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Speedy Media Converter Removal Manual

NameSpeedy Media Converter
TypePUP
Short DescriptionThe program’s free version is ad-supported. The paid version is sold at the price of $5.99.
SymptomsAds by Applon/ Ads by Speedy Media Converter may be generated in the browser.
Distribution MethodIts official website.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Speedy Media Converter

Speedy Media Converter published by Applon Inc. is a program that is advertised as a professional file converter for Windows. The program is available for download on its official website (speedymediaconverter(dot)co). However, it may be available in freeware installers as a recommended download. Speedy Media Converter has a free version that is ad-supported, and a paid one. The price of the paid version is $5.99.

Speedy Media Converter Technical Description

The program may look useful but it has been detected as potentially unwanted and adware. If an AV program is present, it may detect Speedy Media Converter as PUP.SpeedyMediaConverter. Moreover, if the user decides to download the free version of the software, his browser will be flooded with advertisements.

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This is a screenshot of the product’s installer:

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As visible, the Applon publisher uses an advertising platform that generates ads in the browser. As a result, the user may be seeing ‘Ads by Applon’ or ‘Ads by Speedy Media Converter’.

The primary executable file of the application’s free version is SpeedyMediaConverter_free.exe. When the application is executed, other .exe and .dll files will be dropped onto the system.

Speedy Media Converter Removal Options

The program can be uninstalled from the Uninstall a Program feature. However, because of the advertising network it operates and the ads it brings, the computer may have compromised by other PUPs. Sometimes even the smallest ad can redirect you to a scamming website. To make sure your system is in a perfect shape, you should consider running an AV scanner. Any detected threats will be remove automatically and the system will continue to be guarded against intruders.

You can also have a look at the removal guide below the article.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Speedy Media Converter 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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Speedy Media Converter.

    Step 2: Remove Speedy Media Converter from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Speedy Media Converter and click “Remove

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    After Speedy Media Converter is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Speedy Media Converter and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Speedy Media Converter is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Speedy Media Converter 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’.

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    After Speedy Media Converter has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
    uninstall-fig13

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Speedy Media Converter
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Speedy Media Converter. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Speedy Media Converter will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Speedy Media Converter 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 Speedy Media Converter associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Speedy Media Converter threat: Manual removal of Speedy Media Converter requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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