What is ZVideoSecure
ZVideoSecure is a browser extension that belongs to the Adware family. Adware is type of software designed to display unwanted ads on a computer, redirects search results to advertising web-pages and collects sensitive info for marketing purposes. ZVideoSecure can display banner advertisements, full-screen ads, popups, videos, or other varieties of online advertising. Maybe you approve the idea that the advertisements or pop ups is just a small problem. But these unwanted ads eat system resources and slow down your computer performance.
Another reason why you need to remove the ZVideoSecure adware is its online data-tracking activity. It has the ability to gather and transmit personal information without your knowledge. The adware can be used to track information about web-sites visited, web-browser and system information, and your PC system IP address.
If you would like to remove ZVideoSecure and get rid of annoying advertisements and are unable to do so, you can follow the instructions below to find and get rid of adware and any other unwanted software for free.
How does ZVideoSecure get on your device
Usually, adware gets into computers as part of a bundle with freeware, sharing files and other unsafe applications which users downloaded from the Internet. The creators of adware pays software makers for distributing adware software within their software. So, bundled applications is often included as part of the installer. In order to avoid the setup of any adware: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced setup type and disable all additional applications in which you are unsure.
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop ups, popup ads, popup virus|
|Removal||ZVideoSecure removal guide|
How to remove ZVideoSecure adware from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
Even if you’ve the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you have checked your device for malicious software and removed anything found, you need to do the guidance below. The ZVideoSecure adware removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus applications are not developed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash MS Windows. Instead we advise complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro, which are free software dedicated to scan for and delete adware. Use these utilities to ensure the ZVideoSecure adware is removed.
To remove ZVideoSecure, execute the following steps:
- Manual ZVideoSecure adware removal
- Automatic Removal of ZVideoSecure adware
- How to stay safe online
Manual ZVideoSecure adware removal
In this section of the blog post, we have posted the steps that will help to remove ZVideoSecure manually. Although compared to removal tools, this solution loses in time, but you don’t need to install anything on your computer. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed tutorial with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Microsoft Windows and web browser settings, then it’s better for you to use utilities from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Delete dubious software using Windows Control Panel
You can manually remove most nonaggressive adware by removing the program that it came with or removing the adware itself using ‘Add/Remove programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ option in Microsoft Windows Control Panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed in the figure 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 software and delete all dubious and unknown applications. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. Once you have found anything questionable that may be the ZVideoSecure adware or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely delete it from your device.
Remove ZVideoSecure adware software from Google Chrome
The adware can modify your Google Chrome settings without your knowledge. You may see an unknown web-page as your search engine or start page, additional extensions and toolbars. Reset Google Chrome web-browser will allow you to delete ZVideoSecure and reset the unwanted changes caused by adware software. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First run the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option called “Settings”.
The browser will display the settings screen. Another way to show 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 press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt as displayed in the figure below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will launch the procedure of cleaning. Once it is done, the web-browser’s settings including newtab page, startpage and search engine back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Delete ZVideoSecure adware from IE
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by an malicious software.
First, run the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer 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 personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Delete ZVideoSecure from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If Mozilla Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your web browser displays intrusive pop-up advertisements, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. It’ll save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click 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”.
Automatic Removal of ZVideoSecure adware
Many antivirus companies have developed applications that help detect adware and thereby remove ZVideoSecure from the Firefox, Microsoft Edge, IE and Google Chrome internet browsers. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to use. Your PC system can have a lot of PUPs, adware and hijackers installed at the same time, so we recommend, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after rebooting the computer, then launch your personal computer into Safe Mode and use the anti-malware utility again.
How to remove ZVideoSecure with Zemana
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is a program which is used for malicious software, adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted software removal. The program is one of the most efficient anti malware tools. It helps in malicious software removal and and defends all other types of security threats. One of the biggest advantages of using Zemana is that is easy to use and is free. Also, it constantly keeps updating its virus/malware signatures DB. Let’s see how to install and scan your PC system with Zemana in order to remove ZVideoSecure from your computer.
- Download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once you have downloaded the install file, make sure to double click on the Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. This would start the Zemana Free installation on your PC system.
- Select setup language and click ‘OK’ button.
- On the next screen ‘Setup Wizard’ simply press the ‘Next’ button and follow the prompts.
- Finally, once the installation is done, Zemana Free will open automatically. Else, if doesn’t then double-click on the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) icon on your desktop.
- Now that you have successfully install Zemana, let’s see How to use Zemana Anti-Malware to remove ZVideoSecure from your computer.
- After you have started the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), you’ll see a window as shown on the screen below, just click ‘Scan’ button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware.
- Now pay attention to the screen while Zemana AntiMalware scans your computer.
- After Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) has completed scanning your computer, you can check all items found on your personal computer. Make sure to check mark the threats that are unsafe and then click ‘Next’ button.
- Zemana may require a restart PC in order to complete the ZVideoSecure removal process.
- If you want to fully delete adware from your personal computer, then click ‘Quarantine’ icon, select all malware, adware software, PUPs and other threats and click Delete.
- Restart your PC system to complete the adware software removal procedure.
Use HitmanPro to remove ZVideoSecure adware software
In order to make sure that no more malicious folders and files linked to adware software are inside your personal computer, you must use another effective malware scanner. We advise to run HitmanPro. No installation is necessary with this utility.
Click the following link to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to run the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole computer for the ZVideoSecure adware. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC system and the speed of your personal computer. While the HitmanPro application is scanning, you may see count of objects it has identified as threat.
When the scan is finished, it will show the Scan Results as on the image below.
In order to delete all threats, simply press “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will start to remove ZVideoSecure . After that process is done, the tool may ask you to restart your personal computer.
How to delete ZVideoSecure with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
Trying to get rid of ZVideoSecure adware software can become a battle of wills between the adware infection and you. MalwareBytes AntiMalware can be a powerful ally, removing most of today’s adware, malware and PUPs with ease. Here’s how to use MalwareBytes Free will help you win.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After downloading is done, close all windows on your PC system. Further, launch the file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the Setup wizard which will allow you install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click “Get Started” button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Free application will scan through the whole device for the ZVideoSecure adware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your personal computer. While the tool is scanning, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
When the scan is done, you can check all items detected on your computer. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes will delete ZVideoSecure adware and move the selected items to the Quarantine. Once finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to get rid of browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
How to stay safe online
If you surf the Internet, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your browser against it. Download and use an ad blocking application. AdGuard is an ad blocking that can filter out lots of of the malvertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
- Download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which 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 personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block ZVideoSecure redirects, as well as other harmful 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 icon called AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Once you have removed the adware using this steps, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox will no longer show the ZVideoSecure ads when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware software, and then the best way – ask for help.
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