I wrote this article to help you remove Channel1vids.com. This Channel1vids.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Seeing the Channel1vids.com site all the time is a very bad sign. It means that you are infected with a browser hijacker. As you probably know, hijackers are very annoying and dangerous parasites. They sneak in your system undetected and proceed to wreak havoc. Like, the virus messes with your browsers` settings. It changes them without your permission. You are not even informed of the modification it makes. You just open your favorite browser one day only to see that everything is different. Your previous homepage is gone and the Channel1vids.com page is in its place. Your preferred search engine is replaced as well. Again, with the Channel1vids.com site. Do you know what this means? It means that from now on most of what you see as search results cannot be trusted.
The hijacker is not there to help you enhance your online experience. Of course, not. It is there to help its developers get rich at your expense. The pest floods you with questionable commercials and redirects all the time. The search results it generates also lead to shady pages. You are always at risk. And every time you click on something, the crooks make money. You are sponsoring them and you are exposing yourself to malware at the same time.
You cannot trust anything the hijacker generates. Its only goal is to make you click so the hackers gain pay-per-click revenue. Unless you want to flood your computer with more threats, stay away from all of this. Better yet, delete the infection and make this madness stop. The longer the hijacker stays, the more problems it causes. The more ads you will be forced to see. The slower your machine will get. The harder it is going to be for you to get any work done. Act now! Find where the parasite is hiding and delete it upon discovery. The sooner, the better.
However, this is not all. The hijacker also exposes your privacy to strangers. In fact, your private life is no longer private. Everything you do online is being monitored by the pest. You are being spied on. All the time. The infection has access to everything. It knows everything. It knows what you have searched for, which pages you have bookmarked, your browser history, etc. Your IPs, email addresses, usernames, passwords, online banking credentials and so on and so forth are not safe either.
The hijacker collects all the information it can and then it sends it all to the crooks behind it. Needless to say, hackers having a hold of such data is extremely dangerous. They can use it for their malicious purposes or sell it to third-parties. Either way, you lose. It is YOUR private data. It should stay private. Don’t procrastinate. Get rid of the infections immediately. To do so manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article. All you have to do is follow the steps in the exact order given.
Then, once your machine is clean, make sure it will stay clean. Get yourself a reliable anti-malware program to help you fight infections. Also, be more attentive and cautious. Parasites use your carelessness to get in. They pray for your negligence. Of course, they use tricks but in the end, it all comes down to your final word. They need your permission and they are trying to trick you into giving it.
For instance, hijackers often use bundles. Pay more attention when installing a program. Always read carefully what you agree to. Opt for the Custom settings instead of the Basic ones as they allow you to see exactly what you are allowing to enter your PC. Not only that, you are also able to deselect any extra programs which you don’t want to install. We suggest you do. Most of the time, such programs are infections and if you skip this step, they enter undisturbed. Be vigilant. This is the only way of keeping your machine infection-free.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Channel1vids.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.