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

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Video Converter – file converter that displays lots of aggressive ads

Image of Video Converter download site

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.

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.

Questions about Ads by Video Converter

The picture of Video Converter virusVideo 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 udenvirus.dk[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:

To remove Video Converter from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Video Converter (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Video Converter from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Video Converter from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Video Converter-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Video Converter, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Video Converter and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Video Converter-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate Video Converter from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Video Converter and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Video Converter removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Video Converter ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Video Converter-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete Video Converter from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Uninstall Video Converter extension to stop unwanted advertisements:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Video Converter and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Video Converter did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Video Converter removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase Video Converter from Google Chrome

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

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Video Converter by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Video Converter-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Video Converter removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Video Converter from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Video Converter and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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 from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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