320youtube[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is 320youtube[.]com?
320youtube[.]com is an untrusted website that converts YouTube videos (via links) to MP3 files. Not only does this site infringe copyright laws, it also uses rogue advertising networks. Therefore, when 320youtube[.]com is accessed and interaction is made with any displayed content (directly or indirectly), the website redirects to various other dubious and malicious web pages.
Sites that employ rogue advertising networks cause redirects (i.e. they force-open) sale-oriented/potential, untrusted, compromised, deceptive/scam and malicious web pages. This happens when users enter the sites, and click any buttons or advertisements presented in them. Visiting or using 320youtube[.]com and the websites to which it redirects can lead to serious problems. To elaborate, these dubious web pages typically host intrusive ads such as pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc. When clicked, the ads redirect to similarly harmful sites and some can even execute scripts to stealthily download/install rogue software. Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) are a prime example of content infiltrated into systems in this manner. These apps have varied capabilities and features. They can force-open dangerous websites, such as those promoted through rogue advertising networks. Adware-type PUAs deliver intrusive advertisements, which diminish the browsing experience and possess the above traits. Another type called browser hijackers make modifications to browsers to promote fake search engines. With this software installed, each new browser tab/window opened and each search query typed into the URL bar redirects to the promoted address. Rogue search engines are typically unable to generate unique results, and so they redirect to Yahoo, Google, Bing and other genuine sites. In the few cases in which fake search engines can provide search results, they tend to be inaccurate or promote other untrusted/malicious pages. Browser hijackers can limit/deny access to the browser settings and/or undo any permitted changes made. Furthermore, most PUAs have data tracking capabilities. They can record users' browsing activity (URLs visited, web pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather sensitive information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The collected data often contains personally identifiable information, which PUA developers share with/sell to third parties. To summarize, the presence of this unwanted software on devices can result in system infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. Therefore, remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection. To ensure device integrity and user safety, you are strongly advised against visiting or using 320youtube[.]com or similar sites.
|Name||As by 320youtube.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|Related Domains||topflownews.com and various other sites.|
|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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The web is full of sites using rogue advertising networks - this is a very common monetization technique - magnetdl.com, zooqle.com, videovor.com and filez.top are just some examples of other such pages. You are advised to exercise caution when browsing and to avoid accessing hazardous sites and the potential threats that they pose. If a browser is force-opening dubious web pages, it is most likely caused by PUAs infiltrated into the system.
How did adware install on my computer?
Some PUAs have "official" promotional websites from which they can be downloaded. Intrusive ads proliferate these apps as well. Once clicked, they can execute scripts designed to download/install PUAs without users' consent, however, PUAs are more commonly downloaded/installed with other products inadvertently. This deceptive marketing method of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling". By rushing through download/installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps, using pre-set options, etc.), many users risk inadvertently allowing dubious or bundled content into their devices.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
All products should be researched before download/installation or purchase. Use official and verified download channels. Unofficial and free file-hosting sites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.) and other third party downloaders are untrusted, since they can offer deceptive and/or bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is important to read the terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of supplementary apps, tools, features, and so on. Intrusive ads may seem legitimate and innocuous, however, they can redirect to various dubious web pages (e.g. pornography, gambling, adult-dating, etc.). If you encounter ads/redirects of this kind, check the system and remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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320youtube[.]com redirecting to the topflownews.com rogue website (GIF):
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- What is 320youtube[.]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 320youtube[.]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 as by 320youtube.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 as by 320youtube.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 as by 320youtube.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 as by 320youtube.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.
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