Video Control Addon Removal Guide

Do you know what Video Control Addon is?

Video Control Addon seems to be a potentially unwanted program that could show advertising content both among the search results and on the web pages visited by the user. The extension is currently compatible just with Mozilla Firefox, so users who browse with different applications should be safe from it. We do not say the software is malicious itself, but the advertisements it may display or websites such ads could lead you to might be potentially harmful. Therefore, if you hate irritating ads and do now want to keep such a doubtful program installed, we recommend deleting it right away. Video Control Addon can be erased by following the removal guide available below or with the help of a reputable antimalware tool. Users who want to get to know the potentially unwanted program first should continue reading the article.

The research reveals Video Control Addon could be spread via bundled software installers or pop-up advertisements. In other words, it might be spread through unreliable sources, e.g., various torrent and other file-sharing web pages. Obviously, to stay away from similarly questionable applications users should stop visiting sites offering pirated software and unknown freeware. However, if you still feel the urge to use such web pages, we would at least advise you to carefully check the chosen program's Privacy Policy, End User License Agreement, and all the information available on its setup wizard.

As mentioned earlier one other ways to receive the potentially unwanted program is through unreliable pop-up ads. Our computer security specialists say such ads could claim the browser requires adding Video Control Addon. Next time you see such advertisement do not rush to download what it tells and first make sure it actually comes from Mozilla Firefox because if the website’s address does not seem related or legitimate and the pop-up appeared out of nowhere, it is entirely possible it might be fictitious. Additionally, it would be a good idea to pick a reputable antimalware tool and install it on the computer so you would be warned when encountering suspicious or potentially harmful content.

Once Video Control Addon is installed, it might start injecting user’s search results and web pages he visits with various advertising content from the third party. The main problem with such ads is not that they might be annoying, but they could be potentially dangerous as well. Our computer security specialists say since they may come from different third parties, there is a possibility some of the ads might lead to web pages promoting adware, browser hijackers, other potentially unwanted programs, or even malware. Moreover, you could encounter advertisements showing fake lottery winnings, asking to participate in fictitious surveys, and so on. Naturally, instead of clicking such content, our researchers recommend staying away from it and removing the suspicious extension responsible for them as fast as possible.

Fortunately, a simple browser reset should help you get rid of this potentially unwanted program. All you have to do is go to your Mozilla Firefox settings and initiate the reset. If you do not know how to do so, you could follow the removal guide located a bit below this text. For users who do not want to reset their browsers, we would recommend installing a reputable antimalware tool instead. Then all the user would have to do is pick the scanning feature and wait till the tool detects Video Control Addon and other potential threats.

Eliminate Video Control Addon

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press the Help icon on the top-left corner.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information, then click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.

In non-techie terms:

Video Control Addon is a questionable browser extension that can be encountered by those who browse the Internet with Mozilla Firefox. If you are one of them, we would recommend deleting this potentially unwanted program right away. Apparently, it is possible it could inject user's search results or even the web pages he visits with additional advertising content from the software's third-party partners. No doubt, each user's click might help the unreliable extension's developers generate advertising revenue, while the users themselves might put their systems at risk. This possibility arises from the fact the ads may come from various unknown sources, and some of them could be malicious web pages. Thus, we advise not to take any chances and erase the add-on with the removal guide available above or a reputable antimalware tool.