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Block Video Ads

What is Block Video Ads?

This is a web browser extension/BHO for blocking all video ads before and during the video for various online sites.

Overview

Block Video Ads is a program developed by PC Gizmos LTD. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is PCGizmosBHO.20.dll. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 5.35 MB (5,611,398 bytes). SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pc-gizmos.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\pc-gizmos
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\Uninstall_179199.bat
Estimated size: 5.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Block Video Ads

Program module:PCGizmosBHO.20.dll
Name:Video Ad Blocker
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\PCGizmosBHO.20.dll
MD5:dbaeb06940976431da4a6bb3891b3989
Additional files:
  • PCGizmosBHO.20.dll - SoundCloud Downloader
  • PC_179199.en_87.exe - PC Gizmos
  • PCGizmosBHO.dll - FB Zoom
  • libeay32.2.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe (by Auto-Update.me) - Software Updater
  • ssleay32.2.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • PCGizmosBHO.20.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Video Ad Blocker' with the class of {A817C286-3D6B-4ECD-A99C-E44E50DBC523} (PCGizmosBHO).
  • PCGizmosBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'FB Zoom' with the class of {A817C286-3D6B-4ECD-A99C-E44E50DBC523} (PCGizmosBHO).
Scheduled Task
  • SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Script updater task'.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe" --update.
  • PC_179199.en_87.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\BlockAds-PC_136519.en_86.exe" --update.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PC_179199.en_87.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\PC_136519.en_88.exe'.

How do I remove Block Video Ads?

Quickly and completely remove Block Video Ads from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Block Video Ads from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Block Video Ads, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Block Video Ads.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Block Video Ads you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8.1 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%

About (from PC Gizmos LTD)

Here at PC-Gizmos we are dedicated to creating simple, easy to use tools that tweak your favorite websites to make your life easier.
Publisher URL: www.pc-gizmos.com

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