- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
Do not be deceived by the appearance of BestVideoConverter. Even though it looks like a legitimate video converter, it is actually ad-supported. Our researchers have classified BestVideoConverter as an adware-type program, which refers to a program that is considered an infection. Regardless of whether you find the application to be useful, we recommend removing it and finding a better alternative. We are positive that free video converters are in ample supply these days. In any case, this application can cause you a lot of trouble, because the advertisements are provided by various third parties who sometimes aim to promote malicious content. The infection will be discussed in more detail throughout this article, so if you have this seemingly useful application, keep reading.
Fantastic Tech is the name of the company that is responsible for this not-so-fantastic product. However, no additional information has been found regarding this developer, and it seems that BestVideoConverter is its only product. The converter is said to be distributed via software bundling, a deceptive marketing tactic which relies on the inexperience of users to install the application they wanted, in addition to its being a malicious application. Most software bundling websites give users the opportunity to remove the installation of additional software, and this should be the case with BestVideoConverter as well. However, we were not able to find any samples of this infection being bundled with other software.
In any case, the application is also distributed via a website, called Bestvideoconverterapp.com. The information provided on the website emphasizes that the application is free, so it is bound to draw the attention of inexperienced PC users. The website does give the impression that the application is legitimate and reliable, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The application interacts with the browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome) in order to display commercial advertisements. There is no additional browser extension, since the converter works in the background. We recommend that users remove this application, because it is a likely vehicle for distributing malware that will be very difficult to root out, but it all comes down to the type of malware you are dealing with. At any rate, BestVideoConverter is also able to constantly monitor your browsing activities and collect non-personal information, which includes the following: IP address, browser settings, browsing history, and search history.
This application is bad news. Regardless of whether the converter actually works, we recommend that you remove it using the instructions that we have provided or an antimalware scanner. If you are going to go for a malware scanner, we recommend getting SpyHunter, which is more than capable of dealing with this infection. No matter how you are going to approach this, one thing is for sure: BestVideoConverter must be neutralized permanently.
How to remove BestVideoConverter
Windows 8 and 8.1
Windows 7 and Vista