What is Video Explorer?
According to experienced security experts, Video Explorer is a potentially unwanted program (browser extension) belonging to the group of Browser hijackers. A browser hijacker is a part of software whose motive is to generate revenue for its developer. It have various methods of earning by displaying ads forcibly to its victims. Browser hijackers can display unwanted advertisements, alter the victim’s internet browser search provider and home page, or redirect the victim’s browser to unwanted web-sites. Below we are discussing ways which are very effective in removing browser hijackers. The step-by-step guide will also help you to get rid of Video Explorer from your web browser.
Most often, browser hijackers promote fake search providers by setting their address as the default search provider. In this case, the Video Explorer hijacker installs tailsearch.com as a search engine. This means that users whose web browser is infected with the hijacker are forced to visit tailsearch.com each time they search in the World Wide Web, open a new window or tab. And since tailsearch.com is not a real search engine and does not have the ability to find the information users need, this web-page redirects the user’s internet browser to Bing, Google or Yahoo search engine.
As well as unwanted web browser redirects to tailsearch.com, Video Explorer can collect your Internet surfing activity by saving internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP), IP addresses, URLs visited and webpages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or privacy data theft. This is another reason why Video Explorer should be removed immediately.
So, if you happen to encounter a browser hijacker or other such problem, then be quick and take effort to remove the browser hijacker as soon as possible. Follow the few simple steps below to get rid of Video Explorer. Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
How can a browser hijacker get on your PC system
|Type||search provider hijacker, redirect virus, startpage hijacker, PUP, browser hijacker|
|Affected Browser Settings||startpage, new tab page URL, search provider|
|Distribution||malicious pop-up ads, free programs setup files, fake software updaters|
|Symptoms||You experience tons of of unwanted advertising pop ups. Your browser is redirected to websites you did not want. New entries appear in your Programs folder. An unexpected browser extension appears in your web-browser. Your web browser home page has modified and you are unable to modify it back.|
|Removal||Video Explorer removal guide|
How to remove Video Explorer from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
Without a doubt, the browser hijacker is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this malware. To remove this browser hijacker, you can use the manual removal instructions that are given below or free malware removal tools such as Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro (all are free). We suggest you use automatic removal way which will help you to get rid of Video Explorer hijacker easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in personal computer or in the case where browser hijacker is not removed automatically. Read it once, after doing so, please bookmark this page (or open it on your smartphone) as you may need to shut down your internet browser or restart your PC.
To remove Video Explorer, use the steps below:
- How to manually delete Video Explorer
- Automatic Removal of Video Explorer
- How to stop Video Explorer redirect
How to manually delete Video Explorer
The useful removal instructions for the Video Explorer browser hijacker. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete the browser hijacker let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete suspicious applications using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the personal computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the IE, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge from pop-up ads hijackers and so on.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Remove Video Explorer browser hijacker from web browsers
Unwanted Video Explorer redirects or other symptoms of browser hijacker in your internet browser is a good reason to locate and remove malicious extensions. This is an easy method to recover browsers settings and not lose any important information.
|Google Chrome||Mozilla Firefox|
You can also try to delete Video Explorer browser hijacker by reset Google Chrome settings.
If you are still experiencing issues with Video Explorer hijacker removal, you need to reset Firefox browser.
Another way to get rid of Video Explorer browser hijacker from IE is reset Internet Explorer settings.
Automatic Removal of Video Explorer
Is your MS Windows PC system infected by browser hijacker? Then don’t worry, in the following instructions, we’re sharing best malicious software removal utilities that can remove Video Explorer from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and your PC.
Run Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to delete Video Explorer browser hijacker
You can download and use the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) for free. This anti-malware utility will scan all the registry keys and files in your computer along with the system settings and web-browser extensions. If it finds any malware, adware or harmful add-on that is related to the Video Explorer browser hijacker then the Zemana Anti-Malware will remove them from your PC system completely.
- Download Zemana Anti Malware on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once you have downloaded the installation file, make sure to double click on the Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. This would start the Zemana Free setup on your PC system.
- Select installation language and press ‘OK’ button.
- On the next screen ‘Setup Wizard’ simply click the ‘Next’ button and follow the prompts.
- Finally, once the installation is finished, Zemana will start automatically. Else, if doesn’t then double-click on the Zemana Free icon on your desktop.
- Now that you have successfully install Zemana Free, let’s see How to use Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Video Explorer hijacker from your computer.
- After you have started the Zemana Anti Malware, you’ll see a window as displayed in the following example, just press ‘Scan’ button to begin checking your PC system for the browser hijacker.
- Now pay attention to the screen while Zemana scans your personal computer.
- When the system scan is complete, Zemana Anti Malware will display you the results. When you are ready, click ‘Next’ button.
- Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) may require a reboot personal computer in order to complete the Video Explorer hijacker removal process.
- If you want to fully delete hijacker from your device, then press ‘Quarantine’ icon, select all malware, adware software, potentially unwanted applications and other threats and click Delete.
- Reboot your computer to complete the browser hijacker removal procedure.
Delete Video Explorer browser hijacker from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a portable utility which scans for and uninstalls undesired software such as browser hijackers, adware software, toolbars, other browser add-ons and other malicious software. It scans your device for Video Explorer browser hijacker and prepares a list of items marked for removal. Hitman Pro will only remove those unwanted programs that you wish to be removed.
- Download HitmanPro on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- After downloading is complete, start the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, press the “Next” to search for Video Explorer hijacker. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your device. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted apps are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
- Once finished, you will be displayed the list of all detected items on your PC system. In order to delete all items, simply press “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Use MalwareBytes to delete Video Explorer hijacker
We suggest using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware. You may download and install MalwareBytes Free to scan for and remove Video Explorer hijacker from your computer. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically detects and removes all threats present on the personal computer.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is complete, close all windows on your PC system. Further, run the file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the Setup wizard that will allow you install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, press “Get Started” button. Then MalwareBytes Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan” button for scanning your personal computer for the Video Explorer browser hijacker. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) application is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When the scan is finished, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will create a list of unwanted software and browser hijacker. When you are ready, click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will remove Video Explorer browser hijacker and move the selected threats to the Quarantine. When that process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your device. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to delete hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
How to stop Video Explorer redirect
If you surf the World Wide Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and run an ad blocking program. AdGuard is an ad-blocking which can filter out a ton of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
First, visit the following page, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is complete, you will see a window similar to the one below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop Video Explorer redirects, as well as block malicious and misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the Video Explorer hijacker. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijackers and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop ups and malicious web pages). Moreover, to prevent any browser hijacker, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to look for PUPs.
If you need more help with Video Explorer related issues, go to here.