How to Remove HDVidCodec and Stop HDVidCodec Pop-up?


Some people complain that they don’t know what HDVidCodec is but it constantly advertise to them, which make they feel very vexed. For this nuisance, we have already worked out an effective removal method for the completely removal of HDVidCodec and its ads.



What is HDVidCodec


Fortunately, HDVidCodec is rather a PUP (short for Potentially Unwanted Program) than a malware. It is an ad supported platform, we called adware, installing on computer as browser extension/add-on/plugin (here HDVidCodec HD Video plugin). It is a tool for cyber criminals to generate traffic and revenues in a deceptive way.




Symptoms and Dangers of Being Infected with HDVidCodec


Once installed, HDVidCodec adware performs its characteristic most vividly. First of all, it injects all kinds of ads tirelessly on random webpage. Most of these ads are relevant to discounts, deals or products with better prices; and other types such as game, losing weight and job, without limitation, are all included. Then, time going no more than a day, you’ll find out the pop-up ads are associated with what you’ve searched for and browsed as well as queried online. They appear either on the blank place of webpage or hover on the text in certain website. How annoying it is!


However, you’d better not hit such ads because most of them are entries of anther malicious or fake websites filled with viruses or PUPs. In another case you may be misled to pay your money for inferior or even fake products.


Besides ads bombarding, the files and compounds of HDVidCodec have installed on your PC secretly already. Specifically, it installs the program HDVidCodec on computer system (probably contain other PUPs). Furthermore, it installs KHDVidCodec related extension/add-on/plugin on all of your browsers.


And emphasizes that HDVidCodec related browser extension will not only generates lots of ads but also collects your important privacy information. HDVidCodec extension will access all of your websites, tabs and online activity to collect your browsing habit and related data, which is identical with other browser extension including RightCoupon. The motivation of such adware is to perform more attractive ads and deals based on your preference so as to boost its traffic. But, HDVidCodec adware dose the operation and never asks your permission. Still, your personal information may be used by cyber criminals unethically.



How Dose HDVidCodec Come to Your PC


HDVidCodec accesses computer mainly by the means bundling. It is packaged with different free downloads including player updates, free software, video recording/streaming to install on your PC along with other potentially unwanted programs (collectively additional offers) without direct knowledge and permission.


Or some victims install the adware from its websites by themselves. Many of them know little about the program, are regretful after install it and don’t know how to remove the adware. What’s more annoying, the adware itself contains other PUP installers.


Thus we suggest users to be attentive when download programs from the internet. If it is necessary, please select Custom Install in the beginning of the installation. Then you can clearly know what additional offers the program includes and prevent they from getting into your PC by clicking “Skip” or “Decline” or unchecking the selected box of these options.




How to Remove HDVidCodec and Stop HDVidCodec Pop-up?



–Effective method for the removal of HDVidCodec


Step 1→ Uninstall HDVidCodec program


Step 2→ Remove HDVidCodec extension from IE/FF/Chrome


Step 3→ Clean up junk files, repair system bugs and optimize computer


Step 4→ Start safe mode for blocking ads


Tips for safely surfing online




Step 1→ Uninstall HDVidCodec program



Note: To ensure your PC is free from potentially unwanted programs, you’d better get rid of HDVidCodec and other PUPs installing along with it.



Option 1 Uninstall it from control panel


For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for HDVidCodec, select it and click Uninstall/Change.


For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for HDVidCodec, select it and click Uninstall/Change.



Option 2 Uninstall HDVidCodec with Anvi Uninstaller(a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster)


The tool Anvi Uninstaller contained in Cloud System Booster( system maintaining&optimizing software ) specializes in removing various programs installing in your PC. The “Recently Installed” tab can help those who can’t distinguish adware or PUP to easily get rid of them as it tracks back to the time around the adware HDVidCodec installing.


Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.


1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.



2. After installing, open it and click the arrow at the lower right corner, and then select Toolbox and click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several seconds; and then run it.



3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove HDVidCodec and any other malicious programs. ( Please SkipCreate System Restore Points” when remove)


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You can directly clean up leftovers caused by HDVidCodec via “Perfect Scan” during the uninstalling process if you use the Pro Version.




Step 2→ Remove HDVidCodec extension and plugin from IE/FF/Chrome





Option 1 Remove extension and plugin By using Slim Toolbar


Slim Toolbar integrated in Cloud System Booster is a browser management tool. It is designed to detect and remove all of malicious and dubious plugin, browser add-ons, extension, toolbar in browser as well as recover the modified browser settings to your original one.


Because Slim Toolbar is a pro tool, please purchase the pro version of Cloud System Booster.


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Go to Home→click the arrow at the lower right corner→Slim Toolbar



Remove HDVidCodec HD Video extension from your browser like what the similar picture shows.



Option 2 Manually remove extension and plugin



Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on HDVidCodec HD Video extension and then click on Disable.



Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons and switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of HDVidCodec HD Video browser add-on.



Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate HDVidCodec HD Video extension and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


Chances are that this HDVidCodec HD Video extension cannot be remove from Google Chrome, and you will see the error message: This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled. The guide below will walk you through solving this persistent extension.


Guide on removing managed extension from Chrome



1. Note the ID of HDVidCodec HD Video extension on Chrome and close Google Chrome


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extension ID



2. Delete registry entries that contains this ID


a. Open registry editor


For Windows 8 users: Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “regedit”


For Windows 7 users: Click on Start button → type “regedit” in the Search Programs and Files field


b. Find the registry entries of this managed extension and delete it


Press Ctrl and F at the same time, then paste the ID and click Find Next button.


find registry entries


Right click the registry entries that contain the ID of the managed extension and that under the ExtensionInstallForcelist directory.



3. Remove this managed extension’s files


a. Show hidden files and folders


Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options > View > “Hidden Files and Folders” > Select “Show Hidden Files and Folders > Apply


b. Locate its files folder and delete it


The location of this folder: Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Users > Your user name > AppData > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data > Default > Extensions


Right click the folder name as the ID of the managed extension and click on Delete to remove it.


Delete HDVidCodec HD Video Chrome extension


Now the HDVidCodec HD Video extension should have been removed from Chrome.




Step 3→ Clean up junk files, repair system bugs and optimize computer


Although HDVidCodec potentially unwanted program and its extension have been uninstalled completely, its leftover items including junk files and invalid registry entries still take up the space of your disk. Besides, computer system will generate bugs, errors that need repair after long-time using. So an application for system maintaining and optimizing is required. Here we recommend you to use Cloud System Booster free. It will help you to detect and clean up junk files in disk, browsers and the whole system; fix system bugs and errors, maintain system stability and improve its performance.


1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Booster (system maintenance & optimizer software).



2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.


3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.


Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.




Step 4→ Start safe mode blocking annoying ads (Optional)


Here you can choose the Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate to help you block any ads that bother your browsing experience. it is based on a huge online database to help you filter most annoying advertisements.


Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate download:



Start it and turn on the ad-blocking pattern.



Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker ultimate will only be free used for 15 days. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.


Once the pattern of “real-time block” turned on, Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate will automatically analyzes your web content based on its huge and constantly updated database in real time. You can turn on this feature to block ads at any time you want.


Good luck and be safe online.



Tips for Safely Surfing

( to avoid being infected with HDVidCodec in the future again)


To surf the internet safely, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs.


1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.


To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate to keep you surf safe online.


2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.


3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.


4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data and start their web guard feature.


If you use Anvi Smart Defender antivirus software_


Anvi Smart Defender is a antivirus software specializing in detecting and removing various virus, malware, trojan and PUP, etc. At the same time, its real-time web guard is powerful.


Just click Guard button after you run it and then click “off” button to start its 24 hours web guard.

Download Anvi Smart Defender:



Because its feature “Guard” is pro, so you have to purchase it:


5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.

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