Uninstall Flvto Youtube Downloader “Virus”

I wrote this article to help you remove Flvto Youtube Downloader. This Flvto Youtube Downloader removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Flvto Youtube Downloader is a program which allows users to download a video from YouTube and convert it into a format of their choice. The tool can change the original .flv video into the following formats: .mp3, .mp4, .mp4 HD, .avi and .avi HD. You can select the format and the quality of the file you wish to download to your hard drive. Flvto Youtube Downloader lets the user choose whether to keep the clip or extract the audio from it. A desktop version of the converter with greater functionality is available. It performs conversion between several formats: .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .wav, .aac, .mov, .wmv and .wma.

Flvto Youtube Downloader is easy to use. The tool is promoted through accounts on social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and Google+. The utility supports 22 different languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Chinese, Hungarian, Hindi, Romanian, Greek, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovakian, Serbian and Russian. In spite of all the upsides, the tool has a bad reputation for security reasons. Flvto Youtube Downloader has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by experts.

What makes Flvto Youtube Downloader dangerous?

Flvto Youtube Downloader carries out unauthorized tasks which expose users to security threats. The most formidable activity we need to address is advertising. There is disclosure regarding this activity on the official website of the program. Flvto Youtube Downloader is an ad-supported application. The owners of the shady tool receive commissions to promote the content of third party websites. This is done by generating pop-up ads. The windows contain embedded links. To get users to click on them, the PUP makes their content enticing. The advertisements highlight bargain shopping deals for a wide variety of consumer goods. This includes clothing, furniture, decorative elements, accessories, sports gear, technological devices, gardening equipment, games and many others.

Remove Flvto Youtube Downloader
The Flvto Youtube Downloader Virus

As good as the suggested deals may be, keep in mind that their sources are not disclosed or accounted for. The pop-up windows contain redirect links, leading to the actual website where the listed offer is supposed to be available. However, there is no guarantee that the site you will be taken to is an actual shopping platform. You could be redirected to a malicious domain. An infected web page can transfer malware to your system. The creators of Flvto Youtube Downloader have disclaimed liability for third party websites. This is addressed in the terms of service (TOS) and privacy policy. The tool belongs to an entity from Dubai, UAE called Hotger Limited. By issuing a disclaimer, the company has relieved itself from responsibility for people’s security.

How did Flvto Youtube Downloader get installed to my device?

Flvto Youtube Downloader is available for free download from its official website, flvto.biz. The tool can be downloaded in several formats. There is a desktop version of the converter and add-ons for the most popular web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. If you do not recall deciding to acquire the program, you were tricked into having it installed to your computer. The PUP uses a couple of dark patterns which can deceive you. The preferred distribution method for the clandestine program is bundling. Flvto Youtube Downloader travels in a merged executable with a download client. Freeware, shareware and pirated programs are used for this purpose. To prohibit the install of the PUP, you have to find where it is mentioned in the terms and conditions and deselect it.

The other propagation vector Flvto Youtube Downloader has adopted is spam emailing. The insidious program can use an attachment as a means of transportation. The spammer will try to get you to open the containing file by stating it is an important document. He can describe the attachment as a receipt for a letter or a delivery package, an invoice for a payment, a notice from the government, a fine for a parking violation, a utility bill or a subpoena from the court. To check the legitimacy of a given email, proof the contacts. If the sender claims to be a representative of a certain company or entity, he should have used an official account to send the email.

Flvto Youtube Downloader Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Flvto Youtube Downloader from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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