Remove 2conv.com ads from your web browsers

Also Known As: Ads by 2conv.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

2conv[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is 2conv[.]com?

The 2conv[.]com website provides an online service to convert YouTube videos to MP3 and other formats. It also promotes a desktop downloader and converter called Flvto Youtube Downloader. Note that it is illegal to download videos from YouTube. Furthermore, the 2conv[.]com web page contains dubious ads and, if allowed, shows notifications that lead to other dubious web pages.

2conv[.]com pop-up redirects

When opened, 2conv[.]com asks permission to show notifications. We advise against giving 2conv[.]com permission to show these, since this site will then start to display push notifications. Once clicked, push notifications open dubious or even malicious websites. Screenshots of these notifications are shown below. Some of the web pages promote potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), which could be browser hijackers, adware, or other unwanted software. Ads displayed on 2conv[.]com also lead to dubious web pages. Some might be designed to run scripts that download and install unwanted applications. Note that 2conv[.]com advertises Flvto Youtube Downloader, the setup of which contains additional programs (at time of research, Opera and Avast). Therefore people who install Flvto Youtube Downloader might also inadvertently install other, potentially unwanted software. Do not download software from web pages such as 2conv[.]com or use services provided by them.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by 2conv.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Observed Domains cdn2.2conv[.]com, cdn3.2conv[.]com, cdn.2conv[.]com, tracker.2conv[.]com, m.2conv[.]com, news.2conv[.]com, adserver.2conv[.]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.
Removal

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Convert2mp3[.]net, onlinevideoconverter[.]com and ytmp3[.]cc are just some example of other pages similar to 2conv[.]com. Typically, websites of this type ask to show notifications - these promote other dubious web pages and contain ads that lead to potentially malicious sites. To avoid unwanted downloads, installations, and redirects to untrustworthy sites, we advise against visiting these web pages.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some unwanted apps are advertised on supposedly official websites, however, they are often downloaded and installed through intrusive ads or when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They use this to trick users into downloading/installing unwanted apps with other, usually free software. Typically, they do not disclose information about the inclusion of bundled apps - they hide the details in "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar parts of software download or installation set-ups. Most users are tricked into unwanted downloads/installations when they click intrusive ads displayed on untrustworthy web pages or download and install programs without checking settings that are available in the set-ups.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download programs from official, trustworthy websites. Do not use dubious web pages, third party downloaders/installers, Peer-to-Peer networks, or other similar channels. Do not skip steps of download or installation setups and dismiss offers to download or install bundled (additional) apps. Bear in mind that intrusive ads may seem legitimate, however, they often redirect to untrustworthy websites (relating to gambling, pornography, adult dating etc.). If these ads appear, or unwanted redirects occur often, check the operating system for unwanted programs and browser for unwanted extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins. Remove unwanted entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Flvto Youtube Downloader setup:

Flvto Youtube Downloader installation setup

Screenshot of Opera web browser bundled into the Flvto Youtube Downloader setup:

Opera bundled into Flvto Youtube Downloader setup

Screenshot of Avast anti-virus suite bundled into the Flvto Youtube Downloader setup:

Avast bundled into the Flvto Youtube Downloader installation setup

Push notifications displayed by 2conv[.]com website:

2conv[.]com notifications 1 2conv[.]com notifications 2 2conv[.]com notifications 3 2conv[.]com notifications 4

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 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.

2conv[.]com 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 2conv[.]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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing 2conv[.]com 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 2conv[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by 2conv.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.

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 2conv[.]com  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 2conv[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by 2conv.com 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.

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