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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:TubeDimmer

Command or file name:common.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

From developers page: Tube Dimmer is a free application that allows you to turn off the lights when watching videos on your favorite websites.

TubeDimmer is adware application that adds itself as an extension to 3 major browsers - Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It inserts extra ads on various video sharing sites (mainly YouTube) and search result pages.

TubeDimmer intrusion method


TubeDimmer installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (TubeDimmer). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. TubeDimmer copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is common.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name TubeDimmer and value common.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name common.dll or TubeDimmer. Also, it can create folder with name TubeDimmer under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about TubeDimmer, please ask below. You can use programs to remove TubeDimmer from your browsers below.

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How to remove TubeDimmer manually

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

To get rid of TubeDimmer, you should:

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

  • app.dat
  • common.crx
  • common.dll
  • TubeDimmer.ico
  • Uninstall.exe
  • main.js
  • chrome.manifest
  • install.rdf
  • Uninstall.exe

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 TubeDimmer Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %COMMON_APPDATA%\TubeDimmer\
  • C:\Users\All Users\TubeDimmer\

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

  • Key:
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TubeDimmer
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{781CA792-9B6E-400B-B36F-15C097D2CA54}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2830488C-079B-45C2-88B6-AFE4EAA2DF85}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{384997EE-E3BE-49C4-9ECA-C62B7C08128A}

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 TubeDimmer Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall TubeDimmer related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for TubeDimmer 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 TubeDimmer 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 TubeDimmer Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find TubeDimmer 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 programs that can be connected with TubeDimmer 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 entries related to TubeDimmer
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find TubeDimmer related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove TubeDimmer related extensions from your browsers

TubeDimmer in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to TubeDimmer. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to TubeDimmer or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective TubeDimmer removal use TubeDimmer Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to TubeDimmer and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm TubeDimmer removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to TubeDimmer.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like TubeDimmer are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like TubeDimmer.

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with TubeDimmer and common.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: can not uninstall tub dimmer from my computer.

can not uninstall tub dimmer from my computer.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Tube dimmer slows down my computer

Tube dimmer, I deleted the extensions not to long ago, and now I see its logo in my lower right hand corner just sitting there

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Tube Dimmer

I downloaded your customized Tube Dimmer removal program but it didn't detect tHe problem. Any solution?

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: tube dimmer won't uninstall

PhotoGallery shows up in a popup. When I delete it it initially goes away and then starts to try to install again.

"The feature you are trying to use is on a netork resource that is unavailable."

"Click ok to try again or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'photogallery.msi' in the box below"

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: cannot remove tube dimmer

I thought I had uninstalled tube dimmer but it says its still running. Help!!!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: can not get tube dimmer off my computer

please call me an walk me though it 989 588 6510 please i have tryed everything

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: tube dimmer keeps running

I deleted it but it didn't come off my pc

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Tube dimmer help!

i cant get rid of it. and when i try to uninstall or end it on task manager it poof somewhere else in the same window

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: tube dimmer

please help me get rid of tube dimeer. even in safe mode it wont let me download anything to get rid of it . it is creating havok with my computer and i have tried everything to get rid of it and cant - PLEASE HELP . i dont know anything about the registry and am afraid to mess up my computer

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: trying to remove tube dimmer

i unustalled the tube dimmer but its still on my pc i want it off my pc NOW

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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