VLC Addon is a browser plugin associated with VLC Media Player. VLC Media Player and associated products have mixed reviews online. However it has been found that VLC Addon may install without user consent and bother internet users with intrusive and deceptive pop-up advertisements. Fortunately, VLC Addon adware has a very high detection ratio and reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs will detect and remove it.
VLC Addon can also be the sign of a serious computer infection because it rarely installs as a standalone object. The adware is known to bundle with other unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers, malware, and malicious files. This is why the professional internet security industry and malware analysts strongly recommend to remove VLC Addon if you find that your PC has contracted the adware.
VLC Addon adware primarily injects the webpages you visit with deceptive and targeted style advertisements. The ads it generates usually say something like Ads by VLC Addon, VLC Addon Ads, or brought by VLC Addon on them. The advertisements are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because in order to generate they will initially need to obtain access to and collect personal browsing data, including information about all the websites you visit, the things you search for online, text you input into online text fields, your browser history, and browser bookmarks. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off of your current and past browsing habits and manufactures advertisements it feels you will most likely click on.
This program is often referred to as the VLC Addon virus, but it is not technically defined as a computer virus. Even though the “VLC Addon virus” is not actually a computer virus it is still very similar to a computer virus and is a threat to your privacy. As previously stated it can also be the sign of a severe malware infection, as well as a computer virus issue. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove VLC Addon if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension, as well as to use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files that may arrive with the adware.
VLC Addon and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. VLC Addon is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that VLC Addon adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.
How to remove VLC Addon (Removal Guide)
This comprehensive VLC Addon removal guide will help you remove VLC Addon virus from your PC and get rid of ads by VLC Addon.
- How to uninstall VLC Addon
- How to remove VLC Addon virus with Malwarebytes
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How to uninstall VLC Addon
1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.
2. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
3. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.
4. Search for VLC Addon in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click VLC Addon to uninstall it.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find VLC Addon in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it.[/note]
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the VLC Addon extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the VLC Addon add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the VLC Addon extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove VLC Addon virus with Malwarebytes
1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.
3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.
4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.
[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing VLC Addon we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove VLC Addon.[/note]
VLC Addon virus removal tips
- If you do not find VLC Addon in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
- If you are still having issues removing VLC Addon you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
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