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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Vid Saver

Command or file name:Vid-Saver.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

Vid Saver is a browser add-on that be installed without participation of the user. Vid Saver is a very good program for users that like watching videos online, but users should be very careful, using this program, because it belongs to adware type. Every time when user will use his default search engine to find something on the web, the program, being a part of the browser, will show different advertisements at the top of the search results, forcing users to click on them. Not every link that will be shown by Vid Saver is safe, so the program can make you visit some malicious websites. If you want to use your browser as you like, then you should remove Vid Saver from your computer.


Vid Saver intrusion method

Vid Saver

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


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How to remove Vid Saver manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Vid Saver, 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 Vid Saver.

To get rid of Vid Saver, you should:

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

  • ButtonUtil.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Vid-Saver-bg.exe
  • Vid-Saver.dll
  • Vid-Saver.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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %Application Data%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gb5e8gtn.default\extensions\crossriderapp3491@crossrider.com
  • %Application Data%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_pgmfkblbflahhponhjmkcnpjinenhlnc_0
  • %Application Data%\Vid-Saver
  • %Program Files%\Vid-Saver

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

  • Key: HKCU\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\215 Apps
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Vid-Saver
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Cr_Installer
  • Key: HKCU\Software\Crossrider
  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\pgmfkblbflahhponhjmkcnpjinenhlnc
  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\pgmfkblbflahhponhjmkcnpjinenhlnc
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Vid-Saver
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{21111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
  • Key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0003491.Sandbox
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0003491.BHO
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{44444444-4444-4444-4444-440044344491}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{66666666-6666-6666-6666-660066346691}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{55555555-5555-5555-5555-550055345591}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{22222222-2222-2222-2222-220022342291}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011341191}

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 Vid Saver related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Vid Saver 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 Vid Saver 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 Vid Saver 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 Vid Saver 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 Vid Saver
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

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

Remove Vid Saver related extensions from your browsers

Vid Saver in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Vid Saver. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. 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 Vid Saver or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Vid Saver removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

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

Mozilla Firefox

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

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Vid Saver 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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation 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 Vid Saver.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Vid Saver and Vid-Saver.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: vid saver is on my machine and it does not show up in program removal on control panel

google has flagged vid saver as malicious and installation has been prevented. ive tried several methods to remove it but it has messed up my google and internet explorer help plz

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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