from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
The Firefox reset will delete redirections to unwanted Avideo.pro web page, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It will keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to remove Avideo.pro pop ups automatically
Anti Malware software differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus software and so on. We recommend you run the following free applications: Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes and Hitman Pro. Each of these programs has all of needed features, but most importantly, they have the ability to identify the adware and delete Avideo.pro advertisements from the IE, Google Chrome, MS Edge and Firefox.
How to remove Avideo.pro popup advertisements with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
Zemana is an extremely fast tool to delete Avideo.pro advertisements from the Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It also removes malware and adware software from your PC. It improves your system’s performance by removing potentially unwanted apps.
Now you can set up and use Zemana to remove Avideo.pro advertisements from your browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this tool on your computer.
During setup you can change certain settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the adware that causes intrusive Avideo.pro popup ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. When a malicious software, adware software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the scan is complete, you will be displayed the list of all found threats on your PC. All detected threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware software related to the Avideo.pro popups and add threats to the Quarantine. After the cleaning process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.
Remove Avideo.pro advertisements and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a completely free (30 day trial) utility. You don’t need expensive solutions to delete adware software responsible for Avideo.pro pop ups and other unsafe programs. HitmanPro will remove all the undesired software like adware software and hijackers for free.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the downloading process is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” . HitmanPro utility will start scanning the whole machine to find out adware which causes undesired Avideo.pro popup advertisements. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your machine and the speed of your PC. During the scan Hitman Pro will detect threats present on your computer.
As the scanning ends, Hitman Pro will show a list of detected items like below.
Review the report and then click “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will begin to remove adware software that cause undesired Avideo.pro popup advertisements. After disinfection is complete, the utility may ask you to restart your PC.
Run MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove Avideo.pro ads
Manual Avideo.pro pop-ups removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not fully removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes that are completely free your PC of adware. Moreover, the free application will help you to delete malware, PUPs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
- MalwareBytes Anti Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 25, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is done, please close all software and open windows on your PC system. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Anti Malware onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will open and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the adware related to the Avideo.pro advertisements. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will display a list of found threats.
- When you are ready, click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to stop Avideo.pro popup ads
To put it simply, you need to use an ad blocking tool (AdGuard, for example). It’ll stop and protect you from all intrusive web sites like Avideo.pro, advertisements and pop ups. To be able to do that, the ad blocking program uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web-page, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad blocking program automatically uses these filters, depending on the websites you are visiting.
- Click the link below to download AdGuard. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After the downloading process is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the setup 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 start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Avideo.pro, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Once you have done the few simple steps shown above, your system should be clean from adware software that causes multiple unwanted pop-ups and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Firefox will no longer reroute you to various annoying websites similar to Avideo.pro. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware software, and then the best way – ask for help here.