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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 a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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Preparation Phase:

Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:

  • Backup your files in case the worst happens.
  • Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
  • Arm yourself with patience.

Step 1: Uninstall Convixio and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Convixio:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Convixio. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6. Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Convixio. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7. Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Convixio 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1. Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2. Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3. Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Convixio. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Remove Convixio – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox

Remove an extension from Safari and reset it.Remove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

1. Start Safari

2. After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.

3. From the menu, click on "Preferences"

stf-safari preferences

4. After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab

stf-safari-extensions

5. Click once on the extension you want to remove.

6. Click 'Uninstall'

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Convixio will be removed.

How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.

1. Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu

2. Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"

3. From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the add-on and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.

4. After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" in the top right corner and start it again.


1. Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window

2. Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.

3. Select the Extension and click "Remove"

4. After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" in the top right corner and start it again.


Step 3: Scan for and remove Convixio files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Convixio, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Convixio:


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