Fetchtube[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is fetchtube[.]com?
Fetchtube[.]com is a website that offers YouTube video downloading service. There are two problems with this page: it is not legal to download videos from YouTube and this page uses rogue advertising networks. People who use fetchtube[.]com get redirected to a variety of untrustworthy websites. These are the reasons why fetchtube[.]com should not be used.
Fetchtube[.]com redirects its visitors/users to shady pages, for example, websites that are designed to advertise potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) like adware, browser hijackers, and so on. They are categorized as PUAs because most people download and/or install them unintentionally, they get tricked into it. When installed, browser hijackers change browser's settings so that users would be forced to visit some questionable website (typically, a fake search engine). Also, apps of this type are often designed to gather various information, for example, user's IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries and other data related to browsing activities. Nevertheless, sometimes apps of this type are designed to record sensitive details as well. Either way, gathered data is usually misused to generate revenue by their developers and/or third parties. Adware-type apps are designed to display various advertisements like coupons, pop-up ads, banners, surveys, and so on. If clicked, those ads either redirect people to untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites or run scripts that download, install other unwanted software. Furthermore, websites like fetchtube[.]com often redirect users to scam websites that are designed to distribute questionable software too. They inform visitors that their computers are infected with viruses and encourage them to remove those viruses with one or another shady app, i.e., Smart Mac Booster. Quite often websites of this type get opened by PUAs that are already installed on a browser and/or operating system. To sum up, in order to avoid being redirected to shady pages and/or tricked into downloads, installations of unwanted (or even malicious) applications we advise against using services by fetchtube[.]com or other similar pages.
|Name||Ads by fetchtube.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|Observed Domains||ns1.fetchtube[.]com, ns2.fetchtube[.]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.|
To eliminate Ads by fetchtube.com our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Fetchtube[.]com is one of the many websites that use rogue ad networks and offer video downloading service. Other examples of similar pages are flv2mp3[.]by, y2meta[.]com and mp3-youtube[.]download. Typically, these pages either contain unreliable ads that redirect people who click them to untrustworthy pages or they redirect them to such pages by themselves. Either way, it is not recommended to trust and use such pages.
How did adware install on my computer?
Most of the times people download and/or install PUAs through already mentioned intrusive ads that they intentionally or accidentally click, or when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". This method is used to trick people into downloading and/or installing unwanted apps together with other, desired software that they download from the Internet intentionally. Developers include PUAs in setups of other programs and hide information about it in their settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", etc. Unwanted apps get downloaded and/or installed within setups of wanted software when people leave included settings unchecked and unchanged.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Files and programs should be downloaded from official, trustworthy websites and via direct download links. It is not recommended to use Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial, questionable websites, third party downloaders and other similar channels for that. The same applies for installations through third party installers. Also, we advise to always check "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings that are included in various download and/or installation setups. If there are any offers to download or install unwanted software, then they should be dismissed before completing download or installation process. Additionally, intrusive ads should not be clicked/trusted, especially if they are displayed on questionable websites. And finally, if there are any suspicious add-ons, extensions or plug-ins installed on a browser or programs of this kind installed or the operating system, then we advise to uninstall them as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of fetchtube[.]com website (GIF):
IMPORTANT NOTE! Websites that fetchtube[.]com redirects to ask 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 fetchtube.com:
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 fetchtube.com. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is fetchtube[.]com?
- 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 fetchtube[.]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:
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 fetchtube.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.
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 fetchtube.com, 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 fetchtube.com 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 fetchtube.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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