How to Remove Convixio from Your Mac
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How to Remove Convixio from Your Mac

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This article aims to help you with the removal of the undesired app Convixio from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide at the end to remove this program in full.

Convixio is a program promoted as a useful tool that supposedly converts almost any video format. However, due to the shady techniques used for its spread, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program. And since this program is also associated with intrusive online advertisements and decreased system performance its removal is recommended.

Threat Summary

NameConvixio
TypePotentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Short DescriptionBogus program promoted as useful video converter.
SymptomsA lof of annoying advertisements flood your web browser. It becomes sluggish and sometimes unresponsive.
Distribution MethodSoftware Bundles, Corrupted Installers
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Convixio – Spread Techniques

The official website of this bogus app is hosted on the domain videoconverter.io. This website appears to be one of the spread channels of the program Convixio.

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However, since it is considered to be an undesired program which you have never installed by your will, we presume that it managed to affect your Mac with the help of shady spread techniques. Techniques like software bundles, corrupted freeware installers, browser redirects, and fake software updates notifications belong to this category.

Most of the times, owners of potentially undesired programs like Convixio compromise free applications’ installers in order to hide undesired installation files in them. Once released again across the web apps with compromised installers start affecting the devices of all users get tricked into installing them. Since compromised freeware installers and bundled packages are rarely configured to disclose the presence of additional components you can easily get tricked into installing added apps without noticing their presence. Sometimes you can avoid such side effect by checking the details presented in the Advanced or Custom option of the installation setup.

Convixio – More Information

The program Convixio is promoted as a useful video converter compatible with all Mac devices. Once installed the program could start loading on each system boot up.

But the unexpected and often undesired appearance of this tool on ac devices makes it a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that is better to be removed. Besides its unexpected installation, Convixio is associated with the injection of various of annoying advertisements in websites you visit. As a result, you may notice decreased browser and system performance.

You should be careful with all pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links and new tab redirects that load while you are browsing the web as some of them could be misused by cyber criminals for the delivery of severe malware infections. Here are some of the phrases that may be related to ads displayed by Convixio:

  • Advert from Convixio
  • Powered by Convixio
  • Ad by Convixio
  • Ads by Convixio
  • Advertisement by Convixio
  • Brought to you by Convixio

As identified, when installed the app gains access to Finder.app which in turn enables it to access to documents and data in Finder.app. Furthermore, as long as this tool is running on your Mac it could be used as a spy tool that obtains a variety of details related to your browsing and computer usage. For the completion of this purpose, Convixio drops different tracking technologies. Once collected the data is transferred to a related remote server so it can be used by PUP’s owners.

On one hand, they could use some of the details to improve their advertising activities and start delivering ads based on your interests. On the other hand, they could decide to disclose data records with third-parties of unknown origin that in turn could attempt to misuse them by selling them to hackers.

Remove Convixio from Your Mac

In order to remove Convixio along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen the security of your device we recommend you to combine the steps. Have in mind that installed files associated with this hijacker may be detected with names different than Convixio.

In case you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections. She believes that in times of constantly evolving dependency of network connected technologies, people should spread the word not the war.

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