What is clipconverter.cc?
clipconverter.cc is an online media converter that allows conversion and download of video or audio from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and other sites. Users simply paste the URL of the video/audio, choose a format, start the converter, and then download the converted file.
This service is not directly harmful, however, downloading videos from YouTube (and other similar pages) is illegal. Furthermore, clipconverter.cc uses deceptive pop-up ads that might lead to unwanted installations. It also asks visitors for permission to display notifications (many users accidentally allow websites to do this).
clipconverter.cc causes redirects to dubious, often deceptive, websites. For example, it might open websites used to trick people into installing potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), adware-type apps and others.
Therefore, it can open scam websites that often trick people into believing that their computers are infected and urge them to download dubious anti-virus, anti-spyware (or other) software.
Some scammers encourage visitors to contact them via telephone numbers provided - these are often attempts to extort money from people by encouraging them to purchase dubious software or services. Additionally, clipconverter.cc displays pop-up ads. If clicked, these can cause unwanted installation of PUAs or lead to potentially malicious websites.
Note that clipconverter.cc continually requests permission to show notifications. It opens a pop-up window stating that clipconverter.cc wants to show notifications, or opens a page encouraging users to press "Allow" to confirm push-notifications. Granting this permission leads to numerous ads, annoying 'news' notifications, updates, and other distractions.
Clicking the ads might lead to further unwanted installations or deceptive websites. As mentioned, downloading converted audio and video from this website is safe, however, this might also lead to download and installation of various PUAs, redirects to other dubious websites, and so on. The same applies to granting permission for notifications.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|Related Domains||pushanert.com, dolohen.com|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware).|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Many ad-supportive websites display various ads, however, these cause unwanted redirects or even installations. Therefore, do not trust ads displayed on these sites. Do not allow these websites to show notifications, since this often results in problems with dubious advertisements.
How did adware install on my computer?
Typically, installation of PUAs occur when people click advertisements displayed on dubious websites. These ads open deceptive pages that trick people into downloading PUAs or run scripts that download and install them. Additionally, software developers commonly try to trick people into downloading and installing PUAs using the "bundling" method.
They include unwanted apps into download or installation set-ups of other regular software that people download/install intentionally. They hide information relating to the bundling of additional PUAs in "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar sections.
In many cases, people download and install software without checking and changing available settings/options - this allows unwanted downloads and installations.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download software from official websites (or other trustworthy sources) and using direct links. Do not use third party downloaders, torrents, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks), unofficial pages, and so on. Carefully study each software download or installation setup, including settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and other options.
Opt-out of offers to download/install unwanted software. Avoid clicking intrusive ads even if they seem harmless and legitimate. These can redirect to untrustworthy websites such as gambling, pornography, adult dating etc. (especially if displayed on dubious pages).
Installed PUAs are often the main reason behind redirects to dubious pages and intrusive ads. If you experience these ads and redirects, check installed browser apps and remove all dubious extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins. Also apply this to unwanted programs installed on the operating system.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
The appearance of clipconverter.cc website (GIF):
Example of a deceptive website (apple.com-repair.live) that might be opened when using clipconverter.cc:
Screenshot of a push-notification/advertisement displayed by clipconverter.cc:
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is clipconverter.cc?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes clipconverter.cc redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Video showing how to eliminate clipconverter.cc pop-ups using Combo Cleaner (MacOS):
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by clipconverter.cc, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by clipconverter.cc, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by clipconverter.cc removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by clipconverter.cc, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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