|Type||Ad-supported app, PUP|
|Short Description||The app promises users to help them view and watch videos.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements that will show up while browsing.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages (bundling) or freeware websites.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Vidzy|
Where Did Vidzy Come from?
Vidzy can be downloaded from its official website. So users could acquire it themselves. However, adware programs are known to use bundled downloads as their main means of distribution. To break it down: Vidzy is attached to installers of free applications. When you install the free application, you Vidzy will also be installed automatically. There are a few measures you can take to prevent this, however:
- Avoid any free programs from third-party distributors or from suspicious websites.
- Review all information presented in the install wizard instead of clicking Next over and over again.
- Opt for Advanced/Custom installation. This way you will be able to see whether there are any additional programs featured in the installer and decline them.
What Does Vidzy Do?
Vidzy will attach an extension to your browser as soon as it has been installed. The extension can be attached to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Once this happens, you will start getting ads whenever you browse the net. These ads can prove to be quite the nuisance. What is even worse, some of them may actually be unreliable. This is the part where your system can get in trouble.
Why Is Vidzy an Unwanted Program?
Apart from getting on your nerves, Vidzy can also expose your system to harmful content. There is no guarantee that the ads that you will be shown will lead to reliable websites. Some may very well take you to malicious ones. You do not want this to happen as your system may get infected and all of your sensitive data may get stolen. Some cyber criminals use phishing schemes. This means that they will try to trick you into sharing your sensitive information yourself. For this, they could claim that you have won some prize, for instance, and want your data.
How to Remove Vidzy from the System?
Vidzy is not known to cause problems when removing it like some adware programs do. All you need to do is go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find it, and remove it. Still, this does not mean that your system is safe. There may be more adware applications on it. There may also be malware. The best thing you can do is to acquire a reliable antimalware program. This will do the following automatically:
- Clean your system of all intruders, including infections.
Prevent unwanted programs such as adware from entering the system.
Protect the PC against malware attacks.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter