Unwanted popup offering free download of YouTube videos I have watched


  1. Posts : 18
    Win 7 moving to win 10
       #1

    Unwanted popup offering free download of YouTube videos I have watched


    I am getting lots of pop-ups like the attached .jpg offering a free download of something I watched on YouTube. This can happen even when no browser is running. I have searched the web and can't find any references to this. I find lots of references to "Free YouTube Download Manager" but this seems very different. I do not find anything obvious that I can uninstall. TaskManager also shows nothing obvious (to me).

    I watch YouTube videos via Firefox. I have only installed the LastPass add on. Sometime after watching a video, I get a pop up like the attached one.

    How can I remove this?

    Many thanks for any help.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Unwanted popup offering free download of YouTube videos I have watched-free-download.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 1,098
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       #2

    PUP run Malwarebytes should get rid of it.
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  3. Posts : 3,644
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #3

    Download ADWCleaner scan, Clean and Restart, then follow it up with Malwarebytes Free, scan and Quarantine.
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  4. Posts : 18
    Win 7 moving to win 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for your reply & the good suggestion. Unfortunately, ADWCleaner scan followed by Malwarebytes did not discover or stop it.
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  6. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #6

    Process Explorer


    Process Explorer has a tool that you can use to identify which process is causing the popup.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sys...ocess-explorer

    You don't need to install it (simply run the exe file).

    Unwanted popup offering free download of YouTube videos I have watched-prex-find-process-cropped-.png

    Drag the crosshair over the popup and release it.
    The process should be highlighted in the process list window.
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