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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

VideoConvert Toolbar

VideoConvert Toolbar sounds like the tool you need if you have been searching for a decent video converter, but we advise you to go on searching because this toolbar may introduce you to certain system security issues. This useless application uses third-party services that it might modify to insert third-party ads and links. However, these links might lead to unreliable websites. If you have this bad toolbar on your computer, it is also likely that there are other malware programs already challenging your operating system. If you do not understand the risks of having either this application or related infections on your PC, you might end up with a crippled system and data loss – or worse. In order to lower the vulnerability of your computer, you should remove VideoConvert Toolbar ASAP – and that may be just the beginning.

VideoConvert Toolbar roots in the infamous Mindspark family of bad toolbars, which includes ConvertBox Toolbar and StudyHQ Toolbar, to mention a few of the latest creations. The developers at Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. seem to have endless creativity to come up with new names and functions for worthless toolbars. But you may wonder how it is worth it at all. Well, free tools are not really free. That means, the creators do make a lot of money since you sort of pay with clicking on the third-party advertisements and sponsored links such applications tend to display here and there.

VideoConvert Toolbar, for example, might use its search tool, Ask.com, to alter the results page and inject sponsored links among the normal hits. Imagine clicking on a link that redirects you to a malicious website. This might easily happen since there is no warranty for the reliability of the third-party content associated with this toolbar. So, if you click on the easy-access link to convert videos, you might also be taken to a website where potentially dangerous third-party ads might be displayed. Or data could be collected about your online behavior, which would be used to target you with special, customized ads. Removing VideoConvert Toolbar is your only choice if you want to avoid such things and the consequences.

The reason why you may have this toolbar on your system is twofold. First, maybe you actually downloaded it from its website, getvideoconvert.com, knowingly. Second, you have no idea how it got there. In this latter case, it is quite likely that VideoConvert Toolbar came in a freeware bundle nicely packed with other infections. If you care about your virtual safety, we recommend that you delete VideoConvert Toolbar and check your computer if there is any other threat present.

And now, a bit of sunshine after the heavy rain. We are here to provide you with the dirty details and offer you solutions at the same time. The good news is that you can even remove VideoConvert Toolbar manually, and you do not need to be an IT expert to do that. Simply, follow our guide and you should be victorious over this infection in a matter of a few minutes. But do not count your chickens before they are actually hatched. No champagne until you make perfectly sure that your computer is free of all infections. Do you think it is now? The best way to decide is to use a free but reliable online malware scanner. If it finds any threats present, you can still download and install a reputable antimalware tool that can automatically eliminate them all and safeguard your PC from similar infections.

Remove VideoConvert Toolbar from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the toolbar and click Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Access the Start menu and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+Q and access Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and click Uninstall.

Reset your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  3. Click Reset settings.
  4. In the confirmation window, click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox.
  3. In the confirmation window press Refresh Firefox once more.
  4. Press Finish.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select the Delete personal settings checkbox and press Reset.
  4. Press Close.
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