What kind of page is youtubemp3[.]to?
Youtubemp3[.]to is a website offering to convert YouTube video links to downloadable audio files. This service is illegal as it breaks copyright laws. Having researched this site, we have noted that youtubemp3[.]to also uses rogue advertising networks. Therefore, visitors to this website can get redirected to various untrustworthy and harmful pages.
When webpages that use rogue advertising networks are accessed - they can force-open various sites. Other pages of this type cause redirects to the endorsed sites when hosted content is clicked (e.g., ads, links, buttons, etc.).
The latter applied to youtubemp3[.]to during our visit. When the "CONVERT" button was clicked, it redirected us to a deceptive page urging visitors to download a "Powerful Free VPN App". It is noteworthy that download pages of this kind typically promote fake anti-viruses, adware, browser hijackers, and various PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) or installers bundled with such software.
To summarize, using youtubemp3[.]to can lead to encounters with deceptive and malicious content, which can cause a wide variety of serious problems.
|Name||Ads by youtubemp3.to|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Fortinet (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Observed Domains||srv5.youtubemp3[.]to; srv1.youtubemp3[.]to; srv6.youtubemp3[.]to; srv4.youtubemp3[.]to; srv9.youtubemp3[.]to; srv8.youtubemp3[.]to; srv7.youtubemp3[.]to; srv10.youtubemp3[.]to; srv3.youtubemp3[.]to; srv2.youtubemp3[.]to|
|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, false claims within visited websites, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Thousands of websites are monetized through rogue advertising networks. The sites and software endorsed via these networks are usually untrustworthy and malicious.
However, we have observed such networks promoting legitimate products as well. It is worth noting that reputable developers never use such advertising techniques; they are primarily used by scammers abusing affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
What threats does visiting a rogue website pose?
Visiting websites that employ rogue advertising networks endangers device and user safety. They can promote deceptive download sites for adware, browser hijackers, anti-viruses, and PUAs. These sites can also host intrusive advertisements that can (upon being clicked) stealthily download/install such software.
Rogue advertising networks commonly push online scams, e.g., fake tech support, phishing, fraudulent virus and outdated software alerts, etc. Furthermore, these webpages can redirect to malicious ones that proliferate malware (e.g., by tricking users into downloading/installing it or capable of infiltrating malicious software into systems).
What is more, pages that use these advertising networks often push spam browser notifications or redirect to sites designed to do so. Spam notifications can promote likewise unreliable and dangerous content.
Therefore, through rogue websites and their endorsed pages/content, users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How to avoid visiting rogue websites?
Exercising caution is key to computer safety. It is important to avoid visiting/using websites that offer illegal or questionable services, e.g., copyrighted video/audio downloading, illegal streaming, Torrenting, etc. Sites of this type usually employ rogue advertising networks.
However, rogue/untrustworthy websites are also promoted by spam browser notifications. Therefore, we advise ignoring or declining notification requests from suspicious pages. In other words, we recommend clicking the "Block", "Block Notifications", or similar options.
Additionally, adware can display ads promoting dubious webpages or cause browsers to continuously force-open them. Hence, we must emphasize the importance of approaching download/installation processes with care. It is crucial to download only from official and verified sources. Furthermore, when downloading/installing, we encourage reading terms, studying possible options, and using the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out of all additions.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome:
Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".
In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):
Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen. Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:
Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".
Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):
Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences...". Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane.
Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
How to avoid browser notification spam?
Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.
Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I have clicked on ads, is my computer infected?
While possible, it is highly improbable. Cyber criminals seldom use malvertising (stealthy malware downloads/installations by ads). Advertisements are more likely to redirect users to compromised/malicious webpages that spread malware. Sites of this type can either stealthily download/install malicious programs or trick visitors into doing so themselves.
Is youtubemp3[.]to a virus?
No, youtubemp3[.]to is not considered to be a virus. However, the rogue advertising networks used by websites like youtubemp3[.]to - frequently promote online scams, untrustworthy and harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by youtubemp3[.]to website?
Combo Cleaner is designed to scan visited sites and issue warnings if they are detected as rogue, deceptive, or malicious. It can also restrict access to such websites. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning downloaded files for harmful content.