Deceiving domain - y2mate.com

Type: Adware

Y2mate.com is the video converter service that runs online and is involved in advertising campaigns. This site asks for permissions to show notifications, allow additional content as soon as the user opens up this page. Unfortunately, the deceptive page creates redirect after redirect to generate more views on sponsored pages and advertising sites since this is the result of an adware-type intruder. 

When you constantly visit sites related to y2mate.com, there is a huge possibility to get exposed to adult content -filled domains or end up on gambling, online gaming sites. There are many different ad-supported pages that rely on pay-per-click revenue generation, so this converter service acts as a tool for accessing users online and gather their views and clicks. 

The second you open y2mate.com on the browser or get redirected to the page you encounter a pop-up that encourages you to subscribe to notifications or notice messages on the screen with links to news sites, promotional ads. In most of the cases, those push notifications appear in your language based on the location, so your data gets tracked immediately. You need to take this fact into consideration because any data can be shared with third-party advertisers and lead to identity theft or privacy issues.

URL y2mate.com
Threat type Adware/ PUP
Danger Redirects that this site creates can lead to exposure to malicious pages and installations of additional PUPs. There are many ad-supported sites that can trigger installs of malware or track your data and personal details
Distribution Freeware installations lead to PUP infiltration and either deceptive sites like this can trigger redirects to y2mate.com

y2mate.com violations

2CR-015: The site is included on the list of deceptive sites as related to spyware

2CR-007: The page triggers other windows, many steps to keep the user on the page and engaged in the advertising content

The page triggers other windows, many steps to keep the user on the page and engaged in the advertising contentThe page triggers other windows, many steps to keep the user on the page and engaged in the advertising content