LeadingVideos Removal Guide

Do you know what LeadingVideos is?

If you want to watch online videos from your desktop, we do not recommend that you use LeadingVideos because this application is rather suspicious. In fact, our researchers tested this software in our internal lab and have classified it as an adware program. Since this adware can introduce you to potentially unreliable web content, we believe that you should not keep it on your system. It is quite possible that you did not even install this program knowingly and it simply sneaked onto your PC. If you do not want to have first-hand experience of visiting malicious and fake websites or getting scammed by cyber criminals, we suggest that you remove LeadingVideos immediately. It is also important to mention that this will not necessarily restore the security of your computer since there may be several more infections lurking on your system. Please read our full article on this infection to learn about the risks and your options to protect your PC.

According to our researchers, there are a couple of unofficial channels for this adware to end up on your computer. It is quite possible that, for example, you click on a download offer and that is how this adware slithers onto your computer. But it is also a possibility that there is a browser hijacker active on your system and you run a web search using the promoted unreliable search engine. This is how you may land on a manipulated search results page. When you click on a link or an ad there, you may download this worthless adware. Yet another distribution method might be that you install this application via free software bundles. Such packages may also contain other malicious software installers; therefore, you need to be very careful with letting the whole content onto your system because it may include other adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, and potentially unwanted programs as well. It is possible to download such bundles from shady torrent and shareware sites, which commonly host unsafe third-party ads. Inexperienced computer users can easily click on these ads thinking that they are really download buttons or something else because these ads may be well disguised, too. Clicking on any content on an unfamiliar website is always risky and may result in dropping malware infections onto your computer.LeadingVideos Removal GuideLeadingVideos screenshot
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But this is not all. This application also has a promotional website, leadingvideos.com, where you can download an InstallCore downloader, which comes with additional offers. What’s more, this downloader also contains a number of threat sources, including MyPcBackUp, Yoursearching.com, and System Healer. In other words, when you install this program, you also let adware applications, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs on board. You should not tolerate such a vicious attack against your privacy and your virtual security. When you finish downloading this program your browser may load surveys, offers, and also casino pages. This depends on your locality. We recommend that you remove LeadingVideos as soon as you can because this is a rather suspicious adware program that brings more potential harm to your computer than good.

Although this program promises you the ability to watch videos and movies from your desktop, it simply opens its own window and loads leadingvideos.com/redir.php into it, which instantly redirects to en.savefrom.net. This site is a web downloader that supports a number of websites and formats. In all fairness, the basic function of saving files from, for instance, YouTube, seems to work fine. However, this page promotes potentially unreliable third-party advertisements, which are also quite annoying. Apart from this, this adware may also open Internet Explorer with all kinds of offers, including omgsweeps.com/hosting/staticpages/OMG_FormA.aspx?c=OMG&redir=0&referid=EvoLeads+Inc._2540&email={email}&transaction_id=102089ec16913cdc0715312cb4c2f2. All in all, the web content, including the advertising this program may introduce you to, can result in your landing on malicious and fake websites run by crooks if you happen to engage with these. We, therefore, suggest that you quit this program and remove it from your system right away along with all other infections.

You are in the luck because there is at least one component that works fine and reliably; the uninstaller. You can find it in the list of installed programs in Control Panel. If you are unfamiliar with the steps of uninstalling an application, please follow our guide below. It is possible that you have had enough of chasing malware threats and trying to erase them manually; therefore, we suggest that you consider using a trustworthy anti-malware application to take this burden off your shoulders. Make sure that this tool is updated regularly to provide perfect protection for your PC.

Remove LeadingVideos from Windows

Windows8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Press Win+Q and enter Uninstall a program. Hit the Enter key.
  2. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Access the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
  2. Pick Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and click Remove.

In non-techie terms:

LeadingVideos is a useless desktop program that promises you the ability to view “viral videos” and “funny movies”; however, our researchers say that this application is simple adware. This ad-supported program may present to you potentially unsafe web content, not to mention the fact that even its official installer packs a few malware infections and potentially unwanted programs as well. The presence of this adware does not mean anything good but multiple security threats. Therefore, we suggest that you remove LeadingVideos before it leads you to malicious websites and in the open “arms” of cyber criminals. If you want decent protection, we advise you to download and install a reliable malware removal tool.