A new scam is circling the web, known as the “YouTube Warning Scam” targeted at owners of YouTube channels that have monetization. It comes in the form of an email message with “Warning” as a subject line.
At first look, the scam message may look convincing to users who don’t pay close attention to small details. One such detail is the email that the scam email is sent from – email@example.com.
|Name||YouTube Warning Scam|
|Type||Email Scam Message|
|Short Description||A scam that targets YouTube users, owners of channels with monetization.|
|Symptoms||You receive an email message that tries to trick you into thinking that your YouTube channel will be terminated unless you accept the updated terms of service.|
|Distribution Method||Email Spam Messages, Suspicious Sites|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss YouTube Warning Scam.|
YouTube Warning Scam – Updated Ters of Service
Here are the contents of the scam email message:
With the aim of increasing easy intelligibility and transparency, We are updating our Terms of service for YouTube channels that are open to making money. Please accept our new terms of service by clicking on the link below. Otherwise, the monetization feature of your YouTube channel will be disabled within 24 hours. The new terms of service apply to people with monetization enabled. Thank you for being part of the YouTube community.
Remove YouTube Warning Scam
To remove the “YouTube Warning Scam“, you should simply delete the email message. However, there is always the option that you were indeed breached or hacked, especially if you have clicked on the button provided in the email message. If you have indeed done so, you can refer to the step-by-step removal instructions provided below this article. In case you cannot get rid of any files related to the “YouTube Warning Scam” or come across other malicious ones, you should locate and remove any leftover malware pieces using an advanced anti-malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove YouTube Warning Scam from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of YouTube Warning Scam from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove YouTube Warning Scam from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase YouTube Warning Scam from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall YouTube Warning Scam from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove YouTube Warning Scam from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate YouTube Warning Scam from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove YouTube Warning Scam from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove YouTube Warning Scam
Step 2: Uninstall YouTube Warning Scam 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 YouTube Warning Scam 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 YouTube Warning Scam there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of YouTube Warning Scam from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall YouTube Warning Scam 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 YouTube Warning Scam 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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.
Remove YouTube Warning Scam 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 YouTube Warning Scam 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 YouTube Warning Scam 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 YouTube Warning Scam 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 YouTube Warning Scam will be removed.
Eliminate YouTube Warning Scam 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.