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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Tube Enhancer

Tube Enhancer is a misleading name for an application because it can make you think that it enhances your YouTube experience; however, we have found that this is just another useless ad-supported program. You may think that third-party ads are simply annoying, but they may also hold certain risks that can harm your privacy and your computer as well. It is important to understand these risks if you want to act effectively against this malware infection. Simply closing pop-up ads will not stop the flow of advertisements, which may expose you to unreliable websites. We believe that you should delete Tube Enhancer if you want to protect your computer from more security issues than you already have. Before explaining how you can eliminate this threat, let us tell you about the risks first.

This adware application does not have an official website. This simply means that you cannot find any information regarding what this application is capable of and for what reason it was developed. You cannot even download a standalone version. Instead, we have found Tube Enhancer bundled with other malware infections. If you have installed such a bundle, you may want to know how it ended up on your computer in the first place so that you can make sure it will not happen in the future.

Bundles that contain suspicious programs and malware infections are most commonly hosted on P2P websites, such as unreliable shareware and torrent websites. It is important to note that sometimes it is enough to simply load a questionable webpage and you may get infected the next moment. It is possible because these sites can run a malicious program code that can either open more new tabs with malicious websites or install malware without your noticing it. Another way you can download malware is to click on links and third-party ads on these file-sharing pages. Although you may not even know that you click on an ad since you may think it is actually a button. One single click is enough to infect your machine with several malware threats at the same time. The lesson to learn here is clear: You should avoid such sites at all costs. Stick with reputable sites if you want to download applications.

Also, it is important to make sure that whatever you are planning to download and install is an authentic and reliable program. A simple Google search can help you decide. Of course, it also depends on the name of the application. Sometimes they are named very generally, which obviously will generate search results that will not really reflect the potential malware infection’s real face. For example, if you run a web search on Tube Enhancer you may find a dozen hits about YouTube enhancers and other non-relevant articles and websites. However, if you are a bit more persistent and check the second or third results page, you may already find articles about how to remove Tube Enhancer as adware. These articles should give you an idea whether your target application is a trustworthy one or not.

Research shows that this adware installs an extension in Internet Explorer, but it uses a service for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to be able to show ads. We have found that this application mainly shows coupon and offer-type commercials depending on what kind of website you are viewing. But you should not be deceived by any of these ads because one wrong click and you may infect your computer with more malware programs. The worst case scenario that may happen to you is to end up on a fake website while you think you are actually buying something at a great price. You may easily disclose your banking details in such circumstances. If criminals get hold of your personally identifiable data or any other sensitive data, they can use this to commit all kinds of frauds. If you do not want to become a victim of such scams, you should not hesitate to remove Tube Enhancer from your computer.

The best thing about this malware infection is its uninstaller, which, luckily for you, is a properly working one. All you need to do is find it in the list of installed programs in Control Panel and run it. This should take care of all its components. If you want to know how many more malware threats may be endangering your computer, you should run a malware scan. You can either use a free online scanner that will detect all security issues or use a reliable antimalware program that not only will find all known infections, but it will also remove them all. If you are looking for peace of mind instead of endless attacks and fights against malware, it is worth safeguarding your PC with a security tool that you can keep updated for best performance and full-time protection.

How to remove Tube Enhancer from Windows

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+Q and type in Uninstall a program.
  2. Select the program and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the program and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Press Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and press Remove.
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