Remove Ytmp3.cc Browser Hijacker

Browser hijacker can be an adware or PUP installed into computer. Its objective is to carry out modifications to system especially on web user’s browser settings in order to function properly on homepage and new tab window. Ytmp3.cc is very similar to any other browser hijacker that spreads on computers and willing to attack browser programs as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Adware developers markets this programs through several online methods. One way is by bundling Ytmp3 with other programs and offered to internet users to install or download for free.

Ytmp3.cc operates by penetrating into computer system without the knowledge of online users. Software bundle packages can install Ytmp3.cc by hiding it to other programs along with current software installation. Ytmp3.cc operators did not really detailed it much to internet users in able to infiltrate without being detected. Ytmp3.cc is promoted as a tool that converts YouTube Videos into MP3 format but there is other hidden malicious motive behind it. Once Ytmp3.cc is integrated into computer, it will cause misbehavior and typically target browsers and make unwanted modifications into its settings. Usually the homepage, new tab page, and search engine will set to Ytmp3.cc as default homepage and search provider. In addition, Ytmp3.cc have the ability to track data from browser like search history or visited links or pages, even personal and valuable information of web users by scanning it.

Screenshot of Ytmp3 Homepage

Browser redirects by Ytmp3.cc

Another effect of Ytmp3.cc browser hijacker is to trigger redirects on browser programs. Once computer is infected with an unwanted app like Ytmp3.cc, it can cause pop-ups that can run while web users were browsing. When clicked, this will be the cause of redirection to other web pages, which can be unreliable or doubtful. Ytmp3.cc modifications can have a big impact on browser function and behavior like it can present web visitors into inaccurate results and malicious contents.

Ytmp3.cc can also come from clicking intrusive ads that randomly appearing while internet users are browsing the web. Some advertisements can execute scripts to automatically inject unwanted software like Ytmp3.cc into system. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid suspicious sites and intrusive pop-up ads to stay away from Ytmp3.cc and other similar browser hijackers.

Ytmp3.cc Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Step 1 : Scan the computer with Combo Cleaner

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of adware like Ytmp3.cc through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Ytmp3.cc, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Ytmp3.cc hijacker, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the threat and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : Get rid of Pop-ups (Notification)

Normally, Ytmp3.cc pop-ups will start to bombard internet browser screen with pop-ups if web user was deceived to click “Allow” button that triggers the said website to send push notification. To stop Ytmp3.cc from showing the pop-ups, please execute the procedures below.

Google Chrome

Remove Ytmp3.cc from Google Chrome

1. On Google Chrome browser, type or copy and paste the following in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:

chrome://settings/content/notifications

2. Scroll down to the list under "Allowed to send notifications" section and look for Ytmp3.cc.

3. Click ellipses icon (3-dot) beside Ytmp3.cc list to reveal the options.

Screenshot of Chrome Notification Settings

4. Click on Block or Remove to stop Ytmp3.cc from displaying pop-up ads on Google Chrome browser.

5. Please restart your Google Chrome browser.

Remove Malicious Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

2. Input the strings below in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:

chrome://extensions/

Screenshot of Chrome Extensions in PC

3. Look for malicious browser extension and remove it from Google Chrome.

Alternative Method to Clean Up Google Chrome browser

Not all browser threats are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. In this instance, resetting the browser to its default configuration is the best solution. If Ytmp3.cc is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to proceed with the Google Chrome Safety Check.

1. Open the Google Chrome application.

2. Type or copy and paste the string below in the address bar. Then, press Enter on the keyboard:

chrome://settings/privacy

Screenshot of Safety Check

3. Next, please click the Go to Safety Check and review your current security status.

4. Remove any suspicious items and follow the safety recommendations of Google Chrome.

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find malicious websites and harmful software. If you are unable to delete Ytmp3.cc, the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to their original defaults. See more details on this page.

Microsoft Edge

Get rid of Ytmp3.cc from Microsoft Edge

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser. Type or copy and paste the following in the address bar and press Enter on your keyboard:

edge://settings/content/notifications

Screenshot of Edge Notifications

2. Scroll down to the Allow section and select Ytmp3.cc.

3. Click the More Actions or ellipses icon (3-dot) to reveal the options.

4. Select Remove from the options to stop the malicious website from using the push notification feature. Repeat the same procedure for other websites that keep displaying pop-up advertisements.

Remove malicious extension from Microsoft Windows and Edge Browser

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R. Type the appwiz.cpl command and click OK.

Screenshot of Run Command

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Screenshot of Program and Featires

3. Look for a malicious item or a recently installed suspicious entry in the list.

4. Click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

If Ytmp3.cc is still present on the browser and the pop-ups persist, another option is to remove relevant adware from the browser settings.

5. Open the Microsoft Edge program.

6. Input the following string in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:

edge://extensions/

Screenshot of MS Edge Address Bar

7. Look for and Remove or Disable malicious items from the Installed Extensions area.

Screenshot of Edge Extension Removal

8. You may now close the window and restart the Microsoft Edge browser.

Mozilla Firefox

Stop Ytmp3.cc pop-up on Mozilla Firefox

1. On Mozilla Firefox browser, type the following in the address bar and press Enter key:

about:preferences#privacy

2. Scroll down to the Permissions area and look for Notifications.

Screenshot of Firefox Notifications

3. Click the Settings button aligned with the Notifications.

4. Look for Ytmp3.cc entry and click the Remove WebsiteStatus button.

Screenshot of Firefox Notifications Removal

5. Click on Save Changes and restart Mozilla Firefox and check if Ytmp3.cc pop-up is gone.

Uninstall Malicious Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type or copy and paste the strings below in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:

about:addons

Screenshot of Firefox Extension

3. Click on Extensions from the sidebar menu.

4. Look for an entry malicious extension and Disable or Remove it from the browser using the options button.

After deleting the malicious browser extension, it is expected that pop-ups and other troubles will be gone from the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Step 3 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner (PC Only)

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of Ytmp3.cc on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer, especially browsers affected by Ytmp3.cc.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner.exe to start running the tool.

4. If Windows displays a prompt saying, "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" click Yes to proceed.

5. On the AdwCleaner dashboard, click on Settings.

Screenshot of AdwCleaner Policies

6. While in the Settings window, please turn On the Reset Chrome Policies and Reset IE Policies.

Screenshot of AdwCleaner Scanner

7. Go back to the Dashboard and click the Scan Now button.

8. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated with Ytmp3.cc.

9. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

10. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

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