Tubetime Ads might start appearing if you install Tubetime onto your computer. Since this program is promoted as a reliable tool that can help you find YouTube videos from a window you can launch via the task tray or the Start menu, it is not that surprising that some users choose to install it. Of course, our research team has found that some users could be tricked into installing this potentially unwanted program (PUP) as well. Our analysis shows that the installation of this program can be very unclear, and so you could install it without even meaning to. You are most likely to encounter this app when installing something else, which means that you might acquire it bundled with other PUPs or, maybe, more malicious infections. If you are having issues separating malicious programs from the harmless ones, why don’t you install a trusted malware scanner? If malicious threats are found, do not forget that you should delete Tubetime along with them.
The shortcuts to Tubetime are created in the Start menu, as well as in the system tray. Although the PUP starts running as soon as you start the computer, the interface does not show up unless you click the icon representing the program. Once you launch it, you can find a search dialog box on the top-left corner. Right below it, you are shown different video categories, including “Comedy,” “Gaming,” and “Music.” On the right, you are introduced to the Trending videos. Basically, you are provided with a search tool that is inferior to the popular youtube.com. Because of that, we do not believe there is a point in using the potentially unwanted program. Well, why was it created if it is inferior? The thing is that this PUP might have been created for other purposes. For example, once you install it, tracking cookies could be placed to spy on you. Depending on the information these cookies might gather, the program could be successful at sharing important data with third parties, some of which might be showing their offers via Tubetime Ads.
Since there is no official source representing Tubetime, it is very hard to understand how this potentially unwanted program works. Also, there is no official information regarding the relationships the creator might have with other parties. Who stands behind Tubetime Ads? That is a mystery, which is why you need to be extremely careful when interacting with these advertisements. In fact, you should refrain from clicking on them altogether. Whether these ads show up as pop-ups or via new windows and tabs, and whether they promote irresistible shopping deals or attractive prize giveaways, you need to remind yourself that schemers can offer anything just to trick you. What if Tubetime Ads do not appear after the PUP enters your operating system? Does that mean that it is harmless? Well, that is up to you to decide, but remember that silent cookies might be employed to spy on you, and the creator of the program – as well as the affiliated parties – could have other ways to exploit the PUP to your disadvantage.
If you are trying to remove Tubetime Ads, you have to delete the PUP that is responsible for them. We are sure that you already know how to uninstall undesirable applications from your PC, but if you need a reminder or a guide, check out the instructions below. Of course, we cannot promise that you will be able to get rid of all other unwanted programs in the same manner. If a trusted malware scanner has revealed other infections, find the guides discussing these specific threats on our website. If you are overwhelmed, and you do not think you can clean your operating system manually, you can install trusted anti-malware software. Is this the best option you have? Of course, it is because only reliable anti-malware software can simultaneously eliminate existing threats and reinforce virtual protection. Therefore, even if you manage to get rid of Tubetime Ads manually, you should consider employing anti-malware software.
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