The Converter Suite redirect is web threat that is categorized as a browser hijacker and redirect. It is designed to infect users and direct them to a hacker-controlled page allowing for various viruses to be installed. In the majority of cases these type of malware will also direct the users to phishing and scam hacker-controlled sites.
|Name||Converter Suite Redirect|
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Each browser application on your computer could get affected. The hijacker can redirect you and will display lots of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings which are altered are the homepage, search engine and the new tab.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Converter Suite Redirect.|
What Is Converter Suite Redirect?
The Converter Suite redirect is a a website script that can be installed by a browser hijacker, a malicious web browser plugin which is often created for the most popular software: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. They are often uploaded to official repositories or other websites with fake descriptions and user reviews.
The redirect script is the actual code which will lead to the end hacker-controlled page. It can be embedded in various file carriers, popular ones are the following:
- Documents — They can include macros and scripts that can be placed in all popular file formats: presentations, text documents, databases and spreadsheets.
- Software Installers — Application setup bundles are another popular source of virus infections: creativity suites, productivity tools, system utilities and even games.
- Individual Files — The virus can be placed in individual files that are often downloaded by end users: patches, add-ons and “cracks”
These files can be sent in phishing campaigns, commonly orchestrated via email messages or alternatively uploaded to file-sharing networks where users often search for such data.
What Does Converter Suite Redirect Do
The redirect site will run the common behavior which is associated with this category of threats. The Converter Suite redirect will most likely change the default browser settings including the default home page, search engine and new tabs page. When this is done the visitors will be redirected to the site — as soon as the users enter them tracking cookies will be applied. They will monitor the user behavior and report it to the controllers.
NOTE: While there may be a legitimate service called Converter Suite redirect, the hacker-made versions will lead to dangerous behavior. This can include the showing of phishing messages and links — these sections will impersonate well-known companies and services.
Converter Suite redirect infections can also be used to implant malware on the computers. Popular options that the hackers consider are cryptocurrency miners which take advantage of the computing power of the infected devices. Another type of virus that can be deployed can be Trojans which are used to take over control of the computers and spy on the victims. They have file stealing capabilities and and can retrieve sensitive content. Advanced virus infection campaigns can also deploy ransomware which are used to encrypt target user files with a strong cipher. The victim data will be locked and the users will be blackmailed into paying the hackers a decryption fee.
If other changes are implemented they can modify essential system settings — this can automatically start the malware engine, lead to performance issues and make it impossible to use certain services or applications. In many cases when such infections are done data loss is also expected.
Remove Converter Suite Browser Hijacker
To remove Converter Suite manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Converter Suite Redirect from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Converter Suite Redirect from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Converter Suite Redirect from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Converter Suite Redirect from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Converter Suite Redirect from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Converter Suite Redirect from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Converter Suite Redirect from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Converter Suite Redirect from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Converter Suite Redirect
Step 2: Uninstall Converter Suite Redirect 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 Converter Suite Redirect 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 Converter Suite Redirect there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Converter Suite Redirect from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Converter Suite Redirect 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 Converter Suite Redirect 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 Converter Suite Redirect 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 Converter Suite Redirect 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 Converter Suite Redirect 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 Converter Suite Redirect 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 Converter Suite Redirect will be removed.
Eliminate Converter Suite Redirect 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.