Do you know what Tube Enhancer is?
It is possible that you are checking your install programs list in Control Panel and find Tube Enhancer there. At first sight you might think that it is a legitimate application that has something to do with YouTube. Unfortunately, we must tell you that only its name has anything to do with YouTube and enhancing. As a matter of fact, this application is nothing more than a potentially harmful adware program. Although it may not cause harm directly, it may still expose you to malicious websites through the third-party advertisements it fills your screen with. Therefore, its presence could threaten you virtual security. We recommend that you delete Tube Enhancer ASAP if you do not want to make your PC even more vulnerable to malicious attacks and the cyber criminals behind them.
It seems that this malware infection uses the “good old” software bundling method to be distributed over the net. We do not want you to think that there are only malicious bundles. Obviously, there are ones that contain legitimate free programs and third-party tools that can be useful to computer users or at least do not cause harm. However, schemers also use this method so that they can spread malware infections all over the world. Can you imagine how many users search for or download free programs every day? No wonder so many unreliable file-sharing websites appear on the web facilitating malicious third parties to promote their infected installers on these pages.
If you are an inexperienced user and land on such a site, you may easily get disorientated and you could even accidentally click on content that is not what it seems. To be clearer, you may click on something that looks like a button, such as a download or next-page button, and in reality it is a malicious third-party ad in disguise. Clicking on such corrupt ads or links can open several new tab pages loading other promoted questionable sites or this can also result in an infected bundle landing on your computer. Do you think it would be enough to remove Tube Enhancer if you install such a bundle?
We advise you to stay away from these suspicious sites and always use reputable and official sites to download applications. Also, only install applications that you have already double-checked, i.e., you have researched on the web. A simple Google search can save you from installing malware onto your computer. It is really worth the time. Sometimes you will find right on the first page of the results proof that what you are about to install is in fact a malware infection to be removed. But then again, it may take two or three additional pages to find links that are actually about your keywords when the name of the application is way too general. Of course, it is also possible that you will not find anything relating to that particular application, but that should be suspicious as well.
This adware may show you different types of commercials, such as best offers, coupons, and pop-ups, depending on the website you are visiting. We would like to warn you not to click on anything coming from this adware because it is possible that you will end up on an unreliable website. Although you may not think that it could cause any harm if you land on such a site and you quickly close it, but let us tell you that there are malicious sites out there on the web that do not need anything else just to be loaded by your browser. Even if you do not click anywhere on the page, once it is loaded, it runs a malicious code that may, for instance, deliver some malware programs onto your machine. You will not even notice anything from this, only the consequences when they start to do their jobs. Of course, there are Trojans or Rootkits that you may not even realize they are there until they finish their “missions.” If you do not want to experience any of these, we suggest that you remove Tube Enhancer right now.
It is time for us to share with you how you can heal this wound on your system security. As a matter of fact, it is a very simple task to make this infection go away even for an inexperienced computer user. We have included a step-by-step guide for you below to assist you with the necessary steps. Please remember that your computer will not be fully safe for you to use unless you eliminate all threats that are present. If you prefer an automated solution for this, we recommend that you use a reliable antimalware application, such as SpyHunter, that will also protect your PC from future malware attacks.
Remove Tube Enhancer from Windows
- Tap Win+R and type in Control Panel. Hit OK.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the application and click Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Access the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+X and pick Programs and Features.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
Tube Enhancer is a useless adware program that may mislead you into thinking that it is actually beneficial for you to keep it on your computer, should you find it in the list of installed programs in Control Panel or the list of extensions in your browsers. Nevertheless, our researchers advise you to remove Tube Enhancer as soon as you can. This adware may pose a threat to your privacy and your operating system as well. Keeping it on board may introduce you to potentially questionable web content. It is also possible that this adware is not the only malware infection your system is challenged by. That is why we suggest that you use a trustworthy antimalware program in order to restore order on your PC and safeguard it from future attacks.