How to remove HDtube (Virus Removal Guide)

This HDtube removal guide will help you remove the HDtube virus and uninstall malware from Windows to get rid of unwanted ads by HDtube (HDtubeV1.6V23.09) on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

What is HDtube?

HDtube (HDtubeV1.6V23.09) is adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that affects multiple internet browsers by generating targeted advertisements based off of user internet activity and history.

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If you see ads by HDtube your computer is infected with a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that will have permission to access, collect, and change browser settings and user browser data.

This potentially unwanted program, sometimes referred to as the HDtube virus; though, not technically a computer virus may also bundle with additional third-party unwanted programs, malware, and malicious traces such as non-beneficial optimization software like PC Speed Clean.

If HDtube is installed and attached to Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer, it is highly likely that additional items are also installed and will also need to be removed to stop unwanted symptoms.

How to remove HDtube (Virus Removal)

  1. Automatic Removal Guide
  2. Manual Removal Guide
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1. Automatic Removal Guide

Use the instructions below to automatically remove HDtube and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.

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6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files.

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CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings, system startup up settings, and uninstall unwanted software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted software, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual Removal Guide

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall HDtube adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

All internet browser windows must be closed before uninstalling this program.

How to uninstall HDtube

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select ‘Programs and Features’).

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2. From the Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. Search for HDtube (HDtubeV1.6V23.09) in the list of installed programs. Once the adware is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any instructions that may prompt to remove this program.

How to remove HDtube add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions below to remove HDtube add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the HDtube extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the HDtube add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the HDtube add-on and remove it if located.