Onlinevideoconverter[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is onlinevideoconverter[.]com?
Onlinevideoconverter[.]com is presented as a YouTube downloader and converter, however, it can be used to download (and convert) videos from Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo and so on. It allows to convert and download in .mp3, .aac, .m4a and other formats. However, keep in mind that downloading content from sites like YouTube is illegal. It is worth mentioning that this website uses advertisement networks, it shows ads that might cause redirects to unreliable pages. Usage of onlinevideoconverter[.]com might lead to unwanted downloads and installations as well, we recommend to avoid using websites of this type.
Onlinevideoconverter[.]com contains various ads that, if clicked, might cause unwanted redirects to questionable pages or trigger executions of scripts designed to download and install unwanted apps. These unwanted apps could be various browser hijackers, adware-type apps and so on. Having them installed might lead to even more problems (constant unwanted redirects, appearing intrusive ads, privacy, browsing safety issues and so on). Usage of this website's functions causes redirects to dubious pages as well. It is possible that some of the opened pages could be scam websites designed to trick people into downloading and installing apps by showing fake virus alerts, errors and other notifications. Some of these pages could be designed to encourage people to contact scammers who usually attempt to swindle people out of their money by urging them to buy some unnecessary software, pay for "online support" and so on. Moreover, onlinevideoconverter[.]com asks its visitors for a permission to show notifications. If allowed, it will display various advertisements, irrelevant news, annoying notifications and so on. Clicking them might result in unwanted redirects or downloads and installations as well. We recommend to avoid using onlinevideoconverter[.]com or any other similar page, besides, it is illegal to download websites from pages like YouTube.
|Name||Ads by onlinevideoconverter.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Sibling Domains||ads.onlinevideoconverter.com, s15.onlinevideoconverter.com, s38.onlinevideoconverter.com, s6.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv13.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv22.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv26.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv27.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv31.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv37.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv44.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv49.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv5.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv63.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv65.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv66.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv67.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv70.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv8.onlinevideoconverter.com, sv87.onlinevideoconverter.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.|
To eliminate Ads by onlinevideoconverter.com our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are other websites of this type out there, for example, ytmp3[.]cc, clipconverter[.]cc and flvto[.]biz. These websites are not malicious, however, they might cause redirects to websites that are. in other words, usage of onlinevideoconverter[.]com or some other similar website could lead to unwanted downloads and installations, or even in computer infections. We recommend to avoid downloading videos using websites of this type and not to allow them to show notifications.
How did adware install on my computer?
Very often people install unwanted apps without knowing about it. Most of the times it happens when they click deceptive advertisements or/and software developers use a "bundling" method. Bundling allows them to trick people into downloading and/or installing potentially unwanted applications together with other software. As a rule, PUAs are hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of software setups. There are many users who skip download or installation steps without carefully analyzing them (checking/changing included options or settings). Typically, such behaviour is exactly what leads to unwanted installations or downloads of various unwanted applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
In order to avoid having PUAs installed we recommend to download all software from official/trustworthy websites, avoid using third party software downloaders, questionable, unofficial pages, Peer-to-Peer networks and other similar channels for that. Another important thing is to check what are the "Advanced", "Custom" and other options of any software setup and to dismiss all permissions to download or install any additional software. Additionally, avoid clicking intrusive ads, especially if they are displayed on shady, unofficial pages. Once clicked, they redirect users to websites like gambling, pornography, adult dating and other dubious pages. If unwanted ads appear or redirects happen regularly, the we recommend to see what are the plug-ins, add-ons and extensions installed on a browser, or unwanted programs installed on a computer/operating system and uninstall all unwanted, unknown programs (apps) as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Onlinevideoconverter[.]com website asking for a permission to show notifications:
Notification showed by onlinevideoconverter[.]com website:
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 removal of Ads by onlinevideoconverter.com:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Ads by onlinevideoconverter.com. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is onlinevideoconverter[.]com?
- 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 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 onlinevideoconverter[.]com 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:
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 onlinevideoconverter.com, 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 onlinevideoconverter.com, 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 onlinevideoconverter.com 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 add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by onlinevideoconverter.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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