Do not use listentoyoutube.online or similar websites
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is listentoyoutube[.]online?
Listentoyoutube[.]online allows users to convert videos uploaded on YouTube to MP3 files, and then to download them. It is illegal to download videos from YouTube.
Furthermore, listentoyoutube[.]online uses rogue advertising networks - it redirects users to various untrustworthy, potentially malicious web pages. Typically, sites such as listentoyoutube[.]online lead to websites designed to advertise browser hijackers, adware, or even distribute installers of malicious programs (such as Trojans, ransomware).
One of the websites that listentoyoutube[.]online opens is searchfrit[.]com, which is designed to promote a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker called Search Genie. In most cases, applications of this type change browser settings so that users are forced to visit/use a fake search engine.
Furthermore, most browser hijackers collect browsing-related data. For example, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, IP addresses, geolocations, and so on. Some browser hijackers target sensitive, confidential details. The developers sell the information to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue.
Apps of this type should never be installed, since they might cause problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, and so on. It is possible that the developers or third parties could misuse the data to steal users' identities. Another page opened by listentoyoutube[.]online is daystream[.]club.
This is a rogue web page which loads dubious content or opens other sites that cannot be trusted. Sites such as daystream[.]club often open the download pages of various PUAs. Note that listentoyoutube[.]online might be designed to redirect users to other untrustworthy pages.
For example, to those used to trick people into installing adware. Typically, installed adware displays ads in the form of pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, and so on. When clicked, these usually cause redirects to untrustworthy, deceptive (potentially malicious) websites, however, some might be designed to run scripts to download/install unwanted applications.
It is possible that listentoyoutube[.]online could open sites that are used to distribute ransomware, Trojans or other malicious programs. Having a computer infected with this software often causes problems such as financial, data loss, installation of other malware, identity theft, etc.
Additionally, listentoyoutube[.]online asks permission to show browser notification spam. We advise against allowing dubious web pages to show notifications. In most cases, this results in being served with notifications that contain links to untrustworthy sites, deceptive ads, and so on.
|Name||Ads by listentoyoutube.online|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Similar website examples
Youtubemp3[.]today, convertisseur-youtube-mp3[.]net and notube[.]net are examples of other web pages that are similar to listentoyoutube[.]online.
Frequently, these websites are filled with deceptive ads and/or redirect users to other untrustworthy sites. If a web browser opens these websites automatically or various unwanted ads appear on most/all opened pages, this might be due to PUAs already installed on the browser.
How did adware install on my computer?
Typically, people download and/or install PUAs unintentionally when they click deceptive ads or download/install software that contains unwanted apps included in the setup. The second distribution method is called "bundling". Developers use this to trick people into downloading and/or installing PUAs with regular software that they wish to download and/or install.
Typically, information about additionally-included apps can be found in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of the set-ups. Unfortunately, many people leave these unchecked and unchanged, thus allowing PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed with a regular software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
We recommend that you check "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other similar settings of any download/installation setup and ensure that no unwanted apps are included. Dismiss any offers to download and/or install unwanted software before finishing download and/or installation process.
Do not download or install software from untrustworthy, unofficial websites, through torrent clients, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks), third party downloaders, installers, and so on. The safest way to download software is using official websites and direct download links. Intrusive ads (especially if displayed on dubious pages) should not be clicked.
These can open dubious websites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. Remove any unwanted or suspicious apps (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) already installed on the browser immediately. The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
listentoyoutube[.]online opens daystream[.]club (GIF):
listentoyoutube[.]online opens searchfrit[.]com:
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 malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is listentoyoutube[.]online?
- 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 11 users:
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:
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:
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:
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 listentoyoutube[.]online 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 listentoyoutube.online, 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 listentoyoutube.online, 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 listentoyoutube.online 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by listentoyoutube.online, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by listentoyoutube[.]online in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, if you are seeing these ads from listentoyoutube[.]online - it means that you have likely accessed this page and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on it.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes. However, the content endorsed through these adverts can be harmful and cause severe issues (including malware infections).
Is listentoyoutube[.]online a virus?
While listentoyoutube[.]online is not considered to be a virus, it can promote virulent content. Listentoyoutube[.]online uses rogue advertising networks, which are known to push online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove listentoyoutube[.]online ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and revert all the permissions given to the listentoyoutube[.]online webpage. Additionally, it can block further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.
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