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.
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.
|Name||Ads by youtubetomp3music.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|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)||
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Filez.top, youtubetomp3.sc, videovor.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 promoting Music World Search browser hijacker (GIF):
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- What is youtubetomp3music[.]com?
- 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 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:
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 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.
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 youtubetomp3music.com, 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 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, 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 youtubetomp3music.com, 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 youtubetomp3music.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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