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Remove Ads by Video Converter (Removal Guide) - updated Mar 2018

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Video Converter – file converter that displays lots of aggressive ads

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Video Converter is a program that allows converting files to various formats. However, it might get into the system unnoticed and start annoying activities. Specialists report that it operates as adware[1] which is capable of delivering lots of ads and redirecting to questionable websites. Hence, it’s installation is not recommended.

Video Converter is similar to Online Video Converter. These tools offer the same services and cause the same problems on the affected computer. Such potentially unwanted programs (PUP) might hijack popular web browsers and use a virtual layer to display commercial content on each visited website.

So-called Video Converter virus is used for generating revenue from online advertising. Such strategy is not a surprise considering the fact that developers of the program offer free service. However, the problem is that aggressive ads diminish browsing experience and might put a computer at risk.

Negative features of the Video Converter adware:

  • Displays ads, pop-ups, in-text ads and other types of online advertisements that promote shady programs, their updates[2] or services.
  • Redirects to highly suspicious websites.
  • Possibly tracks information about users and might share aggregated details with third-parties.
  • Installs Video Converter browser extension to affected web browsers.

All of the above-mentioned activities might freeze or crash the browser, cause system slowdowns and increases your chances to suffer from malware or phishing attack. It’s important to mention Video Converter redirect issues which may lead to compromised websites.

The ad-supported application might trigger redirects, or you initiate redirect after clicking on the ad, to potentially dangerous or malicious websites. Of course, not all Video Converter ads are malware-laden. However, you should be aware that great discount coupons might be dangerous and cause your problems.

It goes without saying that we do not recommend using or keeping Video Converter on the computer. If you have installed this extension yourself, you should get rid of it immediately. However, if it was installed without your permission, you should put more effort in PUP elimination.

Questions about Ads by Video Converter

To remove Video Converter entirely, you have to uninstall not only the browser extension but look up for other suspicious components too. However, you can speed up this tiresome task by employing Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or another anti-malware software.

However, Video Converter removal also requires resetting the affected web browser. It helps to delete cookies[3] and other tracking technologies that may have been installed by the adware or third-parties.

The picture of Video Converter virus
Video Converter displays lots of ads and pop-ups that might be dangerous.

Authors of potentially unwanted applications use bundling as the main distribution method

Just like any other application, Video Converter can be downloaded from its official website. This can be done for free, so we believe that there are hundreds of people who have already downloaded this program to their computers.

However, you should also know that there is another method that helps for this potentially unwanted program to spread around. This method is called bundling. Fortunately, you don't have to be a genius in order to avoid it and install needed programs without PUPs. For that, you should always double check programs before downloading them to your computer:

  • Check what its developers claim in Privacy Policy, End User's License agreement[4] and similar sources of information.
  • Select Custom or Advanced installation option instead of Quick or Recommended.
  • Advanced setup will help you to see what “optional components’”(browser add-ons, plugins, toolbars, etc.) are trying to infiltrate your computer. If you noticed a warning about additional apps, you should uncheck it.

Security researchers from[5] report that the majority of computer users believe that using Recommended settings is safe. However, we want to stress out that it’s not. You should never use Recommended, Standard or Quick setups because they do not openly disclose about third-party add-ons.

Uninstall guide for Video Converter

If you voluntarily installed this PUP on the browser, you should remove it as an ordinary extension. However, if it arrived on the system in the software bundle, you should pay more attention to Video Converter removal. It means that you have to look up for programs, add-ons and other components which might be helping the adware to display pop-ups or ads.

Our prepared instructions below will help you to remove Video Converter manually. However, if you want to be 100% that elimination is successful, you should opt for the automatic elimination. All you need to do is to scan the system with an updated anti-malware program.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Video Converter ads, follow these steps:

Remove Video Converter from Windows systems

Follow these steps to check if VideoConverter haven't installed any suspicious programs or they haven't arrived in the same software bundle:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Video Converter and related programs
    Here, look for Video Converter or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall Video Converter from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Video Converter or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate Video Converter from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Video Converter and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Video Converter removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Video Converter ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Video Converter should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Video Converter from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Uninstall Video Converter extension to stop unwanted advertisements:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Video Converter and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Video Converter removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Video Converter from Google Chrome

After the hijack, follow these steps to get rid of suspicious browser extensions and reset Google:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Video Converter and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Video Converter removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Video Converter from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Video Converter or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Video Converter removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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