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Should I remove Tube Dimmer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,931
United States Rank #5,990
Reach 0.0365%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.31 days
687.56 days >
Average installed length: 361.26 days


2.6.71 0.70%
2.6.53 20.45%
2.6.49 19.89%
2.6.48 10.71%
2.6.47 7.51%
2.6.43 40.61%
2.6.39 0.14%

Other programs by Creative Island Media

Tube Dimmer

What is Tube Dimmer?

This software is part of the Injekt, LLC brands of web browser extensions that inject advertisements (banners and popups) in the user's web browser.

From the site: "Tube Dimmer works by installing a browser extension in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. All of the files for Tube Dimmer are installed in the standard 'Program Files' location - there is no funny business or extra files added. Included in those files is an un-installer that is also registered to appear in your computer's 'Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs' section. A link to the uninstaller is added to your Start Menu under 'Start, Programs, Tube Dimmer'. There are also a couple of registry settings added to your Windows Registry that are required for the normal operation of your app, but there is nothing strange or out of the ordinary here, either. In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass on these offers. We try our very best to make sure any product offering follows best practices and actually provides something of value to you."

About  (from Creative Island Media)

Tube Dimmer is a free application that allows you to turn off the lights when watching videos on your favorite websites. Tube Dimmer is entirely free to use. In order to keep Tube Dimmer free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Tube Dimmer is installed. We do not allow an...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Tube Dimmer.
common.dll (2eea1929ad20e341d6b8158db384e881) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140126 Win32:BHO-AMO [PUP]
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.128
ESET-NOD32 8.9131 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.02 PUP.Optional.TubeDimmer.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.F47V1102
VIPRE Antivirus 24008 SearchDonkey (fs)
TubeDimmerService.exe (28bd76063bbf539543d3d33351e6a1fd) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 18076 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.175
ESET-NOD32 9658 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.A
G Data 24 Win32.Application.TubeDimmer.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.176.11711 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.176.11711 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
McAfee Artemis!28BD76063BBF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!28BD76063BBF
Sophos 4.98.0 Search Donkey
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0325
VIPRE Antivirus 28184 SearchDonkey (fs)
       View all 17 all detections
Tube 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.tubedimmerapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\tubedimmer
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\TubeDimmer\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=1
Estimated size: 2.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Tube Dimmer

Program module:common.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Tube Dimmer
Signed by:Creative Island Media
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) TubeDimmerService.exe - Tube Dimmer Service
  • TubeDimmer.exe - Tube Dimmer
  • TubeDimmer64.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • TubeDimmerService.exe runs as a service named 'Tube Dimmer' (TubeDimmer) "Provides system level support for Tube Dimmer.".

How do I remove Tube Dimmer?

You can uninstall Tube 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Tube Dimmer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Tube 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.06%
Windows 10 22.25%
Windows Vista 10.85%
Windows XP 5.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.32%
Windows 8.1 11.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.98%
Windows 7 Professional 8.56%
Windows 8 7.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.09%
  Canada 3.96%
  Germany 3.96%
  Australia 3.17%
  United Kingdom 2.57%
  Italy 1.88%
  Brazil 1.19%
  France 0.89%
  Iran 0.50%
  Saudi Arabia 0.10%
  Singapore 0.10%
  Russia 0.10%
  Sweden 0.10%
  Austria 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.24%
Dell 23.44%
Acer 13.99%
Toshiba 9.83%
ASUS 4.73%
Lenovo 3.02%
Samsung 3.02%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Alienware 0.76%
Intel 0.57%
Gateway 0.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.50%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.12%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.78%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.41%

comments5 comments

user comment
user comment
unwantedover a year ago
2 computers here with this piece of malware. Just a plain out and out piece of garbage program.
user comment
KnowTheTruthover a year ago
Yes the program was hidden under "Updater" by "Creative Island Media". It was hard to find because I first searched for it on the program list by the installed date and could not find it. For some reason the installed date on the program list was shown as exactly one year earlier (2012) to the date it was actually installed (2013). So the installed date was a bogus date. This appears to have been done as an attempt to deceive people so they could not find it to uninstall.
user comment
smushover a year ago
Look for a program call Updater by Creative Island Media, thats what it will be under and use AdwCleaner
user comment
Not Happyover a year ago
Same here !! very very annoying. I'm going to start calling the company's, who's ads appear, and complain to them also.
user comment
madinMarylandover a year ago
I got it, did'nt want it, and CANT GET RID OF IT!