Youtubeconverter.io Virus Redirect on Mac - How to Remove It
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Youtubeconverter.io Virus Redirect on Mac – How to Remove It

What is Youtubeconverter.io? How does exactly Youtubeconverter.io operate? How to remove Youtubeconverter.io completely from your Mac? How to stop redirects from Youtubeconverter.io?

The Youtubeconverter.io website belongs to a potentially unwanted application, also known as PUA for Macs. The app’s main purpose is to appear as if it is a helpful YouTube video converter that can rip audio from YouTube for free. However, all of this comes at a cost. Youtubeconverter.io may cause multiple redirects on Safari, Chrome and Firefox browsers of your Mac, change new tab and home pages and read and change that data on the sites you visit. Read this article to learn how to remove Youtubeconverter.io completely from your Mac and stop its redirects.

Threat Summary

NameYoutubeconverter.io
TypePUA for Mac OS
Short DescriptionA potentially unwanted program that may show advertisements or ask you to enroll in licenses.
SymptomsVarious types of ads may begin to appear on your Mac’s web browsers.
Distribution MethodVia bundling or by being downloaded from a site.
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Youtubeconverter.io – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

The primary method of propagation that is used by Youtubeconverter.io is done by downloading it from a shady site, which advertises it as a legitimate and helpful tool for your YouTube experience. Another way via which Youtubeconverter.io can land on your computer could eventually turn out to be spreading the virus via software bundling. This means that you could find Youtubeconverter.io to be added somewhere in the software setup of another free app. There, the app is advertised as a “free extra” or an “optional offer” to the installation.

The main user interface of Youtubeconverter.io looks like the following:

Once on your computer, the Youtubeconverter.io can perform the following activities on your computer:

  • Read the data on the websites you visit.
  • Change content on the sites you visit.
  • Use cookies to track the sites you go to, the searches you make, your bookmarks and other activities.

This is done so that Youtubeconverter.io can display the following ads on your Mac:

  • Push notifications ads.
  • Banners.
  • Highlighted Text ads.
  • Browser Redirects.
  • Pop-ups.
  • Online search result ads.

Besides that the ads that could be shown by Youtubeconverter.io could slow down your Mac significantly. They could also present the following risks to it.

  • Phishing pages, that aim to steal you usernames and passwords.
  • Scam sites that aim to get you to call fake tech support numbers or download rogue applications.
  • Virus sites that could inject malicious scripts and infect your Mac with a virus.

This is what makes Youtubeconverter.io indirectly dangerous to your Mac and its removal recommended.

Remove Youtubeconverter.io from Your Mac

If you want to remove Youtubeconverter.io, we recommend that you follow the steps for removal for Mac below. They contain the necessary measures you need to take to get rid of Youtubeconverter.io completely from your Mac. Furthermore if you want the most effective and best solution for removal of Youtubeconverter.io, it is strongly recommended to download and run a scan with an advanced cleaner software for Mac. Such app will detect all of the leftover files, belonging to Youtubeconverter.io from your computer and make sure that your Mac is safe and clean.

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Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

Get rid of Youtubeconverter.io from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Youtubeconverter.io and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Youtubeconverter.io:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Youtubeconverter.io. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Youtubeconverter.io. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Youtubeconverter.io via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Youtubeconverter.io. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Youtubeconverter.io files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Youtubeconverter.io, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Youtubeconverter.io from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Erase Youtubeconverter.io from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Uninstall Youtubeconverter.io from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Delete Youtubeconverter.io from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Youtubeconverter.io will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate Youtubeconverter.io from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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