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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Easy File Converter

Easy File Converter is an extension that was created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. This company has created a ton of other potentially unwanted programs (PUP), such as My Utility Box, and browser hijackers that accompany them, including Search.hmyutilitybox.co or Search.hdigitalcointracker.net. Trusting the software created by this company is not recommended by our research team because it was not created to assist users. The extensions serve only one purpose, and that is to introduce Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome users to the hijackers. And the hijackers were created to expose users to an unreliable search tool that redirects to Yahoo Search to showcase sponsored content. The creator utilizes a well-known search engine to trick users into thinking that interacting with the results is safe, but it might be the opposite of that. If you are interested in learning more, please keep reading. If you want to remove Easy File Converter as quickly as possible, use the guide available below.

The suspicious Easy File Converter is presented at easyfileconverter.com, but Chrome users can download it from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easy-file-converter/docbdkefdologaagieallljeedjpdlfk as well. Unfortunately, most PUPs created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. are promoted via the respectable Chrome web store. Of course, just because something is offered via a source that also offers a ton of legitimate and truly beneficial tools, that does not mean that that ‘something’ is trustworthy. Because users are more and more careful when it comes to suspicious and unfamiliar extensions, the creators of unreliable software usually rely on bundled installers to promote their tools. According to our research, Easy File Converter could be bundled with malware and other potentially unwanted programs that deserve removal. Therefore, if you have downloaded this extension, scanning the operating system is strongly advised. Needless to say, you need to delete all threats; otherwise, you will remain at risk. Of course, even if the PUP is the only piece that is classified as a threat, you should not waste time. It is crucial that you remove Search.easyfileconverter.com from the affected browsers immediately.

Search.easyfileconverter.com is the browser hijacker that Easy File Converter introduces its users to. It was found that the interface of this hijacker is identical to Search.searchfefc.com, Search.searchfefc2.com, and Search.searchfefc3.com. All of them are linked to the same extension, and they are meant to help users convert DOC to PDF and PDF to DOC files. To conceal the fact that the tool is useless, the hijacker provides easy-access links to quickfileconverting.com and online-convert.com, where the user can convert files. Besides that, the hijacker also offers links to Amazon, Walmart, and Gmail sites. Although you might find the extension to be useful because of that, the hijacker represents a search tool that simply cannot be trusted. As mentioned before, it redirects to Yahoo Search. Besides the fact that that is done without permission or warning, the results are modified. The parties whose links are promoted are unknown, which means there is a possibility that the added links are malicious. It is possible that the added results could be based on your browsing history, which the PUP/hijacker can track using web cookies. If you want to delete them, you need to clear browsing data via a menu that can be opened by tapping keys Ctrl+Shift+Delete.

Uninstall Easy File Converter via the Control Panel if you installed it via Internet Explorer, or remove it from the Extensions menus on Chrome and Firefox. If you are not sure how to delete Easy File Converter, follow the instructions below. Hopefully, that is all you need to do; however, if other threats are found, you should install a trustworthy anti-malware program to have them eliminated. You really should invest in a good, well-rounded anti-malware tool because it can help you protect your operating system as well. If you want to try to clean the operating system manually, look up manual removal guides on this website, and if any questions pop up, add them to the comments section. Most important, be more cautious when downloading new applications, programs, and extensions in the future because you do not want to face unwanted software again.

Easy File Converter Removal

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the Windows menu from the Taskbar and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program/Add or Remove programs.
  3. Identify the undesirable application, select it, and click Uninstall/Remove.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  2. Click Add-ons to access the Extensions menu.
  3. Find the extension called Converter and then click the Remove button next to it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F to access the Chrome menu.
  2. Select More tools and then Extensions to access the menu of installed add-ons.
  3. Click the recycle bin next to the unwanted extension and then select Remove.
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