Flv2mp3[.]by redirect removal instructions
What is flv2mp3[.]by?
Flv2mp3[.]by is a website that operates as an online video downloader and converter, it allows users to download videos from YouTube and convert them to .avi, .mp4 and .mp3 format files. However, this page uses questionable advertising networks, it means that it contains ads that redirect people who click them to shady websites. It is not recommended to use services that are provided by such pages, besides, it is not legal to download videos from YouTube.
Typically, ads on websites like flv2mp3[.]by, if clicked, cause redirects to various questionable websites. For example, those ads redirect people to deceptive websites that are designed to inform visitors that their computers are infected with viruses. In most cases those pages encourage visitors to remove infected files and/or malicious programs with some untrustworthy application. Also, ads on flv2mp3[.]by might lead to sites that are designed to advertise other potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) like browser hijackers, adware, etc. If installed, browser hijackers change certain browser's settings so that users would be forced to use/visit some fake search engine or other dubious address. Also, most apps of this type are designed to gather details relate to user's browsing habits. Sometimes they might be used to record sensitive information as well. Either way, very often gathered data is being misused to generate revenue which means users are being put at risk of having their identities stolen, they could experience problems related to browsing safety, privacy, etc. Adware, if installed, serves intrusive ads that usually are designed to redirect people to untrustworthy websites. Some examples of ads that usually are displayed by adware are banners, pop-up ads, coupons, surveys, etc. In some cases clicking those ads results in causing unwanted downloads or even installations. It happens when certain ads run scripts that are designed to cause it. Furthermore, flv2mp3[.]by asks for a permission to show notifications. We advise against allowing such pages to show their notifications. They serve users with various irrelevant, annoying notifications, they start to advertise questionable software, websites, and so on. Example of flv2mp3[.]by notification is provided below.
|Name||Ads by flv2mp3.by|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Related Domains||cdn3.flv2mp3[.]by, fc.flv2mp3[.]by, content.flv2mp3[.]by, cdn2.flv2mp3[.]by, cdn.flv2mp3[.]by, st.flv2mp3[.]by, static.flv2mp3[.]by, ads.flv2mp3[.]by, test.flv2mp3[.]by, tracker.flv2mp3[.]by.|
|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 flv2mp3.by our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Flv2mp3[.]by is not the only website that offers YouTube video downloading and converting service, a couple of other examples are y2meta[.]com, mp3-youtube[.]download and 2conv[.]com. It is not recommended to use such websites not only because it is not legal to download videos from YouTube. Typically, those pages use questionable advertising networks and, if used, redirect users to various shady pages and/or contain ads that cause the same problem. Besides, people who use websites like flv2mp3[.]by may be tricked into downloads or even installations of unwanted applications.
How did adware install on my computer?
Potentially unwanted apps usually get downloaded and/or installed without user's knowledge. It most cases people download and/or install them through intrusive advertisements that they click or when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They use it to trick people into downloading and/or installing unwanted apps together with software that they downloaded intentionally. As a rule, information about additionally included (bundled) apps is not being disclosed properly, developers hide it in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts of download or installation setups. Quite often people download and install software without checking any of those settings and that is how they allow for various PUA to be downloaded and/or installed through setups of desired programs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
We recommend to always check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of any download or installation setup. Quite often those settings include offers to download and/or install additional, unwanted software. Those offers should be dismissed before completing download or installation process of any software. Also, it is important to download software from official websites and via direct download links. We do not recommend to use third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like eMule, torrent clients, unofficial websites and other tools, sources to download or install software. Additionally, intrusive ads should not be trusted/clicked, most of them are designed to redirect people to untrustworthy websites. Such ads are often displayed on pages related to gambling, adult dating, pornography and other dubious pages. And finally, if there are any suspicious, unwanted or unknown apps (extensions, plug-ins or add-ons) installed on a browser, then they should be uninstalled as soon as possible. It should be applied to software of this kind that is installed on the operating system as well. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of flv2mp3[.]by website redirecting users to questionable sites (GIF):
Notification by flv2mp3[.]by 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 flv2mp3.by:
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 flv2mp3.by. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is flv2mp3[.]by?
- 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 flv2mp3[.]by 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 flv2mp3.by, 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 flv2mp3.by, 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 flv2mp3.by 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 flv2mp3.by from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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