What is Go-mp3.com
Go-mp3.com is a website that is advertised as a site that allows users to convert YouTube videos to MP3 file format. But the security experts warn that using Go-mp3.com and similar sites is quite dangerous. There are several reasons for this. First of all, the use of such websites violates the YouTube rules, which prohibit directly downloading videos. Second, even more important, Go-mp3.com and others like it use rogue ad networks. The security researchers determined that Go-mp3.com and similar sites redirect users to web pages that are not trustworthy, as they are designed to deceive users.
During the research, Go-mp3.com redirected users to gosyncrise.com, infopicked.com, myfood.ltd, t-news3.online, other unwanted and suspicious sites. According to experienced security experts, T-news3.online is a website which uses social engineering methods to mislead unsuspecting users to accept spam notifications via the web-browser. It shows the message ‘Click Allow to’ (access the content of the website, download a file, enable Flash Player, watch a video, connect to the Internet), asking you to subscribe to notifications.
If you click on the ‘Allow’ button, the T-news3.online web page starts sending lots of browser notification spam on your the desktop. You will see the pop-up ads even when you are not using the browser. Push notifications are originally designed to alert the user of newly published content. Cybercriminals abuse ‘push notifications’ to avoid antivirus software and ad blocker applications by showing unwanted advertisements. These advertisements are displayed in the lower right corner of the screen urges users to play online games, visit suspicious web-pages, install web-browser plugins & so on.
|Name||Go-mp3.com (YouTube to MP3 converter, Download MP3 files from YouTube videos and save them on your computer)|
|Type||spam notifications ads, pop-ups, pop up advertisements, pop up virus|
|Distribution||potentially unwanted apps, misleading pop-up advertisements, social engineering attack, adwares|
|Removal||Go-mp3.com removal guide|
Of course, in addition to the websites shown above, Go-mp3.com can redirect users to other dangerous sites, among which there may be sites offering to install PUPs, browser hijackers and adware. Browser hijacker is a malware that changes browser settings such as homepage and search engine. Adware is a software that is created to earn money for its developer by presenting unwanted advertisements to a user while the user is browsing the Internet.
Where the unwanted ads comes from
Most of unwanted ads and pop-ups come from web-browser toolbars and/or add-ons, BHOs (browser helper objects) and bundled software. In many cases, these items claim itself as applications which improve your experience on the Net by providing a fast and interactive startpage or a search provider that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted software. Be cautious, start only reputable programs which download from reputable sources. NEVER install any unknown and questionable programs.
It’s important, don’t use Gosyncrise.com web-page and do not click on ads placed on it, as they may lead you to a more malicious or misleading websites. The best option is to use the steps posted below to clean your device of adware software and thereby get rid of Gosyncrise.com ads.
How to remove Adware and Unwanted ads
According to experienced security researchers, adware and unwanted pop up advertisements removal can be done manually and/or automatically. These tools which are listed below will help you get rid of adware, harmful browser addons, malware and PUPs . However, if you’re not willing to install other applications to remove unwanted ads, then use instructions listed below to restore your PC settings to their previous states.
Uninstall potentially unwanted apps
The main cause of unwanted advertisements is potentially unwanted programs, adware software or other undesired applications that you may have unintentionally installed on the computer. You need to identify and uninstall all suspicious software.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
See more details in the video guidance below.
Remove spam notifications from web browsers
if you became a victim of online criminals and clicked on the “Allow” button, then your web browser was configured to show intrusive ads. To remove the advertisements, you need to remove the notification permission that you gave a scam website to send spam notifications.
Reset Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings will help you to completely get rid of any unwanted ads. The result of activating this function will bring Chrome settings back to its default values. This can remove unwanted advertisements and disable malicious extensions. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
- First launch the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your web-browser’s homepage, default search provider and new tab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
This step will allow you get rid of unwanted ads, third-party toolbars, disable malicious add-ons and revert back your default homepage, new tab page and search provider settings.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by adware. After, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of Adware
If you are not expert at computer technology, then we suggest to use free removal tools listed below to remove adware and unwanted popup ads for good. The automatic method is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual solution. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic adware removal is a better option.
Download Zemana AntiMalware to get rid of unwanted advertisements automatically from all of your web browsers. This is a freeware tool specially designed for malicious software removal. This utility can remove adware, hijacker from Edge, IE, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Windows registry automatically.
- First, visit the following page, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Zemana.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once the download is complete, close all software and windows on your device. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your personal computer for the adware software that causes multiple unwanted pop up ads. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
- After the system scan is finished, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the scan results and then click “Next”. After that process is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
How to stay safe online
By installing an ad-blocker application such as AdGuard, you’re able to block suspicious websites, autoplaying video ads and delete a ton of distracting and unwanted ads on websites.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Go-mp3.com ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the adware software that causes multiple pop up ads. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and unwanted malicious web pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete unwanted ads from the Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox, then ask for help here here.