Even if you didn’t plan to have TheConverterSearch, this application might seem like a pretty good deal for you. It functions as a browser extension, and it’s there to supposedly enhance your web search experience. If you often use a search engine to search for something, you might think that this extension provides a good alternative.
On the other hand, it wouldn’t be wise to trust a program that enters your system unexpectedly. If you didn’t notice how you added TheConverterSearch to your browser, perhaps that is the first sign that maybe it shouldn’t be there.
Since it is not that hard to remove TheConverterSearch, we would first like to talk more about the extension itself and where it comes from. When we take a look at the main homepage via portal.theconvertersearch.com, it is obvious that the layout is the same as for the websites associated with AllConverstersSearch, SearchConverters, StreamBrosSearch, and many others. They clearly are developed by the same people, and they are released like off a conveyor belt without much modification. In a sense, we could say that all of them are practically identical.
Thus, if certain removal guidelines fit one application from this group, you can be sure that you can use the same removal instructions for all the other apps, too. It’s also important to emphasize that TheConverterSearch and the related extensions are more malicious infections, and you shouldn’t encounter too much difficulty while trying to get rid of it. Nevertheless, a full system scan with a licensed security tool is still advisable because you might find more unwanted applications installed, too.
One of the most annoying things about potentially unwanted programs is that you still install them yourself. To avoid the likes of TheConverterSearch, it is important to be attentive when you browse the web and access unfamiliar websites. You might also feel inclined to download programs from unfamiliar websites if they offer something for free. But it is strongly recommended to download programs only from their official websites.
Also, if you frequent sites that offer free content, be careful of third-party ads that might be part of freeware distribution network. These ads might contain links that lead you to other websites or open windows that offer various apps like TheConverterSearch. For the most part, you can close those windows without too much difficulty, avoiding adding extensions to your browser. However, there are users who click on the notification boxes without reading them properly, and just like that, they add the apps to their browsers.
Once the extension is added, it will change your default search engine to feed.convertersearch.com at once. Please note that the extension doesn’t have an original search provider. TheConverterSearch employs the Yahoo! Search engine to provide you with the search results, and some of them might even be modified. How can the search results be modified?
Take note that TheConverterSearch reads your browsing history. Although it takes a while to collect enough data for custom content generation, it is only a matter of time before it happens. Thus, if TheConverterSearch starts displaying commercial ads that contain something you might like, there is a bigger chance you would click them or interact with them in some other way. Whenever you interact with the content promoted by TheConverterSearch, you help this extension make money. This kind of business scheme is not malicious or inherently dangerous. However, the security loophole exists within the promoted content: TheConverterSearch does not review it. And since the app doesn’t check the content it promotes, potentially harmful links could be embedded as well. Needless to say, that’s something you definitely need to avoid.
The best way to avoid it is by removing TheConverterSearch today. We usually recommend restoring the browser’s settings to default because that way, you remove all the collected tracking cookies, too. If you want to make sure that your system is absolutely clean, you can also scan it with the SpyHunter free scanner.
Please don’t forget that a security tool of your choice is definitely not enough to protect your system from various threats. A lot depends on your browsing habits, and if you want to learn more about cybersecurity practices, feel free to drop us a comment below.
How to Remove TheConverterSearch