FileConvertOnline Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what FileConvertOnline Toolbar is?

FileConvertOnline Toolbar is not a trustworthy tool, so it should not be your choice if you are looking for a powerful file converter. It is advertised as a piece of software that can convert .doc and .pdf files to more than 30 different file formats, but we cannot let you use it even though it works quite well because it is known to be a potentially unwanted program. Potentially unwanted programs are not harmful infections, but it is still not a good idea to keep this product of Mindspark Interactive Network Inc., a company specializing in the development of suspicious toolbars, installed on your computer. If you are not sure what to do with it yet, we recommend reading the rest of this article because it is described in detail there. We do not try to convince you here that FileConvertOnline Toolbar is a serious infection that can do the irreversible damage, but you will see for yourself that it is not exactly a trustworthy application either.

If you ever download and install FileConvertOnline Toolbar or it somehow slithers onto your computer without your permission, you will discover immediately a new page set as your homepage on the affected browser. The same page will be opened for you when you open a new browser tab. This page looks like an ordinary search provider – it has a search box in the middle of the page, but it is surely not an ordinary search tool because it also contains buttons allowing users to convert .pdf and .doc files, translate texts, and make references online. It does not have these tools built-in. Instead, it opens third-party services. It is all what FileConvertOnline Toolbar does on users’ computers. Some users expect more from it and decide to delete it after installing it, whereas others find it quite useful. No matter which one of these two groups you belong to, you should delete this application without consideration because it has drawbacks too. For example, the search tool located on the page this potentially unwanted program sets on users’ browsers is powered by the search tool which might provide you with the modified search results if you use it. Also, it might record all your search queries. Actually, this browser plugin itself will try to find some information about you, including some technical details about your machine and your activities on the web. Then, as it is written in the Privacy Policy document, this information might be shared with partners and advertisers. Do not be so sure that it cannot end up in the hands of bad people too.FileConvertOnline Toolbar Removal GuideFileConvertOnline Toolbar screenshot
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FileConvertOnline Toolbar has been classified as a potentially unwanted program also because it can enter computers without permission. The recent study conducted by our specialists has made it clear that this Mindspark toolbar can arrive on users’ computers bundled. Also, users might install it on their PCs by simply clicking on the advertisement promoting it. These ads are usually shown to users when they open unreliable pages or get redirected to them. Also, they might be displayed on users’ screens by adware programs. If you see ads promoting various applications periodically, it is very likely that it is the second variant. In such a case, do not forget to take care of it too after getting rid of FileConvertOnline Toolbar.

You will not need to do much to remove FileConvertOnline Toolbar if you are using Internet Explorer because the version of this application for this browser has an uninstaller in Control Panel. As for the other browsers, e.g., Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, you could remove the irritating page set as your homepage and New Tab URL from them by removing the extension of FileConvertOnline Toolbar through the add-ons manager. Our instructions will help you do this, so it is not a problem if you have never tried deleting a browser extension before.

How to delete FileConvertOnline Toolbar

Internet Explorer

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. When you open Control Panel, click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable software and then click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Open Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the FileConvertOnline Toolbar and click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Select the undesirable extension and remove it by clicking the Remove button.

Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome and press Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Find the extension of FileConvertOnline Toolbar on the list and select it.
  5. Click on the trash bin icon.
  6. Click Remove.

In non-techie terms:

Although FileConvertOnline Toolbar is one of those browser plugins advertised as exceptionally useful software, it is not as beneficial as it claims to be, for sure, and, unfortunately, it cannot even be called a fully reliable program. Because of this, we recommend everyone who has this extension installed delete it without hesitation. To prevent similar potentially unwanted programs from entering the system again and applying changes to browsers, install a reputable security application and be more careful.