What is VKAudio?

VKAudio is an application that is targeted at those who live in Russia and have the account on Vkontakte (one of the most popular social-networking sites in Russia). It says that it will enable users to “search, add and listen to your favorite music in popup for free, even offline.” In other words, it should allow users to listen to the music stored in the libraries of Vkontakte while browsing other websites. Sadly, the program is not as beneficial as it claims to be. In fact, researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com know it as an ad-supported program (adware). Yes, it will, most probably, show irritating commercial advertisements on users’ screens. They might ruin your browsing session completely and even expose you to potential threats. Thus, it is definitely worth uninstalling this adware from the system. Continue reading to find out how to do that easily and quickly.testtesttest

What does VKAudio do?

VKAudio should be a decent and useful program for listening to the music on Vkontakte; however, the truth is that this extension will start flooding your screen with advertisements after some time. Users are informed in the EULA that they have agreed to see advertisements by installing the program on their computers. In most cases, VKAudio puts banners on different websites. Advertisements are not only irritating, but they might also cause harm to your computer if you click on any of them. To be honest, ads you see are not exactly dangerous themselves; however, they can redirect users to third-party websites promoting malicious software. Unfortunately, you will not know about that and will not leave the website quickly. This means that malware can sneak onto your computer very quickly. What’s more, we believe that this advertising-supported application also collects information about users’ habits and browsing behavior in order to present them with interesting advertisements. Remember, all ads that are shown by VKAudio might take you to unreliable websites, so you should not click on any of them even though you find some of them very appealing.

Where does VKAudio come from?

The extension for the Google Chrome browser can be downloaded from vkaudio.ru, which is the official website of this ad-supported program. Of course, users can also download this adware program from other sources, for example, file-sharing websites. What is more, it has been noticed that this adware program can also sneak onto the computer rather secretly together with freeware and shareware as well. Users usually get these software packages from untrustworthy third-party websites instead of downloading a single free application. There is no doubt that you have VKAudio installed if you can detect its main folder mclbjdibcpiohnhgkjkbfbnjcafkhani in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions or %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions (Windows XP). Of course, you will also notice that commercial ads have started appearing on your screen because, as you already know, VKAudio is a typical advertising-supported application.

There are hundreds of different programs that might enter your system without permission. Therefore, we highly recommend that you install security software on your computer. Of course, this will not be enough to do that. Security specialists also say that you have to be very careful on websites you visit for the first time and never download software from third-party websites (e.g. torrent websites). Last but not least, users should not click on ads, especially if they find them on file-sharing websites, in the future because they might end up on a corrupted website or start the installation of undesirable software.

How to delete VKAudio

Fortunately, VKAudio affects only Google Chrome and some other browsers popular in Russia. Therefore, it will not be a difficult task to make it disappear. All you need to do is to remove the extension from Google Chrome. Below you will find the manual removal instructions. Feel free to use them if you need help with the VKAudio removal. Of course, you can eliminate this undesirable program automatically too. We are sure that the antimalware suite SpyHunter would help you with that. It can be downloaded from our website.

Remove VKAudio manually

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select More Tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Locate the extension that belongs to VKAudio.
  5. Select it and click on the recycle bin button.
  6. Click Remove.

As VKAudio comes together with other applications, there is a small possibility that other undesirable programs are installed on your computer too. Find and remove them all as soon as possible.

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