How to Uninstall My Converter Hub (September 2018 update)


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This page aims to help you uninstall My Converter Hub. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Safari, as well as every version of Windows and MacOS.

It is not that hard for an application like My Converter Hub to drive you crazy and make you never want to open your favorite Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer or Safari browser again. The reason is, this browser hijacker typically operates as an ad-generating piece of software and is associated with the aggressive generation and promotion of various ads, pop-ups, banners, page-redirect links, search engines, homepage domains, free toolbars and other similar things. In order to advertise more effectively, My Converter Hub tends to impose some changes on your Internet settings and make you click on certain pay-per-click links, new tabs and ads by aggressively forcing them on your screen during every browsing session. Browser hijackers like this one may very often come in a bundle with some free software packages and installers and get installed on the computer when the users are not careful with the setup settings. They also may become part of the system when the users download and install software via the Automatic/Quick settings from different spam messages, freeware or shareware platforms, torrents, free download links, ad-supported websites, online game bundles, etc.

Once they get integrated with the system, software apps like My Converter Hub may easily gain control over your default browser settings and change the homepage or installing some new toolbars or homepages. A hijacker may also start to redirect you to different sponsored web pages and promotional websites full of sketchy or intrusive content with questionable safety. Sometimes, while the hijacker is operating on the computer, some people may notice significant sluggishness of the PC, unresponsiveness of the affected browser, frequent crashes, sudden termination of the browsing session and appearance of hard-to-remove ads on the screen. These activities, despite being questionable, are not identical to a virus attack and cannot be related to threatening tasks such as the file-encryption that a Ransomware could perform or the data theft that a Trojan horse could initiate. Still, most reputed security experts, including our “How to remove” team, would advise the web users to uninstall applications like My Converter Hub as they could be a source of browsing irritation and some rather unpleasant disturbance.

How to Uninstall My Converter Hub

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


Step1

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).

Step2

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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. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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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.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • 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).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove My Converter Hub from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove My Converter Hub from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove My Converter Hub from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Could your computer get harmed by an application like My Converter Hub?

Many web users are not aware of the danger level of applications like My Converter Hub and often mistake them for computer viruses. In fact, those, who don’t understand how a browser hijacker operates are very likely to get panicked by the unstoppable flow of ads, page-redirects and browser changes. This is not surprising because, after all, knowing that the Internet is full of sneaky threats such as Ransomware, Spyware, Trojan horses, Worms and similar tools for theft and fraud, one should always question any software which tends to mess with the computer and with its settings.

Luckily, the browser hijackers lack the typical malicious features that most computer threats like the ones we mentioned have and, therefore, they are not regarded as a form of malware. If you detect My Converter Hub or a similar ad-generating application on your PC, this should not be taken as a fatal virus infection because it can easily be uninstalled from the system without any negative effects, data loss, system corruption or similar harmful consequences. In fact, even a non-professional computer user can deal with such software relatively easily.

The effective removal usually includes the correct detection and elimination of the ad-generating components from the computer which can be done either with the help of a step-by-step Removal Guide (just like the one on this page) or by scanning the system with a professional malware removal tool. Once the browser hijacker is uninstalled correctly, you are very unlikely to experience automatic page-redirects, unstoppable ads-streaming and exposure to third-party promotional content on your screen. Possible system sluggishness, browser unresponsiveness, crashes and browsing interruptions will also be prevented which is why it is a good idea to consider the removal of My Converter Hub.

How to keep your browser safe from being hijacked again?

If you know where the browser hijackers spread and how they typically become part of the system, you can easily prevent them from entering your PC. They are not computer viruses which can sneak inside the PC in a stealthy way and that’s why you should not be worried about a sudden contamination. What you should pay attention to, though, is the bundles and applications that you download and install on your computer because they may very often contain applications like My Converter Hub as “additional” or “recommended” components in their installers. That’s why, whenever you run a new setup, make sure you carefully read the terms and conditions of the package and select the Advanced or the Custom installation options instead of the Automatic/Quick ones. These can give you full control over the given bundle and disclose the presence of potentially unwanted applications which might get installed by default if you don’t uncheck them from the installer. Also, stay away from sketchy ads, suspicious links, spam and different free downloads and attachments. You never know what they may contain, especially if they come from an unfamiliar source.

SUMMARY:

Name My Converter Hub
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Automatic page-redirects, generation of intrusive ads, changes in the browser’s homepage or search engine settings.
Distribution Method Usually, this software could be found in a bundle with other attractive programs, free apps, browser add-ons, torrents, free download links, or spam. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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!


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