Go-mp3[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is go-mp3[.]com?
Go-mp3[.]com is a dubious site, offering YouTube video conversion to MP3 file services. It allows users to convert and then download MP3 files from YouTube video URLs. Not only does go-mp3[.]com infringe copyright laws, it also uses rogue advertising networks. Hence, visitors to such websites are presented with misleading/malicious ads and get redirected to various untrustworthy and even dangerous websites.
Webpages that use rogue advertising networks promote hazardous sites when they are directly or indirectly interacted with. Such websites can be force-opened the moment a rogue page is entered and/or when content presented in it (e.g. buttons, links, ads, etc.) are clicked on. Sites promoted in this manner include: sale-based (of both legitimate and illegitimate products), untrustworthy, deceptive, scam, compromised and malicious. Visiting them can result in a wide variety of issues. In addition, these webpages tend to be rife with intrusive advertisements (e.g. pop-ups, banners, surveys, coupons, full-page, etc.). When the adverts are clicked on, they redirect to questionable/malicious websites and some can even stealthily download/install software. PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) are a prime example of content infiltrated into systems in this manner.
PUAs typically appear legitimate and harmless. Users are enticed into download/installation with offers of various "useful" functionalities. However, the functions rarely work as promised and in most cases - they do not work at all. Some types of PUAs like fake anti-viruses require activation (i.e. purchase) to perform their features, yet after activation - they remain nonoperational. PUAs can have varied heinous abilities. They can force-open unreliable and dangerous sites. Adware-types run intrusive advert campaigns. Browser hijackers are another type of PUAs, which modify browser settings and limit/deny access to them - in order to promote fake search engines. The promoted web searchers are rarely able to provide search results, so they usually redirect to Google, Yahoo, Bing and other legitimate ones.
Most PUAs (regardless of type) have data tracking abilities. They monitor browsing activity (browsing and search engine histories) and collect personal information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The gathered data is then shared with and/or sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). To summarize, presence of unwanted software on devices can lead to system infections, financial losses, severe privacy issues and even identity theft. To ensure device/user safety, all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed immediately upon detection.
|Name||Ads by go-mp3.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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O2tvseries.com, 4anime.to, soap2day.to, torrentfunk.com - are some examples of other websites, which use rogue advertising networks. This is a very common monetization method; therefore, there are hundreds of thousands of such pages on the Internet. Visiting/Using rogue sites is strongly advised against, as they pose a threat to device integrity and user privacy. Due to the prevalence of these websites, it is recommended to exercise caution when browsing.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can have "official" promotional webpages, from which they can be downloaded. These applications can also be downloaded/installed together with other programs. This false marketing techniques of packing ordinary software with unwanted or malicious additions - is termed "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps, etc.) increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content into the system. Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to research software products prior to download/installation and/or purchase. Only official and trustworthy download channels must be used. Since dubious sources, e.g. unofficial and free file-hosting (freeware) websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders - often offer harmful and/or bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study all possible options, use the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings and opt-out from additional apps, tools, functions, etc. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate, however they redirect to unreliable and questionable sites (e.g. gambling, adult-dating, pornography, and so on). In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this kind, the system must be checked and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. 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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- What is go-mp3[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
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 go-mp3[.]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 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 go-mp3.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 go-mp3.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 go-mp3.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.
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 go-mp3.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.
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 go-mp3.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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