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* What is DamnVid

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* Remove DamnVid manually

* Uninstall DamnVid from Windows 10

* Uninstall DamnVid from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall DamnVid from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: MEDIUM

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

DamnVid is a free application to download and convert videos from video sharing websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Veoh, Metacafe. Gets bundled with advertising browser add-ons.

DamnVid intrusion method


DamnVid installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (DamnVid). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. DamnVid copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is DamnVid.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name DamnVid and value DamnVid.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name DamnVid.exe or DamnVid. Also, it can create folder with name DamnVid under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation DamnVid starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove DamnVid immediately.

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How to remove DamnVid manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with DamnVid, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by DamnVid.

To get rid of DamnVid, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • damnvid.ini
  • damnvid.log
  • DamnVid.lnk
  • Uninstall.lnk
  • ffmpeg.exe
  • SDL.dll
  • taskkill.exe
  • bz2.pyd
  • !readme.txt
  • conf.ini
  • preferences.damnvid
  • Crypto.Cipher.AES.pyd
  • DamnVid.exe
  • DamnVid.exe.manifest
  • gdiplus.dll
  • msvcp71.dll
  • MSVCR71.dll
  • pyexpat.pyd
  • python25.dll
  • pywintypes25.dll
  • unicows.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe
  • wxbase28uh_net_vc.dll
  • wxbase28uh_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28uh_adv_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28uh_core_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28uh_html_vc.dll
  • _ctypes.pyd
  • _elementtree.pyd
  • _hashlib.pyd
  • _socket.pyd
  • _ssl.pyd

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %APPDATA%\DamnVid\
  • %PROGRAMS%\DamnVid\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKCU\Software\HandyInstaller
  • Key: HKCU\Software\DamnVid
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\HandyInstaller
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HandyUpdater
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DamnVid
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\DamnVid.file\Shell\Open\Command
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\DamnVid.file\Shell\Open
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\DamnVid.file\Shell
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\DamnVid.file\DefaultIcon
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\DamnVid.file
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\.damnvid

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall DamnVid related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for DamnVid entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If DamnVid won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find DamnVid under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate DamnVid or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find DamnVid

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find DamnVid related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like DamnVid are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like DamnVid.

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