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Remove 123vidz.com Advertisements Completely

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123vidz.com is the web domain of an adware. The domain shows different advertisements, mostly as pop-ups and message boxes. The site provides a registration form. Completing the registration by paying money, promises access to download movies. But you download a program generating ads, instead. A browser extension causing redirects could be added to your browsers too. To remove all things related to this adware, you should read the article and follow the instructions given in its end.

Threat Summary

Name 123vidz.com
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The adware affects commonly used web browsers to display advertiseing content.
Symptoms You can see ads, such as pop-ups, pop-unders, banners and others. You can get redirects. Required financial data could be misused.
Distribution Method Freeware Installers, Bundled Packages
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123vidz.com – Distribution Methods

The primary distribution method for 123vidz.com is through third-party installs. Without knowing, you might install the unwanted software from freeware installations and bundled packages. Usually, additional components are included and chosen for installation. They are hidden, and so you can get the adware installed on your computer. To prevent that, look for a Custom or an Advanced setting in the installation setup.

123vidz.com can also distribute from untrusted website visits and clicks on adverts like pop-ups and banners. That way, the adware can extract itself on your computer. Affected are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

123vidz.com – Description

123vidz.com is an adware’s main web domain. The site claims to be a streaming site for movies. It promises access to more than a thousand movies in the case that you complete a registration form. There will be no surprise if you are asked for payment and credit card information. Any personal information is worth money on the black market. In other words, a scam you don’t want.

If your computer is affected, redirects may be a direct result side by side with lots of annoying advertisements. The browser redirects could lead to related scam sites. You can see an example of the registration page of 123vidz.com that looks like the registration page of MediaNewTab upon subscription:

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An add-on or an extension related to the 123vidz.com adware could be also set in your browsers. Extensions and add-ons might cause further redirects or display more ads, message boxes or pop-ups. The adverts could be displayed on different sites regardless if they are related to the adware. Some of the advertisements generate the following text messages inside them:

  • Ads by 123vidz.com
  • Advertisement by 123vidz.com
  • Ad by 123vidz.com
  • Powered by 123vidz.com
  • Brought to you by 123vidz.com

Redirects might generate revenue for the adware based on pay-per-click scheme. It is highly probable for you to see targeted advertising and related sites, due to the insertion of tracking cookies by the site. Advertisements connected with 123vidz.com could be all kinds – pop-ups, pop-unders, ticket discounts, banners, sliders, and many others.

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The Privacy Policy of 123vidz.com, as seen in the image above, states that the adware collects personal information about you. Some of the information would be used to target you with advertisements based on your interests.

Personal information that could be gathered from you, includes the following:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Contact preferences
  • IP address
  • Credit card information

Some of this information can be gathered from browser cookies. The policy also states that by using the 123vidz.com site, and any related services or software, your information is bound to be collected. Thus, you give your consent for data collection. All collected information can be shared with third parties. Removing this adware as soon as you can is highly recommended.

How to Remove Remove 123vidz.com Completely

To remove 123vidz.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe in future.

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How to Remove 123vidz.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove 123vidz.com

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall 123vidz.com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by 123vidz.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by 123vidz.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for 123vidz.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of 123vidz.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall 123vidz.com and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to 123vidz.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to 123vidz.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to 123vidz.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove 123vidz.com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as 123vidz.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove 123vidz.com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase 123vidz.com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall 123vidz.com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove 123vidz.com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the 123vidz.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate 123vidz.com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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