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Should I remove Video Dimmer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,148
United States Rank #24,082
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.45 days
160.84 days >
Average installed length: 84.51 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.7.65 30.28%
2.7.63 0.70%
2.7.58 2.11%
2.7.56 1.41%
2.7.54 2.11%
2.7.51 7.75%
2.7.47 3.52%
2.7.45 47.89%
2.7.44 4.23%

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Video Dimmer

What is Video Dimmer?

Video Dimmer is a web browser extension by Injekt media group that injects display advertising in the user's browser. Ads are displayed in the form of banners and contextual text-links and are both injected in white space areas of the HTML page or over existing ads of the underlying web site. These ads are typically for PC optimization utilities, other bundled malware or other types of malvertising.

Overview

The most common release is 2.7.45, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named VideoDimmerService.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,457,157 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Video Dimmer.
VideoDimmerService.exe (a8152e01288101adada6752770bb96c5) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2016.0.3014 Downloader
Avira 7.11.208.204 ADWARE/Adware.Gen7
AVware 1.5.0.21 MSIL.Adware.PullUpdate
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 Adware.MSIL.PullUpdate.bG
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0229 Adware.Yontoo.55
ESET-NOD32 9.11143 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.G.gen
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Adware/PullUpdate
K7GW 13.193.14899 DoS-Trojan ( 200fe2ad1 )
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.12 PUP.Optional.VideoDimmer.A
McAfee 5600.6670 Artemis!A8152E012881
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6670 Artemis
Panda Antivirus 15.08.17.12 Adware/TVWizard
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA IJ
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0201
VIPRE Antivirus 37374 MSIL.Adware.PullUpdate
       View all 16 all detections
Video Dimmer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.videodimmertool.com
Help link: www.videodimmertool.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\videodimmer
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\VideoDimmer\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 1.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Video Dimmer

Program executable:VideoDimmerService.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Video Dimmer
VideoDimmer Service
Path:C:\ProgramData\videodimmer\VideoDimmerService.exe
MD5:a8152e01288101adada6752770bb96c5
Additional files:
  • VideoDimmer.exe - Video Dimmer (VideoDimmer)
  • VideoDimmer64.exe
  • (Malware detected) VideoDimmerService.exe - VideoDimmer Service
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • VideoDimmerService.exe runs as a service named 'VideoDimmer' (VideoDimmer).

How do I remove Video Dimmer?

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Or, you can uninstall Video Dimmer 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 Video Dimmer, 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 Video Dimmer.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 44%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.77%
Windows 8 43.66%
Windows XP 5.63%
Windows Vista 4.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.58%
Windows 8.1 24.65%
Windows 7 Professional 6.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.43%
  India 18.01%
  Germany 16.77%
  Australia 9.94%
  France 8.70%
  Italy 6.21%
  Canada 2.48%
  Brazil 1.86%
  United Kingdom 1.24%
  Sweden 1.24%
  Spain 0.62%
  Ireland 0.62%
  MQ 0.62%
  DK 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.92%
Acer 17.71%
ASUS 17.71%
Dell 13.54%
Medion 8.33%
Toshiba 7.29%
GIGABYTE 3.13%
Intel 2.08%
Alienware 2.08%
Lenovo 2.08%
MSI 1.04%
Samsung 1.04%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 2.86%
MEDION MS-7797 1.90%
Hewlett-Packard 23-g017c 1.90%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.90%
ASUS All Series 1.90%

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