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Remove Notube.net (Removal Instructions) - updated Dec 2019

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Notube.net is one of many online video converting sites which might be used for illegal music or movie downloads

Notube.net virus
Notube.net is adware that redirects people to odd sources that promote MacKeeper

Notube.net is a website that claims to incorporate a free video conversion function that works with YouTube, Dailymotion, and other popular video streaming sites. As usual, the developers promise a requirements-free approach and allow visitors to contact videos to MP3, MP4, or other formats without having to register or download anything. However, there is more to Notube.net than it might seem at the start, and not all features are that secure or even legitimate.

Notube.net is a tool that allows users to enter a URL into the site's search engine, convert the video, and then even download it. While there is nothing wrong with performing such actions, there is plenty of content on YouTube and other services that are licensed and are not meant to be downloaded for commercial or personal use. Which brings us to the point that using Notube.net is illegal for such purposes and might lead to fines or other punishments.

Besides, Notube.net uses plenty of unsafe ad-networks that might land on sites that ask you to register for bogus giveaways, enroll in easy money earning schemes (get rich fast click-bait), install potentially unwanted programs or even lead you to malicious sites filled with malware.

Name Notube.net
Type Video conversion and downloading service
Functionality Allows users to covert and download YouTube, Dailymotion and other sites' videos for free
Risks Notube.net service is illegal if it is used for downloading copyrighted material and might lead to fines; the site uses unsafe ad networks that directs users to scam sites of all kinds (tech support, push notifications, fake giveaways, etc.) and might result in infiltration of adware/malware
Other connections In some cases, ads by Notube.net might appear on the screen due to adware infection
Elimination To get rid of adware, you can check our manual guide below or scan the machine with anti-malware software; if you enabled push notification feature from a scam site, remove the entry from the “Allowed” list on your browser
Repair process If your machine was infected with adware or malware, we highly advise using Reimage Reimage Cleaner to fix virus damage and prevent unexpected system errors or crashes

In some cases, Notube.net virus does not truly fulfill its function. Instead of converting videos to MP3 format, the site aims to redirect the user to other suspicious websites after entering the downloading link into the converter and pressing the “OK” button and promote rogue security software such as MacKeeper.

There might be a chance that you will be loaded with Notube.net ads even if your browser is closed. By clicking them, users risk entering websites that might promote other potentially unwanted programs or malware, which can consequently modify the settings of the operating machine and reduce its security.

Also, Notube.net might fill browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Edge, and Safari with unwanted extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons if not being careful enough. Afterward, you will be provided with a flow of pop-ups, pop-unders, coupons, banner ads,[1] in-text ads, deals, offers, and other ads.

Be aware that Notube.net might try to trick you into claiming some time of rogue rewards or try to get you involved in technical support scams where the hackers might try to swindle some money from you by providing fake software or try to connect to your computer for remote monitoring by urging for technical details.

Notube.net adware
Notube.net is adware that engages users in frequent advertising

Be careful with the content that comes from Notube.net website. Do not enter any personally identifiable information as you might have to face identity theft or big monetary losses later on. Another indirect danger that can be provoked by this adware is redirecting through browsing sessions.

Even though Notube.net redirects are here to take you to affiliate sites, some of them might forcibly land on an infected place and get your computer destroyed by malware.[2] Regarding these negative effects, you should remove Notube.net from your web browsers by employing reliable anti-malware or performing the below-added step-by-step guide.

After Notube.net removal, you should check your entire system for compromised files and entries as the adware might have affected these components. If you find any signs of compromisation, you can try repairing the affected files by employing system repair software such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner or any other helpful tool.

Keep in mind that Notube.net ads might sometimes appear while visiting unsecured third-party websites and this is completely normal. If you want to avoid repeated advertising, you should download an ad-blocking tool[3] to your web browser app. Besides, check the Notifications list in your web browser as the odd domain might be added there:

  • Open the web browser that has been showing ads.
  • Find the three dots on your upper right and click them to enter the menu.
  • Go to Settings > Advanced.
  • Afterward, search for Notifications that should be added after Site Settings.
  • Scroll through the list until you find Notube.net or any other suspicious URLs.
  • Click remove/disable.

Notube.net cannot technically be called malware or a dangerous parasite as it does not cause severe system damage, however, it still makes your computer vulnerable to some malicious infections. The fact itself that you have missed the adware installation process signals about the weak security level of your computer.

Notube.net

Always keep an eye on your computer security

Experts from LesVirus.fr[4] claim that adware is often bundled with other third-party apps from various secondary downloading sources such as cnet.com, softonic.com. It is very important to avoid getting your software and services from untrusted sources. However, there is one thing that is even more important than this.

Always pick the right downloading/installing mode. This means that you have to choose the configuration that is marked as “Custom” and skip all “Recommended” settings. The first option gives you full control of your incoming objects when the second variant allows potentially unwanted apps to slip into the system easily.

Continuously, adware can get downloaded from infectious hyperlinks and ads that are added to third-party websites. For this purpose, avoid visiting online sources that have been flagged as unsafe to proceed with. Also, do not install any rogue software updates that you might be provided along the way. Check the developer's page instead.

Last but not least, investing in antimalware security is crucial and you should do it too. Search for specialists' reviews on specific AV tools and choose the most suitable one for you. Also, do not forget to update it once in a while.

Manual/automatic removal of Notube.net adware

There are two ways to remove Notube.net from your computer system and which you are going to use is totally up to you. However, you should view the advantages and disadvantages of the methods before choosing one. The automatical elimination is a better option in our opinion.

Notube.net removal by using antimalware software ensures that all bogus products are completely gone which will result in an effective process that will supposedly be completed in a few minutes of time. However, people who do not want to spend any money on security tools might find the payment as a con.

There is another option that you can take and get rid of Notube.net virus from your computer and web browser apps. Below we have provided some step-by-step guidelines that are here to help you to fully clean your OS and browsers. However, note that this process will take longer and might be a little bit difficult for inexperienced users.

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To remove Notube.net, follow these steps:

Get rid of Notube.net from Windows systems

To clean Windows from adware, apply these steps

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Notube.net and related programs
    Here, look for Notube.net or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase Notube.net from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Notube.net or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Uninstall Notube.net from Internet Explorer (IE)

To wipe out bogus content from Internet Explorer, carry out these guidelines

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Notube.net and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Notube.net removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Notube.net from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Notube.net should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove Notube.net from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To eliminate suspicious helper objects from Firefox, complete the following lines

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Notube.net and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Notube.net removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Notube.net from Google Chrome

To reverse bogus changes on Chrome, use these instuctions

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Notube.net and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Notube.net removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Notube.net from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Notube.net or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Notube.net removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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