Adblocker For Youtube

By GoldSparrow in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 9
First Seen: April 24, 2017
Last Seen: April 25, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Adblocker For YouTube (also known as 'Clean YouTube') extension claims to do what its name suggests—block ads that are placed on videos at Web surfers that favor the YouTube video platform due to its large user-base and quality content providers may be interested in blocking aggressive advertisements that some channels may incorporate in their video products. Many users may not like the sponsored commercials and search results on YouTube and seek to install the Adblocker For YouTube extension. The Adblocker For YouTube app is not associated with the projects uBblock Origin and AdBlock Pro, which many perceive as the "industry leaders." We have received reports that the Adblocker For YouTube is not doing its job and some ads may lack information on their source, which suggests that adware on the system may generate them.

An investigation into the source for the Adblocker For YouTube (a.k.a. 'Clean YouTube') app was initiated, and researchers reported that the app has pages on the Chrome Web store and the Mozilla Add-ons platform. You can find the official pages for the Adblocker For YouTube app at and However, the authors are listed with different names and the main product page at says that the Adblocker For YouTube extension is available as open-source, but there are no links to its repository.

Further investigation showed that the Adblocker For YouTube is programmed to block a limited number of ads and allow content from certain companies to bypass with filters. Hence, the software at hand may be classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), which might allow advertisements from a limited number of sources to be displayed on your screen. Moreover, it is likely that ad networks support the development of the Adblocker For YouTube app and your bookmarks, Internet history and search terms at Google may be sent to a third-party server for analysis and behavioral marketing purposes. PC users that do not welcome the double standards incorporated into the Adblocker For YouTube (a.k.a. 'Clean YouTube') extension may want to use a reliable anti-spyware instrument to remove its files and tracking cookies it has downloaded.


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