Have you had much use out of FileConverterSearches? Most likely, you have not, and you are currently looking for information that will help you delete this PUP (potentially unwanted program). If that is what you are after, we are happy to help you with that. The good news is that this process does not require lots of time or expertise. Pretty much anyone can eliminate unwanted extensions from Google Chrome, and if you have not learned how to do it yet, we can teach you. Once you learn to remove FileConverterSearches, you will always have that skill. You could use it to eliminate unwanted extensions as well as tons of other PUPs that could invade your system if you do not take appropriate measures to secure it. A few other threats that we warn to watch out for include StreamSearchClub, LiveSportSearch, and VideosSearches. These are clones of the PUP, and that means that they all function the same.
It is most likely that you downloaded FileConverterSearches from the Chrome Web Store. You can find the installer at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fileconvertersearches/pacopnfmngmkhdlmedepfmoblolhiaie. How did you discover this installer? Were you randomly browsing the platform to find interesting apps? That is unlikely to be the case. Most likely, you were redirected to the page after clicking a button, a pop-up, or an advertisement. Perhaps you were redirected to the page simply by visiting a certain website. If that is the case, you ought to be more cautious about what websites you visit and what buttons or pop-ups you interact with in the future. If you are not careful, your default search provider could be hijacked, and that is exactly what happens if you end up installing FileConverterSearches. It sets feed.fileconvertersearches.com/?q= as the provider, and this search tool redirects to Yahoo Search – search.yahoo.com. Some users might be happy with this action, but they might not know that the PUP is actually capable of modifying the search results.
When FileConverterSearches shows modified search results, you might interact with sponsored links and advertisements just the same as normal search results. That is because they might be concealed, or they could mirror your recent browsing searches. This should make the injected results much more attractive. The issue here is that we cannot know who injects the ads, and that poses a threat of facing unreliable parties. If you were tricked into downloading FileConverterSearches via a misleading ad, you must know already how risky it might be to interact with suspicious ads. Of course, it is also possible that harmless links could be injected, but, ultimately, the PUP is completely unpredictable, and trusting it could be a huge mistake. At the end of the day, it redirects to a popular search engine to show ads, and it offers nothing else that you could benefit from. Therefore, our recommendation is that you delete this potentially unwanted program ASAP.
As we have mentioned already, deleting FileConverterSearches is not a huge deal. Most likely, you need to glance at the instructions below once to know what to do. The only new thing might be the clearing of browsing data. We advise clearing it once in a while, but especially after visiting unreliable websites or removing unwanted extensions. It is best to clear everything, but that would erase stored passwords, delete autofill entries, and make your browser forget the websites you have visited. Therefore, you might choose to clear browsing data in the time range that the PUP was installed in. If other threats have slithered into your system, you can eliminate them together with the PUP. All you need is a legitimate anti-malware tool, and once it is activated, it will remove FileConverterSearches along with all other threats automatically. The best part is that this software can provide you with comprehensive protection. So, which removal method are you leaning towards? If you have questions that we could answer for you still, add them to the comments area.