Uninstall apps that were downloaded from pages opened by mp3converter.to

Also Known As: Ads by mp3converter.to
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Mp3converter[.]to redirect removal instructions

What is mp3converter[.]to?

Mp3converter[.]to is a website which allows visitors to download YouTube videos converted to MP3 and MP4 formats. However, this page uses rogue advertising networks, it redirects people who use its video converting service to various untrustworthy websites. It is not recommended to use services of websites of this kind. Besides, it is not legal to download videos from YouTube.

mp3converter[.]to pop-up redirects

At the time of the research mp3converter[.]to opened sauwoaptain[.]com and MacKeeper download website. Sauwoaptain[.]co is a rogue website, websites of this type either load some questionable content or redirect visitors to a couple (2-3) of other untrustworthy websites. Quite often websites that get opened through pages like sauwoaptain[.]co are designed to advertise various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). In some cases they are designed to trick visitors into downloading (and installing) malicious software. Either way, sauwoaptain[.]co and other similar web pages cannot be trusted/should not be visited. MacKeeper is a PUA that should not be trusted as well. Quite often apps like MacKeeper do not deliver any value (features) and are designed to trick users into paying for their activation by providing them with fake scan results. It is very likely that mp3converter[.]to opens pages that are designed to promote PUAs like browser hijackers, adware as well. Browser hijackers are designed to promote fake search engines by changing browser's settings. Also, most of them operate as information tracking tools - they collect browsing data and can be designed to gather sensitive, personal information too. Adware is a type of software that feeds users with intrusive advertisements. Users who click those ads usually get redirected to a variety of untrustworthy pages. Sometimes they are designed to run scripts that cause download, installation of some unwanted, potentially unwanted software. It is possible that mp3converter[.]to may lead to pages that are designed to trick visitors into installing some malicious program like a Trojan, ransomware as well. Trojan is a type of malicious software that can be designed to infect operating system with even more program of this kind. Ransomware encrypts data and does not allow victims to access it unless they decrypt it with a tool and/or key that can be purchased only from cyber criminals. To sum up, no website that gets opened via Mp3converter[.]to can be trusted. Therefore, mp3converter[.]to itself should not be trusted as well.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by mp3converter.to
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 104.31.67.171
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.
Removal

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Mp3converter[.]to is similar to listentoyoutube[.]online, convertisseur-youtube-mp3[.]net, notube[.]net, and many other pages. Usually websites of this type use rogue advertising networks, they redirect users to various untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites. If a browser opens such websites by itself, then it is very likely that some PUA is already installed on it (or the operating system).

How did adware install on my computer?

Most people download and/or install unwanted apps inadvertently - through deceptive ads that are designed to execute certain scripts or setups of other, intentionally downloaded and/or installed software. The second distribution method of PUAs is known as "bundling", It is being used by developers who seek to trick people into downloading and/or installing unwanted apps together with other, regular software by including PUAs in their download and/or installation setups. Typically, they attempt to do that by hiding information about additionally included apps in settings of setups such as "Custom", "Advanced". People cause unintentional download and/or installations when they download and/or install various software without changing the aforementioned settings/dismissing offers to download, install included software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is not safe to download and/or install software (especially if it is free) through unofficial websites, third party downloaders and/or installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule and other similar tools, channels. Quite often they are used to distribute questionable, unwanted software. The best way to download files and programs is by using official websites and direct links. Also, it is always a good idea to check "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" and other similar options or settings of any download and/or installation setup. It is common that those settings mention offers to download and/or install unwanted apps. Intrusive advertisements that are displayed on shady pages should not be clicked, they often redirect people to untrustworthy websites or cause downloads, installations of various unwanted applications. If there are any unwanted extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed in a browser, then they should be uninstalled right away. The same should be done with 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 Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Mp3converter[.]to redirects to sauwoaptain[.]com (GIF):

mp3converter.to redirects to sauwoaptain.com

Mp3converter[.]to redirects to MacKeeper download page:

mp3converter.to redirects to mackeeper download page

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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.

mp3converter[.]to 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 mp3converter[.]to 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 mp3converter[.]to 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 mp3converter[.]to ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mp3converter.to, 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 mp3converter[.]to  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 mp3converter[.]to ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mp3converter.to, 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 mp3converter[.]to 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 mp3converter[.]to ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by mp3converter.to 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 mp3converter.to, 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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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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