The savethevideo.com redirect is a new web threat which we have received security reports about it. It is being spread using a multitude of delivery mechanisms and once it is installed on a given computer it will execute a lot of malicious actions. It can hijack data, modify system settings and deploy other threats.
|Short Description||savethevideo.com is a web page, caused by a browser hijacker. It is unwanted, because it may lead you to dangerous sites.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser may start to behave in a strange way. You may receive redirects and other types of ads and your PC’s performance may sharply decline.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by savethevideo.com redirect |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss savethevideo.com redirect.|
savethevideo.com Redirect Overview
The savethevideo.com Redirect is a newly reported malicious infection has been repoted to be used by hackers to drive various infections to web users. While it refers to a potentially safe site there are virus-infected hijackers and scripts that use it as a cover to spread viruses.
The most popular way of organizing the attack campaign is to create virus-infected plugins which are made compatible with all popular web browsers. These plugins are uploaded to various Internet sources including hacker-controlled pages, repositories and file-sharing networks. Social engineering tricks are used in order to manipulate the users into thinking that they are useful and will enhance the web browsers. To spread the savethevideo.com redirect and malware hijackers the hackers can send out email messages and hacker-controlled sites that are designed to look like legitimate notifications that have been sent by well-known companies and services.
When the hijacker is installed on a given computer it will automatically start to modify the browser settings. This is necessary in order to start a virus-infected page as soon as the browser is started. This usually includes the default home page, search engine and new tabs page. When it is opened by victims tracking cookies will be automatically installed. They are used to monitor the behavior of the victim users. Many of them will also install an information gathering module which is configured to hijack from the compromised web browsers: history, bookmarks, cache, stored credentials and etc. This can also be extended to user data and machine values.
Alternative uses for the savethevideo.com redirect include the installation of malware, popular options for web-based threats are cryptocurrency miners. They are scripts that retrieve a sequence of performance-intensive tasks. They will be run by the compromised system and reported back to the criminals. For every completed one the criminals will receive cryptocurrency assets as a reward. Other possibilities include file encrypting viruses and remote control Trojans.
We remind our readers that at any time the behavior can change and additional modules and triggers can be started.
How to REMOVE savethevideo.com
The removal of savethevideo.com may be a very tricky process, because of the fact that the unwanted program introducing this scam page may have files spread all of your hard drive. This is the main reason why we strongly advise you to follow the removal steps below. They are made so that if the problem persists after step 1 and 2, you can use a powerful anti-malware software(recommended). Be advised that security professionals often advise victims to remove this adware via an advanced anti-malware program. This will help save you significant time and will make sure that all of the persistent files and objects of savethevideo.com are fully gone from your PC.
- Guide 1: How to Remove savethevideo.com redirect from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of savethevideo.com redirect from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove savethevideo.com redirect from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase savethevideo.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall savethevideo.com redirect from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove savethevideo.com redirect from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate savethevideo.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove savethevideo.com redirect from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove savethevideo.com redirect
Step 2: Uninstall savethevideo.com redirect 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 savethevideo.com redirect 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 savethevideo.com redirect there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of savethevideo.com redirect from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall savethevideo.com redirect 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 savethevideo.com redirect 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 savethevideo.com redirect files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as savethevideo.com redirect, 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.
Remove savethevideo.com redirect 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 savethevideo.com redirect 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 savethevideo.com redirect 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 savethevideo.com redirect 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 savethevideo.com redirect will be removed.
Eliminate savethevideo.com redirect 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.