Do you know what LoadTubes is?
LoadTubes is a browser add-on which is presented as a highly useful application for those who want to download YouTube videos in no time. However, the application is also regarded as adware because of the pop-up advertisements that are displayed. Moreover, when the user is watching videos on YouTube, a window offering to click a download button to download the click appears. The file is saved to a folder which is located on the desktop.
LoadTubes can be downloaded from the website loadtubes.com; however, it is not the only way for the application to get onto your PC. For example, it can be bundled with various free applications, which means that you should always pay attention to the installation wizard in order to see what additional programs may be installed. If the application has been installed without your permissions, remove it right now.
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It has been found that LoadTubes works on Internet Explorer. It does not change the home page of the browser, like a lot of browser add-ons do, but installs two entries under the heading InfiniAd GmbH. The entries are labeled as loadtbs, and if you click each of them, you can check their types. One of them is presented as Explorer Bar, while the other is given as Toolbar. On the Add or Remove Programs list in the Control Panel utility, you may find it as loadtbs-2.1.
In order to remove LoadTubes and protect yourself from unwanted advertisements or other problems that may arise while browsing the Internet, use the spyware removal tool SpyHunter. It will easily delete the so-called potentially unwanted program and safeguard the system against malware attacks. It is also possible to remove LoadTubes manually, which means that you will have to uninstall it. We found that after the uninstall procedure no changes were necessary on Internet Explorer. However, it is advisable to scan the PC for malware to make sure that no unwanted threats have been downloaded.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Double-click the unwanted application to uninstall it.
- Go to the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the unwanted program and click Remove.
- Hover the mouse over the lower left corner of the screen.
- Right-click a window displaying your desktop/Start screen.
- Click Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
- Double-click the unwanted program.
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Having completed the removal, do not forget to scan the system in order to check its condition. The sooner your implement a reliable tool, the sooner you can use the computer and browse the Internet safely.
Aliases: Load Tubes.