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Remove Online Video Converter (Removal Instructions) - Sep 2020 update

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Online Video Converter – a potentially unwanted web application which relies on aggressive advertising

OnlineVideoConverter virus

Online Video Converter is an adware-type virus which causes numerous ads while people are browsing online. While it is a legitimate online web application offering quick files' conversion from Youtube and similar sources, OnlineVideoConverter virus has already annoyed its victims by filling their searches with in-text links, banner ads, and similar content. The app can be used via hxxps:// or an extension can be downloaded for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari browsers. Despite it being legitimate, dangerous redirecting tendencies make most of the users question its functionality.

Name Online Video Converter virus
Type PUP, adware
Main problems caused Continuous pop-up ads, scams, and redirects to unknown websites
Main dangers There is a possibility of being redirected to a malicious website seeking to swindle personal information or infect the system with malware
Removal To get rid of the adware, use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego 

If users check their browser stores, they will not find the mentioned extension. It can only be downloaded from the official website. Nevertheless, the most prevalent distribution method of this questionable application is bundling. Adware[1] programs are often distributed using this method.

A lot of people might find the app useful as it can convert various video files from one format to another. However, this service is free for a reason. The main problem with the OnlineVideoConverter virus is that it displays a substantial amount of ads, popups, offers, deals, banners and similar non-stop. In most cases, the browser extension[2] is the culprit.

In some cases, popups might display phishing messages (such as Win an iPhone X scam or E.tre456_worm_osx scam) which can lead to monetary loss or personal information disclosure. The data leak might be used by cybercriminals to attack victims and steal their identity or/and their money. Thus, you should remove Online Video Converter ads ASAP.

Also, this extension can cause continual redirects while users browse the internet. These rerouting tendencies can be potentially dangerous, and victims might end up on websites which can run malicious JavaScripts to download and install malware on their PCs.

Hence, it is essential to initiate Online Video Converter removal before it can cause any damage to your computer. The easiest way to eliminate the unwanted applications is by employing a reputable security tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. This application is designed to deal with not only adware and PUPs but also much more dangerous viruses, such as ransomware or spyware.

Users who do not have an extension installed and decide to use the service might still be at risk. As soon as a user enters the link of the file to be converted, he is exposed to numerous ads and popups. Developers of the service state in website privacy policy that they take no responsibility for the third-party content:

The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by is not affiliated with those websites, has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites.

Online Video Converter adwareAds by Online Video Converter might seem like a useful service which can convert files to various formats. However, its redirecting tendencies are alarming.

Questionable distribution methods of unwanted applications

Research conducted by[3] concluded that adware is typically distributed by employing bundling tactic. Sadly, this questionable distribution method is entirely legitimate and used by many free software developers all over the world. Thus, it is essential to be attentive while browsing the internet and installing freeware.

  • Questionable applications can be avoided by following these rules:
  • Never download programs from third-party websites. Pick an official download source;
  • Before installing an unknown application, always check reviews online – it can help you to decide whether you need the app;
  • While installing free software, make sure to pick Advanced/Custom settings instead of Recommended/Default ones. Bundling allows developers hide additional components in Recommended/Default mode. Therefore, untick any pre-checked tick marks if you see any;
  • Read through EULA/Privacy Policy before you proceed with the installation. Quite often, the most critical information about the program is described there;
  • Avoid websites of dubious content (such as online gambling, porn, free online gaming, etc.).

Uninstall Online Video Converter ads and keep your browser safe

If you noticed that ads from are continuously disturbing your browsing sessions, you should hurry up and eliminate unwanted extension from your PC. If you wonder how to remove Online Video Converter ads – there are two easy ways to do that. You can pick either a manual or automatic method.

We do not recommend you to uninstall Online Video Converter manually because you need to be familiar with computer processes and similar components. However, if you are confident that you can accomplish manual elimination yourself, you can check our step-by-step guide below this article. Remember, execution of this process must be precise as you risk re-infection of the virus.

Anyone can perform automatic OnlineVideoConverter virus removal. All you have to do is download robust security software. Then, follow the instructions provided during the installation, update the program to the latest version and carry out a full computer scan.

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 Online Video Converter, follow these steps:

Erase Online Video Converter from Windows systems

To remove Online 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 Online 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.

Delete Online Video Converter from Mac OS X system

We highly recommend you to uninstall potentially unwanted applications by following these guidelines:

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

Remove Online Video Converter from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Online 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 Online 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 Online Video Converter and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Online Video Converter-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate Online 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 Online 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,
  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 Online Video Converter removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove Online Video Converter 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 Online 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

Uninstall Online Video Converter from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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 Online 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 Online 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 Online Video Converter removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Online Video Converter from Google Chrome

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 Online 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 Online 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 Online Video Converter removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase Online Video Converter from Safari

Do not forget to reset your Safari browser after Online Video Converter elimination.

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Online 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

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

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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