This article will aid you to remove VideoConvert totally. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions given at the end of this article.
VideoConvert.com is a Web address hosting a direct download of a browser hijacker which is developed by Mindspark Interactive. If you have that extension or other unwanted programs on your computer related to the hijacker, know that they will modify your homepage, search engine and new tab. A related toolbar exists, as well. Search results can be misleading and show you advertisements and targeted content.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||All browsers on your computer could be affected. The hijacker will redirect you and filter your search queries.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings which are altered are the homepage, search engine, and new tab. A browser extension and a toolbar can be added, as well. You can see targeted advertisement content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss VideoConvert.|
VideoConvert.com – Delivery Ways
The VideoConvert.com site uses a couple of delivery ways to spread its hijacking program. It could be spread with the help of third-party install setups. Bundled software and freeware programs could install the browser hijacker on your computer device. Such installations could be set to put more components along with the default installation. To avoid unwanted programs from installing on your computer can be managed if you find Custom or Advanced options to deselect components.
In the above image you can see that the GetVideoConvert.com page is spreading the related browser extension with a direct download button. The extension might also be available on the Google Chrome Web Store and similar places. Another way for spreading the unwanted application to your browsers and PC might include the use of advertisements and redirects. They will be shown as pop-ups, banners and text-links on websites. Those websites could be affiliated or partnered up with Mindspark. The following browsers can be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
VideoConvert.com – Description
GetVideoConvert.com is the main domain that serves as a host for a direct download of the browser hijacker called VideoConvert. This hijacker will redirect you to the MyWay search engine from every search inquiry that you make. MyWay is owned by the Mindspark Interactive Network, which is the developer of this hijacker software. That same company has made bulks of programs with browser hijacking capabilities. If you have any application associated with it on your computer device, then your search engine, start page and the new tab window of your browsers will be changed to that of the hijacker.
You can see the main page from the image down here:
The search engine for VideoConvert is that of MyWay and has buttons for video conversion but are not as reliable as they seem. The search bar is similar to other browsers made by the same company. The page also has a bunch of links in the footer of its main page and search results.
The extension connected with the hijacker does the following:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Read and change your browsing history
- Manage your downloads
- Manage your apps, extensions and themes
VideoConvert.com will make modifications to your browser programs if one of its related applications finds its way to your PC. Your personal computer might become affected by such applications caused by the installation of bundled programs. A lot of sponsored content and targeted advertisements can show in your search results as seen in the example underneath. Your search queries go through the int.search.myway.com/search/ Web address:
In case you have the VideoConvert.com search redirect, every single online search that you do, will be filtered by MyWay. You will get redirected to and witness pop-ups and other advertisements associated with the hijacker redirect.
The company of Mindspark has received most of its notoriety from the browser hijacking software that it developed in the past and the ones it continues to develop. Thus, you should be on alert when dealing with this kind of search engine redirects. Continue to read below to check out what information exactly will be collected from you.
According to this Policy, this information will be gathered:
- Your name
- Your address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Number of your page views
- What links you clicked
- Your login times
Mindspark, its Affiliates, or Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
and the following excerpt:
The policy states that if you used any service associated with VideoConvert.com and Mindspark, including toolbars and applications, will automatically be considered as your approval for personal data collection. All data which is gathered from them could be shared with third party businesses. In case you do not want your private space to be invaded in this or any similar way, you should remove the unwanted application.
Remove VideoConvert Absolutely
To remove VideoConvert.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and all of its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove VideoConvert from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of VideoConvert from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove VideoConvert from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase VideoConvert from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall VideoConvert from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove VideoConvert from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate VideoConvert from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove VideoConvert from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove VideoConvert
Step 2: Uninstall VideoConvert and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by VideoConvert 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 VideoConvert there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of VideoConvert from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall VideoConvert 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.
- 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 VideoConvert via Step 1 above:
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
Remove VideoConvert 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"
Erase VideoConvert 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"
Uninstall VideoConvert 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 VideoConvert from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
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 VideoConvert will be removed.
Eliminate VideoConvert 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.