What is Mycouchtuner?
The Mycouchtuner website contains many TV series - users can search for their favourite shows and watch them online. Note, however, that this site contains links to illegal movie streaming websites and uses rogue advertising networks (it redirects visitors to dubious web pages). We advise against using any streaming services provided by Mycouchtuner or other sites of this kind.
When opened, this site redirects users to untrustworthy websites that are used to advertise potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) or contain dubious content. One example is an adult games website that is promoted via a pop-up window.
Another example is a deceptive site stating that the visitor's computer is infected with viruses, which can apparently be removed with a dubious application. Therefore, this site is used to deceptively advertise software. Note that apps advertised via deceptive web pages cannot be trusted.
Furthermore, the Mycouchtuner site might open pop-up windows or other web pages containing ads that, if clicked, will download and install unwanted applications. Some of these apps might be malicious. Examples of these PUAs are browser hijackers and adware. Browser hijackers promote fake search engines by modifying browser settings.
Additionally, these apps collect various data such as users' IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries and other, potentially sensitive details. Developers send recorded data to other parties who use it to generate revenue.
Adware is software that feeds users with unwanted, intrusive ads. These programs display coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and other ads. Do not trust these ads, since they open dubious sites or cause unwanted downloads/installations.
|Ads by Mycouchtuner
|Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
|Detection Names (2mycouchtuner[.]me)
|Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
|Serving IP Address (2mycouchtuner[.]me)
|Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
|Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
|Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
|Malware Removal (Windows)
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
The Internet is full of websites that use rogue advertising networks and redirect people to other untrustworthy web pages. Some examples are mysuccesspaths[.]com, converto[.]io, and mp3-youtube[.]download. These sites might offer different services but all lead visitors to deceptive or untrustworthy web pages.
To avoid unwanted redirects, downloads/installations, and other problems, do not use Mycouchtuner or other sites that use rogue advertising networks.
How did adware install on my computer?
Typically, unwanted apps are downloaded and installed through intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Some intrusive ads execute scripts that stealthily download and install unwanted or even malicious software, however, they must first be clicked to take effect.
"Bundling" is a deceptive method that is used to trick people into installing (and downloading) PUAs with other software. Developers hide information regarding these unwanted apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar sections/settings of software set-ups. The PUAs are downloaded and installed when people leave these settings unchecked and unchanged.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Install software with care. Check all "Custom" and "Advanced" settings/options. If a setup contains unwanted apps, deselect them and only then complete the download or installation. Download programs from official sources/websites and do not use third party software downloaders, installers, torrents, eMule or other Peer-to-Peer networks.
Avoid visiting untrustworthy websites and clicking ads displayed on them. Typically, they lead to other sites of this kind or cause unwanted downloads/installations. If you believe a PUA is already installed (browser causes unwanted redirects or displays ads), check apps (extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons) installed on the browser and remove all unwanted, unknown entries.
The same applies to unwanted programs that are installed on the 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 mycouchtuner website (GIF):
Screenshot of a pop-up window opened by the Mycouchtuner web page:
Screenshot of a deceptive web page (apple.com-shield-device[.]live) opened by Mycouchtuner:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced IT skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Mycouchtuner?
- 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 mycouchtuner 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 mycouchtuner, 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 mycouchtuner, 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 mycouchtuner 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 mycouchtuner, 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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