Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Ads By Video Converter

If you find irritating commercial advertisements with a label Ads By Video Converter on your screen from time to time, this must be an indication that Video Converter is installed on your computer. This is an application that promises to enable users to convert .avi, .mp4, .flv, and other popular video formats to .mpg, .dvd, .abi, .wmv, etc. Some users download this program from its official website http://www.freevideoconverterapp.com consciously, but it seems that it is capable of slithering onto users’ computers without their knowledge as well. It does not really matter what the story behind its appearance on your computer is because it is advisable to get rid of it in any case. It is the only way to eliminate Ads By Video Converter from the screen. Luckily, Video Converter is far from dangerous malicious software. Since it is not sophisticated malware, you will delete it like any other ordinary application. To be more specific, you will erase it through Control Panel. If this does not tell you much, we are sure it will be clearer for you what you need to do if you read this article till the end and then use instructions provided below it.

Even though Video Converter is presented as a beneficial media converter, we cannot confirm that it is as useful as it claims to be, so if you still cannot decide whether or not you should install it on your computer, you should choose another application instead. If you still install this piece of software, it is only a question of time when you will start seeing Ads By Video Converter on your screen. They might appear to you in any form. For example, you might see pop-ups, banners, and the so-called in-text advertisements. We are sure you will find some of them quite interesting, but you should still not click on any of them because they might take you to untrustworthy websites. Of course, not all advertisements displayed to you will redirect you to websites that cannot be trusted, but it is not very likely that you could recognize ads that promote dubious pages and thus avoid them. The appearance of Ads By Video Converter once users install Video Converter on their computers is not its only drawback. Researchers working at pcthreat.com have made another disturbing finding about it – it has turned out that it automatically collects various details about users. For instance, if you keep Video Converter installed on your computer, it will record such details as your browser type, operating system, visited pages, and IP address. All recorded details might be shared with third parties. There is no information about them, and, on top of that, it is unclear what they will do with all this information. Therefore, if we were you, we would not let Video Converter perform this activity. In the worst-case scenario, this might result in privacy-related problems, so the sooner you disable it, the better.

As has already been told previously in this report, some users install Video Converter on their computers consciously because they believe that it is a beneficial tool for converting videos. Without a doubt, not all people can explain how this application has been installed on their computers. Since so many users do not know anything its installation, our researchers believe that this application must be spread using alternative distribution methods too. According to them, the chances are high that it is also spread bundled with various other applications that can be downloaded from the web for free. There are thousands of suspicious applications showing advertisements to users, but we can assure you that you have encountered Video Converter if you see ads marked with Ads By Video Converter.

There is only one way to remove Ads By Video Converter from the screen – delete Video Converter, the program responsible for their appearance, completely. It is not dangerous malware, so you could delete it through Control Panel. Of course, the manual removal method is more time-consuming if compared to the automatic one, so if you do not have time for the manual Video Converter removal, you are free to use an automated antimalware scanner. There are hundreds of malicious applications pretending to be malware removers so do not install the first antimalware scanner from the web.

Delete Ads By Video Converter

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove programs.
  4. Find Video Converter on the list and select it.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Inert Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select Video Converter.
  5. Delete it by clicking Uninstall.
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