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Do not visit/use the rogue mp3convert.cc copyrighted audio downloading site

Also Known As: Ads by mp3convert.cc
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is the mp3convert[.]cc website?

Mp3convert[.]cc is a rogue site capable of converting videos hosted on various online platforms (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) to downloadable MP3 audio files. This website infringes copyright laws and endangers device/user safety.

Mp3convert[.]cc uses rogue advertising networks, which endorse untrustworthy and malicious webpages. Using these networks for monetizing sites is common. Hence, there are countless pages of this kind online; 1stkissmanga.comonlymp3.nety2convert.net, and rarbg.to are just some examples.

mp3convert[.]cc pop-up redirects

Mp3convert[.]cc in detail

Rogue advertising networks promote various websites by force-opening them when the initial site is entered or by causing redirects when content (e.g., buttons, links, adverts, etc.) hosted on the page is clicked on. Therefore, just by accessing rogue webpages or clicking anything presented in them - users will be redirected to unreliable or even malicious websites.

What is more, rogue sites typically host intrusive advertisements and/or try to trick visitors into allowing them to deliver browser notifications. These ads/notifications are used to push likewise untrustworthy and dangerous pages. Some intrusive adverts can be triggered (by being clicked on) to download/install software without user permission.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by mp3convert.cc
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
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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Potentially unwanted application overview

Untrustworthy websites are often accessed inadvertently via redirects caused by rogue pages, intrusive ads, or PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) already installed onto the users' devices.

These apps appear legitimate, yet they typically have harmful functionalities, e.g., force-opening sites, running intrusive advert campaigns, hijacking browsers, and gathering private information. In summary, PUAs can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even lead to identity theft.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" marketing tactic - packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious additions. By rushing through downloads/installations, users risk allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to make stealthy downloads/installations. PUAs may also have "official" download webpages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to research software and download only from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - commonly offer bundled content.

When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, explore available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all supplements. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate, yet they redirect to highly questionable websites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).

Should users experience ads and/or redirects of this type, they must check their devices and immediately remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of the mp3convert[.]cc website (GIF):

mp3convert[.]cc website appearance (GIF)

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

mp3convert[.]cc 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 mp3convert[.]cc 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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing mp3convert[.]cc  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 mp3convert[.]cc ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mp3convert.cc, 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 mp3convert[.]cc 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 mp3convert[.]cc ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by mp3convert.cc 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 mp3convert.cc, 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I have clicked on ads, is my computer infected?

Your system likely has not been infected due to a clicked advertisement. Some ads are capable of stealthily downloading/installing software, yet they more commonly proliferate untrustworthy and malicious content (e.g., websites and apps) by promoting them. In other words, advertisements can redirect you to harmful sites which may infiltrate malicious software into your system or trick you into downloading/installing it.

Is mp3convert[.]cc a virus?

No, mp3convert[.]cc is not considered to be a virus. However, this website uses rogue advertising networks, which promote various sites that can be malicious and endorse virulent content.

Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by mp3convert[.]cc website?

Combo Cleaner is designed to scan visited websites and issue warnings when the pages are suspicious or malicious. It can also block all access to such sites. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner scans downloaded files and likewise alerts if they are harmful.

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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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