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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Smart Media Converter

It is very often that we need to convert media files to different formats, and then we turn to search engines for the optimal freeware choice (because it is for free). Smart Media Converter is one of those applications that promise to convert your files for free. However, we must label this program as a potentially unwanted application because it is related to adware. What is more, if it was not your intention to have this application on your computer, it is clear that you have to remove Smart Media Converter immediately because it is an obvious breach of your privacy.

On the other hand, Smart Media Converter is not a dangerous computer infection. It is easy to download the application at, and the program does not look malicious at all. However, we cannot guarantee that Smart Media Converter does not come bundled with freeware as well. It is very common for such applications to get distributed via third-party sources as well. Not to mention that, according to your security research, Smart Media Converter’s downloader is not clean. It means that even if you download the program from the main website, it may install some additional applications in case you fail to un-check specific installation options.

There are two main versions of Smart Media Converter – a free one and a paid one. You can buy the full version for $5.99 and start using the application immediately. This program is said to be able to convert “all files types in one click.” It should allow you to encode HD Video (including AVCHD, TS, TOD, AVI HD), AVI, MP4 and many other formats. Technically, Smart Media Converter should be a useful tool, especially if you often need to convert video and audio files. Nevertheless, you should seriously think before employing a program with an outdated security certificate.

The main security concern with Smart Media Converter is that it is created by Applon. Applon is a notorious adware distributor that runs on an ad-supported platform. It means that when you use Smart Media Converter, you will also be seeing additional pop-ups, pop-under ads, in-text links and another commercial content. Most of it will be generated based on your web browsing habits. Thus, it means that some of the Smart Media Converter’s components track your web browsing history. The information collected could be leaked to unreliable third party, so you have to make sure that none of that happens.

Remove Smart Media Converter from your system and then invest in a reliable computer security application. Run a full system scan to make sure that all unwanted applications have been terminated, and protect your PC from similar threats.

How to remove Smart Media Converter

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Smart Media Converter.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Smart Media Converter.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Access Add or remove programs and uninstall Smart Media Converter.
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