Notube[.]net redirect removal instructions
What is notube[.]net?
Notube[.]net is presented as the best free and fast YouTube downloader and converter. However, it is not legal to download videos from YouTube. Another reason not to use notube[.]net video downloading service is that this page uses rogue advertising networks, people who use it are being redirected to various untrustworthy websites.
Research shows that notube[.]net redirects its visitors/users to websites that are used to advertise various browser hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Typically, browser hijackers are designed to promote various fake search engines, they do it by changing browser's settings. Also, apps of this type gather browsing-related and often other, sensitive details. For example, IP addresses, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, geolocations, etc. Very often their developers share collected information with other people (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Adware is a type of software that generates revenue for its developers by serving advertisements. To be more precise, adware displays various ads that, if clicked, redirect people to questionable websites or execute certain scripts that are designed to download and/or install untrustworthy software. Some examples of ads that adware-type apps display are various pop-up ads, banners, coupons and surveys. Notube[.]net might be causing redirects to scam websites too. For example, to pages that display fake virus alert notifications stating that visitor's computer is infected with some virus (or viruses). The main goal of those pages is to trick visitors into downloading and installing shady apps that supposed to remove fake viruses that were detected by them. To avoid being redirected to shady, potentially malicious pages, tricked into downloads, installations of various PUAs and so on, we recommend not to use notube[.]net (its video downloading and converting service). One more thing about notube[.]net is that this page asks its visitors to allow it to show notifications. We advise against allowing such pages to show them, if allowed, they start to feed users with advertisements and other shady content. One example of notification displayed by notube[.]net is provided below.
|Name||Ads by notube.net|
|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||s49.notube[.]net, s40.notube[.]net, s44.notube[.]net, s48.notube[.]net, s47.notube[.]net, s45.notube[.]net, s43.notube[.]net, s41.notube[.]net, s42.notube[.]net, s50.notube[.]net.|
|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 notube.net our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
More examples of websites like notube[.]net are fetchtube[.]com, flv2mp3[.]by and y2meta[.]com. In most cases they use rogue advertising networks: those pages contain ads that, if clicked, redirect users to untrustworthy pages or, when used, they simply open questionable websites. Either way, it is not safe to visit/use websites of this type. If a browser opens shady pages by itself, then it is very likely that some PUA is already installed on it.
How did adware install on my computer?
As a rule, people download and install PUAs unwillingly (unintentionally). It usually happens when they click deceptive ads or carelessly download and/or install software. Unwanted downloads and installations through setups of other software happen when developers use a "bundling" method. To be more precise, when developers include PUAs in various setups but do not disclose such information properly. Typically, this information is hidden in setup's settings like "Custom", "Advanced". Unfortunately, not all people check and change those settings. When they leave them unchanged, they agree with offers to download and/or install additionally included apps (PUAs).
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
If a download or installation setup contains settings like "Custom", "Advanced" and so on, they should be checked and offers to download and/or install additional, unwanted software dismissed. Also, we recommend to download software only from official websites and use direct download links. Sources, channels like untrustworthy (unofficial) websites, third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, etc., should not be trusted. Intrusive ads, especially if displayed on questionable pages, should not be clicked. Quite often they are designed to open untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites. In some cases they can be designed to run scripts that start downloads or even installations of unwanted applications. If a browser opens shady pages and/or displays ads, then we advise to check if there are any suspicious, unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons that are installed on it and remove them immediately. Additionally, we recommend to uninstall software of this kind that is installed on the operating system too. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of notube[.]net website redirecting users to questionable sites:
Browser notification displayed by notube[.]net:
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 notube.net:
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 notube.net. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is notube[.]net?
- 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 notube[.]net 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 notube.net, 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 notube.net, 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 notube.net 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 notube.net from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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