Ymp4[.]download redirect removal instructions
What is ymp4[.]download?
Ymp4[.]download is a web page which allows users to download videos from YouTube converted to .mp4 or .mp3 format. There are two problems with this site: it offers an illegal service (it is not legal to download videos from YouTube) and uses rogue advertising networks. Quite often pages like ymp4[.]download redirect visitors/users to various untrustworthy websites that are designed to advertise various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), load questionable content, etc. Therefore, it not recommended to trust ymp4[.]download and other similar sites.
At the time of the research ymp4[.]download led to news-jupiter[.]com, dengelmeg[.]com, to AliExpress and some sports betting pages. News-jupiter.com and dengelmeg[.]com are rogue pages that are designed to display some shady content or redirect visitors to other, potentially malicious websites. Either way, sites of this type cannot be trusted. Nevertheless, ymp4[.]download may lead to other untrustworthy pages as well. For example, to scam sites like "International Official Lottery", "2020 Web Research Survey" or other pages of this type. Such sites are designed to deceive visitors into providing various sensitive information (e.g, credit card details) that could be misused to generate revenue. Also, ymp4[.]download may lead to websites promoting various PUAs like browser hijackers, adware-type applications, and/or other shady apps. Browser hijackers change promote fake search engines (their addresses) by modifying browser's settings. Adware serves advertisements that tend to open untrustworthy sites or cause downloads, installations of PUAs, or even malware. Both adware-type apps and browser hijackers can be (and often are) designed to collect various information that developers may sell to third parties or misuse it by themselves. Typically, apps of this type target browsing data (IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, etc.), however, they may be capable of accessing sensitive details too. Moreover, ymp4[.]download might open pages designed to deceive visitors into installing malicious software (e.g., Trojan-type programs, ransomware). Having a computer infected with such software may lead to financial, data loss, identity theft, and other serious issues.
|Name||Ads by ymp4.download|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|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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There are many websites like ymp4[.]download on the Internet, for example, mp3pro[.]xyz, yts[.]mx and youtubetomp3[.]biz. Most of them open various untrustworthy pages and/or contain shady advertisements. Either way, it is not recommended to use such pages. If shady pages get opened by a browser regularly (or various ads appear on all or most opened pages), then it is very likely that it happens because some PUA is installed on it and/or the operating system.
How did adware install on my computer?
Very often PUAs get downloaded and/or installed through setups of other programs, when they are included in them as additional offers. This distribution method of PUAs is called "bundling", it is being used to trick users into downloading and/or installing unwanted software alongside with some other, wanted one. In most cases offers to download and/or install additionally included apps are mentioned in "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings of setups. Users who download and install programs without checking and changing those settings often allow of additionally included apps to be downloaded and/or installed too. Sometimes PUAs get downloaded, installed when users click deceptive ads that cause it by executing certain scripts. Either way, most users download and/or install various PUAs unknowingly, unintentionally.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Files and software should be downloaded from official websites and via direct links. Channels like third party downloaders (and installers), torrent clients, eMule and other Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial pages, etc., should not be used. It is not safe because they can be used as tools to distribute unwanted and even malicious programs. Also, many setups have settings like "Advanced", "Custom". These settings often mention offers to download and/or install additional, potentially unwanted software. Therefore, such settings should be always checked and offers to download, install unwanted apps declined. Furthermore, it is not recommended to click advertisements that are displayed on pages related to gambling, pornography, adult dating and other questionable pages. They could open potentially malicious pages or cause unwanted downloads, installations. And finally, it is recommended not to have any unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed on a browser. Apps of this kind should be uninstalled as soon as possible. This applies to programs of this kind that could be installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Ymp4[.]download opens news-jupiter[.]com (GIF):
Ymp4[.]download opens dengelmeg[.]com (GIF):
Ymp4[.]download opens AliExpress page (GIF):
Ymp4[.]download opens sports betting site (GIF):
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- What is ymp4[.]download?
- 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 ymp4[.]download 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 ymp4.download, 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 ymp4.download, 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 ymp4.download 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 ymp4.download, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by ymp4.download from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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