What did you think about first when you faced ConverterzSearch? Did you think that this tool could help you convert files? Did you think that it could help conduct web searches? In both cases, we must disappoint you by saying that the extension is useless. That is why we identify it as a potentially unwanted program, shortly known as PUP. Even though it might seem useful at first, those who have it installed should realize quickly enough that it is basically useless. Yes, it can provide you with a search tool, but is it trustworthy? We do not think that it is. It redirects searches to a well-known search engine, which makes the service seem trustworthy, but then it modifies the results, which makes it untrustworthy. Have you already decided to remove ConverterzSearch from your Google Chrome browser? If you have, the last section of our report explains your options. If you want to learn more before you delete the PUP, continue reading.
ConverterzSearch does not have an official download website. It has portal.converterz-search.com, but it does not offer an installer, and it is not used by the extension either. That being said, this tool offers a menu with a few converters, which some people might find very useful. The PUP is presented via the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/converterzsearch/fndjjdloiljmnjbjmgdgilajbaonkllj), and if you downloaded the extension from this source, you must know a few important details. The extension self-identifies as a “single purpose extension,” and it reads browsing history. If you look at the description of the PUP, it does not seem useful, but some people might be confused by the claims to offer “optimized search results powered by Yahoo.” What this means is that the PUP can show you Yahoo Search results but also modify them to promote third-party content. This is exactly how AllConvertersSearch, TopStreamsSearch, MusicStreamSearch, SearchProConverter, and all other clones of ConverterzSearch work as well.
So, how would you go about the removal of ConverterzSearch? We have analyzed this extension in our internal lab, and we can assure you that you can delete it like a normal unwanted extension. To remind you of the process, we have created the instructions you can see below. This is one option that you might consider, but it certainly is not the only one. We suggest looking into the automated removal of the PUP as well. Sure, it might make no sense to invest in software to get rid of a single unwanted extension, but what if other threats were downloaded along with it? What if you are at risk of facing serious threats in the near future? You have to think about these things, and if you are not sure if you can free your system from all active threats or secure it against malware in the future, investing in trusted anti-malware software is the best decision. It would immediately delete ConverterzSearch and secure your system, which would take the burden of keeping it safe yourself off your shoulders.