The domain portal.prosearchconverter.com presents a hoax search engine that is used by a potentially undesired program. A potentially unwanted program with such a behavior is categorized as browser hijacker. Hence, ProSearchConverter may be stated to be a browser hijacker. Files associated with this redirect can alter main browsing preferences without informing you with any notifications. As a result, ProSearchConverter redirect can start to load as homepage and new tab page. It may be set as a default search enigne as well. Security experts advise affected users to locate and remove all files associated with the unwanted appearance of ProSearchConverter redirect as its search engine is a hoax and is primarily used for unsolicited data collection.
In this guide, you will find instructions on how to remove ProSearchConverter undesired program from the affected browser and its files from the system.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||Pretends to be an useful and reliable search engine. Applies modifications to browser homepage, new tab page and default search engine without asking for perission.|
|Symptoms|| The homepage, new tab page and search enigne in preferred web browser are set to display the hoax search engine portal.prosearchconverter.com
Browser is slowed down by an increased number of online ads.
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss ProSearchConverter.|
ProSearchConverter Browser Hijacker
ProSearchConverter is considered to be a potentially unwanted program due to the fact that it can land on a computer system without making its owner aware of it. Once installed, it accesses installed browsers to hijack some of their main settings.
Unfortunately, the connection to the search engine pushed by this PUP is not secure and private. This means that all data you enter on this site can be obtained by fraudsters and hackers. This security issue is alerted by most of the well-known web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, Safari, etc.) that may be affected by the hijacker – ProSearchConverted redirect.
It is a common consequence that users whose systems are affected by ProSearchConverter start noticing an increased number of ads in all affected browsers. These annoying ads may be troublesome sometimes. Beware some of them may try to force you into visiting sponsored content that is either hosted on a hacked website or endangering your online privacy. The appearance of all these ads may make affected browsers sluggish and even unresponsive as well.
For the sake of your PC security, it’s best to consider the complete removal of ProSearchConverter hijacker from the affected browser and system.
How to Remove ProSearchConverter Browser Hijacker
In order to remove ProSearchConverter browser hijacker along with all associated files, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The guide below presents you manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen PC security, we recommend that you combine the steps. The manual ProSearchConverter removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.
- Guide 1: How to Remove ProSearchConverter from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of ProSearchConverter on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove ProSearchConverter in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase ProSearchConverter from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall ProSearchConverter from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove ProSearchConverter from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate ProSearchConverter from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable ProSearchConverter Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove ProSearchConverter from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ProSearchConverter
Step 2: Uninstall ProSearchConverter 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 ProSearchConverter 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 ProSearchConverter there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of ProSearchConverter from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall ProSearchConverter 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 ProSearchConverter 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 ProSearchConverter files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as ProSearchConverter, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove ProSearchConverter 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 ProSearchConverter 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 ProSearchConverter 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 ProSearchConverter 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 ProSearchConverter will be removed.
Eliminate ProSearchConverter 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by ProSearchConverter from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".