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Mp3hub Virus


This page aims to help you remove Mp3hub.com Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Mp3hub

Mp3hub is potentially unwanted software from the Browser Hijacker category. Software developers have been using programs like Mp3hub to draw more traffic to their pages and make users interact with their sponsored advertisements.

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The Mp3hub.com Virus will display pop up ads and messages

The Browser Hijackers aren’t the scariest, or the most threatening pieces of software. In fact, in most cases, they aren’t capable of causing any type of harm to the system in which they are present. However, despite that, they are still deemed potentially unwanted software, and almost all users who come to encounter them, are eager to find a way to have them removed.

In the current article, we will help you get rid of a hijacker app responsible for the promotion and page-redirects to a page called Mp3hub.com, and/or of a search engine with the same name. If you have this hijacker in your browser, your default homepage has likely gotten changed, as well as some of your toolbar buttons, the search engine used as default in the browser, and maybe some other settings. The most commonly affected browsers are Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE, and Safari,but other browsers may also fall under the effects of this hijacker.

The important thing in case you have this annoying app inside your browser is to remain calm, and to not panic. This isn’t an actual virus, and it won’t damage your system, steal sensitive information,or encrypt your files, which are all things that real threats like Trojan Horses, Spyware, and Ransomware could do. A hijacker like the one promoting Mp3hub.com is mainly supposed to advertise stuff. In this case, it advertises the Mp3hub.com page, but it is not excluded that it shows ads from various other sources on your screen. In fact, those other ads, and redirects are the problematic ones – they can be quite irritating, and obstructive, and, in some cases, may expose your system to danger.

The Mp3hub Virus

As we said, the random ad displayed by the Mp3hub Virus are the main issue. They may trick you into visiting sites with shady content, and the Mp3hub Virus may redirect you to phishing pages that may try to steal sensitive info from you.

In some of the worst cases, you may get dangerous malware programs like Ransomware, Trojans, Worms, and Spyware on your computer without even realizing it before it gets too late. We should say that the goal of the Mp3hub.com hijacker isn’t to expose you to harmful content, but due to the loose (or non-existent) control over the types of ads and redirects that get displayed by it, it is possible to eventually get some malware in your computer.

Removing the hijacker – how to do it

If you have already tried to uninstall the Mp3hub.com hijacker, you’ve likely realized that this won’t be as easy as uninstalling some other regular program or some normal browsing extension. The main problem here is that you are unlikely to find an uninstallation manager, and if you try to remove the hijacker from the extensions manager in your browser, it will likely get re-added to the browser the next time you open it. In order to help you fully eliminate the invasive app, we have created a removal guide and added it down below, so be sure to try it out in case you need to remove this Mp3hub.com hijacker piece from your system.

SUMMARY:

Name Mp3hub.com
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Mostly changes in the homepage, and the search engine are the symptoms indicating the presence of hijackers.
Distribution Method The methods used to spread these apps are usually related to some sort of file-bundling.
Detection Tool

Remove Mp3hub Virus

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Mp3hub.com from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Mp3hub.com from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Mp3hub.com from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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