Process to delete AnyConverterSearch
AnyConverterSearch is notorious PC threat designed by hackers with purpose in order to help its users to quickly access file converting websites. This browser hijacker is designed to change certain browser settings to portal.anyconvertersearch.com or feed.anyconvertersearch.com which is identified as an address of fake search engine. These hijackers are categorized as PUAs because users download and install them unintentionally. Despite this, these types of apps are also designed to collect users browsing related data.
This dubious threat get intrude into your PC without your knowledge and get added to your main browser. Suddenly you will find that homepage and search engine of your browser got replaced with feed.anyconvetersearch.com. It can modify your browser settings and not allow users to reverse those changes. When you will search anything on internet you will get redirected to this malicious domain. Its main aimed is to promote its partner websites for which it get commission.
Furthermore, it can also download and install other unwanted and malicious programs without having your knowledge. This virus can also steal your personal and sensitive details and share with hackers who can use your details for illegal activities. Therefore, presence of unwanted software could cause problems related to online privacy or even identity theft. So, if your system is infected by AnyConverterSearch then it could be dangerous and leads to several other harmful problems.
How did AnyConverterSearch install on my PC?
This virus commonly invade into your machine through bundled freeware programs, spam emails, peer to peer file sharing and other methods. You can also get your system infected by this threat if you are visiting porn or torrent websites or by clicking on misleading ads and pop-ups. After infiltration, this perilous threat will brutally mess without PC security and block your antivirus program and firewall security. Besides this, it will also redirect your browser on unreliable websites where your device can get infected by more harmful viruses and threats. So, you are advised to pay close attention while performing any kind of online activities especially intrusion of PUAs.
How to avoid installation of PUAs?
It is recommended not to use aforementioned untrustworthy software download sources as it likely offer bundled or unwanted content. All programs and files should only be downloaded by using official websites and through direct links. Further, we advise you not to complete download/installation processes without checking setups settings like custom, advanced and others.
Furthermore, ads displayed on questionable pages should not be clicked as they redirect people to harmful websites or cause downloads and installations of unwanted software. Moreover, to keep your computer harmless and secured from further malware attack you are advised to remove AnyConverterSearch as soon as possible from the infected PC.
Type: Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
Functionality: This app supposed to help its user to quickly access file converting websites.
Promoted URL: feed.anyconvertersearch.com
Symptoms: Manipulated Internet browser settings like homepage and search engine and insist users to visit the hijacker’s website and search the Internet using their search engines.
Distribution methods: Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, unsafe file sharing networks, torrent file downloads.
Damage: Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.
Removal: Both manual as well as automatic guidelines have been described below under this article.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove AnyConverterSearch:
Remove the related items of AnyConverterSearch using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing AnyConverterSearch issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (AnyConverterSearch) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to AnyConverterSearch removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to AnyConverterSearch still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove AnyConverterSearch plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in AnyConverterSearch removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete AnyConverterSearch (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.