AllConvertersSearch is often viewed as a potentially unwanted piece of software belonging to the category of browser hijackers. The reason is AllConvertersSearch can integrate with almost any browser and modify its settings without asking for approval.
In case that a software application named AllConvertersSearch has nested inside your system, then you are very likely to encounter constant ad-related interruptions (pop-ups, banners and redirect prompts all you’re your screen) during the time you surf the Internet. After all, most apps like AllConvertersSearch aim to make money for their developers through paid online advertisements and auto-redirects to sponsored websites.
The main problem is that the way they accomplish this is usually quite aggressive and the end users typically are forced to experience a number of unauthorized activities and browser changes. Most commonly, the search engine of the main web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari or another one) gets replaced with some new one that constantly displays sponsored search results. The same often happens with the homepage – a new URL replaces the preferred one and gets automatically loaded when you open a new tab. In addition, the invasive software starts redirecting the users’ searches to various web locations, and that without them clicking on anything that would normally trigger a redirect of any kind.
Screen-wide ads, hard-to-remove pop-ups, colorful banners and hundreds of new-tabs may also interfere with your browser’s usage. All this is done with the sole purpose of generating higher profits from the clicks on the various types of ads to which those pieces of software subject their users.
The term “browser hijacker” may sound frightening to some users and may make them think of this software as scary ransomware or a Trojan horse virus, but the truth is that there is far less risk in finding a hijacker in your device than it is in actually getting your machine compromised with some real virus like a ransomware cryptovirus or a Trojan-based infection.
Nonetheless, having your favorite web browser modified by a browser hijacker like AllConvertersSearch is still upsetting, which is why we agree that uninstalling the unauthorized app and deleting any modifications it may have imposed to the browser is the best way to handle this software.
There could still be certain risks!
While AllConvertersSearch is not a virus or anything close to malware, this app should still not to be fully trusted and should better be uninstalled. Its primary goal is to display as many pay-per-click advertisements as possible and to make you click on them in order to generate revenue for its developers. That’s why the app may often be less than picky with the promotional content it displays and may actually generate and prompt you to click on some unrealistic online offers, misleading web links, fake pop-ups or poor-quality banners. You may often find yourself being tricked to visit a given interesting web link only to realize that you have actually been redirected to a sketchy page that has nothing to do with the ad you were initially interested in.
Of course, if you remove the intrusive hijacker from your system with the help of the instructions below, you will greatly reduce the temptation of clicking on something misleading as well as the risk of landing at a dangerous web address.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Browser Hijackers are easy to detect as they usually shower your screen with unwanted pop-up ads, banners and auto-redirect prompts.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware platforms and shareware sites may often distribute Browser Hijackers in free software bundles.|
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AllConvertersSearch Virus Removal
To try and remove AllConvertersSearch quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the AllConvertersSearch extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove AllConvertersSearch by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of AllConvertersSearch and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed AllConvertersSearch removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove AllConvertersSearch from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove AllConvertersSearch from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove AllConvertersSearch from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!