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Remove virus (Removal Instructions) - Dec 2016 update

removal by Olivia Morelli - -   Also known as Easy Video Converter Access | Type: Browser hijacker

What is wrong with Search.easyvideoconverteraccess? virus (or Easy Video Converter Access) is the latest browser hijacker or hijackware [1]. It is closely connected to SaferBrowser virus and other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that have been actively spread with the help of bundling. That’s how potentially unwanted programs manage to get into computer systems unnoticed and are mistaken for viruses. In reality, browser hijackers, including, are not as harmful as ransomware [2] or viruses that hail from other malware groups. However, they can easily change your system settings, such as the homepage, the default search engine, the new tab URL and similar settings. We believe that we do not need to mention what URL this troublesome program inputs into these settings. However, it can also add Easy Video Converter Access extension to every browser which is typically presented as a tool to help the victim “convert videos and files to over 1000 formats.” In reality, this extension is not capable of converting anything – it only provides several shortcuts leading to sites that can do it. Just like virus, it was purely made only to promote shady websites that are trying to increase their popularity. In exchange for this service, it generates pay-per-click revenue [3] for its developers. As there is no guarantee that it has nothing in common with malicious websites, we recommend you to speed up removal procedure. For that, use ReimageIntego or a guide give below. Beware that Chrome and other reputable browsers are the only ones that can warn you about shady website you are trying to enter. [4]

Screenshots related to virus

If you entered a search query into this search engine, you should see that it provides Yahoo search results. “How can these search results be bad,” you might think. However, if you looked at the tab name of the results page closer, you would notice that it says “SaferBrowser Yahoo Search Results.” SaferBrowser is a name of the company that produces numerous browser hijackers. This redirect virus is not the first and the last product of this company that desperately seeks to earn the money with the help of every possible method.

Questions about virus

After clicking one of search results provided by its hijacker, you can find yourself on a malicious domain which is paying for its position on this search engine. As you may have already understood, there is no guarantee that one of such redirect activities won’t trick you into visiting a malicious page. If you want to keep your computer at its best shape, you should think about the removal of this hijacker. As long as this adware relies of additional components, such as browser helper objects [5] and others, it would be wise to remove from the system using automatic removal method.

When did you install this software on the system?

If you have never visited the official website of this hijacker by your choice, but hijack already happened, you are probably slightly confused now. However, it doesn’t mean that somebody has hacked or infected your computer with malicious viruses. You might be shocked to hear this, but potentially unwanted programs can be installed ONLY with PC user’s authorization because despite the fact that they are annoying, they are considered to be legitimate programs. Only viruses proliferate using illegal software distribution techniques. To install this browser hijacker, you have to agree with its installation, and it typically happens when installing a different piece of software. Let’s say that you have just downloaded a free game or another program from the internet – how are you going to install it? Make no mistake and choose Custom or Advanced installation settings – these will allow you to drop off unwanted “recommended” pieces of software suggested by third-parties. If you selected Default/Standard/Express configuration, you would lose the opportunity to do that because these settings automatically include your permissions to install additional software.

Which removal option is better?

If your computer has been compromised by virus, it is not a big problem because you are dealign with the potentially unwanted program, not a virus. However, such example reveals the fact that your system can be vulnerable to spyware and malware attacks, and, during your next searching on the web, you can accidentally infect the system with more severe software. Therefore, we recommend you to install anti-malware software to remove from the system. This way, you can check if no other dangerous programs were installed in the past and in case there are some, remove them along with this hijacker. Of course, you can always use removal instructions (below) and eliminate this PUP manually.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. 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 virus, follow these steps:

Delete from Windows systems

To fix your computer after hijack, you need to uninstall all suspicious entries via Add/Remove function on your computer. You should get rid of Easy Video Converter Access, SaferBrowser and other suspicious programs.

  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 and related programs
    Here, look for 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'
  5. Remove from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Erase from Mac OS X system

If you have been bothered by redirect, you should uninstall Easy Video Converter Access, SaferBrowser and other suspicious programs to stop this unwanted activity on your computer.

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

Remove virus from Applications folder:

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

Get rid of from Internet Explorer (IE)

If your IE is infected, you can fix it by eliminating malicious add-ons from it. Make sure you remove Easy Video Converter Access and Safer Browser-related entries. Now you need to reset your browser.

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 virus 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 virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove virus 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 virus-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

Eliminate from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To fix Mozilla, we recommend you to remove Easy Video Converter Access and other add-ons that are related to SaferBrowser.

  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 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall from Google Chrome

To remove virus, you need to remove these extensions: Easy Video Converter Access, SaferBrowser and other add-ons that are related to this hijacker.

  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 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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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 the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. 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.


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  1. amanda says:
    November 16th, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Thanks for the help. This hijacker ruined my browser, but I have already fixed it!

  2. extra8 says:
    November 16th, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Found the EasyVideoConverterAccess in Chrome!

  3. Flex says:
    November 16th, 2016 at 7:37 am

    I hate computer viruses…. especially those that sneak into the system without my permission, goddamit!

  4. yeah:> says:
    November 16th, 2016 at 7:37 am

    thanks, removed the threat

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