Uninstall vGrabber

I receive a video from my brother last night. Before I can view the file, it requires me to download vGrabber. Now that this program is on my computer, it starts to irritate me. It displays toolbar and modified some settings on my Internet browser. vGrabber virus also switch my default browser from Firefox to Internet Explorer. Ads are also popping-out from my desktop. I don’t know if it is due to the vGrabber program or there are already other adware present on my computer.

I tried to remove the vGrabber by removing add-ons and plug-ins but it did not resolve my problem. What would be the best solution to uninstall vGrabber from my Internet browser? Also, kindly advice on how can I make Firefox my default browser. I prefer this one because it is safer to browse the web with this program.

Thanks a lot.


  1. gudgurl

    Uninstalling vgrabber or conduit does not resolve the problem on my computer. It has hijacked my three Internet browsers. I have no idea how this adware came into my PC. All I know is, my anti-virus did not blocked it neither remove it from my machine. However, I found a clever method – System Restore.

    System Restore tutorial from this web site seems to do the trick. It works for me and it might solve your vgrabber problem. Here is a link to perform System Restore.

  2. Dee N,

    You tell me! This nasty site has taken over my complete computer.
    No matter what I do, I cannot seem to get it off my computer.
    You know what? People who think that they are soooo cool, that they take over your computer, are 100% loosers.
    For you loosers.

    We are not amused. Put your brains to work, helping animals or something. Something that makes a real difference.

  3. daniv09

    Here are typical ways of removing add-ons and extensions from Internet browser programs.

    How to vGrabber on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for vGrabber entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    How to Uninstall vGrabber in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see vGrabber from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    How to Remove vGrabber in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove vGrabber from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.

  4. leviathan

    vGrabber is a Conduit program.
    Run regedit from run programs
    Search for Conduit and delete all registry keys that have Conduit.
    DO NOT delete iSyncConduit – that is related to Apple and not vGrabber.

    Be aware this requires caution – you can really mess up a lot by doing this.
    Additionally follow the last step above in firefox in the response from daniv09

  5. Jim

    None of this works. Conduit is not in regedit. Add-ons don’t show vgrabber. Yet it is still there, forcing the homepage on Chrome and IE to vgrabber.

  6. Jennifer T

    Daniv09- AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks so much!

  7. Figured it out

    Go to Uninstall Programs and uninstall the program “Search by Conduit.” That will release the search engine off of your web browser.

  8. Bruce

    System Restore worked for me. Thanks GUDGURL!!

  9. Kathy

    Daniv09- AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks so much!

  10. Tom

    I had the same problem of getting rid of vGrabber as my homepage. Go to your control panel under all programs and uninstall vGrabber programs next uninstall all programs listed as Conduit in the Publisher column. Restart the computer you should be able to reset your default homepage.
    Good Luck

  11. Dimitris

    daniv09 – You are the best.
    Thank you very much.
    It is the only way to do it.

  12. Steve

    Where do you find the ‘Publisher column?

  13. sheila

    Thank you so very much Daniv09. You really are the very best. Have been fighting this darn vGrabber for days!

    Keep up the great work!

  14. Joey

    go to chrome://extensions/

    then remove vgrabber

  15. essamuhammad

    unistall vGrabber from my pc

  16. essamuhammad

    we are not recamended on my system plz unistall on mozila firefox

  17. Susan

    I removed vGrabber from add-ons on Firefox. Nothing in my programs or publisher is Conduit, yet vGrabber remains. There has to be a way to remove this scourge! Help! Oh and system restore was unsuccessful

  18. Roger

    vGrabber is an insidious plague and Conduit, whoever they are, should be towed out and sunk by gunfire. It persists despite uninstalling, removing from add-ons and extensions, restarts and the other things listed here.

  19. Bob

    I tried just about everything to get rid of Vgrabber on Chrome. The method above by Daniv09 was easy and it went away. For ever, I hope.

  20. sue

    I tried all the above (uninstall vgrabber program from conduit, uninstall programs in windows) vgrabber isn’t listed anywhere. System restore didn’t help either. My Dell PC got it from chrome program on another pc. Not even a direct download. Windows Defender, Malwarebytes no help. What else? HELP!!!!

  21. Phil

    I tried everything and when I uninstalled it with my control panel it just hid and I couldn’t even find it then Malwarebytes support advised me to uninstall Google Chrome then download AdwCleaner and run it then click on search to make sure that Conduit vGrabber was listed and then delete it then reinstall Chrome. It worked for me and I’m running Windows 7.

  22. Bjm

    System restore is the only thing that worked for me.

  23. Lid.

    I just tried what daniv09 & what Tom said. Both worked well!
    Thank you so much.

  24. Chris Bearne

    Lots of you are far better than I at this, but while a lot of what you suggest doesn’t seem to work on my laptop, like pinning down Conduit, for instance (probably because I’m just doing it wrong) I DID find a thing called DEAL BOAT lurking in my add-ons. I killed that and it SEEMS to have stifled the infuriating pop-up adds, at least. DON’T watch this space!

  25. david pramik

    this will find it and remove it
    “Adw Cleaner by Xplode”
    it found it in less than a minute!!
    I spent days trying to remove this

  26. G Williams

    I downloaded vGrabber when trying to view a video on my Windows XP desktop. It has hijacked my default browser on Internet Explorer, which is Google. Everytime I open IE, the vgrabber search engine is there. I have tried a number of things to remove this problem. I went to Control Panel/Add and Remove Programs and removed vgrabber; but it really didn’t do anything. I changed the default browser in Tools/Internet Options, but this didn’t help. I tried disabling vgrabber in IE under Tools/Manage Add-ons. No good result. Can anyone help me find and destroy this program?
    Thank you

  27. Not-a-techy

    It seems to go to different places. I removed some from settings, some from the tools/extensions area in my chrome setting (per their own directions) but was still left with the browser/search. Finally, I wandered into the settings for the start up page ( I think it was in advanced settings? don’t remember), and noticed a URL in it with a conduit in the title. I replaced it with the URL for Google, and so far, the VGrabber search has now vanished… fingers crossed.

  28. WM_Bear

    Here’s what DOESN’T work:

    1. Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall VGrabber.
    2. Deleting VGrabber folder from Program Files
    3. Removing Add-Ons (any browser)
    4.Uninstalling and re-installing Web browser (any browser).

    Apparently, VGrabber is not “officially” considered malware, since Symantec doesn’t spot it. But any program that will not let you uninstall it ought to be. This is the most obnoxious software I’ve ever encountered. I’ve been trying to get rid of it for days. It screws up and slows down the whole browsing process and probably other programs too. I’m going to try some of the other ideas I’ve seen here.

  29. chris williams

    Think it is best after removing the wretched thing from the browsers to also use a tool such as Malwarebytes (free version) to run a scan to eliminate all remnants of it -could also follow up with Hitman Pro to be absolutely certain. It is a complete pain to remove!

  30. meg

    Yes. trying to watch a free movie got me right in hot water. I have been able to uninstall all 8 viral critters that slithered in, EXCEPT vgrabber. IT WILL NOT UNINSTALL. Doesn’t matter if you are successful in removing it as an add-on, extension, etc. There it still sits in programs where it will NOT uninstall. Nothing anyone has recommended addresses this issue of unsuccessful UNINSTALL. but I wish someone would.

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