A new potentially unwanted program, known by the name Easy File Converter has been detected to perform various unwanted activities on the victim’s computer. The software may display a significant amount of advertisements on the computer of victims and it may also use tracking technologies to spy on your online activities. The result is your computer slowing down and constantly being redirected to third-party websites which may be harmful for your computer. Since Easy File Converter is not in fact malicious, many antivirus programs may not detect it. This is the main reason why we recommend that you read the following article to understand the risks of adware such as Easy File Converter and learn how to remove this low level threat from your computer.
|Name||Easy File Converter|
|Short Description||May display different types of advertisements on your web browser. May slow down your PC. May collect information via cookies.|
|Symptoms||Your PC’s performance may slow down significantly. Different types of advertisements may appear on it.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Easy File Converter – How Did I Get It
The main method of having Easy File Converter to be installed on your computer is via adding the program as browser extension through a web page on your web browser. This process may result in Easy File Converter being added with permissions to change some of your browser settings.
The other method of having this potentially unwanted program appearing on your computer is as a result of a bundled installers of free programs. Such installers are often pretending to be installing only a free program you are looking to download, like a free torrent client, disk mounting software, free media player or any other software you may have been looking to download and install for free. And many users tend to miss the installers of programs, like Easy File Converter since they are hidden in one of the installation steps that may only appear in the Advanced or Custom installation modes.
Easy File Converter – More About It
As soon as Easy File Converter has been installed on the user PC, the program may begin to perform various different activities, starting with creating Its program files in the %SystemDrive% directory of Windows. As soon as this has been done, the Easy File Converter may also begin to add custom registry entries on your Web Browser’s registry sub-keys, in order to change it’s settings.
Easy File Converter may change multiple different settings on the user PC, but the main of those may be to set a custom search web page of unknown origin, which besides showing what you are searching for, may also show ad-supported search suggestions and results.
In addition to this, Easy File Converter may also use different types of tracking technologies, to obtain information from your computer. These can be:
- LSOs (Locally Shared Objects).
These types of tracking technologies that can be utilized by Easy File Converter are believed to be used for different purposes. The main one is to track and aggregate information about:
- The websites you visit.
- The searches you make online.
- Your online clicks.
- Your bookmarked and most visited sites.
This information may be used by the seemingly legitimate program Easy File Converter in order to display different types of advertisements on your computer, like:
- Ad-supported search results.
- Taken over banner spaces on the websites you visit.
- Browser redirects to unfamiliar websites via a new tab.
Since those advertisements may lead you to unsafe sites that may be of a scamming or malicious nature and even infect your PC, security researchers and experts recommend the removal of Easy File Converter from your PC.
Remove Easy File Converter from Your PC
In order to remove this PUP completely from your computer system, recommendations are to follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They are specifically created to help you delete this software either manually or automatically from your PC. If manual removal does not seem to help for the removal, experts strongly suggest to download an advanced anti-malware software which will scan for and remove all the files and other objects in association with the Easy File Converter PUP plus protect your PC against future infections.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Easy File Converter from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Easy File Converter from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Easy File Converter from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Easy File Converter from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Easy File Converter from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Easy File Converter from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Easy File Converter from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Easy File Converter from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Easy File Converter
Step 2: Uninstall Easy File Converter and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Easy File Converter on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Easy File Converter there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Easy File Converter from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Easy File Converter and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Easy File Converter via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Easy File Converter from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Easy File Converter from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Easy File Converter from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Easy File Converter from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Easy File Converter will be removed.
Eliminate Easy File Converter from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.