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Remove UnitConverter ads (Free Guide) - Easy Removal Guide

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Is UnitConverter a trustworthy program?

UnitConverter virus is a term used to define a suspicious free program, which has recently emerged online. Users often complain that it has hijacked their computers without their knowledge. This free program claims to be a tool that provides useful services for every computer user for free. However, it appears that its real purpose is different. It is a simple ad-supported potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to adware category[1]. Shortly after installing it browsers start acting suspicious, lag, crash, and open new windows or tabs without user’s permission. Browsers might start acting this way because UnitConverter adware wants to flood you with third-party advertisements from its sponsors. In order to encourage you to click on UnitConverter ads, the program does a little research before selecting certain offers for you. It adds tracking cookies[2] into every browser and spies on your activities. For instance, it collects information such as the type of browser that you use, browsing history, search queries, ads that you click on, and similar data. We have found some really vague statements in this program’s Privacy Policy, which prove that authors of this program use the collected data for such purposes:

  • We may share or sell information with third parties for marketing or other purposes.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature.

Picture of UnitConverter virus' main page

We want to warn you in advance that usage of this shady converter can pose a threat to your computer system. For example, it might provide you with a questionable third-party offer that might draw your attention and lure you to click on it; sadly, you can be taken to a website that you never wanted to visit. Remember – sites you access via these ads might have different Privacy Policies and can be dangerous, so to avoid potential risks, and to block annoying pop-up ads, we suggest you remove UnitConverter from your PC. You can do that with anti-spyware[3] program like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or manually. Do not worry – we have prepared manual UnitConverter removal instructions for you. You can find them below the article.

How do browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs spread?

If you have already experienced what UnitConverter hijack[4] is, you probably want to know how to avoid such problems in the future. All you need to know is that almost every free program advertises some third-party applications and suggests installing them alongside it. In order to not install these extra programs, you have to set proper software installation settings and adjust them. Therefore, we suggest looking for Custom/Advanced settings in software installation setups. These settings will provide you an opportunity to deselect optional components added to your download[5]. In general, you should always carefully read all information as well as statements written in fine print to understand what kind of program or a software pack you’re installing.

How can I uninstall UnitConverter?

In fact, this potentially unwanted adware-type program can be uninstalled manually. To remove UnitConverter virus, you should remove unknown and suspicious-looking programs from the computer system and also delete shady extensions from browsers that this adware employs for displaying sponsored content. You can find a full and comprehensive UnitConverter removal guide below. If you do not understand these instructions, or if you do not have so much time to delete this virtual parasite manually, choose automatic removal option and let anti-spyware or anti-malware program remove it for you.

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To remove UnitConverter ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of UnitConverter from Windows systems

To stop annoying ads and clean your computer system from UnitConverter remains, find this program in ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS panel and uninstall it. It is highly recommended to check the entire system with anti-spyware software afterward.

  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 UnitConverter and related programs
    Here, look for UnitConverter 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'

Delete UnitConverter 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 UnitConverter 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'

Uninstall UnitConverter 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 UnitConverter 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 UnitConverter removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove UnitConverter 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, UnitConverter should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase UnitConverter from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 UnitConverter 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 UnitConverter removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate UnitConverter from Google Chrome

Check if Google Chrome is not contaminated with UnitConverter components as explained below:

  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 UnitConverter 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 UnitConverter removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of UnitConverter 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 UnitConverter 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 UnitConverter removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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