How to delete searchconverterit.com browser hijacker
Search Converter It is a browser hijacker that will essentially take over your browser by making unwanted changes. If your browser redirects you to searchconverterit.com every time you open it, you have this hijacker installed. It’s, fortunately, not a serious infection, albeit very annoying.
searchconverterit.com is a fairly typical browser hijacker that enters unnoticed via software bundling, changes browser’s settings, tries to redirect to sponsored websites, and collects information about your browsing activities. Because of the changes and the redirects, it’s a very annoying infection to deal with, but it should not directly harm your computer as that is not its main purpose. However, that does not mean you should allow a browser hijacker to remain installed. For one, it does not do anything useful. And second, it could redirect you to potentially dangerous websites that could expose you to various scams and even malware.
Browser hijackers are very noticeable infections due to the fact that they change your browser’s settings. This particular hijacker will set searchconverterit.com as your homepage, and you will be unable to undo these changes while the hijacker is installed. Thus, the sooner you delete Search Converter It, the better. It’s recommended to do that using anti-virus software, such as WiperSoft. The program would take care of everything for you, and you would be able to go back to normal browsing.
How do browser hijackers install
When it comes to browser hijackers and similar infections like adware, they install essentially by taking advantage of the fact that users don’t pay attention to how they install freeware. A method called software bundling is used for unwanted program installations. As the name suggests, software bundling is adding additional offers to programs. Those offers are usually items like browser hijackers and adware. They are added in a way that allows them to install alongside automatically, unless users manually prevent them from doing that. But since the offers are initially hidden, a lot of users don’t even notice them, thus are unable to deselect them.
To prevent these unwanted installations, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option during freeware installation. Those settings will make all offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. Keep in mind that some of those offers may seem useful but installing any of them is not recommended. Software bundling is a deceptive method of installation, and programs that use it should not be permitted to install onto your computer. Especially considering that preventing these unwanted installations is very easy, compared to having to remove already installed infections.
Why you should delete Search Converter It
As soon as this hijacker installs, you will know. It will hijack your browser, whether you’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, and make unwanted changes to it. It will set searchconverterit.com as your homepage/new tabs and change your default search engine. These changes will be irreversible while the browser hijacker remains installed on your computer because it will just keep making changes again and again. So until you remove searchconverterit.com browser hijacker, you’re stuck with the changes.
The site is a very typical browser hijacker promoted website. It has a PDF converter, cryptocurrency and currency converters, and a calculator features. There’s also a search box in the middle of the site. If you use it, you will be redirected to Google. Obviously Google is a legitimate search engine and is safe to use, but there is no need to use a third-party website to access it when you can go to it directly.
The browser hijacker will be tracking you as you browse. It will collect information about your browsing, including what sites you visit, what you search for, your IP address, etc. While it does not access or collect personal information, this kind of behaviour is still intrusive enough to warrant the hijacker’s removal. Additionally, this information will likely be shared with unknown third-parties.
The easiest way to uninstall searchconverterit.com would be to use an anti-virus programs, such as WiperSoft. The program would not only get rid of the hijacker but also undo all setting changes. However, since it’s not a serious infection, you should be able to remove searchconverterit.com manually as well.
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