AdBlocker for YouTube Extensions – Adware – How to Remove (Google Chrome)


What is AdBlocker for YouTube

AdBlocker for YouTube 362.0.0.181 or version 0.3 from youtubeadblock.net is Adware.
Adware is known to display intrusive online advertisements in the website you are visiting or by just popping’ up at some point. AdBlocker for YouTube adware delivers coupons, banners (in-text, horizontal, vertical, sidebar, audio spoken advertisements), pop-ups, and other similar annoying advertisements.

You might have seen the status messages in Google Chrome stating “Waiting for extension AdBlock for YouTube“.

How does AdBlocker for YouTube deliver advertisements

These advertisements are displayed in any browser installed on your computer, for instance, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and the Safari browser for MacOS. Showing these advertisements is done using a layer on websites which is added by the adware.

This layer helps them identify your behavior on the website you were visiting and fetch keywords and links. Eventually to display pop-up advertisements based on the content on the website.

The License Agreement on their website includes:

NOTE: THE EXTENSION MAY COLLECT OR STORE INFORMATION FOR SISTEMA LTD (“LICENSOR”, “WE” OR “US”) ABOUT THE WEB PAGES YOU VISIT AND YOUR ACTIVITY ON THOSE PAGES, SUCH AS IMPRESSIONS AND CLICKS. IN SOME CASES, INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE EXTENSION MAY BE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE, AND INFORMATION (INCLUDING INFORMATION FROM OR ABOUT PAGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES YOU VISIT) MAY BE USED OR SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES FOR PURPOSES OF DISPLAYING TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS TO YOU. HOWEVER, PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO US, AND WE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ANALYZE WEB USAGE DATA TO DETERMINE THE INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY OF ANY PLUGIN USER]. FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT HOW WE COLLECT, STORE, SHARE AND USE INFORMATION COLLECTED USING THE EXTENSION, SEE THE PRIVACY POLICY.

PLEASE READ THIS LICENSE AND TERMS OF USE AND THE PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING AND USING THE EXTENSION. IF YOU DOWNLOAD AND USE THE EXTENSION, YOU WILL BE BOUND BY THIS LICENSE AND TERMS OF USE AND THE PRIVACY POLICY.

How did AdBlocker for YouTube got installed on your computer

When you download and install software from unknown and even some legitimate sources, make sure there are no offers or useful enhancements installed as a third-party software (possibly known as “adware”).
The installation process of software is build using dark patterns.

This basically means that, unfortunately, some installation and download managers do not adequately disclose that other software, such as this AdBlocker for YouTube adware will also be installed on your computer. AdBlocker for YouTube includes advertisements to make revenue.

You should overview the End User License Agreements (EULA), Privacy Policy or their Terms of Agreement before downloading and installing software onto your computer. This information includes an overview of the AdBlocker for YouTube software and their advertisement policy and how they handle collected information.

How to prevent AdBlocker for YouTube

Do not click too fast thru the installation process using a Quick Install of Next button.
By doing so the AdBlocker for YouTube adware is installed on your computer and start displaying advertisements and collect personally identifiable information.

Anti-Malware and Anti-virus software are useful for the non-experienced user. Anti-Malware and Anti-virus software is capable of stopping the infection process before you even noticed it, this can prevent a lot of problems in the future.

Here a few tips to prevent AdBlocker for YouTube advertisements in the future. After reading these tips, follow our removal instruction to get rid of the annoying AdBlocker for YouTube adware – advertisements.

  • Do not download free software from websites offering “Download Managers”. These “Download Managers” often contain a form of adware or a potentially unwanted program.
  • Update your Flash Player and Browser to prevent drive-by-downloads containing adware or worse..(viruses, backdoors).
  • Update all your software from official sources, not from pop-ups.

Ad Blocker for YouTube Extension (Adware) – How to Remove

AdBlocker for YouTube 362.0.0.181 or 0.3 adware extension Google Chrome

AdBlocker for YouTube Extension permissions

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit (add scripts to display intrusive ads)
  • Read and change your browsing history
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

AdBlocker for YouTube permissions Adware

AdBlocker for YouTube – Adware Removal Guide (Menu)


Step 1 – Scan your computer with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Step 2 – Scan your computer with MalwareBytes AdwCleaner

zemana-anti-malware-iconStep 3 – Scan your computer with Zemana Anti-Malware

Make sure to follow all steps. No worries, all software is free.

Rather not use free tools? Try resetting your browser first. Reset Internet Explorer, reset Google Chrome, reset Firefox. If this has not solved the problem, follow the steps of all software advised in this instruction and reset your browser(s) once again.

If you experience Adware or unwanted pop-up ads on Apple Mac OS
follow this Removal Guide to remove Adware from Mac OS for free.

Remove Malware with MalwareBytesRemove Malware with MalwareBytes 3

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Malwarebytes is the most powerful anti-malware solution to detect and proactively remove adware, browser hijackers, viruses and potentially unwanted programs from your PC. Malwarebytes runs excellent alongside antivirus software without any conflicts.

We highly recommend Malwarebytes to clean your PC. Our team tests new malware on a daily basis and Malwarebytes is by far the best malware removal tool available today. Malwarebytes is always free to remove malware from your computer. However, the free version does not include real-time protection. The trial license enables all premium features free for 14 days.

downloadDownload Malwarebytes (direct download)

  • Run the Malwarebytes installation setup file.
  • If at any point the Malwarebytes installation won’t start, or Malwarebytes main window won’t show at all. Try these solutions. Unfortunately, some adware is known to block Malwarebytes from starting properly (in order to prevent detection) we stumbled on this behavior in our test machine).
    Otherwise, start Malwarebytes and clean your PC from malicious software.
  • Select Scan Now to perform an Anti-Malware scan.

Malwarebytes 3.2.2 main

  • Malwarebytes is scanning the computer for any viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, ransomware, and potentially unwanted programs.
    Please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the anti-malware scan, the anti-malware scan usually takes around 2 to 5 minutes to complete.

Malwarebytes 3.2.2 scanning for malware

  • When the anti-malware scan is finished, Malwarebytes will show the results of the anti-malware scan.
    To remove the detected malware from your computer, select the Quarantine Selected button.

Malwarebytes 3.2.2 quarantaine selected malware

  • All found malware will be moved to quarantine. Malwarebytes requires a reboot to complete the removal process.
  • Restart your computer.

Malwarebytes 3.2.2 detection results

  • After the reboot, all the malware detected by Malwarebytes is moved to quarantine. The removal process is finished.
  • Continue to the next step

Remove Adware with AdwCleanerRemove Adware, Browser Hijackers, Redirects with AdwCleaner

Malwarebytes adwcleaner searches for adware, browser hijackers, malware files and removes them for free.
The Malwarebytes adwcleaner removal tool will individually scan for malicious windows services, malware folders, malware files, shortcuts hijacked by adware, malware registry keys, windows scheduled tasks and deceptive browser extensions. Best of all, adwcleaner is completely free.

download Download Malwarebytes AdwCleaner

  • Right Click the executable AdwCleaner.exe and select “Run as Administratorthis is important.
  • Accept their terms by clicking the “I Agree” button
  • Select the Scan “Look for Adware/PUPs” button to start scanning your computer and browser for malicious files.

AdwCleaner 7 main window

  • to remove the malicious items found by Malwarebytes AdwCleaner using the detection Scan, select the Clean Remove the selected elements” button.

AdwCleaner 7 remove selected elements

  • Make sure to close all open programs and browser(s) to continue removing the detected items from your computer.
  • Click OK to continue.

Adwcleaner 7 all processes will be closed please save your work

  • Your computer is rebooted after the removal process, click Reboot Now.

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Remove Browser Hijackers Adware Malware Virus with Zemana Anti-MalwareRemove Adware files with Zemana Anti-Malware

Zemana Anti-Malware is an anti-malware scanner which uses the cloud, thereby the fastest and most proactively scanner available. Zemana is its best in addition to a primary virus scanner.

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  • Open the Zemana Anti-Malware installer
  • Install Zemana Anti-Malware using the default settings
  • Zemana Anti-Malware will update itself

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  • Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan
  • Wait for the scan to finish, it takes a few minutes.

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  • Select the Next button to remove the malware found on your computer

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  • That’s it. All malware is successfully removed from your computer.

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  • Continue to the next step

Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings

If your browser homepage is hijacked by a browser hijacker and the default search engine is changed, you can reset your browser to restore the browser to default settings. Browser resets will also remove any browser helper objects and browser extensions.

internet-explorer-logo Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

Follow instructions

  • Note: If you are running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, start Internet Explorer from the desktop. Changing your settings will affect both Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer that you start from the desktop.
    1. Start Internet Explorer
    2. On the Tools menu, tap or click Internet options. If you don’t see the Tools menu, press Alt.
    3. In the Internet Options window, tap or click the Advanced tab
    4. Tap or click Reset. If you’re using Windows Internet Explorer 6, click Restore Default
    5. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, tap or click Reset
      Note: Select the Delete personal settings check box if you also want to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, Tracking Protection, and ActiveX Filtering data (recommended!).
    6. When Internet Explorer finishes applying the default settings, tap or click Close, and then tap or click OK.
    7. Exit Internet Explorer and again, start Internet Explorer to see the results.

google-chrome-logo Reset Google Chrome to default settings

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu
  2. Select Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under the section “Reset settings,” click Reset settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.
    Note: When the “Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings” checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows Google to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.

Settings that change

  • Default search engine and saved search engines will be reset and to their original defaults.
  • Homepage button will be hidden and the URL that you previously set will be removed.
  • Default startup tabs will be cleared. The browser will show a new tab when you start up or continue where you left off if you’re on a Chromebook.
  • New Tab page will be empty unless you have a version of Chrome with an extension that controls it. In that case, your page may be preserved.
  • Pinned tabs will be unpinned.
  • Content settings will be cleared and reset to their installation defaults.
  • Cookies and site data will be cleared.
  • Extensions and themes will be disabled.

mozilla-firefox-logo Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

Note: When using the reset feature, your bookmarks, browsing history, open tabs, windows, passwords, cookies and web form auto-fill information will be saved.
However, your extensions and themes will be removed and your preferences will be reset.
  1. Click the menu button and  then click help (question sign icon) below.
  2. From the Help menu choose Troubleshooting Information.
    If you’re unable to access the Help menu, type about:support in your address bar to bring up the Troubleshooting Information page.
  3. Click the Reset Firefox… button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  5. Firefox will close and be reset.
  6. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open.

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