How to Uninstall My Quick Converter (Chrome/Safari/Firefox) Oct. 2017 Update

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This page aims to help you uninstall My Quick Converter. Our removal instructions work for Safari, Chrome and Firefox, as well as every version of Mac (OS X) and Windows.

 In this article you will read about My Quick Converter. This program is a version of ad-generating software. Its only real aim is to display pop-up, banner and other ads on your screen; to redirect you to numerous web pages and to set new homepages and search engines to your browsers. The name of the programs from this software family is browser hijackers. Another thing to know about these hijackers is they can target all your browsers (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) and modify them in the already mentioned ways. You will find more valuable information about this sort of software in the next few paragraphs.

My Quick Converter Sample

My Quick Converter Sample

Some general facts about browser hijackers:

Every program that is considered to be a browser hijacker, has been made to serve as an advertising tool. In reality, the aim of these ad producing products is just to broadcast lots of of pop-ups, tabs and/or banners; and to popularize different web pages/ search engines and browser homepages. The people interested in distributing this sort of software are the manufacturers of the promoted products; the providers of the services these programs are advertising; and also the creators of these annoying programs. The ones who pay the latter to develop the best advertising-oriented program are usually the first two groups (the ones displaying the biggest number of pop-ups and causing the greatest number of redirects are considered such). It is believed that the people who are exposed to the ads could buy some of the promoted products; and their manufacturers will earn more money by exposing their products to a larger audience. You can see that  all the parties involved in this ‘pay per click’ system indeed benefit from it.

How to Uninstall My Quick Converter

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware 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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  Delete files belonging to suspicious processes in your Task Manager.

 

  Meddle with system files and folders, including ones belonging to Windows.

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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.

appwiz

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 automaticallyIf it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

DNS

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 Targetremove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove My Quick Converter 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 Quick Converter from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove My Quick Converter 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

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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

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!

In what ways may My Quick Converter get distributed?

In most of the recorded cases, you might find software like this as a part of a contagious web page or a torrent, or as a component of a video-streaming website. As a result, when you visit or load any of them, you could ‘receive’ the hijacker there. Nonetheless, it is typical for My Quick Converter and the similar products to be hiding inside program bundles and you may be tempted to install them yourself on your PC. What this term stands for is free software sets that get spread everywhere on the web, and might include games, programs, apps, Adware and hijackers inside them. Factually, when it comes to such bundles there is nothing to really worry about. But the ad-broadcasting programs inside them could make them a little suspicious.

Remember that such bundles could also contain very interesting and useful programs and apps. You CAN use them free of charge, without getting the hijacker inside them. You should just make sure that you follow the general piece of advice – whatever you install on your PC, always choose the Advanced {or the Customized} wizard option. In a way like this, every detail about a given bundle is going to be displayed and you are going to see which programs exactly you really need on your computer; and which ones you don’t.

Despite the quite confusing and suspicious way of spreading My Quick Converter, it is not malicious:

Despite the popular misunderstanding, no browser hijacker is mischievous. These programs have been considered ‘potentially unwanted’ because of their shady features, but haven’t ever been labeled as viruses. Of course, there is a reason for that – hijackers greatly differ from the usual malware versions you can catch while surfing the web. For instance, Ransomware and Trojans – the most dangerous malware subtypes, can:

  • hack your system without your knowing or unknowing permission;
  • exploit a program or a system weakness of your computer or simply your naiveté.

What’s next some of their most malicious effects could include deleting your data or corrupting it; locking up files and demanding a ransom in exchange for them; tracking all your personal activities online; hacking your available online bank deposits, as well as your social media accounts and stealing money, or simply compromising you.

On the other hand, My Quick Converter and all the other hijackers have NEVER been able to do anything like that. They may simply tempt you to install them with the entire content of a software bundle, and later on – just review your browsing history. However, no hijacker’s plans ever include to steal from or spy on you, but to simply try to sell you the product or service that you have currently been looking for.

Removing My Quick Converter will be successful if you…

The best advice we can give you is to scroll down to the Removal Guide below, and strictly follow the instructions it contains.

SUMMARY:

Name My Quick Converter
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Some annoying effects such as ad generation, some redirection and possibly  the setting of new browser homepages.
Distribution Method Via software bundling; torrents, streaming videos and movies, infected software and web pages.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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