Easymp3converter[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is easymp3converter[.]com?
Easymp3converter[.]com offers users to convert YouTube videos to MP3 file format and download them. It is worthwhile to mention that it is not legal to download videos from YouTube, although, it is not the only problem with easymp3converter[.]com. This page uses rogue advertising networks - it has shady ads on it and redirects users to various questionable websites.
At the time of the research easymp3converter[.]com redirected to rministencew[.]club and a download page for Flash SD App through a couple of other shady addresses. Websites like rministencew[.]club should not be trusted, they are designed to load some questionable content or open about two or three other unreliable sites. Also, it is common that such pages are designed to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications (to click the "Allow" button in a popped up window) by using one or another clickbait technique. If allowed, such sites display notifications containing links to untrustworthy pages, deceptive ads, etc. A couple of examples of pages like rministencew[.]club are news-back[.]best, sombes[.]com and cooperativasantamargherita[.]com. Another site that easymp3converter[.]com opened during the research was a download page for a browser hijacker (Flash SD App). After installation apps of this type change browser's settings such as address of a default search engine, homepage and new tab to an address of some fake search engine. Simply said, browser hijackers are designed to force users to visit a certain address when they open a browser, new tab and/or enter search queries. Besides, most of them not only change browser's settings but also gather various information, mostly browsing-related data like IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, etc. Users often download and install browser hijackers unknowingly, therefore, such apps are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is very likely that easymp3converter[.]com could open more shady sites designed to promote other types of PUAs, for example, adware. Also, it may open various scam sites like "Your Windows Is infected With (3) Viruses!", "2020 Visitor Feedback Survey", and other unreliable websites. Either way, neither ads on easymp3converter[.]com or pages that get opened through it can be trusted. Therefore, it is recommended not to visit this site or use its video downloading and converting service.
|Name||Ads by easymp3converter.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|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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Youtubetomp3music[.]com, youtubetomp3[.]sc, videovor[.]com are examples of other websites that are quite similar to easymp3converter[.]com. As a rule, such sites have various unreliable ads on them and/or they open shady websites. If unreliable sites get opened by a browser even without visiting pages like easymp3converter[.]com, then it is very likely that it happens because some PUA is already installed on it.
How did adware install on my computer?
In some cases users download and/or install PUAs through deceptive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts. Although, more often such apps are being downloaded and/or installed together with other, mostly free programs. It happens when PUAs are included in various download and/or installation setups of other programs as additional offers. This distribution method is called "bundling". As a rule, information about additionally included apps can be found and declined in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of setups. When users download and/or install programs without checking and changing those settings, they agree to download and/or install included PUAs as well.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended no to use Peer-to-Peer networks (for example, torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites, third party downloaders, installers and other channels, tools of this kind to download or install any files or programs. It is common that they are monetized by using them as tools to distribute, promote PUAs or even malicious programs. Software (and files) should be downloaded only from official pages and through direct links. Download and installation setups that include settings like "Custom", "Advanced", should be always checked for offers to download and/or install additionally included potentially unwanted applications. If those settings mention such offers, then they should be declined before completing downloads and installations. Advertisements that appear on questionable pages tend to open other questionable websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. Therefore, it is recommended no to trust (click) those ads. Also, there should not be any unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons and/or plug-ins installed on a browser, or programs of this kind 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.
Easymp3converter[.]com redirects to rministencew[.]club (GIF):
Easymp3converter[.]com redirects to download page for Flash SD App (GIF):
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- What is easymp3converter[.]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 easymp3converter[.]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 easymp3converter.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 easymp3converter.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 easymp3converter.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 easymp3converter.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 easymp3converter.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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