EasyFileConvert Toolbar

What is EasyFileConvert Toolbar?

EasyFileConvert Toolbar is an extension that was developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. If you do not keep yourself updated, you might not know that this company is responsible for hundreds of suspicious toolbars. Some of them include TotalRecipeSearch Toolbar, TestOnlineSpeed Toolbar, and ListingsPortal Toolbar. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, these toolbars are primarily used for the promotion of third-party services, and it is likely that Mindspark is earning money every time a user of one of its toolbars is clicking on an affiliate link. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, and if the services offered are authentic and beneficial, the toolbar might be considered harmless. Unfortunately, besides promoting third-party links, the toolbar also introduces its users to a suspicious search tool, and this is where things get really suspicious. Can you trust this search tool? Can you trust the hijacker itself? These things are discussed in the report. We also discuss the removal of EasyFileConvert Toolbar, and you should continue reading even if you are convinced that this toolbar is harmless.test

How does EasyFileConvert Toolbar work?

Officially, EasyFileConvert Toolbar is offered at free.easyfileconvert.com/index.jhtml, but the installer for Google Chrome actually comes from the Chrome web store. Unfortunately, these are not the only sources. If you acquired the toolbar from an official source, you are in a better position than those who might have downloaded it along with malware. What do you know about software bundling? It is a practice where multiple programs are carried by the same installer. While legitimate bundles exist, most bundles are controlled by unreliable software distributors, who might also earn money for spreading unpopular and malicious programs. What does that mean? That means that if you have installed EasyFileConvert Toolbar using a third-party installer, malicious threats might be present on your PC right now. A trustworthy malware scanner can help you identify these threats in no time, and you should not hesitate to install it. A legitimate scanner will also warn you about the toolbar, and it might classify it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This is mostly because of the search tool that comes attached to it. Chrome users will find it being represented via the new tab, but Firefox and Internet Explorer users might find it hijacking their homepages and search providers too.

Although EasyFileConvert Toolbar offers legitimate links representing the services of Facebook and Youtube, and it promotes the services of myimageconverter.com, allin1convert.com, app.easydocmerge.com (all of these are created by Mindspark), we are most worried about the suspicious search.myway.com search tool. According to our research team, this suspicious search tool uses a modified Google search engine to introduce you to links. Although the reputable name of Google might trick you into thinking that all links are authentic and reliable, our research team warns that they could be unreliable. In fact, they could be added just to advertise third-party services, and that means that the search tool does not work very well and that it might be unreliable. Needless to say, we recommend deleting this search tool. At the end of the day, we are sure that you can find a tool that will allow you to convert files without having to deal with additional nonsense, such as unpredictable search services or suspicious affiliate links.

How to remove EasyFileConvert Toolbar

If you have decided to delete EasyFileConvert Toolbar from your operating system, there are a few things you must take into consideration. First of all, you should not rely on the “Restore…New Tab” function that shows up when uninstalling the application. Although the extension would be disabled, leftovers would stay behind. Also, the removal of the toolbar depends on which browser you use. Although you can remove EasyFileConvert Toolbar extension directly from Chrome and Firefox browsers, you need to uninstall the application if you are using Internet Explorer. You can delete the PUP using the instructions below. You can also employ anti-malware software to eliminate this potentially unwanted program, and this method is particularly helpful for those who find other undesirable programs on their operating systems. To keep your PC malware-free in the future, ensure that the anti-malware tool is updated at all times.

Removal Instructions

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and then Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin next to the unwanted add-on.
  4. Select Remove and then restart the browser.

Internet Explorer:

  1. First, uninstall EasyFileConvert Toolbar using the guide below.
  2. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet options and click the General tab.
  4. Change the URL in the Home page section and click OK.
  5. Tap Alt+T one more time and select Manage Add-ons.
  6. Move to the Search Providers menu.
  7. Set the desired provider and then Remove the unwanted one.
  8. Click Close and then restart the browser.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T.
  2. Select Options and move to the General menu.
  3. Change the URL in the Home page section.
  4. Now, move to the Search menu.
  5. Set the desired provider and Remove the unwanted one.
  6. Restart the browser.

How to uninstall programs

Windows XP:

  1. Move the cursor to the left of the Taskbar and click Start.
  2. Open Control Panel and then move to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted program and click Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Move the cursor to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows icon.
  2. Open Control Panel and then move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to get rid of and choose Uninstall.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10:

  1. Launch RUN (tap Win+R) and enter Control Panel into the dialog box.
  2. Move to the Uninstall a program menu.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to get rid of and choose Uninstall.
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