Do you know what Best File Converter is?
Best File Converter is supposed to make it easier for you to convert files. If you download this extension onto your browser, it is supposed to change the New Tab page and display search.hbestfileconverter.com. Depending on the browser you operate on, your homepage could be replaced too. The good news is that the hijacker should disappear as soon as you remove Best File Converter, and if your continue reading, you will learn about different options you have to delete this potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you cannot wait to eliminate this program, scroll down to the last section of the report to learn about your options. At the bottom, you can also find a full manual removal guide, but we do not recommend jumping in without considering other options. So, are you ready? Let’s begin.
The official download page of Best File Converter is bestfileconverter.com, but the installer for Google Chrome users is introduced to them at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/best-file-converter/dcicafbbenkgkmnoacanhoafkijnlmam (Chrome web store). Both sources are considered to be legitimate, but that does not mean that you should install the extension mindlessly. Best File Converter was created by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd SEZC, which is supposed to be an affiliate of Polarity Technologies Ltd. This company is very well-known, and that is because of the hijackers it creates and the PUPs that are set up to introduce them. A few examples are Search.searchlen.com and Search.searchlttrn.com. Once you download an extension created by this company, a hijacker follows suit. Unfortunately, third-party software could do the same if you employ a bundled installer. In that case, malicious programs could be installed along with it, and if that happens, you need to delete them too!
The interface of Best File Converter’s hijacker (search.hbestfileconverter.com) is supposed to enable file conversion, and that is why links to allfilesconverter.com/doc-to-pdf, allfilesconverter.com/pdf-to-doc, and freepdfconvert.com pages are displayed. You can bookmark these websites for easy access, and that is why the PUP is useless. Additionally, under “Recommended,” the suspicious hijacker also links to chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-encrypt/gnlabkgljnlaidbnocfhgdeajcgmahml, and Search Encrypt is represented via this installer. Do not install this extension. If you have, remove it. Overall, although the PUP does make it possible to convert files using third-party services, it is not reliable. The search tool redirects to Yahoo Search, and because modified results can be shown, it is deemed to be unreliable. Note that the results could be handpicked for you, based on your browsing activity that the PUP tracks. This could also be a reason to delete Best File Converter.Best File Converter screenshot
Scroll down for full removal instructions
You have to make decisions yourself, but if you want our advice, we recommend deleting Best File Converter. Not only is this program useless – considering that it only links to third-party sites to convert files – it is also unreliable because it can track information and use it to showcase sponsored content AFTER redirecting you to a third-party engine without permission. To delete the PUP, you have the option of following the manual removal guide below, but you should consider if installing anti-malware software is not the better option. Use a malware scanner to check if other threats exist, and if they do, think if you can eliminate them all yourself. Furthermore, think about your system’s security after Best File Converter removal. Maybe you need assistance that a legitimate anti-malware program can provide you with?
Remove Best File Converter
- Click the Start/Windows menu icon and open Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program under Programs (for Windows 10/8/7) or Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP).
- Select/right-click the undesirable app and click Uninstall/Remove.
- Open the browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+Del keys.
- Select the preferred boxes and click Delete.
- Open the browser and tap keys Ctrl+Shift+A to access the Add-ons Manager menu.
- In the Extensions menu identify the unwanted extension and click Remove.
- Tap Ctrl+Shift+Del keys.
- Select the preferred time range and boxes and click Clear Now.
- Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F to access the Chrome menu.
- Click More tools, go to Extensions, identify the unwanted extension, and click Remove.
- Tap Ctrl+Shift+Del keys.
- Select the preferred time range and boxes and click Clear data.
In non-techie terms:
If Best File Converter got into your browsers and operating system, it is now able to track information about you. This is not only intrusive but also could be dangerous because the PUP uses a search tool that redirects to Yahoo Search to showcase modified content using personalized results. Basically, the search tool is not reliable, and we do not recommend trusting it. Overall, it is strongly recommended that you remove Best File Converter from your operating system (for Internet Explorer users) and browsers (for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users). The instructions above show how to do that manually, but if a malware scanner finds other threats and if you need help protecting your system against PUPs and malware in the future, it is best for you to implement trustworthy anti-malware software.