What is a browser hijacker

SearchConverters is considered to be a redirect virus, and it likely entered with a software package. Free programs sometimes have some kind of offers added, and when people do not unmark them, they’re permitted to install. Similar threats are why you ought to pay attention to how programs are installed. While redirect viruses aren’t high-level threats but their activity is quite dubious. The hijacker will perform modifications to your browser’s settings so that its promoted websites is set as your homepages and new tabs. It will alter your search engine, which might inject sponsored content among the real results. Hijackers will redirect you to sponsored pages in order to generate traffic for them, which permits owners money. Some people end up with malicious program through these types of reroutes since some browser hijackers are able to redirect to websites that are crawling with malicious software. And a malicious program infection would bring about much more damage. You may find the browser redirect’s provided features useful but you should know that they can be found in legitimate extensions as well, which do not harm your operating system. You’ll notice more customized content appearing, and if you are wondering why, the redirect virus is tracking your browsing and gathering information about you. It would not be unusual if that data was shared with third-parties as well. And the sooner you erase SearchConverters, the better.
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How does it behave

You might happen upon hijackers added to freeware as additional offers. Since they’re rather invasive and irritating infections, we highly doubt you got it knowing what it is. The reason this method is so widely used is because people are careless when installing applications, which means they miss all indications that something added. You need to pay attention since offers tend to hide, and you not seeing them is like permitting them to install. Do not use Default mode as they will permit unwanted installations. Make sure you always pick Advanced or Custom settings, as only there will added items become visible. If you don’t want to deal with constant uninvited programs, unchecking every item that appears. And until you have done that, do not continue with the free program installation. Preventing the threat from the very beginning can save you a lot time because dealing with it later might be time-consuming and irritating. Reconsider what sources you use to obtain your programs because by using suspicious sites, you are risking getting your operating system infected with malware.

The only good thing about hijacker infections is that you will know of them at once. Without having to gain your permission, it will perform alterations to your browser, setting your homepage, new tabs and search engine to a site its promoting. All leading browsers will likely be affected, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The website will load every time you open your browser, and this will continue until you terminate SearchConverters from your PC. Altering the settings back would a wild-goose chase because the redirect virus will nullify them. Redirect viruses might also set you a different search engine, so don’t be shocked if when you look for something via browser address bar, a strange site will greet you. Do not click on the sponsored links which you’ll see among the results since you might be rerouted. Owners of certain web pages aim to boost traffic to earn more money, and they use browser hijackers to redirect you to them. Owners will be able to earn more money when there is more traffic since more users are likely to interact with adverts. It’s often that those websites don’t actually have anything to do with what you are were initially looking for. There will be cases, however, where they may seem real in the beginning, if you were to search ‘virus’, web pages promoting bogus security programs might come up, and they could look to be real in the beginning. You could even be rerouted to sites that have malware on them. In addition, the hijacker might also be keeping an eye on your Internet usage and acquiring certain kind of information about you. The information may then be shared with unrelated parties, who could use it for advert purposes. The info is also possibly used by the hijacker to make content that you are more prone to pressing on. It is clear the hijacker doesn’t belong on your OS, so erase SearchConverters. And after the process is completed, there should be no issues with modifying browser’s settings.

SearchConverters termination

If you want your browsing to go back to usual, you will have to delete SearchConverters, and the sooner you do it, the better. Termination is possible both manually and automatically, and neither of which should cause too much trouble. Manual method means you will have to do everything yourself, including locating the threat. The process itself isn’t hard, although it could be quite time-consuming, but you’re welcome to use the below provided instructions. The instructions are provided in a coherent and accurate manner so you should be able to follow them step by step. However, if you are less computer-savvy, the other option may be better for you. In that case, download anti-spyware software, and allow it to dispose of the infection for you. If it discovers the threat, have it dispose of it. You can check whether you were successful by changing browser’s settings, if you’re allowed to, the contamination is gone. If you are still seeing the same page even after you modify the settings, your PC is still inhabited by the browser hijacker. Do your best to stop unwanted programs from installing in the future, and that means you should be more attentive about how you install programs. Good computer habits can go a long way towards keeping you out of trouble.Download Removal Toolto remove SearchConverters

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Learn how to remove SearchConverters from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall SearchConverters

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to remove SearchConverters

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to remove SearchConverters
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to remove SearchConverters
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove SearchConverters from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete SearchConverters from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to remove SearchConverters
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to remove SearchConverters
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to remove SearchConverters
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove SearchConverters from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to remove SearchConverters

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to remove SearchConverters
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to remove SearchConverters

Step 5. Remove SearchConverters from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to remove SearchConverters

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to remove SearchConverters

Step 6. Remove SearchConverters from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to remove SearchConverters
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to remove SearchConverters
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to remove SearchConverters
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to remove SearchConverters
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for SearchConverters removal.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to remove SearchConverters
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to remove SearchConverters
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove SearchConverters and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results How to remove SearchConverters