What to remove Tube Dimmer and those excessive popup ads from nowhere? Read this article to learn steps on how to get rid of Tube Dimmer pop up ads.
What is Tube Dimmer?
Tube Dimmer is an adware that displays various ads on all websites you visit. It can be installed as browser add-on across all internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. You may also see that Tube Dimmer claims to be a free browser extension that allows you to turn off the lights on your favorite websites, however, the reality is on the opposite.
Often, this Tube Dimmer comes bundled with other freeware downloaded from the Internet. It seems that it is just installed without user’s permission. However, once installed, Tube Dimmer will display various ads randomly when you are visiting webpages, like below pages:
Ads by Tube Dimmer on Youtube pages: On the top and side respectively
Abrupt pop up ads from the web page:
Tech Support pop up ads from the left at the bottom of web page if you visit some technique or computer related sites:
Besides, there are other pop up ads generated by Tube Dimmer. However, it is difficult to tell whether the ads are by Tube Dimmer because there is no hint of Tube Dimmer on the pop up advertisements. However it is sure that these ads would redirect to misleading sites.
Worse still, like many other adware, Tube Dimmer can access to your online privacy information like search habit or even account username and passwords so as to present you with more related ads. Be aware.
Therefore, for any reason Tube Dimmer seems not a good thing to keep considering your online security and smooth web browsing and video viewing. Remove Tube Dimmer upon sight.
Below is a removal guide for your referrence.
—To keep away from Tube Dimmer pop up ads, you may follow below tips:
♥ 1. Use caution when surfing online. Basically you should ensure turn on security features of your web browser (see detailed instructions to turn on security features of IE, Firefox and Chrome). Or you can also make full use of some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker (download) to block any tricky pop up ads or risky/phishing websites to trick you into downloading PUP or even malware.
♥ 2. Use caution when you do need to install some freeware from the Internet, ensure it is malware-free also with no extra bundles.
♥ 3. Pay close attention when you are installing some freeware from the Internet. Always opt for custom install instead of continuing hitting next step and finally find unwanted programs are bundled.
♥ 4. During the install, be attentive about pre-checked items. If anything unwanted or suspiciously risky, uncheck it to continue the install.
♥ 5. Chances are some PUP still installed even after you deselect it to install. Then, the last solution would be to uninstall the PUP and the bundling software.
Please note the Tube Dimmer removal would be a tricky task if you rely on its own uninstaller that leads to its reinstalls. To efficiently remove this adware, you need some tools to remove its hidden components like tracking cookies and then repair the browser setting at the same time, besides the uninstall.
How to Remove Tube Dimmer Popup Ads (Uninstall Guide)
Step 1. Remove hidden risky components of Tube Dimmer using antimalware tool
To facilitate the afterward removal and ensure the computer is clean from any hidden risky components of the infection, it is necessary to use antimalware/antivirus scan and removal. Here we use the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender as an example for demonstration purpose. You can also take a try by following below steps:
Antimalware Download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
Step 2. Remove Tube Dimmer and related PUP from computer
Choose an option you prefer to uninstall:
Tips: If you can not figure out which software is related to Tube Dimmer , it is a good idea to remove all programs installed on the date that you firstly detect the presence of search.conduit.com on your web browser.
Option 1. Automatic Uninstall
Anvi Uninstaller featured in Cloud System Booster contains a Recently Installed Tab can help you conveniently find the related PUP from recently installed program list to uninstall.
To use Anvi Uninstaller, you can follow below steps:
2. Start it and click on Toolbox at the bottom of the main screen to access where you can locate Anvi Uninstaller to Download and Run.
3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the related programs to uninstall.
Note: The related PUPs would be multiple. Ensure uninstall all PUPs related to Tube Dimmer .
Then you will see similar windows as shown below
Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.
And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
Option 2. Manually uninstall Tube Dimmer and Related PUP from Control Panel
Some adware or PUP related will install its program to the Control Panel. To remove it, you can:
For Win 8 users: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate Tube Dimmer and related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find Tube Dimmer and related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.
Note: The related PUPs would be multiple. Ensure uninstall all PUPs related to Tube Dimmer .
For Windows xp: Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find Tube Dimmer and related PUP from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.
Step 3. Remove Tube Dimmer add-on from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
Choose an option below to repair browser settings affected by Tube Dimmer and its related PUP.
Highly Recommended for users who use multiple web browsers
Option 1. Automatic Repair
Toolbar Manager featured in Cloud System Booster enables you to conveniently remove unwanted browser add-on in IE, Firefox and Chrome.
When you are on the Home screen of Cloud System, you will access to Toolbar Manager by clicking the Arrow key icon at the bottom right place.
While you are not on the home interface of Cloud System Booster, you will find it at the right column menu.
Click Scan button to scan out unwanted browser add-ons in IE, Firefox and Chrome to remove.
Please note, this toolbar manager is only for Cloud System Booster Pro version. If you interests in this, you can buy the pro version here: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
Option 2. Manual Repair
Open Google Chrome and click bars icon to navigate to toolbars and extensions, find Scorpion and other unwanted extensions to locate the item and click on the Trash can icon to remove it.
When finished, restart Chrome to check if the issue is gone.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.
On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate the Extensions tab to locate Tube Dimmer, or other unwanted add-on, and click Remove button to remove it.
Besides, you also need to check for the plugin tab on the add-on manage window, where you may also find the other unwanted plugins like Conduit and if any, make sure remove it as well.
When finished, restart the Firefox to check. That’s it.
Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on
There will open a window of Manage add-ons, where you need to locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find Tube Dimmer and related or unwanted add-on. Click the item to disable and remove.
Note: Some PUP’s inserted add-on/plugin in IE can only be removed through control Panel, that is to say, if you uninstall it from the Control Panel, this add-on will automatically disappear in IE.
Restart the Internet Explorer to check. That’s it.
Step 4. Remove key leftovers and maintain system performance
This adware uses tracking cookies or use other means to track your online search habit, in order to display more related advertisements. Thus it is necessary to remove the related browser data including its tracking cookies and browser history to prevent its survival. To do so, Cloud System Booster would be helpful. Not only will it help you automatically clean the browser data, but also it will maintain your system performance in order to return a smooth uncluttered OS.
Cloud System Booster download: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Instructions: 1. Download and install.
2. Click Disk Cleaner button on the main screen and then on the left navigator, locate the web browser like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome that you use, and then select item of removing cookies. It is recommended to select all web browsers that you have on your PC.
2. Click Home button to back on home page and click Quick Care button and the system maintenance begins.
Recommended for a slow PC→
If you want deep optimization, it is a good idea to defrag your hard disk using Anvi Ultimate Defrag:
This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html
Step 5. Block pop up ads and most malicious websites using Anvi Ad Blocker
To block malicious websites and pop up ads for safer surfing online, some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker would be a nice choice. It provides a huge online database to help you filter most malicious/phishing websites and annoying advertisements.
Anvi AD Blocker download: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html
Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for 15 days free use. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.
Not only can this tool help you block those malicious, phishing websites and most advertisements to reduce risks of getting infected, but also it can assist you in filtering those unwanted URLs like this search.conduit.com by adding the URL into its black list.