Do not use the untrustworthy youtubetomp3music.com website

Also Known As: Ads by youtubetomp3music.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Youtubetomp3music[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is youtubetomp3music[.]com?

Youtubetomp3music[.]com is an untrustworthy website, designed to allow users to download MP3 files by converting YouTube videos from links and keywords/tags. Aside from infringing on copyright laws, youtubetomp3music[.]com also uses rogue advertising networks for monetization purposes. Hence, when it is visited/used, the website redirects to dubious or malicious pages.

youtubetomp3music[.]com pop-up redirects

When sites using rogue advertising networks are accessed, any buttons or advertisements in them are clicked - they redirect (i.e. force-open) untrustworthy/rogue, sale-based/promotional, deceptive, compromised, scam and malicious webpages. Interacting with the content presented in such pages can lead to various severe issues. For example, pop-ups, banners, surveys, coupons and other intrusive advertisements not only redirect to dangerous websites but they can execute scripts to stealthily download/install PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). Youtubetomp3music[.]com has been observed displaying a pop-up window, promoting Music World Search browser hijacker. The endorsed piece of software is also a PUA. Browser hijackers operate by reassigning browsers' homepage, default search engine and new tab/window URLs to the addresses of illegitimate search engines. Therefore, every single web search done via the URL bar and every new browser tab/window opened - redirect to the promoted address. Fake search engines are usually unable to provide search results, so they redirect to Google, Yahoo, Bing and other legitimate ones. Furthermore, browser hijackers can limit/deny access to the browser's settings and/or reset any user changes made. Another type of PUA called adware runs intrusive advertisement campaigns, i.e. enables the placement of harmful ads on any visited site. Other PUAs can force-open unreliable and malicious webpages. What is more, most unwanted applications (regardless of their other abilities/features) can track data. They can monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and collect personal information inferred from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The gathered data is typically shared with and/or sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). To summarize, presence of PUAs on devices can lead to system infections, financial losses, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. To protect device health and user safety, all suspicious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed immediately upon detection. Additionally, it is strongly advised against visiting/using youtubetomp3music[.]com and similar websites. It is recommended to only download from official and trustworthy sources.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by youtubetomp3music.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 172.67.145.182
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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Filez.topyoutubetomp3.scvideovor.com and y2mate.guru are a few examples of sites, using rogue advertising networks. This is a common monetization technique, hence the Web is rife with such webpages. Visiting and/or using these websites poses a threat to system and user safety. Should a browser be force-opening questionable pages, it is highly likely caused by a PUA installed onto the device.

How did adware install on my computer?

Select PUAs have "official" promotional sites, from which they can be downloaded. These apps are also proliferated via download/installation setups of other software. This false marketing method of packing ordinary products with unwanted or malicious additions - is called "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps, used pre-set options, etc.) - increase the risk of inadvertent installation of bundled content. Intrusive ads proliferate such applications as well. Upon being clicked, they can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without user permission.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to always research software before download/installation. All downloads must be done from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, like: unofficial and free file-hosting websites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule, etc.) and other third party downloaders - commonly offer deceptive and/or bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features and other additions. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate, however they redirect to dubious webpages (e.g. gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.). In case of encounters with adverts/redirects of this kind, the system must be inspected and all suspect applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins immediately removed from it. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of youtubetomp3music[.]com website (GIF):

youtubetomp3music[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Youtubetomp3music[.]com website promoting Music World Search browser hijacker (GIF):

youtubetomp3music[.]com promoting Music World Search browser hijacker (gif)

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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.

youtubetomp3music[.]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 youtubetomp3music[.]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 youtubetomp3music[.]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 youtubetomp3music[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by youtubetomp3music.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 youtubetomp3music[.]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 youtubetomp3music[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by youtubetomp3music.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 youtubetomp3music[.]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 youtubetomp3music[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by youtubetomp3music.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 youtubetomp3music.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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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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