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Youtubnow.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Youtubnow.com is the website that allows converting videos from YouTube, although also spams users with ads

Youtubnow.com
Youtubnow.com adware is the site that offers a feature of downloading videos but it collects your information in the meantime.

Youtubnow.com is a website that offers free video converting service from YouTube into various video and formats, such as MP3 or MP4. These type of sites are hugely popular and usually retain a large user base, as users see it as an easy way to quickly download and convert videos for free.

Unfortunately, Youtubnow.com, along with many other sites, is not safe to use, as it often redirects users to suspicious websites that offer download potentially unwanted programs, displays questionable ads, offers to download its own extension, and also asks users to allow notifications to be shown, so that the sponsored content would be delivered directly to their desktop.

What is more, Youtubnow.com was also spotted being used in multiple adware campaigns. Therefore, if your Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or any other browser is redirecting you to this site or any subdomains and you are constantly seeing pop-ups, banners, deals, offers, etc., it is highly likely that your machine is infected with adware. These type of infections often use pay-per-click[1] scheme that might bring publishes plentiful profits.

Finally, using file conversion sites might be considered illegal under certain circumstances. There is a reason why YouYube does not provide download button (similarly to other music or video providers, such as Spotify or Vimeo) – the copyrighted content can only be downloaded by publishers and should be paid for. Therefore, downloading videos that are copyrighted via Youtubnow.com is considered to be piracy.

Name Youtubnow.com
Type Adware
Category Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Delivers pop-up advertisements, redirects and injects commercial content into commonly visited websites
Distribution Software bundles, deceptive ads, domains
Tactics Redirect online traffic to monetize views and generate revenue for the publisher
Main danger Collects users data and tracks online habits
Removal Use reputable anti-malware tool and clean the system, remove Youtubnow.com alongside other PUPs

As soon as you land on Youtubnow.com website it asks you to allow notifications to be shown:

www.youtubnow.com wants to

Show notifications

Allow   Block

This is another trick that would let in multiple intrusive ads, but this time you would see them directly on your desktop, even when your browser is not used. This might not only disturb your computer work but also slow down the performance of the device. Thus, never agree to allow Youtubnow.com to show notifications.

It is easy to call this site Youtubnow.com virus, as its ads are entirely unsafe. During our tests, we found redirects to fake Java updates, and the “Your Windows 10 is infected with (2) viruses” scam sites, which consequently prompted us to download potentially dangerous applications. Without a doubt, do not download and install anything that Youtubnow.com promotes; it can infect your machine with malware. Youtubnow.com redirects
While Youtubnow.com might attract users with its functionality, its redirects lead users to malware-laden and phishing sites.

In case the offered Youtubnow application is installed, you should be worried about the further deterioration of the web browsing experience, as well as information tracking. PUPs typically collect a variety of non-PII, such as:

  • IP address;[2]
  • Links clicked;
  • Visited sites;
  • Bookmarks added;
  • Technical data;
  • Search queries, etc.

Be aware that some of the above might be considered private data. For example, IP address is considered to be personally identifiable information are some of the US states, as well as in European countries.[3] Additionally, tracked search queries might expose your personal info, such as email address, name, address, etc. Finally, all the accumulated data might be used in malvertising campaigns.[4]

Commercial content that appears on the screen after Youtubnow.com infiltration is generated towards the users and tricks them into downloading or purchasing additional content, tools. Since the material is based on tracked and collected data, it appears more attractive and useful.  

You better remove Youtubnow.com as soon as possible to avoid instances like this and infiltration of other programs. However, this PUP can install additional content automatically to your browser or machine in general besides displaying the deceptive pages and domains. So you need to scan the computer fully to get rid of them all at once.

Use Reimage or a similar antivirus program for Youtubnow.com removal. Alternatively, you can also terminate the adware app manually – simply follow our detailed step-by-step guide below.

Since Youtubnow.com also asks to allow notifications from the website, you should go through each of them and fix that preference changed by the PUP itself. For that, you should:

  • Got to Advanced settings of the browser;
  • Find Site or Content settings under the section of Privacy & Security;
  • Then Notifications settings should appear with the list of blocked or allowed sites.
  • Find Youtubnow.com and Block or Remove it from the list alongside other questionable sites.

Youtubnow.com push notification virus
Youtubnow.com also redirects to well known push notification scam sites.

Questionable adware installation methods

People download and install various programs from the internet, and at the same time, unwanted applications can get on the system without permission or knowledge. Freeware gets packed with potentially unwanted programs and delivered during an insecure installation when Quick or Default options get chosen.

You can avoid getting tricked into installing unwanted software or tools, applications. Software bundling helps to spread these intruders all over the internet, but Advanced or Custom options allow to get rid of those extras before installing wanted freeware. 

When the Advanced installation method is selected the full list of programs involved in the setup appears on the screen, and you can remove the unwanted programs without installing them and getting cyber infections. This way you avoid unwanted infiltration. However, you can also keep your machine safe if you have an anti-malware program that runs on the computer from time to time.

Get rid of the Youtubnow.com intrusive behavior be terminating adware from your device

Users affected by any potentially unwanted program like adware or browser hijacker should note that full system check is needed, so that all elements of the infection could be deleted. You should remove Youtubnow.com as soon as possible so extensions, tools, applications or other files and programs installed by this adware can be terminated. 

Manual Youtubnow.com removal is also possible, although it might be a little complicated to less experienced computer users. This is because the redirects and other intrusive activity can be related to any kind of application that might be installed on the device, so knowing which precise program is related to the unwanted activity might be hard to determine. Nevertheless, uninstalling all the apps that you never installed in the first place is always a good idea.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Youtubnow.com, follow these steps:

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Eliminate Youtubnow.com from Windows systems

  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 Youtubnow.com and related programs
    Here, look for Youtubnow.com 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'
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Remove Youtubnow.com from Mac OS X system

Clear the system from cyber intruder and remove Youtubnow.com

  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 Youtubnow.com 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'
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Delete Youtubnow.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  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 Youtubnow.com 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 Youtubnow.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase Youtubnow.com 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, Youtubnow.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall Youtubnow.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Find Youtubnow.com and block, delete all content associated with the adware

  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 Youtubnow.com 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 Youtubnow.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Youtubnow.com from Google Chrome

Reset the browser to get rid of the unwanted material

  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 Youtubnow.com 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 Youtubnow.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Eliminate Youtubnow.com 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 Youtubnow.com 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 Youtubnow.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Linas Kiguolis
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