- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Convert-myfiles.link is a page promoted by the Convert My Files browser extension. Researchers have classified it as a browser hijacker because users find this page set on their Google Chrome browsers without their knowledge. We have checked both its official website (http://www.convert-myfiles.link/) and the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/convert-my-files/clhkbldihegalmdahapgmhdfpdkbjghb), and, to our surprise, we have not found mentioned there that it changes browsers’ settings once installed. Consequently, we are not surprised at all that users are not happy about the appearance of the new page on their browsers. To be more specific, Convert My Files changes homepages and New Tab URLs, which means that you will see Convert-myfiles.link loading every time the web browser is opened until the browser extension associated with it is completely removed. Luckily, it is not like those stubborn infections – you will delete it yourself manually quite easily.
If you have found Convert-myfiles.link set on your Google Chrome browser and you can locate the browser extension with the clhkbldihegalmdahapgmhdfpdkbjghb ID next to other active add-ons, there is no doubt that Convert My Files is the one responsible for altering your browser’s settings. You could have downloaded it from its official website or the Chrome Web Store, or it has been installed on your computer without your knowledge. Browser extensions that act like browser hijackers are often distributed in software bundles. In other words, they travel together with other applications, usually free software. Of course, we do not say that they cannot be promoted differently, so it is very important not to leave the system unprotected if you do not want to find your browser’s settings altered again. The easiest way to protect the system against malicious applications is to enable security software on the system. Keep in mind that the installation of security software does not allow you to become one of those careless users that download tons of software from random websites, click on all links and buttons they see, and open spam email attachments out of curiosity.
You do not need to be an expert in undesirable software removal to remove Convert-myfiles.link from your web browser because it will no longer be there if you simply disable the Convert My Files browser extension. If you follow our step-by-step instructions, it will not be a difficult job; however, if they do not help you much, you can remove the suspicious add-on and thus get rid of the page set automatically. That is, you can scan your system with an antimalware scanner instead of trying to erase it in a manual way.
Remove Convert-myfiles.link from Google Chrome