Fileconverter Browser hijacker (Virus) Removal Tool

FileConverter is considered as a very harmful browser hijacker. It will access your PC without your permission as this is a silent feature of this potential unwanted program (PUP).

FileConverter Removal Tool

 
File convertor shows the option of converting an excel file into a pdf file, a pdf file into an excel file, a word file into a pdf file or a pdf file into a word file. FileConverter gives you a fake prospective of converting your file but instead it gives a path way to the virus to enter your system.

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How does it get into your computer?

While you surf through the internet, you might tend to click on random ads or links, which pop-up on the screen. If clicked, these would then install some unknown extensions on the browser. The file converter browser hijacker enters into your PC through these ads or links that you clicked on, unintentionally.

How malicious it is?

This infection trails into your network and adjusts the registry entries which in turn affects your system. It may change the default search engine and homepage of your browser. Once the registries have been altered, it is not easy to reset the settings back to default.

What is more dangerous is that, it enters into your computer and hijacks your browser, which can cause problems for you. It will redirect you from the URL you want to visit to its own predefined URL and moreover, it is tough to uninstall it from your computer completely. It can slow down your processing speed and may lead to system crashes.

 Detected behavior

Your browser is infected if you are facing the below defined consequences:

  1. Sets it’s own search engine on your browser
  2. It also adds it’s extension in your browser, which may slow down your browsing speed.

Targeted browser

  1. This is not supported by Internet Explorer
  2. Targeted browsers chrome and Mozilla

How to remove file converter?

Here is procedure to remove the fileconvertor on your device. This is a bit-by-bit comprehensive guide removing the hijacker put in on your machine. Follow these steps in correct order so you don’t find yourself harming your laptop or desktop more.

Scan your PC with FileConvertor_RemovalTool.

  1. Download FileConverter RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
    FileConverter RemovalTool
  2. As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
    NOTE:
    You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.

    Run Pop-Up
  3. Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.
  4. A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
    Setup
  5. Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
    Detection
  6. To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
    NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.
    Clean
  7. A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.

How to remove manually?

So it’s perpetually counseled that you just use this tool to get rid of the prevailing browser hijacker.

chrome Google Chrome

steps to remove from Google Chrome

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box, enter this: ‘%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘. Search for Default folder and then Extensions folder.
  3. Remove the folder that would be named somewhat like this cmhlcdphpljlhmmapoilhhhblpkhldmn’ and ‘ghocmfdeaflgajanaldnmojjccfkfdgn
  4. Go back to Google Chrome.
  5. Now go to MenuMore Tools > Extensions.
  6. Delete the extension named ‘FileConverter .

 mozilla Mozilla firefox

 Steps to remove from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box, enter this path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles‘.
  3. Click on the folder with ‘default‘ text appeared in between the folder name. i:e :- ‘e6x5wbsb.default‘.
  4. In this folder, delete ‘json.mozlz4‘.
  5. In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions‘ folder and delete {3a8fc1bc-866d-4531-b0d9-6b36bc8a8884}.xpi this file in folder
  6. Now set the homepage and restart your browser.
    FileConverter Removal Tool
    Tips to Prevent FileConverter Toolbar From Infecting Your System:

    1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like FileConverter Redirect. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
    2. Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
    3. Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
    4. Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
    5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.

 

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