Avoid redirects caused by mp3-youtube.download
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is mp3-youtube[.]download?
mp3-youtube[.]download is presented as a simple and fast YouTube downloader and converter. Additionally, it is capable of downloading and converting videos from Facebook, Instagram, audio from Soundcloud, and so on. Note that it is illegal to download videos from YouTube and, furthermore, the mp3-youtube[.]download website uses rogue advertising networks.
When opened, mp3-youtube[.]download redirects to other rogue websites, some of which are used to advertise dubious apps, update Flash Player with fake updaters, and so on. Note that some of the promoted apps can be malicious. Fake update tools are used to distribute ransomware.
Bear in mind that mp3-youtube[.]download might also lead to web pages used to promote adware, browser hijackers, and other unwanted apps. Having apps of this type installed might cause unwanted installations, downloads, redirects to potentially malicious web pages, problems with privacy/browsing safety, and so on.
Site that use rogue ad networks can also lead to deceptive websites, which claim that users' computers are infected - they then trick people into installing PUAs that supposedly remove the "detected" threats. Another problem with web pages such as mp3-youtube[.]download is that many ask to show notifications.
If allowed, they then start feeding users with annoying ads, notifications, and other unwanted content that, if clicked, leads to dubious website. To avoid problems caused through mp3-youtube[.]download, do not use this or other similar websites.
|Name||Ads by mp3-youtube.download|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|Observed Domains||web061.mp3-youtube[.]download, web028.mp3-youtube[.]download, web046.mp3-youtube[.]download, web094.mp3-youtube[.]download, web073.mp3-youtube[.]download, web088.mp3-youtube[.]download, web065.mp3-youtube[.]download, web049.mp3-youtube[.]download, web087.mp3-youtube[.]download, web019.mp3-youtube[.]download|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads, redirects to web pages advertising dubious apps. 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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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mp3-youtube[.]download is similar to convert2mp3[.]net, onlinevideoconverter[.]com, ytmp3[.]cc, and many other sites. Typically, these sites contain ads or lead to other dubious web pages. Using these sites risks unwanted downloads and installations, or even computer infection with malware.
How did adware install on my computer?
Most unintentional downloads/installations happen due to clicked intrusive (dubious) ads or set-ups that contain bundled apps. If clicked, many ads start downloading and installing PUAs. Furthermore, developers often bundle unwanted apps into the set-ups of other software.
They do this to trick people into downloading/installing PUAs with other software. Typically, information about the inclusion of bundled apps can be found in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar sections of the download/installation set-ups, however, people often leave leave them unchanged, thereby causing download and installation of potentially unwanted applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Avoid using third party downloaders and installers, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule and other dubious sources/tools. The safest way to download software is using official websites. Install software with care and do not skip any download/installation setup steps without checking "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings.
Opt-out of any additional unwanted apps and only then finish the installation (or download) process. Many intrusive ads redirect to untrustworthy or potentially malicious websites (such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc.), or cause unwanted downloads/installations. Do not click them.
If you encounter these ads or unwanted redirects, check the browser for any unwanted/dubious extensions, plug-ins or add-ons, and remove them immediately.
The same should be applied to unwanted programs installed on the computer (operating system). If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of mp3-youtube[.]download website (GIF):
mp3-youtube[.]download opens a web page offering to update Flash Player with a fake updater:
mp3-youtube[.]download opens a web page that promotes a potentially unwanted application:
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- What is mp3-youtube[.]download?
- 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 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 mp3-youtube[.]download 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 mp3-youtube.download, 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 mp3-youtube.download, 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 mp3-youtube.download 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mp3-youtube.download, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.
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