Tubemate describes itself as an incredibly useful extension which allows you to save videos from the likes of Youtube or Vimeo. However, the truth is that when you click on it you encounter ads for fake software updates or unwanted extensions. Here’s how to get rid of it.
How did it come to your computer in the first place?
Well, most probably you downloaded it from the Chrome Web Store. The Tubemate for Chrome extension doesn’t really do anything; it just redirects you to pages with advertisements. That’s why you should remove it from your browser.
How to remove it?
Well, you got two choices, get your own hands dirty or choose a piece of helpful software. First, let’s see how you can handle it first. You should see the extension as a small icon at the end of the address bar. Right click on that icon and chose to remove from chrome. A dialog box will appear, asking if you are sure. Click remove and that should be it.
If you want to make sure that your computer isn’t infected as resulted from interacting with Tubemate, then you can choose from the myriad of malware programs to get help. First, you should try Rkill. It will search your computer for malware infections while terminating them so that they won’t stop the removal process.
Another piece of software you should try is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). It scans and detects unwanted adware, infections or programs and it will help you get rid of them.
Of course, these aren’t the only two options that can help with malware or unwanted programs. They are simply suggestions, feel free to try anything. Although, these are popular programs so that should speak about their integrity. They are pretty easy to use so you shouldn’t encounter any troubles.