What Is SearchConverterPro?
SearchConverterPro is a browser add-on that has been considered as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These types of programs attack your web browser and begin to alter its preferences and settings. The main idea of such apps is to cause numerous types of advertisements after being added to your computer system.
SearchConverterPro may not be directly dangerous for your computer and could probably even convert your files. However, it may change the home and new tab page of you browser to show you ads. These ads may lead to risky websites that should not be trusted.
Read this article to learn more about SearchConverterPro and how you can remove it effectively from your computer system.
|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 machine.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss SearchConverterPro.|
SearchConverterPro – What Does It Do?
SearchConverterPro is the name of a browser hijacker. Just like other software of its type, such as IncognitoSearchHome, MacSearch virus redirect and Search.accessiblelist.com, it may end up on your computer as both a program and a browser extension. This happens by a strategy that is often known as software bundling. It means that the installation of SearchConverterPro is advertised as a “free extra” in the setup of another freeware app you may have recently added. In one of the install steps, you could encounter SearchConverterPro to be added, but it is not easy to detect such steps, because the software lies hidden within the “Customized” mode.
Once SearchConverterPro is added to your computer, it may begin to affect the settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge and other web browsers supported by it. This is characterized by changing your default new tab page, home page and changing the default search engine. This means that each time you search something in your address bar, you may be redirect to another search engine and not your default one, that is usually Google.
And this search engine may not reveal objective results to you as these results could often turn out to be customized ads the people behind SearchConverterPro want you to click on.
SearchConverterPro may use a variety of tracking technologies on you computer. These trackers are often cookies, pixels, tags, geo-locators and others. They could be used to obtain information from your computer, such as:
- What you search for online.
- What you type while on your browsers.
- Where you visit.
- Your bookmarks.
- Your browser’s history
SearchConverterPro may store these cookies years of time, even if it is deleted from your computer and nobody knows what happens with this information.
But cookies are the least of your worries, since the ads shown by SearchConverterPro could lead to dangerous websites. These advertisements often turn out to be from the following types:
- Browser redirects.
- Ad-supported search results.
- Highlighted text ads.
- Push notifications.
Since these adverts could end up slowing your computer down and lead you to risky sites, like scam pages or malware URLs, it is strongly recommended to remove SearchConverterPro from your computer system.
Remove SearchConverterPro from Your Computer and Browsers
SearchConverterPro can be removed if you make sure to follow the step-by-step manual below. It is created so that you can get rid of this nasty app from both your Windows and your web browsers. For best removal and to make sure that there are no cookies and other leftover objects by SearchConverterPro on your computer, security experts recommend using anti-malware software. Such a professional app aims to scan your PC and delete every objects that are malware or adware from it.
- Guide 1: How to Remove SearchConverterPro from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SearchConverterPro from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove SearchConverterPro from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase SearchConverterPro from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall SearchConverterPro from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove SearchConverterPro from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate SearchConverterPro from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove SearchConverterPro from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SearchConverterPro
Step 2: Uninstall SearchConverterPro 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 SearchConverterPro 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 SearchConverterPro there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of SearchConverterPro from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SearchConverterPro 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 SearchConverterPro 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 SearchConverterPro files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as SearchConverterPro, 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 SearchConverterPro 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 SearchConverterPro 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 SearchConverterPro 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 SearchConverterPro 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 SearchConverterPro will be removed.
Eliminate SearchConverterPro 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.