How to remove Ytmp3.cc (Nov 2018)

Do you see aggressive pop-ups in the browser, marked as “pop-ups by Ytmp3.cc”? Have you noticed the name Ytmp3.cc somewhere else in the system? If those things are true – the PC is infected with an advertising program, and our article can help you in deleting it.

Ytmp3.cc

What is Ytmp3.cc

Officially, Ytmp3 is a converter from youtube to mp3, but users on different platforms like Reddit and Microsoft said that they became a victim by uncontrolled pop-ups of this website. On virustotal community rating is negative "-17" with three negative rewiews. Therefore, we can say - it's an unwanted software and an advertising utility.

Ytmp3.cc

Right after the penetration, Ytmp3.cc begins to switch the controls of the browsers. That is its single aim, as the essential part of this adware is the fake search engine, which emerges in the browser when you download Ytmp3.cc. Therefore, Ytmp3.cc removes your default homepage and your favorite search and places the fake search in their place. After that, instead of searching via the reputable Yahoo, Google, Bing or whatever search you prefer – you will surf the Net with the help of the wretched Ytmp3.cc tool that gives away ads suspicious results pop-ups of all forms and sizes. One more adware's task is to change the controls of browser shortcuts in a way that in case you recover the default controls, you will see the untrusted search engine as the starting tab.

If you've already bothered to eliminate the adware, you might have seen that it restores, regardless of how many times you removed it. It occurs because of the adware’s protective systems, and we will show you how they function:

  • The easiest method of protection is to develop a system task for the recovery of the virus, if the user had uninstalled it. Scheduled tasks are not frequently used by usual computer owners, so Ytmp3.cc just develops a task to confirm if it is installed, and if it’s not – to download and set it one more time. The task verifies the virus' status after each reboot, and that is why Ytmp3.cc keeps coming back.
  • Another method has the similar aim, but it uses the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. Hackers add a specific entry to system's registry and you have to find and delete it, which is a bit difficult. The other registry values are required for the PC to work, and by removing one of them, you may cause serious harm to the system.

Adware can do nothing helpful, as it was made to achieve a single purpose: to irritate you. We're joking, your irritation is not its real task, but it’s easily achieved when Ytmp3.cc does what it does – displays advertising banners. It infests the laptop, it alters the browser controls and delivers you as much spam as it can and sometimes more, making sure that they've attracted your attention. Swindlers earn a few cents for each click you’ve made, and now you see why the banners are being displayed again and again: it’s pure money. In the following sections, we will tell you in which manner adware infected the PC and how you can defend it against similar threats. In case you already know that and simply want to get rid of Ytmp3.cc one way or another – skip the other parts and go to the removal tips.

 

How Ytmp3.cc was installed in the system

To simplify everything, we’ll describe the entire process from the beginning. 99% of the advertising tools are each other's replicas, repeated countless times and sold to various web-criminals with minor alterations made. Some bad guys bought this one in the Dark Web, set it up and published it on file-exchanging sites around the Net. User wants to download another program that is actually helpful, but it's fake. Sort of a free software created by an unknown developer, or a cracked version of a well-known tool you just don't want to pay for.

We know this technique as the “sponsored installation”, and it means that web-criminals are uniting the installers of several viruses and a single useful tool to create one file. The core feature of this package is that its composition interferes you from seeing the viruses inside of it. On one of the middle steps, you see an offer to install additional viruses, with the required fields checked and the natural decision is to get them and move on, and you skipped it. There is a famous technique, known as “bundled methods”. It is very simple: the installation for experienced users is just a manual pick of a folder for a utility to be installed, and how many additional tools do you want. In case of Ytmp3.cc, choosing the offered way of installation means that you let all the trash from the viral installer into the computer.

Methods to remove Ytmp3.cc

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Ytmp3.cc manually

Step 1. Uninstall Ytmp3.cc from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Ytmp3.cc from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

Now you understand how Ytmp3.cc works, and you see how it infected the PC. You know all you need, except the most significant thing: the ways to uninstall this adware. Let’s get to it. Ytmp3.cc might be eliminated via following two basic techniques. The first one is what you have already attempted to perform – elimination in manual mode. We can do it right, and under this paragraph, you’ll see the tips on by-hand removal. The worst shortage is that you cannot delete lots of viruses through it as it will require too much time. It's better to try the more efficient manner: you may fully delete Ytmp3.cc in a few minutes via SpyHunter antivirus. It has many benefits, including 24/7 customer support, fast scanning and the compatibility with many anti-viruses. Don’t waste time, attempting to guard the system through unpaid software – try the proper anti-viral tool. Push the button below to download a trial version with limited possibilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Ytmp3.cc" and delete these elements

 

Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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