Easy File Converter Removal Guide

Do you know what Easy File Converter is?

If you are introduced to an extension that promises to help convert files, you need to be very careful because you might be facing Easy File Converter. This extension is introduced to users in an attractive manner, and it appears to offer beneficial services, but, in reality, it probably was created only for the purpose of letting in a browser hijacker. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users might find it to have hijacked the homepage, default search provider, and the New Tab, while Google Chrome users are most likely to find it set only as the New Tab. The removal must be handled differently depending on which browser is active too. If you are using Internet Explorer, you will need to uninstall an application to delete Easy File Converter, and Chrome and Firefox users can eliminate it by erasing an unwanted add-on. Getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) should not be difficult in either case.

The official download page representing Easy File Converter is http://easyfileconverter.com/. According to the information on this site, you can use the PUP to covert 35 different types of files, which might be an attractive feature. If you click the “Privacy Policy” link at the bottom of this page, you are informed that the extension belongs to Polarity Technologies Ltd., which is a well-known company that is responsible for Search.hmyutilitybox.co, Search.hdigitalcointracker.net, and hundreds of other hijackers. The one we need to focus on this report is Search.easyfileconverter.com because that is the infection that you will face when you download the suspicious extension. If you download it from the official site (Chrome users are offered the installer that is available on the Chrome web store), you are unlikely to face other threats, but if you download it from malicious software sites, you might have to remove malware. Employ a malware scanner to help you figure out if you need to delete malicious threats.

Unsurprisingly, Easy File Converter does not convert files. Instead, it offers links to online-convert.com and quickfileconverting.com sites via the interface of Search.easyfileconverter.com. Although the links are legitimate, and you can convert files using the tools offered via them, you cannot classify the extension as a beneficial tool. In fact, you should classify it as a potentially unreliable tool because it redirects your searches and exposes you to sponsored content, and it is hard to say whether or not it can be trusted. The smart thing that the creator of Search.easyfileconverter.com does is that they use Yahoo Search to deliver the results, and this search engine is considered to be trustworthy. Unfortunately, the modified results cannot be trusted, and that is why we suggest removing Easy File Converter as soon as possible. This extension is not beneficial, and the security risks outweigh any benefits you might face.

Do you hesitate to remove Easy File Converter? There is no need for that, but if you want to discuss the extension further, you can start the conversation in the comments section. If you already have enough information to realize that you are better off without this extension, we offer removal instructions. When you delete Easy File Converter, the hijacker is eliminated as well, and, hopefully, that is all you need to do. If other threats exist, employing an anti-malware program might be the best option. Remember that it can automatically erase malware, as well as keep the system protected in the future, which is why we suggest installing it even if you are capable of erasing all PUPs and malicious threats yourself.

Delete Easy File Converter

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Click More tools in the menu on the right and then select Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin next to the unwanted extension and choose Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser and tap keys Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. As the Add-ons Manager menu opens in New Tab, click Extensions.
  3. Click the Remove button next to the unwanted extension.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Start/Windows menu icon and then open Control Panel.
  2. Navigate to the Uninstall a program menu.
  3. Right-click the application represented the PUP and then select Uninstall.

In non-techie terms:

If you were tricked into downloading Easy File Converter, the next step for you is to remove this strange, potentially unwanted program. Although it promises to help convert files, its only task is to hijack your web browsers using Search.easyfileconverter.com. This hijacker displays easy-access links to online services that can convert files, but that should not cloud your judgment. The hijacker cannot be trusted because its search service is compromised. As you enter keywords into the search engine, you are redirected to search.yahoo.com, and, unfortunately, the results cannot be trusted. That is because they are modified to include sponsored links. This is why we suggest removing Easy File Converter. You can do so manually using the instructions above, or you can install anti-malware software. We suggest the latter if other threats exist as well, and if you need the protection this software can offer.