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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar

Many users install ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar on their computers expecting that it is a powerful tool for converting files. Unfortunately, many of them get disappointed with this browser plugin because all it does is setting a new page on users’ browsers. This page contains buttons that open online conversion tools, but these services can be accessed easily even if ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar is not installed on the system, so we do not consider this piece of software extremely beneficial. Of course, we do not say that it is completely useless either. No matter you have found it a useful application or not, this does not change the fact that this toolbar is a potentially unwanted program. It has been categorized as a PUP not without reason, of course. It has several serious drawbacks that make it an untrustworthy application – read the rest of this article to find more about it and then decide what you are going to do with it.

ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar is advertised as a useful tool for performing simple file conversions. Research has shown that it is not a file conversion tool itself. Instead, it sets a page on users’ browsers that contains quick-access buttons opening third-party services. They allow users to convert popular formats of pictures and documents. Specifically speaking, these services that can be accessed from this page support .doc, .docx, .epub, .txt, .pdf, .odt, .gif, .png, .svg, .tif, and other file formats. Since the converter works, some users find ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar quite useful and decide to keep it. Of course, not all the users like what they see after installing this piece of software, so we are not surprised at all that so many people make a decision to eliminate this potentially unwanted program and start using another tool for converting files instead. Specialists at pcthrreat.com do not think that it is a very good idea to keep this Mindspark toolbar installed as well. They have observed that the search tool search.myway.com promoted by ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar (you will find its search box in the middle of the page set) might expose users to potential threats during the time. This might happen if you click on any of the sponsored links displayed to you. Yes, the chances are high that this search tool will show some modified search results too, specialists say. By keeping ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar active on your computer, you will also allow it to record various details, for example, demographic data, your interactions with the advertisements displayed, Internet usage data, IP address, keyword queries, and more. Generally speaking, this piece of software records some details automatically, and, on top of that, it collects certain details provided by the user voluntarily when using the service. If you do not like that it performs this activity, put an end to it by removing ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar fully.

There are three possible reasons you have ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar active on your computer. First, you could have downloaded it from its official website http://free.convertdocsonline.com/index.jhtml. Second, you have installed it directly from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/convertdocsonline/pebplbnpogfdllkijjlabbjbbngdadjl). Third, it has entered your computer unnoticed. According to our malware researchers, users usually find ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar on their PCs after installing a software bundle or accidentally clicking on some kind of advertisement promoting it. No matter how this browser plugin has been installed on your PC, it is still a potentially unwanted program, so you should think twice before letting it stay. You should know that it is not the only Mindspark toolbar, so be more cautious from now on. Of course, it is not always very easy to prevent undesirable software from entering the system, so you should let an antimalware scanner do this for you.

You can remove ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar from your browsers at any time. You can do this manually or, alternatively, you can use a reputable malware remover. Although it is not that hard to erase this potentially unwanted program in a manual way, you should leave this method for more experienced users. Yes, we suggest that you delete the suspicious browser plugin automatically if you are not very advanced in undesirable software removal yet.

How to remove ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar

Internet Explorer

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Insert Control Panel and press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Delete ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Select ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar.
  4. Click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Find ConvertDocsOnline Toolbar on the list and select it.
  6. Click the recycle bin button.
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