I wrote this article to help you remove Videobah.com. This Videobah.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Does the Videobah.com website appear much more often when you are surfing the Web? Does it interrupt your browsing activity all the time and it feels like you see it everywhere? If so, this is a clear indication that your PC has been infected with a nasty browser hijacker and showing the Videobah.com is its way to inform you of its presence. The hijacker hides behind this malicious page and uses it as a front.
Browser Hijackers are annoying and dangerous and you wouldn’t want to have one on board. And the website`s appearance is your cue to take action. Once you notice it, don’t hesitate and find where the hijacker is hiding in your system and delete it immediately. If you don’t, it will make a complete mess of it and you won`t be able to enjoy going online like before. Not to mention the security risk you will have to face if you let this pest stay. It doesn’t do you any good. On the contrary, it wrecks your PC. You don’t have even one single reason to keep it, so don’t.
The hijacker will find a way to slither into your system undetected but, once there, it won`t take you long before you know something is wrong. For starters, the Videobah.com webpage. Like I mentioned, you won`t be able to get rid of it. It will appear every time you open your browser. Also, you will notice some completely unauthorized changes in your browser settings. Like your homepage and preferred search engine, which will both be replaced by Videobah.com. However, if you think you can put up with that, wait. This is not all. With the annoying webpage come the even more annoying commercials.
The hijacker will bombards you with countless and non-stopping pop-up ads. They will appear out of the blue and take over your screen. Be careful not to click on any of them by accident because there is a high chance they hide even more dangerous cyber threats. Do not trust anything the virus generates and it will be a lot. As a result, your computer will start experiencing frequent system crashes and its performance will significantly worsen. Your online experience will never be the same until you get rid of the hijacker once and for all. However, all these issues may seem unimportant compared to the security risk you are taking and the danger the hijacker puts your private life in. If you are wondering how it does that, it spies on you.
All hijackers are designed to monitor you and all your online browsing activities. This one is no different. It has been doing all that from the second it settled in your PC. You have been spied on ever since. But the worst part is that it not only monitors you but also catalogs everything and once it decides it has enough it sends it to its authors. This means that all your private information is now shared with some crooks with highly questionable intentions. You can image what kind of problems you may have to deal with if that happens. So don’t let it. Use our removal instructions below to uninstall this pest immediately and start enjoying surfing online once again. Follow the steps in the exact order shown and your machine will be hijacker-free soon enough.
To the question “How did this hijacker infect me?” the answer is “Because you have allowed it”. These cyber infections need your permission to get in your system but they ask for it in a very sneaky way. Of course, they don’t don it straightforward. They use different kinds of invasion tactics to deceive you but, in the end, the thing they need the most is your carelessness. They use freeware, compromised links/pages, fake updates, and, of course, spam email attachments but none of these can get them in without your approval. At some point, while dealing with one of the above-mentioned tactics, the hijackers pops up the question and, in your distraction, you give it green light.
Now knowing what exactly the hijackers need to get it do your best to never give it to them again. Be more vigilant, read carefully what you are agreeing with, take your time and you will increase the chance of spotting the intruder on time.
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 Videobah.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.