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Can Online YouTube to MP3 Converters Cause Malware/Spyware/Viruses?


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agtheman

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It could have very-well been something else that was the culprit, but after using online Youtube to MP3 converters on a regular basis, I had to reinstall the OS on both my machine and my wife's after a while, as they both got extremely slow and sometimes unresponsive to typing and mouse movements.

I ran spyware/malware scans, virus scans, and even defragged the hard drives and cleaned the registries on both machines to no avail.

I say all of that to ask if it's possible that these online conversion tools could cause damage to your computer or not?
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I doubt the tool/s themselves would have been at fault but you may have accessed a malware loaded URL that delivered a payroll once downloaded.

What results did your AV and Malware killers offer?

In fact what AV and malware tools do you use?
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You can take some sites to analyze the online converter for you. For example: https://www.virustotal.com/

Or you can take offline video converter/ downloader to help you convert YouTube videos: http://www.videoconv...ube-videos.html

This one can do a great job in YouTube downloading and converting and it's safe. 


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I have been downloading mp3 from youtube since very long now. I generally use the youtube converter and never faced any virus issue.


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I have been downloading mp3 from youtube since very long now. I generally use the youtube converter and never faced any virus issue.

 

Or I generally use another converted if I want to convert from SoundCloud to mp3 as it is quick, simple and doesn't loose the quality of the audio.


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Thanks guys very informative. Now music can be malware free


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