What is Fvideo.pro? Why does it keep popping up in the browser? How to remove unwanted programs that are causing redirects to bogus websites like Fvideo.pro from your computer?
Fvideo.pro is an invasive browser redirect that affects well-known web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer, Edge and Opera. The redirect tends to appear in a new browser tab as a result of visited bogus web page or installed unwanted program (adware, hijacker, browser extension). The goal of this nasty browser redirect is to trick you into allowing the generation of push notifications. If you want to clean your affected browser and secure your computer against future malware intrusions, you should perform a thorough Fvideo.pro redirect removal process.
|Type||Browser Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||A questionable website that interrupts browsing sessions to display deceptive offers.|
|Symptoms||Your browser is slower due to increased number of online ads. Lots of annoying pop-ups and other ads are displayed on visited websites.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Corrupted Websites|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Fvideo.pro.|
Fvideo.pro Redirect – Why Do I Have It and What Can It Do?
Two common reasons may explain why your preferred web browser keeps redirecting you to the annoying Fvideo.pro. First, it might be a shady or poorly secured website you visited. Second, it may an unnoticeably installed potentially undesired program that is causing redirects to Fvideo.pro. Such a program might have managed to sneak into your device as part of the installer of a recently installed app.
This PUPs’ spread technique is called software bundling. Unfortunately, there are many many free programs like media players, readers, drivers, etc. that deliver extra programs via their installers.
And in case that you tend to skip reading the details presented in apps’ installers, you are very likely to agree with the installation of some added extras without noticing them. To prevent this side effect and keep potentially unwanted programs away from your device, we advise you to check all information in apps’ installers. It is also recommendable that you choose the Advanced/Custom configuration step, as there you may detect the presence of added PUPs and eventually opt out their installation.
As of the Fvideo.pro redirect, it could affect all popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Safari. Once it accesses the affected browser, it generates pop-ups and other dynamic objects. Below you can see a Firefox browser affected by the redirect:
The purpose of this redirect is to convince you that you need to click the Allow notifications button in order to watch some kind of video content. However, this action of yours could endanger the overall security of your PC. Fvideo.pro is a spammy website that is part of shady advertising networks. So by subscribing to its push notifications, you allow it to generate lots of pop-up ads in the browser. The annoying ads could even appear when the affected browser is closed. So beware and better avoid any interactions with this website.
Furthermore, till Fvideo.pro redirect may be pushed by an undesired program which is running on your computer, your privacy may be violated. Oftentimes, undesired programs are designed to utilize different tracking technologies for the collection of details like:
- Visited URLs and websites
- Browser’s home page
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
Collected data may be used for the launch of another wave of annoying online advertisements. As a result of the appearance of all these ads, your affected browser may become sluggish and unresponsive.
In the event that your browser is affected by Fvideo.pro redirect, we recommend that you ensure your system is clean and secure as soon as possible.
How to Remove Fvideo.pro Redirect
In order to remove Fvideo.pro redirect along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of all present undesired programs and improve computer security, we recommend that you combine the steps. Have in mind that the names of infection files associated with this browser redirect may differ the name of the redirect.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave a comment. We will be glad to get in touch with you.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Fvideo.pro from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Fvideo.pro from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Fvideo.pro from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Fvideo.pro from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Fvideo.pro from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Fvideo.pro from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Fvideo.pro from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Fvideo.pro from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Fvideo.pro
Step 2: Uninstall Fvideo.pro 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Fvideo.pro on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Fvideo.pro there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Fvideo.pro from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Fvideo.pro and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Fvideo.pro 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Fvideo.pro files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Fvideo.pro, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Fvideo.pro 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.
Erase Fvideo.pro 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.
Uninstall Fvideo.pro 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.
Remove Fvideo.pro 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Fvideo.pro will be removed.
Eliminate Fvideo.pro 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.