Ytmp3.cc Virus

Also Known As: Ads by ytmp3.cc
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Ytmp3[.]cc redirect removal instructions

What is ytmp3[.]cc?

The ytmp3[.]cc website (called "YouTube to Mp3 Converter") operates as a media converter that allows users to convert YouTube videos to audio or video/mp3 or mp4 formats and then to download them. The website uses various advertising networks that display ads leading to other untrustworthy sites. It does not specifically operate as malicious website, however, downloading videos from YouTube is illegal. Therefore, we advise that you do not use this website.

ytmp3[.]cc pop-up redirects

To download and convert videos using ytmp3[.]cc, users must paste the video URL into this website and choose the format required. It then starts the conversion process. In fact, this page also causes redirects to other dubious, deceptive websites that might contain malicious content. Some of these websites might be designed to trick people into downloading potentially unwanted apps (PUAs). For example, by displaying fake virus/error alerts and encouraging people to believe that there is something wrong with their computers (infected, have system errors, and so on). In other cases, opened pages could be designed to extort money from people by tricking them into purchasing unnecessary software or online/remote services. Furthermore, ytmp3[.]cc uses ad networks that display dubious/untrustworthy advertisements. If clicked, they open dubious pages or run scripts designed to download unwanted applications. Note that ytmp3[.]cc also opens pages that demand permission to enable notifications. Many people accidentally allow pages to show these notifications, which can be distracting and annoying. Clicking them can also lead to untrustworthy websites or unwanted installations. In summary, using websites of this type (that offer downloads from YouTube or other similar pages) is illegal and could lead to installation of unwanted programs. Some of these PUAs could be malicious and cause computer infections. Therefore, avoid using ytmp3[.]cc and other similar websites.

Threat Summary:
Name ytmp3.cc virus.
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Serving IP Address 88.212.246.252
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.
Removal

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The ytmp3[.]cc website is very similar to clipconverter[.]cc. Both of these websites offer similar services, cause unwanted redirects, and display dubious advertisements. There are many other websites of this type available on the internet and none should be trusted. Do not grant permission to show notifications. They do not directly promote malicious programs, but lead to pages that do.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most users install unwanted apps inadvertently. This usually happens via clicked intrusive, dubious ads or when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - they trick people into downloading and installing unwanted programs with other, intentionally downloaded or installed software. Rogue developers do not disclose information about the inclusion of unwanted apps into set-ups. They hide the details in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of software download or installation set-ups. Note that many users cause unwanted downloads or installations by skipping steps or clicking untrustworthy ads.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Be cautious when downloading, installing software and browsing the web. Download software from official websites and use directs links. Avoid using third party software downloaders, installers, torrents, eMule, other Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial sites, and so on. Check all available "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections of each download or installation process. Dismiss offers to install unwanted apps and ensure that no checkboxes are ticked by default. Bear in mind that ads displayed on dubious pages redirect to untrustworthy websites if clicked (pages relating to gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc.) If you encounter these ads or redirects, check for suspicious entries (plug-ins, add-ons, extensions, etc.) installed on the browser and remove them immediately. Also uninstall unwanted programs from the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Scam website (apple.com-scan[.]live) opened by ytmp3[.]cc displaying a fake virus alert notification:

website opened by ytmp3.cc displaying fake virus alert

Website opened by ytmp3[.]cc promoting a dubious app:

ytmp3.cc redirects to website promoting questionable application

Website opened by ytmp3[.]cc promoting another dubious application:

ytmp3.cc opens a website promoting questionable application

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

ytmp3[.]cc adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 ytmp3[.]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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing ytmp3[.]cc ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing ytmp3[.]cc ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by ytmp3.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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing ytmp3[.]cc  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing ytmp3[.]cc ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by ytmp3.cc, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing ytmp3[.]cc ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing ytmp3[.]cc ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by ytmp3.cc removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

QR Code
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