A website, causing multiple types of redirects was recently detected by security researchers. The site, called YtMp3.cc is a legitimate converter for videos from YouTube. While it can make a video file to an .mp3 file and allow free download of this file, the YtMp3.cc service may also come at a price. The website could perform a browser redirect on a new tab page, that may lead to different viruses. If you computer was recently a victim of a YtMp3.cc redirect, please read this article.
|Type||Redirects/Potentially Unsafe Site/Possible Malware Infection|
|Short Description||A legitimate site that helps you convert videos from the site YouTube, but may lead you to unsafe sites that could infect your PC or Mac with malware.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of redirects, which results in slowing down of your PC or Mac and leading you to unsafe sites.|
|Distribution Method||Via browser redirects.|
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YtMp3.cc Redirect- How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The primary site of YtMp3.cc looks like the following:
You could have visited it as a result of searching for a free YouTube downloader that is online. However, it all comes at a cost. While the site YtMp3.cc is legitimate, it may also cause redirects to multiple different pages that may track your information via various different cookies and other tracking technologies. The outcome of this is that you may be let to sites that are scamming or even malicious. One of the sites to which we were let, offered us to fill in a “survey” to win a prize. The survey contained questions about personal information:
In addition to this, the risks, related to the YtMp3.cc redirects could also be related to malware infection. The site itself is legitimate, but may be modified in a way that leads you to a malicious browser redirect, that may cause a lot of trouble for you. Such virus links can cause differend malware infections, for example:
- Coin miner viruses.
How to Detect and Remove Malware Caused by YtMp3.cc Redirect
In case you are sure that you have adware or malware caused by such a redirect, then it is best to see steps 1 and 2 below. They can help you to manually look for and remove the virus that harms your machine. However, if you are unsure where the virus is or if your computer is compromised at all, but you feel like something’s wrong, your best bet is to download and run a scan with a professional anti-malware software. This program will quickly find any threats and remove them from your computer effectively, plus protect your PC against any future intrusions and threats as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove YtMp3.cc Redirects from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of YtMp3.cc Redirects from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove YtMp3.cc Redirects from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase YtMp3.cc Redirects from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall YtMp3.cc Redirects from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove YtMp3.cc Redirects from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate YtMp3.cc Redirects from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove YtMp3.cc Redirects from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove YtMp3.cc Redirects
Step 2: Uninstall YtMp3.cc Redirects and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by YtMp3.cc Redirects on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by YtMp3.cc Redirects there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of YtMp3.cc Redirects from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall YtMp3.cc Redirects and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 YtMp3.cc Redirects 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove YtMp3.cc Redirects files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as YtMp3.cc Redirects, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove YtMp3.cc Redirects 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.
Erase YtMp3.cc Redirects 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.
Uninstall YtMp3.cc Redirects 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.
Remove YtMp3.cc Redirects 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the YtMp3.cc Redirects will be removed.
Eliminate YtMp3.cc Redirects 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.