Getthemall Video Downloader Chrome Malware Removal (Nov. 2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove the Getthemall Video Downloader Malware. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

A lot of complaints have recently been received by our “How to remove” team regarding one potentially unwanted program called Getthemall Video Downloader Malware. This piece of software usually tends to generate a huge amount of ads, pop-ups, banners and intrusive new tabs to the users’ Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Edge or other browser and makes it unresponsive to their searches. What is more, it commonly tends to redirect their queries to some unfamiliar and aggressive promotional web pages, full of nagging commercial messages. Such activity can easily be taken for a nasty virus infection, but, fortunately, this is not the case. The ad generation, initiated by Getthemall Video Downloader Malware, is typical for a special type of software known as Adware. In the next paragraphs, we are going to tell you more about the Adware in general, as well as this particular program so that you can gain a better understanding and decide for yourself how to deal with it.

The most common type of disturbance that users usually complain about when they have such piece of software on their system is the non-stop flow of ads and pop-ups that they have to encounter every time they open their default browser. There are a few more issues that you need to be aware of if you have adware on your PC and on this page, we are going to tell you more about them. In case you want to remove the annoying ads, the best way to do that is to uninstall their source first. For this, there is a removal guide below and you are free to use it. 

Is Getthemall Video Downloader Malware a virus?

Usually, most users tend to get panicked when they face the unstoppable flow of ads, pop-ups, and banners, generated by a program like Getthemall Video Downloader Malware. This is not surprising because the adware’s behavior can really be aggressive. However, this type of software is not considered a virus and does not have the malicious abilities of a Trojan horse or Ransomware infection, for example. Most security experts classify pieces like Getthemall Video Downloader Malware as potentially unwanted, but they definitely are not harmful. The reason is that adware significantly differs from a real harmful computer threat in a number of ways. Unlike the real viruses, which usually aim to mess with your data and your system, the main idea behind adware is to advertise.It does that by aggressively generating certain sponsored commercial messages on your screen and making you click on them. This way, it can gain income for its developers thanks to methods like Pay-Per-Click or some other types of paid ads positioning. Typically, the adware will not try to harm your computer in any way. What is more, Getthemall Video Downloader Malware and similar ad-generating software is seen as a legal online advertising tool. On the other hand, viruses like Ransomware, Trojans, Spyware and similar threats are tools for cyber crimes. Still, despite not being malicious, the adware may seriously interrupt your normal web browsing, affect your default browser and make you spend your time dealing with potentially unwanted commercial messages.

Getthemall Video Downloader Malware Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. 

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If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Getthemall Video Downloader Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Getthemall Video Downloader Malware from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Getthemall Video Downloader Malware from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

Can Getthemall Video Downloader Malware cause issues to your PC?

Exposing you to various aggressive online advertisements is the most obvious effect of Getthemall Video Downloader Malware. In most of the cases, the pop-ups that you see are sponsored by certain vendors, advertisers, and developers, and apart from getting redirected to their sites, there is nothing harmful that could happen. However, with the criminal hackers getting more creative in their ways of spreading malware, even the ads that you see cannot be trusted anymore. Inserting a malicious webpage or a fake ad among the flow of messages that Getthemall Video Downloader Malware generates is practically possible. That’s why it is not advisable that you click on every single link or blinking box that appears on your screen since some of them may turn out to be potential virus transmitters. It is a common practice for hackers to spread different nasty infections such as Ransomware, Trojans and other viruses via attractive looking offers, spam, and pop-ups.

It is also a good idea to keep in mind that some adware apps, including Getthemall Video Downloader Malware, may run a background data tracking service which can monitor your browsing activity and recent searches, your location, bookmarks, likes and shares and transmit this information, to third parties. Usually, behind this activity, there are marketers, who want to know more about your interests and can later use this data to display ads that are more appealing to you or match your searches. Despite not being illegal, such activity can be seen as an invasion of the users’ privacy and could be a good reason for some people to uninstall the adware.

SUMMARY:

Name Getthemall Video Downloader Malware
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  A never ending flow of ads, pop-ups, banners and different commercial messages. 
Distribution Method The most common source of this program are software bundles, free installers, torrents, ads, free download links, spam and emails with attachments.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.