What Is Vidspcon
Vidspcon is the type of program that many refer to as adware or a browser hijacker. This software are known in the cyber-security field as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). Their main objective is to get installed on your computer and then begin to modify the preferences of your web browsers so that they can push their pesky notifications and suspicious websites that they advertise for profit. And since the whole business is made for profit, there is no telling to which risky site these ads could take you to with time. This is why, while Vidspcon is not a virus, it could be just as risky and we recommend you read this article to learn how to remove it from your computer and browsers.
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Vidspcon – What Exactly It Does
Vidspcon may be responsible to a number of problematic ads that could start showing up on your computer:
- Ad-supported results when you search something.
- Pop-up ads.
- Banner ads.
- Push notification pop-ups.
- Redirect adverts.
- Text ads, highlgihted on the sites you visit.
Showing ads is typical for apps, like Vidspcon, and another similarity is how they end up on your computer – via bundling. This means that just like other ad-supported apps, such as New Tab Explorer, Whiz Reader and Conf Search, Vidspcon could also be advertised as a “free extra” in one of the install steps of any free media player, converter app, image editor or other software freely downlaoded from the web.
One particular problem with all of those apps is they start to change the settings of your browsers, like the new tab, home and search pages. These are almost always altered to display pages, like Vidspcon one and others. The problem with this is these pages often contain trackers that may be used to determine the following information about your browsing activities:
- Which pages you have visited.
- Sites that you have bookmarked on your computer.
- The history of your web browser.
- Where you click online and your mouse movement.
There are different trackers, but generally they are of the following kinds:
- Geo-location trackers.
- LSOs (Locally Shared Objects, also known as flash cookies).
The main problem with apps, like Vidspcon are not the trackers, but the sites that are advertised. They could lead to many different third-party sites, some of which may even be risky for your computer:
- Phishing domains.
- Scammer websites.
- Redirect loop schemes of long URLs.
- Fake survey scams.
- Domains that may have viruses.
- Fraudulent tech support scams.
- Fake software download URLs.
This is why it is a good idea to focus on removing this possibly risky software from your device.
Remove Vidspcon from Your Machine
If you want Vidspcon to be effectively removed, then a good idea is to follow the steps in the guides we have created below. They are made to help you get rid of pesky applications, like in the case of Vidspcon from your browsers and your OS. For automatic and effective removal, experts do advise downloading and scanning your computer using an advanced anti-malware program. Such a software has been created with the main idea to help detect and delete any viruses, unwanted apps and trackers.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Vidspcon from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Vidspcon on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Vidspcon in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Vidspcon from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Vidspcon from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Vidspcon from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Vidspcon from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Vidspcon Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Vidspcon from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Vidspcon
Step 2: Uninstall Vidspcon 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 Vidspcon 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 Vidspcon there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Vidspcon from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Vidspcon 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 Vidspcon 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 Vidspcon files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Vidspcon, 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 Vidspcon 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 Vidspcon 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 Vidspcon 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 Vidspcon 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 Vidspcon will be removed.
Eliminate Vidspcon 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Vidspcon from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".