What is Video Tile?
Video Tile is a free program that enables you to search a number of large book search engines on the Internet for new and used books. It claims that you are allowed to compare more than 40 online bookstores including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders to find rare or hard-to-find books, or for comparing prices. If you want to buy books online, this will be very useful. However, this program is considered as a potentially unwanted program. Many computer users get this app on their machines without knowledge. If you’re one of them, you may feel annoyed by this uninvited program when surfing the Internet.
Once installed on your computer, the app makes modifications on your web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. It may alter your default homepage and search engine so as to show its service to you. Book Search is an independent web site that you can use to search for any book you want, comparing the prices and services among 41 on-line bookstores. Though the tool is useful, many users complain that some unwanted advertisements are injected into websites they visit after the tool got into their PCs.
Usually, this app is bundled with adware that will display advertisements on web pages when the browsers are used. These advertisements are not very professional looking and don’t always display correctly on the sites that they are injected into.
Moreover, Video Tile may lead to slow computer performance. It may result in your browser freezing when you try to scroll down the page and view more content. You may need to wait a long time for the browser to work again. Or these problems may be caused by other hidden processes running in the background. Anyway, some problems may occur on your browsers when your machine has such potentially unwanted programs installed.
Malicious behaviors performed by Video Tile
oneFrequently display a lot of intrusive online advertisements on your webpage every time you open a new tab or browse the web which will greatly slow down your browsing speed as well as browsing experience. Moreover, clicking those ads may redirect you to some malicious websites where often conceal viruses, Trojans, spyware and other harmful programs.
twoIt keeps monitoring your online browsing activities and collecting your a variety of information in the background like IP address, password, credit card details, websites frequently visited, webpage viewed, search queries, etc. However, the information collected by this PUP may contain your personally identifiable information. In order to make money, the developer of Video Tile may share your important personal information with the third party who may use the data for illegal purposes. In recent years, many events of Internet fraud were reported by the media. Therefore, it is quite important to keep your personal information safe.
threeIt automatically adds a malicious plug-in called Duuqu Update to your Internet Explorer which takes up a large amount of system resources. As a result, your computer will suffer a poor performance. Through the scanning of a powerful removal tool – SpyHunter, Duuqu is detected as a high risk downloader (types of virus) that is bundled with adware like Video Tile or Video Tile. Don’t underestimate this downloader; it can completely damage your system.
Note: If you remove the adware by manual, any mistakes caused during the process may lead to irreparable damage for your computer system, therefore you are strongly recommended to use a professional malware removal tool to fulfill the removal.
Note: To get rid of the annoying ads and protect both your computer and personal information, you have to remove Video Tile from the computer as soon as possible. Have trouble uninstalling the unwanted software from your Windows manually? Download and install a powerful third-party removal tool to clear the program quickly.
Video Tile removal instructions:
- Uninstall Video Tile via Control Panel
- Remove unwanted add-ons/toolbars from browsers
- Reset your browser settings (Optional)
If you want to manually get rid of the unwanted pop-up ads caused by the adware program from the PC, follow the guide below to perform the removal. If the manual method doesn’t fix the problem, try the automatic removal then.
Uninstall Video Tile via Control Panel
- Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows key.
- Click Settings and then click System on the Settings menu.
- Select Apps & features on the left side. A list of all installed programs will show up in the right pane.
- Select the adware program and click the Uninstall button.
- Click the Uninstall in the pop-up to confirm.
- Click on the Start button and select Control Panel (Windows 7/Vista). If you use Windows 8/8.1, press the WIN (Windows) key and the X key together to open User Power Menu and then click on Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall a program under Programs (View by: category.) or Programs and Features (View by: Large Icons).
- Find the adware or its related programs and click on Uninstall button.
- Click on Start button and click on Control Panel.
- Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
- When all the programs are displayed, find the unwanted program and click on Remove button.
Remove unwanted add-ons/toolbars from browsers
Video Tile may install some browser add-ons or toolbars to inject advertisements into the web pages. You need to check the browser extensions and remove any suspicious one.
Click the Tools button, and then select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down menu.
Click on Toolbars and Extensions under types of add-ons.
If any toolbar or add-on associated with the unwanted program is found, click Remove button to delete it.
Note: If you use Edge browser, extensions aren’t available in Microsoft Edge at this time.
Click Tools or the Firefox menu button and choose Add-ons from the pull-down menu.
Select the Extensions on the left side of the page. All the installed Firefox add-ons will be displayed on the right. Find Video Tile or other suspicious add-ons and click the Remove button to uninstall them.
Click on the Chrome menu button at the top-right corner of the browser and click on More Tools and thenExtensions.
All the installed Chrome extensions available are showed. Find the extensions that are associated with the adware program and click on the trashcan icon.
Click on “Opera” menu icon at the top left corner and select Extensions -> Extensions manager from the menu.
In the Extensions page, search for any extension strange to you that is related to Video Tile and remove it from the browser.
Click the Safari menu icon at the top right corner of the browser and select Preferences from the menu.
Select Extensions tab and remove the unwanted add-on by clicking Uninstall button.
Tips: If the Remove or Uninstall button next to the unwanted software add-on is greyed out, it means it can’t be removed. How to deal with such stubborn software/browser add-ons? We suggest you use a powerful removal tool to scan for such unnecessary items and clear them forcibly and completely.
Reset your browser settings (Optional)
Sometimes potentially unwanted programs like Video Tile may change the homepage, search engine and other browser settings. If the settings can’t reverse successfully after you manually changed the default homepage and settings, you can try resetting the browser settings to defaults. Please note that this will also erase all your installed add-ons and your customizations on browsers.
Click on Tools, and then select Internet Options from the menu.
In the Internet options window, go to the Advanced tab and then click on Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, check the Delete personal settings option and click Reset to confirm.
When resetting browser settings is completed, please click Close and then click OK.
Click on Help on the menu bar and then select Troubleshooting Information.
Click on Refresh Firefox button in the Troubleshooting information page.
When the Reset Firefox dialog box appears, click on Refresh Firefox button to confirm the changes.
Click on the Google Chrome menu button in the top-right corner of the browser and select Settings from the menu.
In the chrome settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Show Advanced Settings.
Click on Reset browser settings button at the bottom of the page.
When the Reset Browser Settings dialog box pops up, click on Reset button.
Open Opera and type opera://about in the address bar.
In the About Opera page, go to the Paths section.
Note the Profile and Cache values. In my case, they have following path:
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
Close Opera and then delete these two folders: Profile and Cache.
Now run Opera. All its settings will be reverted to their defaults.
Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and click on the Reset Safari in the drop-down menu.
When a warning dialog box appears, click on the Reset button to complete the process.
Safari will restart automatically.
Remove Video Tile quickly by using SpyHunter
If you want to quickly uninstall the program as well as its other components, use a third-party removal tool to remove them. SpyHunter is able to find and remove malware like Trojans, worms rookits and other harmful threats completely. In addition, it is also good at detecting and clearing browser hijackers, adware, spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. Follow the steps below to use SpyHunter to get rid of Video Tile from your computer easily.
Download SpyHunter to your computer.
Make sure that both its product version and DB version are the newest versions before scanning your system. Close all running files, folders and applications and then click Scan Computer Now button to scan your PC.
The scanning usually takes several minutes to complete. The scanning may be displayed as the image below:
When the scan is complete, all the items associated with Video Tile will be displayed in the search results. Click on Fix Threats to remove all of them. (Note: You need to register for the full version of SpyHunter so as to completely delete the threats.)
Video Tile is a adware which can avoid security scanning. It can make your computer at a great risk, particularly degrading your system performance and freezing your computer up frequently. It is an annoying virus because it pops up numerous annoying advertisements; those adware carries lots of virus that accelerates the speed of computer crash.