Avoid using services by mp3hub.com

Also Known As: Ads by mp3hub.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Avoid being redirected to rogue web pages by mp3hub[.]com

What is mp3hub[.]com?

mp3hub[.]com offers a video download and conversion service. People can use this page to download videos from YouTube, Soundcloud, and Facebook. We advise against using it for two reasons: 1) it is illegal to download videos from YouTube, and; 2) mp3hub[.]com uses rogue advertising networks. This website redirects visitors to various other untrustworthy, deceptive sites.

mp3hub[.]com pop-up redirects

People who use the video downloading and conversion service by mp3hub[.]com are redirected to rogue web pages that are used to advertise browser hijackers, adware, and other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Browser hijackers force people to use fake search engines (or visit other dubious pages) by changing specific browser settings. PUAs are often used by developers as information tracking tools: they collect browsing-related details such as IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of opened/visited pages, geolocations, etc. Browser hijackers sometimes also gather personal, sensitive information. The developers share collected data with other parties who might include cyber criminals. These people misuse data about users to generate revenue. If installed, adware-type apps display advertisements (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads, etc.) that usually lead people who click them to untrustworthy websites. In some cases, they execute scripts that download or install other unwanted, potentially malicious applications. Note that mp3hub[.]com opens deceptive websites that trick people into downloading and installing dubious software. These deceptive pages display notifications about 'detected viruses' and encourage visitors to remove them with dubious apps. Neither these web pages nor the software advertised on them can be trusted. Furthermore, mp3hub[.]com asks visitors permission to show notifications. We recommend that you do not give such permissions to any dubious websites, including mp3hub[.]com. If allowed, the sites start to display notifications that usually contain various deceptive ads, which then lead to other untrustworthy websites, advertise dubious software, and so on. In summary, we advise against using the mp3hub[.]com service, since it can lead to unwanted downloads/installations, and then problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, or even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by mp3hub.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.24.22.4
Observed Domains news.mp3hub.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.
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mp3hub[.]com is one of many websites that offer a video download service. Other similar pages are notube[.]net, fetchtube[.]com, and flv2mp3[.]by. There are many more websites of this type online. In most cases, they contain dubious advertisements and/or open other pages of this kind. People who visit these pages or use their services risk being tricked into downloading and/or installing unwanted software, or they might even infect their computers with malware.

How did adware install on my computer?

As mentioned above, unwanted apps (PUAS) can be installed through deceptive ads that people willingly or unintentionally click, however, software of this kind is often distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - developers promote PUAs by including them in download/installation set-ups of various software (typically, free). They present them as additional offers, however, related information is not properly disclosed. In most cases, information about additional downloads/installations is hidden in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. People are tricked into unwanted downloads or installations when they leave these settings unchanged.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Download all software from official web pages and do not use sources such as third party downloaders, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule), and so on. No software should be installed through third party installers. Check download/installation setup settings/options ("Custom", "Advanced", etc.) and change them if necessary. Do not click intrusive ads, especially those shown on dubious web pages. For example, on those relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. If there is reason to believe a PUA is installed on the browser, check the list of installed add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins and remove suspicious, unwanted apps immediately. The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on the computer/operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of mp3hub[.]com website redirecting users to rogue websites (GIF):

mp3hub[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Screenshot of a deceptive website (apple.com-mac-optimizer[.]live) opened through mp3hub[.]com:

mp3hub.com opens a deceptive scam website

Another rogue web page opened through mp3hub[.] com:

mps3hub.com opens a download page of a browser hijacker

Another example of a dubious website opened through mp3hub[.]com:

mps3hub.com redirects to a questionable website

Deceptive browser notifications generated by mp3hub[.]com (on macOS):

mp3hub.com notifications on macos

Browser notifications generated by mp3hub[.]com (on Windows):

mp3hub.com notifications on windows

IMPORTANT NOTE! Mp3hub[.]com 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)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • 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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

mp3hub[.]com adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 mp3hub[.]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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing mp3hub[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing mp3hub[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mp3hub.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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing mp3hub[.]com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing mp3hub[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mp3hub.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing mp3hub[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing mp3hub[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by mp3hub.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mp3hub.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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Global malware activity level today:

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Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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