Are you harassed by pop-up ads from Tube Dimmer? This article will provide you with the step-by-step removal guide on how to get rid of these annoying pop-up ads from Tube Dimmer. Please read more.
Tube Dimmer Browser Extension
Tube Dimmer is a free browser extension claiming changes your viewing experience on your favorite websites in a completely new way by dimming the lights. However, it does more than that—exhibiting malicious traits after you install it and making your PC in an unsafe state.
❶ Inject lots of ads into your web browser after hijacking your browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
❷ Access your data on all websites and your tabs as well as browsing activity. As a result, you may suffer from credit theft and identity theft, etc.
❸ Install optional offers such as a search toolbar that will change your default search, homepage and/or your new tab page onto your PC via bundling during the installation sneakily.
Tube Dimmer is defined as adware and PUP by experts that generates ads and infiltrates computer without knowledge and permission.
Most often, the Tube Dimmer gets access into users’ computers bundled with the freeware or other downloads from the internet. It lurks in the background of such downloads and installs on users’ PC successfully because of their carelessness. As an option with the check box that has already been ticked, Tube Dimmer enables most of users to regard it as a legal part of downloads. So People including you may click “next” after “next” to install these downloads and let Tube Dimmer slip into computer. In rare circumstances, the PUP infiltrates computer by completely hiding in the downloads without any warning. Also, it is possible that you are misled to download it from its official website.
No matter by which way you are infected with Tube Dimmer, you’d better do the following in the future to get away from such PUP and ensure your security online.
To ensure be safe on in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs that share the common with distribution.
1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is highly recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker, or you can choose to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online to block malicious websites.
2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source
3. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.
4. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.
How to Remove Tube Dimmer Pop-up Ads
- Step 1: Uninstall Tube Dimmer from computer and optimize your PC
- Step 2: Remove Tube Dimmer browser extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
- Step 3: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker
Step 1: Uninstall Tube Dimmer from computer and optimize your PC
Please note, Tube Dimmer installs on your PC alongside different free software you download from the internet. So you are suggested to uninstall this free software. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of its pop-up ads appearing. If it’s hard for you to distinguish which one is malicious or useless, we recommended you use antivirus software Anvi Smart Defender to give your PC a full scan. For more details, please see Malware Prevention Tips.
Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.
1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.
Free version: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Pro version: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
2. After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds; and then run it.
3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove Tube Dimmer. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)
4. Please go back to Home, and click on Boost to scan junk files and invalid registry entries left in your computer; and then click Clean to optimize your PC.
Please always use the tool like Cloud System Booster to clean up the leftovers in the computer to get a clean and optimized PC environment.
—Alternative removal choice
It is available that remove Tube Dimmer through your control panel except by Anvi Uninstaller.
For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Tube Dimmer, select it and click Remove.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Tube Dimmer, select it and click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Tube Dimmer, select it and click Uninstall/Change.
After remove the all of PUPs from the control panel, please use system clean tool Cloud System Booster(Download:http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html to remove the residential junk files in your PC completely.
Step 2: Remove Tube Dimmer browser extension from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
Here we offer you 2 option to remove Tube Dimmer browser extension from your browser.
Option 1 Remove Tube Dimmer browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar
Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove Tube Dimmer browser extension one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.
1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.
Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html
Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php
2. Remove Extensions from browsers
After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click at the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select all of malicious extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.
Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab
Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon （ IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on Tube Dimmer extension and then click on Disable.
Step 3: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker
To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.
Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html
Purchase link: http://www.anvisoft.com/product/adbupgrade.php
After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.
When appearing malicious or unwanted URL, Anvi Ad Blocker will popup this window to Remind you. If you are agree to block it, please click OK; if not, please select Add to the White list to let the URL never be blocked again.
Besides, you can add malicious URLs to Black Lists to block them run and add URLs that you think aren’t annoying to White Lists to allow them to run.
Malware Prevention Tips
Due to PUP like Tube Dimmer going to computer packaged with freeware installers and other 3rd party software, it can’t be avoid that those freeware installers still carry other viruses and infections, even they can’t be removed from control panel or can’t be trace on your PC. Under this circumstance, you need use your antivirus software like Anvi Smart Defender ( download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html) to detect and remove these malicious and stubborn malware and give you a prompt protection.
Keep your disk drivers clean
After a longtime of use, your disk drives must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.
Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html
Purchase ： http://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php
After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.
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