Rutube Extension

What is Rutube Extension?

Rutube Extension is not a browser extension you should keep installed on your Google Chrome browser despite the fact that it promises to grant free access to a collection of Russian TV shows. Some users might find this extension quite useful, but the majority of people who install it on their web browsers decide to remove it sooner or later because they realize that this browser extension is not as beneficial as it claims to be. It only opens a minimized version of, a Russian website containing information/news about Russian TV shows. This website can be easily opened without Rutube Extension, so we see no point in keeping it active. Specialists working at say that users should remove Rutube Extension from their web browsers not only because it is not very useful. Research has shown that it might also collect information about users, and it often affects users’ web browsers without getting permission from them. We hope that you will decide to remove this extension from your browser after reading this description – it will reveal all its darkest secrets.testtest

What does Rutube Extension do?

We should start by telling you that Rutube Extension is not a malicious browser extension. Technically, it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), but, of course, it does not mean that it cannot cause any problems. As mentioned in the first paragraph, the first drawback of Rutube Extension is that it is not as beneficial as it claims to be – can be accessed without its help too. Of course, there are some users out there who find it quite useful because they can surf this website straight from their web browsers’ toolbar. That is, they do not need to type in the URL of this website each time they want to access it. The second drawback of Rutube Extension is its ability to collect information about users. Specialists say that it should not gather data aggressively. That is, it should not try to obtain any personal details, but there is basically no doubt that it will collect various non-personally identifiable details automatically. The non-personally identifiable information consists of such details as links clicked, URLs opened, IP address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), and other details about the computer the extension is installed on. The recorded information might end up in the hands of Russian advertisers or other disreputable third parties, so if we were you, we would not let a potentially unwanted program gather any details automatically.

Where does Rutube Extension come from?

There are two sources users can download Rutube Extension from voluntarily. These are its homepage ( and the Chrome Web Store ( and It has been noticed that not all the users who discover Rutube Extension installed on their browsers have downloaded/installed this extension willingly. Some users cannot say anything about the installation of Rutube Extension, which proves that it might be spread in a different way too. According to our researchers, it might travel bundled with third-party software. In such a case, users install it when installing third-party software downloaded from the web. Also, it might be possible to download this piece of software from some kind of third-party page (e.g. a P2P website) too. If you do not want new software to be installed on your PC again without your consent, install a security application on your computer. It will protect your browsers from unauthorized changes and will not allow undesirable software to show up on your PC.

How to remove Rutube Extension

You need to remove the undesirable browser extension Rutube Extension to eliminate its button from your browser’s toolbar. You should not find its removal complicated at all unless you erase a browser extension for the first time. If you do not find instructions located below this report very helpful, you can also erase this extension automatically. You will first need to go to install a trustworthy application for the automatic Rutube Extension removal. Then, you will need to launch the scanner to have this piece of software removed from your browser.

Delete Rutube Extension

Google Chrome

  1. Double-click the shortcut of Google Chrome to open it.
  2. Click the menu button in the top-right corner of the browser.
  3. Click More tools and click Extensions.
  4. Locate Rutube Extension.
  5. Click the recycle bin button next to it.
  6. Click Remove in the dialog window. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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