What is ConvertAnyFile Toolbar?
ConvertAnyFile toolbar is a potentially unwanted application which you should avoid having installed on your computer at all costs. At first it might seem that ConvertAnyFile is a handy tool that will help you with the conversion of various .pdf, .doc, .bmp, .gif, .mp3, and .tiff files. However, do not let this toolbar deceive you into believing it. The first clue that it is not a reliable application is its developer. This app developer is notorious for the development of various similar toolbars operating on the same principle. It is actually very likely that you have downloaded ConvertAnyFile bundled with other similar applications like CoolPopularGames Toolbar, FreeLocalWeather Toolbar, and GardeningEnthusiast Toolbar which are also categorized as potentially unwanted programs.
ConvertAnyFileLet’s discuss what happens when you download ConvertAnyFile to your computer. First of all, it justifies its name by affecting your browser and changing your homepage to tohome.tb.ask.com and default search engine to search.tb.ask.com. While this search engine might seem a reliable tool, usually the list of hits features various sponsored links listed in a way it is at first difficult to distinguish whether this is a valid hit or a sponsored one.
Even though it is at your discretion to click on this link, you should know that the danger lies in the fact that these sponsored links or buttons on the toolbar are not initially inspected. Therefore, you might as well end up on a website that will jeopardize your data and system stability. Moreover, as we have already mentioned, this toolbar is rarely installed alone and the chances are that if it is in on your computer, there are other applications that ended up on your computer as well. For this reason we would advise you to scan your computer with some reliable anti-spyware program.
How can ConvertAnyFile infiltrate my computer?
As it is usually the case with applications from this developer, it probably has been installed on your computer in a bundle with other programs. Bundling is not a nice feature because it usually involves installation of programs without user’s consent. For example, you want to download VPlay but end up with a bunch of applications, toolbars and a different homepage which you will have to change manually even if you remove this application from your computer. In order to avoid any of the potentially unwanted programs installed on your computer, you should be very attentive when installing free software. Inspect every step of the installation process and look through the ‘Advanced’ and ‘Custom’ options, where most of the undesired programs are usually hidden.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of ConvertAnyFile Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How to remove ConvertAnyFile Toolbar?
While uninstalling ConvertAnyFile is not really difficult, you should remember that this application has been installed on your computer with a lot of other potentially harmful programs and that you could have been redirected to some sponsored website with suspicious content. For this reason, we would highly advise you to use some reputable and trustworthy anti-spyware and check if your computer has not been infected.
- Uninstall programs that are related to ConvertAnyFile Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for ConvertAnyFile Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (ConvertAnyFile Toolbar, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.