How to remove KeepVid

What is KeepVid?

KeepVid is a nasty browser extension that can crawl into a system without user consent. The application is promoted as a handy tool allowing a user to download YouTube videos in just a few clicks. At first sight, it may seem a usual browser extension but you should know that, in fact, it’s yet another PUP classified as a browser hijacker. The primary mission of KeepVid – promote commercial links by any means. For instance, the user may notice an increased amount of various ads that will show up in places where they shouldn’t. Since developers of KeepVid don’t check all promoted content, you may end up on malicious websites by accidentally clicking on ads. You should react to such activity and remove KeepVid as consequences might be quite serious, such as privacy issues or infection with other malware. To eliminate this problem, follow our step-by-step guide.

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Steps of KeepVid manual removal

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete KeepVid completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as KeepVid files and registry entries. We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

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In some cases, KeepVid extension can be displayed as MeddleMonkey so if you don’t find KeepVid on your computer, try to search for MeddleMonkey and remove it.

Uninstall KeepVid from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of KeepVid you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove KeepVid from Mac

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to KeepVid right-click it and choose Move to Trash

How to remove KeepVid from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to KeepVid and click Uninstall

How to remove KeepVid from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to KeepVid and click Uninstall

How to remove KeepVid from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to KeepVid

How to remove KeepVid from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to KeepVid and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing KeepVid from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove KeepVid from browsers

How to unlock Windows Group Policies

Before you start removing KeepVid from browser, you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by KeepVid
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  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
  4. Press Enter button.
  5. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
  6. Press Enter button.
  7. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
  8. Press Enter button.

Since some of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove KeepVid from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete KeepVid or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove KeepVid from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on More tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete KeepVid or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove KeepVid from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete KeepVid or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove KeepVid from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete KeepVid or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove KeepVid from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near KeepVid or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset button
  5. In “reset” window click the Reset button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

How to reset settings in Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Under the Clear browsing data category select Choose what to clear
  5. Select everything and click Clear

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting KeepVid.

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We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after KeepVid removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover KeepVid.

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