Converters Now Toolbar
A few years ago Converters Now Toolbar would have been considered to be a browser hijacker. Now or security specialists say it is a potentially unwanted program. Nevertheless, even as a potentially unwanted program, this application may cause certain computer security issues you cannot overlook. If you have opened this page, then you are certainly looking for ways to remove Converters Now Toolbar from your computer. If you do not want to wait any longer, please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. To find out more about the program itself, please continue reading the article.
The reason we mentioned the previous categorization is because Converters Now Toolbar comes from a very big family of similar applications. The family is called Mindspark Toolbars. We have been dealing with it for quite some time now. Previously released programs from this family include ButterflyField Toolbar, Video Scavenger Toolbar, MyScrapNook Toolbar, and many others. All of these applications share similar distribution patterns, and they all exhibit similar behavior. While none of the apps from this group are malicious infections, users should remain vigilant when such unfamiliar programs enter their computers. You can never know what could be behind them.
One of the most ambiguous things about the Mindspark family is that programs from this group usually have the official distribution source. So does the Converters Now Toolbar. We can access the website at convertersnow.com, and the direct download option is also available there. However, what are the chances that users would download this application from the official homepage. Are you looking for ways to remove this toolbar because you actually wanted to have it? Most probably not. Thus, we can assume that the official website is just one of the many distribution routes taken by this application.
The truth is that potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers, and other trivial computer security threats tend to make use of third-party installers. In other words, they can enter target computers bundled with freeware, when users download freeware apps from file-sharing websites. Perhaps we do not think much when we download one app or the other, especially if it is a trivial app we might use only once. However, if this program comes from a third-party source, it would be a good idea to check all the steps on the installation wizard. This one program you have downloaded from a file-sharing site might have come with Converters Now Toolbar and many other unfamiliar programs.
Now, if we take a look back and see at the previously used category, we will find that programs from the Mindspark family were used to be called browser hijackers. The reason behind it is that these applications would change your browser’s settings. And Converters Now Toolbar still does that today. However, unlike genuine browser hijackers, these potentially unwanted programs INFORM you about the oncoming modifications, and you can actually choose whether you want your default homepage and search engine changed or not. So it would be hard to label Converters Now Toolbar a browser hijacker, really.
Now, aside from the browser settings modification, this program supposedly comes with a feature that allows you to convert your documents to .doc, .pdf, and other file formats. At first glance, it might look like a decent service, but there are a lot of reliable tools out there online that can help you with that. There is actually no need to rely on a third-party application that hardly lives up to its promises. What’s more, keeping Converters Now Toolbar on your computer, could result in a number of system security issues, so the sooner you get rid of this application, the better.
Our security specialists say that uninstalling Converters Now Toolbar via Control Panel removes the extension only from the Internet Explorer browser. To delete it from other browsers, you will have to take care of the program’s folders manually.
After manual removal, you should also consider scanning your PC with a security application because you might have more undesirable apps on-board, so you need to terminate them all. Not to mention that a computer security tool of your choice will help you protect your system from other intruders that might be barging on your doorstep in the future.
How to Remove Converters Now Toolbar