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Danger level 6
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


ConvertItSearch is an annoying application that can be added to your browser accidentally. It works as a browser extension and it is compatible with the Chrome browser, but you could get sometimes like it on your system even if you use some other browser. The point is that you should consider scanning your system with the SpyHunter free scanner to locate all the potential threats. It might be really easy to remove ConvertItSearch from your browser, but there might as well be more dangerous programs that could jeopardize your computer’s security. You clearly need to take care of that.

We believe that ConvertItSearch comes from the same group as ConverterSearchNow, TheConverterSearch, AllConvertersSearches, and many other browser extensions that share the same functions and the same homepage layout. They tend to change the default search engine on your browser to their portal. It might look like the portal can provide you with shortcuts to popular and useful websites, but you really have to ask yourself whether you can’t just do it with your browser’s shortcut bar. What’s the point of employing a mediator between you and the content, when you can reach the content directly?

The same questions could be applied to the use of this application in general. Sure, it comes with an offer to convert your files to different formats and what not, but the question is whether you really want this app. Did you add it to your browser via the Chrome Web Store page or did it pop up seemingly out of nowhere? If you don’t remember adding this extension willingly, it must have used other ways to reach you.

Potentially unwanted programs like ConvertItSearch can employ multiple distribution tactics to reach target systems. For the most part, this app could be using pop-ups and redirects on sites that offer free content, but display a lot of commercial ads. Such sites usually need to raise money for their server costs, especially if they offer free content (like online games or videos), and so they employ third-party advertising, by offering their space for advertisers. While it is possible to avoid these ads when they are out in the open, sometimes, all you have to do is click anywhere on the site to trigger a pop-up that opens another window.

That’s annoying, but it’s not the end of the world because you can STILL close the pop-up window by clicking the X button. On the other hand, a lot of users fail to realize they can do it, and they end up floundering across the window, clicking anything that catches their eye. And the thing that would catch your eye the most in this situation is the Add to Browser button on the notification at the top left of the pop-up window. If you click the button, you agree to add ConvertItSearch to your browser, and you also give the extension permission to modify your browser’s settings and read your browsing history, too.

Thus, some users might think that ConvertItSearch is a browser hijacker. They get taken by surprise by all these changes, and they don’t realize that they have solicited them. Of course, it’s good news that this extension is not a malicious infection, but it’s also not too flattering to know that your browsing history is being monitored about this application. What’s more, the data collected by ConvertItSearch could be exploited by third parties when they try to promote their own content through the search results you see when you use the extension’s search engine. This could lead to a variety of cybersecurity issues, so don’t let this situation fester, and deal with it right now.

Removing ConvertItSearch is easy. You can restore your browser settings to default, and we have the manual removal guidelines for that. It is also possible to remove the extension through the browser’s menu, or you can use an automated software removal tool, too. It is actually strongly recommended to employ an automated application for software removal because then, you can remove multiple unwanted and potentially dangerous programs that could be present in your system. You can also use an antispyware tool of your choice to protect your PC and your personal information from malicious exploitation.

How to Delete ConvertItSearch

  1. Launch Chrome and press Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings on the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Advanced at the bottom.
  4. Press Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Click Reset settings to complete.
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