- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.hmyquickconverter.com is a new featured search website that you should not trust. In fact, this is a newborn in the infamous family that has given us Search.sonicpdfconverter.com, Search.yourinstantfileconverter.com, and Search.searchctp.com. These are all totally identical search pages that feature document conversion related tools and websites. Unfortunately, this search engine may show you questionable search results that you should not engage with since you may drop further malware infections onto your system or end up scammed. This infection mostly changes your home page settings in the affected browsers. In fact, we have categorized it as a browser hijacker. When you find this threat on board, there is a good chance that you will also detect other malicious programs as well as potentially unwanted programs. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Search.hmyquickconverter.com and all other related and unrelated threats as well.
The popularity of these browser hijackers clearly shows that there are still a lot of computer users out there who do not know how to protect their system from these threats. As a matter of fact, it is very simple to infect your PC with hijackers and a number of other malware programs as well as potentially unwanted programs since all it takes is a click on the wrong third-party content. Most users still lack the necessary basics of safe web surfing and they tend to visit suspicious websites and click on third-party ads just out of curiosity. It is important to understand that one click can result in a malicious bundle of threats on your machine if you are not lucky. But you can also directly install a browser hijacker like this with one click on a corrupt ad or link. Unfortunately, it will take more than that to delete Search.hmyquickconverter.com from your browsers.
Obviously, the worse case is when you drop a bundle of malware programs (adware apps, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, etc.) because that could mean multiple system security threats. Your system may become quite vulnerable and you could be exposed to all kinds of malicious web contents while going online and surfing the web. You may see, for example, a banner or a pop-up ad that does not look like a commercial at all; instead, it tries to pose as a notification claiming that you need an urgent update of your Flash driver or any other software to be able to see content on your targeted webpage. If you are not an experienced user, you may fall for such a trick and click on this ad.
Another option is that you click on a corrupt link or sponsored content on a search results page that was generated by a browser hijacker. This could also end in the direct installation of this hijacker or other threats. We recommend that you avoid suspicious file-sharing (shareware and torrent), gaming, dating, and porn-related websites as these are infamous for their dangerous third-party contents. But right now, what you could do is delete Search.hmyquickconverter.com and run a trustworthy malware scanner on your system to identify all other threats that may need immediate removal, too.
This annoying browser hijacker offers you the usual fake toolbar with a few tools, such as a search tool and quick links to a local weather widget page, a news page, and document conversion pages. First of all, you should know that you can easily bookmark any page you want to reach with a click and you do not need a questionable tool for it. Second, this featured search website cannot be trusted as it may inject questionable third parties’ ads into the promoted pages. And, this is not all.
When you run a web search, this browser hijacker redirects your query to a Yahoo search results page, which you may believe to be reliable. However, this hijacker may manipulate the results by adding potentially unreliable third-party ads and links. Clicking on these could drop further infections or you may also open malicious pages on new tabs. Landing on a fake website, for example, could cost you a lot of money since cyber criminals could scam you to reveal your personal and banking details. If you do not want to experience any of these, we advise you to remove Search.hmyquickconverter.com as soon as possible.
We have included the necessary instructions for you below this article. Please follow them if you want to eliminate this browser hijacker yourself manually. It is really not difficult; you need to restore the home page setting in your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome browsers. If you want to protect your system, you need to keep all your drivers and programs, including your operating system and your browsers, always up-to-date to prevent cyber crooks from gaining easy access to your computer. This is also important after you choose to install a powerful anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter.
How to remove Search.hmyquickconverter.com from browser