Download Office Tools
Download Office Tools is an extension designed for Google Chrome users. It is meant to offer access to file converters, as well as news/weather/email/shopping websites. It is introduced to users via an official website, downloadofficetools.com, but can be installed from the Chrome web store only. However, the installer at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/download-office-tools/ldhoijljiabcmmekleglgmdkmpklkeio has been taken down. We are waiting to see if the creator (Eightpoint Technologies Ltd.) will try to set up a new installers, but for now, it looks like it cannot be installed from the platform that most Chrome users use to download extensions. This is great news. Of course, it is always possible that third-party downloaders and third-party file-sharing websites could be employed to spread the PUP, which stands for “potentially unwanted program.” As the title suggests, we do not think that this extension can be trusted, and we advise deleting it. Do you want to remove Download Office Tools? Continue reading this report, and you will be able to make up your mind.
The suspicious Download Office Tools is very similar to Access Gov Docs, Email Search Tools, Your Search Tool, Find A Flight Pro, and other extensions that were created by Eightpoint Technologies, Ltd. All of them have an interface of a search engine, via which links to third-party sites are displayed. If you end up installing Download Office Tools, your New Tab page/homepage is modified to represent the PUP, and the top section of the interface offers links to Video Converter Tools, Converter Tools, and MS Office and more. The links route to online-convert.com, clipchamp.com, zamzar.com, allfilesconverter.com, freepdfconvert.com, office.com, and adobe.com websites. The links are legitimate, and they can help you access websites, via which you can convert files, but if you want to access them, you do not need to install an extension. This makes it useless, and that is one of the reasons why it is identified as a PUP. That being said, the extension is infamous for delivering modified search results, and that is the main reason we recommend deleting it immediately.
If you downloaded Download Office Tools, this extension has access to your browsing history, and that is very important for the PUP and its search service. Have you used this service already? If you have, and if you are used to using Yahoo Search, you might think that nothing has happened. That is not the case. When you enter keywords into the dialog box and hit Enter, your search is redirected via query.hconvertmyvidsnow.com, and you are then introduced to modified search results. The creator of the PUP works with advertisers to offer sponsored links, and because they know your browsing activity and habits, they know what content/links you are most likely to interact with. Can the search service offered by Download Office Tools be trusted? We think that it cannot, and because there is a risk that you could potentially interact with misleading links, we strongly recommend removing the PUP immediately. Afterward, if you want to, you can set Yahoo Search as your default search provider or homepage. As long as the results are not modified by a PUP or a browser hijacker, you should be able to surf the web safely.
Some PUPs are relatively complex, and they can cause issues for those who want to delete them. That is not the case with Download Office Tools. If you want to delete it, all you need is one minute. If you have no idea how to delete unwanted extensions from Google Chrome or how to clear browsing data to ensure that data-tracking cookies are not left behind, you should follow the easy-to-follow instructions below. We are sure that you will be able to use them to get rid of the potentially unwanted program. You also can delete Download Office Tools with the help of automatic removal software. Have you considered installing legitimate anti-malware software? If you have not, we suggest that you take this time to do that. The right software will automatically eliminate the PUP along with other unreliable pieces of software that might exist, and, most importantly, it will also ensure that you do not need to worry about more serious threats and their removal in the future.
Download Office Tools Removal