Youtube Ad Blocker Virus

Also Known As: YoutubeAdblocker Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Moderate

Youtube Ad Blocker virus removal instructions

What is Youtube Ad Blocker?

YouTube Ad Blocker (also known as YoutubeAdblocker) is a browser add-on claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by blocking advertisements appearing on the youtube.com website. While such functionality may seem legitimate, this browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. This plugin does not block any ads, and moreover, generates intrusive third party ads ('Ads by YoutubeAdblocker') including, for example, banner, text, and pop-up advertisements. Clicking ads displayed by YoutubeAdblocker can result in high-risk malware infections.

Youtubeadblocker virus

As well as generating deceptive ads, this bogus browser plugin tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, operating systems, browser information, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, and other software and hardware information. This unwanted tracking can result in serious privacy issues or identity theft. At time of research, this adware was distributed using deceptive free software 'download clients', which trick Internet users into installing YoutubeAdblocker without their consent. To avoid further damage by poorly-programmed adware, eliminate this potentially unwanted application from your Internet browser/s.

YoutubeAdblocker is similar to other adware, which infiltrates browsers through freeware downloads. Examples include Video Player, Free FLV Converter, and Media Player Enhance. These browser extensions promise to enhance Internet browsing, however, they merely diminish browser performance and cause intrusive ads. To avoid installation of these potentially unwanted applications, express caution when downloading and installing free software since, today, most freeware download websites use deceptive 'download clients' to monetize their free services. Download clients are small programs, which manage the download process and offer additional download of advertised browser plug-ins with the chosen freeware. To avoid adware infections, decline installation of promoted browser extensions. When installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any intended installation of 'bundled' adware. Internet users who observe ads generated by YoutubeAdblocker should use this removal guide to eliminate this potentially unwanted program from their Internet browser/s.

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Quick menu:

YouTube Ad Blocker virus removal:

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.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.

Mac 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.

Youtubeadblocker uninstall using Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "YoutubeAdblocker", "WS-Sustainer", "WS-Booster", and "websavve", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs (which cause YoutubeAdblocker ads) scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove YouTube Ad Blocker from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Youtubeadblocker from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "websavve" and "YoutubeAdblocker", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Youtubeadblocker from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the youtubeadblocker virus, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Youtubeadblocker from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "YTBouMarek", "Classic for Facebook", "wEbsavve", and "YoutubeAdblocker", select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing Youtubeadblocker from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the youtubeadblocker virus, 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

If any browser add-ons that you wish to remove are greyed-out and you are unable to remove them ("Installed by enterprise policy"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a Google Chrome extension that is "Installed by enterprise policy"?

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Youtubeadblocker from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "wEbsavve" and "YoutubeAdblocker".

Removing Youtubeadblocker from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with youtubeadblocker virus 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 logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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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Jessica

Hello, I kind of did these steps on my own before finding this website. The problems is I cannot delete the file folder because the add-on cannot be removed from Internet Explorer! Google Chrome and Firefox are fine but it's internet explorer that I'm having trouble with. When I go to 'manage add-ons' it won't let me enable or disable this. The file that caused this to be downloaded on my computer can't be deleted either! Please help!

jpk516

Same here! Please help!

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