EasyFileConvert Toolbar might appear to be a useful tool in your browsers since it offers you file conversion and document merging quick-links available on its toolbar as well as in the form of thumbnail links below its featured search box. This questionable browser extension changes your homepage and new tab page settings to promote a questionable search engine page with the aforementioned utilities. Of course, it is not the first time we have encountered this type of tool. In fact, this application comes from a very familiar and well-known, or should we say, infamous family of potentially risky toolbars referred to as the Mindspark family. Just like in the case of all of its predecessors, we have classified this tool as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This means that this extension is in no way a major threat to your computer and files, but it might still present to you certain indirect threats via third-party content it may show you through the search results, for instance. Since this PUP may be present on your system as part of a multiple-threat invasion, it is quite possible that you will find more dangerous threats as well. We suggest that you remove EasyFileConvert Toolbar before your let more serious infections on board.
As we have said, this PUP comes from a huge family of similarly questionable products, including DailyProductivityTools Toolbar, NoteHomepage Toolbar, and AllInOneDocs Toolbar. Just like its "siblings" this browser extension can also be installed directly and officially through its promotional page at free.easyfileconvert.com/index.jhtml. This is a rather simple webpage actually that may not even appear to be functioning properly right now. In any case, if you click on the "Get it now" button, you can directly install this tool after agreeing to give a number of permissions to it. You can also find this extension in the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easyfileconvert/maffoojmaafjmmohkhhclgjjmghlifjo, which, you should understand, is not necessarily a sign of reliability or usefulness. The statistics here show that around 7,000 users have installed this tool so far. Well, we believe that this PUP is spread more efficiently via questionable channels, which should make you want to delete EasyFileConvert Toolbar.
In fact, we have found this PUP is spreading in freeware bundles that may also contain more serious malware threats, including ad-supported programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and more. If you do not recall installing this tool through official channels, this could mean that right now your system could be under attack on multiple fronts. You can infect your PC with such a malicious package when you visit suspicious websites that host unreliable third-party ads. It is also possible that you are trying to download a free file or free software from questionable sources like torrent or freeware pages. You should know that most of these pages are fake or offer you software packages instead of standalone files. In addition to these possibilities your PC may also be infected with adware or browser hijackers that can introduce you to such content as corrupt ads and links resulting in dropping infectious bundles onto your system. All in all, you need to be very careful with your clicks whenever you go online. We suggest that you always use official and reliable websites to download programs and updates. Also, you should use a reliable malware scanner to find all potentially harmful programs after you delete EasyFileConvert Toolbar from your PC.
This browser extension provides you with a toolbar that features the usual questionable search tool as well as a few quick-link buttons leading to online file conversion and document merging tools. Below the main search box you can also find several thumbnail links to such online tools as well as to popular websites, including Facebook and Amazon. While these features may be reliable and useful, using them through this PUP could be an issue of system security. In fact, the search engine (search.myway.com) promoted by this extension redirects you to a modified Google search results page that might contain unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links. These contents could lead you to malicious websites and you might infect your computer with further threats or get scammed in other more serious ways that could include losing your money from your bank accounts. This is why we believe that you should really remove EasyFileConvert Toolbar from your system.
If you feel ready to eliminate this tool manually, you can run its uninstaller via Control Panel and reset the browsers untouched by this uninstaller, i.e., Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. You can find our guide below this article, should you need help with these steps. Please do not forget that this may only be the first step for you to take since there may be other threats lurking on your computer. If you do not feel up to the task of identifying and erasing every single threat manually, we suggest that you use a reliable anti-malware program to this for you automatically as well as to protect your computer from future attacks.
Remove EasyFileConvert Toolbar from Windows
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Reset your browsers