What is FreeSearchConverters?
FreeSearchConverters is a risky search engine as it appears to be a hoax search engine. It has been detected to affect web browsers. It could be added by undesirable programs. That’s why it is called a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers change major web browser settings without asking users for their approval. In case of infection with FreeSearchConverters, you may witness adjustments that affect the start page, new tab web page as well as a default search engine. Among the browsers affected by this hijacker could be all of the installed on your PC – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Safari.
FreeSearchConverters is an app that tends to access targeted browsers without being detected by users. Sadly, it is very likely that you have unnoticeably given your consent for its installation on your computer. This irritating issue is normally a result of a fast installation process of software you want. App packages and free software installers tend to contain extras like FreeSearchConverters which they install by default.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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As a result of the bundled setups, you could see the deceitful FreeSearchConverters search engine to load every time you open your preferred web browser. The annoying redirect issue that occurs every next time you begin surfing the web could lower your online security. It could also diminish the performance of infected browsers.
Another problem that may be observed is an increased number of online ads generated on all sites you visit. Be careful, all these ads could be set to open possibly infected web pages that trigger drive-by download virus infections or deliver destructive code on your computer.
There is also a real chance that FreeSearchConverters hijacker is capable of spying on your online behavior for as long as it is running on your PC. Information gathering is usually misused by unwanted programs and their operators. The latter could set aggressive advertising campaigns against your affected machine. Such an issue, in turn, could make your PC more vulnerable to malware infections.
Get Rid Of FreeSearchConverters Hijacker from Your Mac or PC
In order to remove FreeSearchConverters hijacker along with all connected files that allow it to be set in browsers, you need to finish a number of removal steps. In the guide listed below, you will find all removal steps for this unwanted software. You could pick between manual and automatic removal techniques. In order to fully remove this unwanted program and enhance the security of your computer, we recommend that you follow all the steps underneath.
- Guide 1: How to Remove FreeSearchConverters from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of FreeSearchConverters on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove FreeSearchConverters in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase FreeSearchConverters from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall FreeSearchConverters from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove FreeSearchConverters from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate FreeSearchConverters from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable FreeSearchConverters Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove FreeSearchConverters from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FreeSearchConverters
Step 2: Uninstall FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of FreeSearchConverters from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as FreeSearchConverters, 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 FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters will be removed.
Eliminate FreeSearchConverters 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 FreeSearchConverters 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".