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?

Ytmp3[.]cc is a website that operates as a media converter that allows its users to convert YouTube videos to audio or video/mp3 or mp4 formats and then to download them. It is called "YouTube to Mp3 Converter". It is known that this website is using various advertising networks that show ads leading to untrustworthy websites. It does not operate as malicious website, however, it is worth mentioning that downloading videos from YouTube is illegal. Thus, we recommend not to use this website.

ytmp3[.]cc pop-up redirects

To download and convert videos using ytmp3[.]cc website users have to paste the video URL into this website, to choose the format and then it starts the converting process. However, when used this page also causes redirects to questionable, deceptive websites that may 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 attempting to make people think that there is something wrong with their computers (they are infected, systems have some errors and so on). In other cases opened pages could be designed to extract money from people by tricking them into buying some unnecessary software or paying for online/remote services. Furthermore, ytmp3[.]cc is using ad networks that display various advertisements that cannot be trusted. If clicked, these ads open unreliable pages or run scripts designed to download unwanted applications. Ytmp3[.]cc also opens pages that ask for permission to enable notifications. Quite often people accidentally allow various pages to show these notifications that often are annoying. Clicking them could lead to untrustworthy websites or unwanted installations as well. To sum up, usage of websites of this type (that offer downloads from YouTube or other similar pages) is illegal and could lead to installations of unwanted programs. It is very likely that some of them could be malicious/cause computer infections. For these reasons we recommend to avoid using ytmp3[.]cc or any other similar website.

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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Ytmp3[.]cc is a website that is very similar to clipconverter[.]cc. Both of these websites offer similar services, cause unwanted redirects and display unreliable advertisements. However, there are many other websites of this type out there and none of them should be trusted (or permissions to show notifications given). Simply said, they do not promote malicious programs, but lead to pages that do.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most users install unwanted apps inadvertently (without intention), it usually happens via clicked intrusive, unreliable ads or when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They use it to trick people into downloading and installing unwanted programs together with other, intentionally downloaded or installed software. Developers usually do not disclose information about unwanted apps being bundled (included) into setups properly. They put (hide) them in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of software download or installation setups. However, most users cause unwanted downloads or installations by themselves: by skipping setup's 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 only directs links for that. 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 every download or installation process. Dismiss offers to install unwanted apps, make sure that there are no checkboxes ticked by default. Keep in mind that ads displayed in questionable pages, once clicked, redirect users to untrustworthy websites. Usually to pages related to gambling, pornography, adult dating and other similar websites. If you happen to encounter such redirects (or ads) very often, then see if there are no suspicious entries (plug-ins, add-ons, extensions etc.) installed on a browser and remove them as soon as possible. Uninstall unwanted programs from operating system as well. 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 fake virus alert notification:

website opened by ytmp3.cc displaying fake virus alert

Website opened by ytmp3[.]cc, promoting some questionable app:

ytmp3.cc redirects to website promoting questionable application

Website opened by ytmp3[.]cc, promoting another questionable 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:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by ytmp3.cc from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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