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Do not trust youtubemp3.today and pages that it opens

Also Known As: Ads by youtubemp3.today
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is youtubemp3[.]today?

Youtubemp3[.]today is website that allows users to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files and download them. It is worth mentioning that it is not legal to download videos from YouTube, however, that is not the only problem with youtubemp3[.]today.

This website uses rogue advertising networks, people who use its video converting and downloading service get redirected to various untrustworthy websites.

youtubemp3[.]today pop-up redirects

Research shows that one of the websites that get opened through youtubemp3[.]today is designed to advertise a potentially unwanted application, a browser hijacker called PDF Converter HD Search. Applications of this type usually are designed to promote fake search engines by changing browser's settings and gather various data.

Typically, they collect IP addresses, search queries, geolocations, addresses of visited websites and other data that is related to user's browsing habits. Nevertheless, sometimes browser hijackers target sensitive details as well. People behind these apps tend to sell all recorded data to third parties (potentially cyber criminals).

Another page that gets opened through youtubemp3[.]today is hajoopteg[.]com, a deceptive page that is designed to trick people into installing some potentially unwanted application (like a browser hijacker, adware-type app) through a fake installer of Adobe Flash Player.

Adware is a type of software that can be designed to gather various information too. Typically, these apps serve various ads that, if clicked, open untrustworthy, potentially malicious sites. Some examples of ads that appear on most or all visited pages when adware is installed on a computer and/or browser are various coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc.

In some cases these ads are designed to execute scripts that download, or even install unwanted software. Pages like hajoopteg[.]com could be used to trick people into installing malware like ransomware, Trojans, too. These malicious programs can cause problems like monetary and data loss, installation of more malware, identity theft, and so on.

Furthermore, one more page that got opened while using youtubemp3[.]today was daystream[.]club. This is a rogue page that can load some shady content or redirect its visitors to about two or three other untrustworthy websites.

It is very likely that youtubemp3[.]today opens a number of other questionable, potentially malicious websites. Either way, a couple of already provided examples are enough to be sure that it is not safe to visit youtubemp3[.]today and use its video converting service.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by youtubemp3.today
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 78.47.194.62
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.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Youtubemp3[.]today is similar to convertisseur-youtube-mp3[.]net, notube[.]net, mp3-youtube[.]download and a great number of other pages. Typically, these pages contain deceptive ads and/or lead to a variety of untrustworthy pages. In most cases opened pages are designed to trick unsuspecting visitors into installation of various unwanted applications or even malicious programs.

In order to avoid any of the possible problems caused through such pages we strongly recommend not to visit them and use their video downloading (or other) services. If a browser opens shady pages by itself or various ads appear on most (or all) visited pages, then it is very likely that it is being caused by some PUA that is installed on it (and/or operating system).

How did adware install on my computer?

Typically, users download (and/or install) PUAs by clicking deceptive ads, or when they download and/or install software inappropriately. To trick people into downloading and installing unwanted apps, software developers usually often use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling".

It means that they include unwanted apps in setups of other, usually free programs and do not disclose information about it properly.

They hide such information in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of those setups. People who download and install various programs without checking (and changing) any of those settings often allow for PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed together with some other, wanted software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend to download software from trustworthy, official websites. It is not safe to use third party downloaders (and installers) torrent clients, eMule and other Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial, questionable website, and so on.

Moreover, it is important to check "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings when downloading or installing any software and decline offers to install and/or download additionally included apps. Intrusive ads that appear on shady pages should not be clicked, they often redirect users to other dubious websites.

Some of them cause unwanted downloads, installations. If unwanted redirects happen regularly (or various ads appear on any visited website), then it could mean that some unwanted app is already installed on a browser or operating system.

In such case it is required to remove all unwanted, suspicious add-ons, extensions or plug-ins from browser and programs on this kind from a computer. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Youtubemp3[.]today redirects to a page which promotes PDF Converter HD Search browser hijacker (GIF):

youtubemp3.today opens a page that promotes PDF Converter HD Search

Youtubemp3[.]today redirects to a hajoopteg[.]com, a page that is designed to trick visitors into installing unwanted, potentially malicious software (GIF):

youtubemp3.today redirects to hajoopteg.com

Youtubemp3[.]today redirects to daystream[.]club, a rogue website (GIF):

youtubemp3.today opens daystream.club

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

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.

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.

macOS (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.

youtubemp3[.]today 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 youtubemp3[.]today 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 youtubemp3[.]today 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 youtubemp3[.]today ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by youtubemp3.today, 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 youtubemp3[.]today  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 youtubemp3[.]today ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by youtubemp3.today, 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 youtubemp3[.]today 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 youtubemp3[.]today ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by youtubemp3.today 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 youtubemp3.today, 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.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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