Pointmp3.com is the site that supposedly should provide the useful function on converting videos but floods the screen with rogue ads



Pointmp3.com is the site that focuses on redirecting you to affiliated sites where data can get collected and tracked about your online browsing preferences. This is the domain that uses social engineering[1] to trick people into using the service, visiting associated sites, or allowing additional notifications by clicking on the browser pop-ups. Furthermore, these advertisements shown on the redirected sites or the domain itself can be dangerous and expose the user to malicious content or redirect through a chain of malware-lased pages. When the potentially unwanted program gets to run on the machine for a longer period, it starts to deliver commercial material based on your IP address, operating system, location, other preferences that can be revealed when you visit rogue sites. Such malvertising[2] campaigns can lead to malware infections and even privacy issues or identity theft when your personal information gets into the hands of malicious third-parties.

Name Pointmp3.com
Type  Potentially unwanted program/ adware/ redirect virus
Main issues  It claims to make video downloads easy and free by converting YouTube videos into mp3. It supposed to be a useful tool, but it is illegal and related to advertisers, so the site and each session using the service triggers tons of ads and redirects to more intrusive and annoying pages where the user gets exposed to malware
Danger  PUP collects and sells information to third-party advertisers or malicious actors
Distribution  Freeware installations, deceptive pages, misleading software providers, other shady advertising sites
Elimination Pointmp3.com removal should be the best when you rely on anti-malware tools and clean the machine from any traces of the PUP
Repair  You need to at least check for damage in system folders using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. This tool can also fix the affected files if needed

Pointmp3.com is the adware that creates and delivers misleading advertisements to redirect your web browser to additional sites that promote or distribute potentially unwanted programs. This cyber intruder can create frustration on various levels because it may run in the background, affect crucial processes of the machine, and don’t display any pop-ups or redirects to your screen directly.

If that happens, you can’t notice that the machine is affected by the Pointmp3.com virus in time or even at all. Potentially unwanted programs tend to infiltrate machines during freeware installations or by using deceptive methods involving misleading sites, promotional ads, and shady freeware distribution. 

Due to this stealthy infiltration method and annoying advertisements that sites provide, this program is called unwanted or potentially dangerous. You need to remove Pointmp3.com as soon as you can because you cannot guarantee that the material you get exposed to is safe to visit and don’t have any links to malicious content or even cybercriminals. 

Main symptoms of the typical adware that can cause the continuous appearance of redirects to Pointmp3.com or any other rogue sites:

  • pop-ups that get injected where they shouldn’t be;
  • browser pop-ups or notifications that recommend browser-based or system software updates, promote programs or domains;
  • browser settings get changed without permission;
  • default preferences of a search engine, new tab, homepage and other features set to the questionable site;
  • extensions, plugins, apps get installed without permission or users’ knowledge;
  • programs disabled and content blocked/ not accessible online. 

Pointmp3.com virus
Pointmp3.com is the intruder that shows pop-ups and browser messages, so you get tricked into allowing notifications or different material.

Pointmp3.com virus
Pointmp3.com is the intruder that shows pop-ups and browser messages, so you get tricked into allowing notifications or different material.


On the main Pointmp3.com site, you may not notice anything possibly dangerous or harmful, but the pop-up messages and redirect should indicate that there are not many good things related to the domain. especially when you receive tons of pop-ups, banners, and redirects with promotional material or these pop-ups stating:

  • “show notifications” 
  • “Pointmp3.com wants to show notifications”,
  • “click allow to download file”,
  • “confirm you are not a robot”,
  • “click here to continue”,
  • or “view the video to continue”.

All of these are designed to avoid Pointmp3.com removal and keep you surfing on the site continuously, so advertisements can be shown all the time. This technique successfully tricks people into allowing notifications and similar material, so the traffic is controlled, and users machine still remains infected by the PUP.

Unfortunately, such methods also ensure that you cannot easily terminate nor the Pointmp3.com nor the PUP that runs all these suspicious symptoms and manages to affect the device from the inside. The intruder may also change settings and affect your system files, so rely on tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to repair the damage when your AV tools have cleaned the machine and eliminated the PUP with all the annoying ads and redirects.   Pointmp3.com adware
Pointmp3.com is the potentially unwanted program that supposedly provides all the useful features for the user.

Pointmp3.com adware
Pointmp3.com is the potentially unwanted program that supposedly provides all the useful features for the user.

Browser pop-ups promote all sorts of rogue applications 

We receive tons of advertisements on our screens every minute, so we cannot pay attention to all of them. However, clicking on promotional ads, deceptive sites, and similar material online can lead to issues that we do not comprehend. Even though freeware promoting ads and pop-ups with different messages seem harmless, you cannot be sure that additional redirects triggered by clicking on these banners and messages will not expose you to dangerous online material.

You need to be cautious and avoid any interaction with suspicious email senders, pop-up ads and even browser notifications. Especially when the content comes out of nowhere and cannot be easily exited. Stay away from advertising sites and do not purchase or download anything that was promoted on the random ad.

Also, when you download and install any programs, applications, tools, or even software – go for Advanced or Custom installation options and closely examine the list of the application included in the bundle of software. This way you can control what programs to install. You can exclude any suspicious apps and avoid cyber threats as experts[3] always recommend.

Get rid of the shady redirect and Pointmp3.com ads

You need a proper system cleaning tool, so all the programs and files associated with Pointmp3.com virus get to be removed fully from the device, and all processes can run smoothly as supposed to. Your web browser can go back to normal, and after a few additional settings, change your time online is giving wanted results.

Pointmp3.com removal process involves paying attention to details and relying on professional tools that can check the system fully and delete any potentially dangerous programs for you without causing any additional issues with performance or the computer. It can be the result of manual PUP removal when you delete needed files or programs.

You need to remove Pointmp3.com with the anti-malware tool because Av engines are built to detect PUPs, more serious malware, and other possibly dangerous files, applications that can interfere with normal system performance. A full system scan ensures that the machine is fully cleaned from viruses. Then you need to reset web browsers and recover any system files that get corrupted.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.