|Short Description||Adware that may install without the user’s consent and may add other malicious programs.|
|Symptoms||The user may be witnessing intrusive ads in the browser or experience crashes and freezes when using the converter.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, Free installers|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By FullAudioConverter|
The “FullAudioConverter” is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), which claims to be a fast audio converter with no unnecessary functions making it a must-have program. It also claims to be Spyware and Adware free. All these claims are false. Some functions don’t work properly or don’t work at all. Also, there are many toolbars and advertisements associated with its installation and spying cookies inserted in your computer without your consent or awareness. You may notice the toolbars and some ads when browsing the Web.
FullAudioConverter – Distribution
The “FullAudioConverter” usually gets into your computer through third-party installers. It can sneak into your computer without your consent, by concealing itself in freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are not always disclosed properly, and people get tricked into installing potentially unwanted programs such as “FullAudioConverter”. Sometimes that can be avoided by clicking on the “Advanced” or “Custom” option in an installation setup to see what, exactly, will be installed.
Other ways of getting infected is by opening spam emails and downloading e-mail attachments, or by clicking on various advertisements and banners containing malicious content. You can also be tricked to download it from its official site: “fullaudioconverter.com”.
FullAudioConverter – In Detail
“FullAudioConverter” claims to be an audio converter, with no unnecessary functions, making it very easy to use. It also claims to be really fast, to convert many audio files at the same time, with many different formats, for various platforms. However, it some conversions may take a lot of time for audio files, and even it is not rare to experience a freeze, slow-downs of the operating system or a crash while using this program. On other occasions, the program just doesn’t load.
The program is related to “FullVideoConverter Pro” , another known adware. The “Drag” button, compared to the video converter, actually works. But for a program, that handles only audio conversion, with small files most of the time, it’s not as fast as it should be, and often the program can freeze and be unresponsive. There are no options that are necessary even for the simplest of converters, like bitrate, frequency and the quality of the sound.
When you browse the Internet after installing “FullAudioConverter”, it may collect different non-personally identifiable information about you like your search queries, websites you visited, your IP address, what have you clicked on, what you have installed on your computer and etc. This information may be used in order to show you more personalized commercial content and for other marketing purposes. You may also be shown different advertisements in the form of pop-ups or banners, which may redirect you to various sites with other malicious content. The sites would potentially get pay-per-click revenue when you visit them, as well.
Also, it is said on the site of “FullAudioConverter”, that you may cancel the cookies and toolbars that you will be asked to whether you like to install them. It is quite the opposite, due to the fact that the application’s setup downloads and installs its files without asking you, and no “advanced” setup is shown if you download it from its official site.
Remove FullAudioConverter Completely
To remove “FullAudioConverter” manually from your computer, make sure to follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this malware completely, you should search for and remove the leftover files with an advanced anti-malware program. Installing such a program will also make certain that your system is safe from other threats you may come across.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall FullAudioConverter in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall FullAudioConverter.
Step 2: Remove FullAudioConverter from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select FullAudioConverter and click “Remove”
After FullAudioConverter is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select FullAudioConverter to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After FullAudioConverter has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on FullAudioConverter
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall FullAudioConverter. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the FullAudioConverter will be removed.
Step 3: Remove FullAudioConverter automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all FullAudioConverter associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove FullAudioConverter from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of FullAudioConverter from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove FullAudioConverter from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase FullAudioConverter from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall FullAudioConverter from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove FullAudioConverter from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate FullAudioConverter from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove FullAudioConverter from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FullAudioConverter
Step 2: Uninstall FullAudioConverter 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 FullAudioConverter 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 FullAudioConverter there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of FullAudioConverter from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall FullAudioConverter 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 FullAudioConverter 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 FullAudioConverter 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 FullAudioConverter 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 FullAudioConverter 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 FullAudioConverter 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 FullAudioConverter will be removed.
Eliminate FullAudioConverter 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.