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Remove redirects caused by convert2mp3.net

Also Known As: Ads by convert2mp3.net
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

Convert2mp3[.]net redirect removal instructions

What is convert2mp3[.]net?

The convert2mp3[.]net website offers an online video conversion service. It allows users to download and convert videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, and Clipfish in MP3, MP4, and other formats. Be aware, however, that this service is illegal. Additionally, convert2mp3[.]net is used to promote potentially unwanted apps (PUAs), contains rogue ads, and (if allowed) displays push notifications.

convert2mp3[.]net pop-up redirects

When opened, convert2mp3[.]net demands permission to show notifications. If granted, the site starts to show various unwanted notifications and advertisements. If clicked, these open other dubious websites that might be used to promote unwanted or malicious applications. Furthermore, convert2mp3[.]net opens untrustworthy websites that trick people into downloading unwanted apps. These web pages display fake virus alerts stating that visitors' computers are infected with viruses and encourage them to download an app to remove the detected threats. Do not download or install apps that are advertised on sites of this type. Other web pages opened by convert2mp3[.]net might be used to advertise various browser hijackers, adware-type apps, and so on. Browser hijackers gather information relating to users' browsing habits and promote fake search engines by changing browser settings. Adware-type apps deliver intrusive advertisements that, if clicked, open untrustworthy web pages (including those that display fake virus alerts) or execute scripts that cause download/installation of other PUAs. To avoid unwanted installations, redirects to potentially malicious pages, problems with browsing safety, privacy, and so on, do not use services provided by convert2mp3[.]net.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by convert2mp3.net
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Observed Domains cdl70.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl56.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl17.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl15.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl24.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl43.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl45.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl46.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl19.convert2mp3[.]net, cdl14.convert2mp3[.]net
Serving IP Address (convert2mp3[.]net) 104.25.72.103
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, unwanted notifications.
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convert2mp3[.]net is similar to onlinevideoconverter[.]com, ytmp3[.]cc, savefrom[.]net and many other websites of this type. Typically, these sites use rogue advertising networks, open dubious pages, cause unwanted redirects, and ask visitors' permission to show notifications. It is not safe to visit or use these websites.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most people cause unwanted downloads/installations unintentionally when they click untrustworthy (intrusive) ads or when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". In this way, people download/install unwanted apps together with other, regular software. To trick users, developers do not disclose information about these bundled apps and hide it in "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" or other similar sections of download or installation set-ups. People who download and install programs without checking the settings often cause inadvertent download and installation of PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software from official, trustworthy websites. Avoid using third party software downloaders/installers, torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), unofficial pages and other similar sources. Furthermore, install software properly: analyze each setup and check settings such as "Advanced", "Custom" and so on. Opt-out of offers to download or install PUAs and only then finish the download/installation. Note that intrusive ads usually may seem legitimate, however, if clicked, they often redirect to untrustworthy websites. Typically, these ads are displayed on web pages relating to gambling, pornography, adult dating, and so on. If you encounter unwanted redirects, or intrusive ads appear on any opened site, check your browser for unwanted entries (installed unwanted extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, etc.) and remove them immediately. All unknown (suspicious) programs that are installed on the operating system should also be removed. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Pop-up ad on convert2mp3[.]net:

convert2mp3[.]net pop-up ad 1

convert2mp3[.]net opens a web page that promotes a dubious application (ConvertoPDF):

convert2mp3[.]net opens page promoting questionable app

Appearance of convert2mp3[.]net website (GIF):

convert2mp3[.]net website appearance (GIF)

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)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • 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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

convert2mp3[.]net 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 convert2mp3[.]net 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 convert2mp3[.]net 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 convert2mp3[.]net ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by convert2mp3.net, 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 convert2mp3[.]net  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 convert2mp3[.]net ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by convert2mp3.net, 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 convert2mp3[.]net 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 convert2mp3[.]net ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by convert2mp3.net 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by convert2mp3.net, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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 convert2mp3.net from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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