How can I get rid of video downloader vgrabber in Chrome on Windows 8?

Arta Szathmary January 29, 2013

I am unable to completely rid my computer of this thing which seems to have kidnapped my Google search.

The directions I found on the internet were aimed for Windows 7. I have upgraded to Windows 8 and cannot find some of the utilities accessed in the Windows 7 solution. Even after I think I have successfully gotten rid of it, back it comes.

I do have Norton 360 on my machine and Comcast antivirus. Neither one of those have been helpful.


  1. Alan Wade
    January 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    In the Google Chrome browser, go to chrome://extensions/.
    Find Vgrabber in the list.
    Click Uninstall.

    Download either (or both) SuperAntispyware and/or Malwarebytes and install them.
    Start you machine in Safe Mode then run a full scan with them.

  2. ha14
    January 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    see if Adwcleaner can help

    Vgrabber Virus Removal – How to Remove Vgrabber Effectively and Successfully
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    Remove vGrabber toolbar files:
    %DesktopDir%\vGrabber YouTube Download.lnk

    Remove vGrabber toolbar registry entries:
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\StartNow Toolbar
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script\Settings
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    Easy Instructions to Remove vGrabber Toolbar Completely
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  3. Jordyn Bushaw
    January 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Try going into Chrome, type into the web address bar chrome://settings then go to the left and click extensions, find what you are trying to remove and click on the trash can to delete it.