When you start your web browser like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, the web-site named Search with Video Converter opens automatically instead of your home page? Or this annoying page has been set as new tab page and browser’s search provider ? Then most probably your browser has become the victim of hijacker. The “Search with Video Converter” browser hijacker commonly get installed together with certain freeware. Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you are an active Web user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with the annoying “Search with Video Converter” . You need to free your PC system of unwanted software and thereby uninstall “Search with Video Converter” as quickly as possible. Because the unwanted home page may be a way to infect your computer with other potentially unwanted programs.
If your computer has been affected with “Search with Video Converter” browser hijacker infection, every time you launch your browser you will see this web-page. Of course you can setup your startpage again, but next time you launch a web-browser you will see that “Search with Video Converter” home page return. As mentioned above, the browser hijacker can modify the default search engine on this unwanted page too, so all your search queries will be re-directed to “Search with Video Converter”. Thus the authors of the hijacker infection may gather the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to intrusive web-pages.
Often, the system which has been affected with “Search with Video Converter” hijacker, will be also infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that displays a huge number of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad-supported software can replace the legitimate ads with malicious ads that will offer to download and install malware and unwanted applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
We strongly recommend that you perform the few simple steps below that will help you to remove “Search with Video Converter” redirect using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
Remove Search with Video Converter
As with removing adware, malware or PUPs, there are few steps you may do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the guidance, then it should be run malicious software removal tool, because it should get rid of browser hijacker and stop any further infection. But to completely remove the “Search with Video Converter” you’ll have to at least reset your web-browser settings like newtab page, startpage and search provider by default to default state, disinfect web-browsers shortcuts, delete all unwanted and suspicious programs, and delete browser hijacker infection with malware removal utilities. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your web browser or restart your PC.
To remove Search with Video Converter, complete the following steps:
- Manual “Search with Video Converter” removal
- Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of “Search with Video Converter”
- Use AdBlocker to stop “Search with Video Converter” and stay safe online
- How did “Search with Video Converter” hijacker get on your personal computer
- To sum up
Manual “Search with Video Converter” removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove “Search with Video Converter” from the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Delete “Search with Video Converter” associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted applications, ad-supported software programs and hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Windows Control Panel.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Remove “Search with Video Converter” from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox web-browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of FF. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings such as startpage, newtab page and default search engine to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Start the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker which redirects your web browser to annoying “Search with Video Converter” web site. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove “Search with Video Converter” from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all browser home page, new tab and default search provider you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker which redirects your browser to undesired “Search with Video Converter” site, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, new tab page and search provider by default to default state.
Delete “Search with Video Converter” redirect from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the browser hijacker, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the internet browser’s home page, new tab and search provider by default that have been changed by “Search with Video Converter” browser hijacker.
- First, launch the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of “Search with Video Converter”
The easiest way to delete “Search with Video Converter” browser hijacker infection is to run an antimalware application capable of detecting browser hijackers including “Search with Video Converter”. We suggest try Zemana Free or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijackers and other PUPs.
Automatically get rid of “Search with Video Converter” with Zemana Free
We recommend using the Zemana AntiMalware that are completely clean your computer of the browser hijacker. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijackers, ad supported software, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Now you can install and use Zemana to remove “Search with Video Converter” startpage from your web browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your system.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is complete, this malware removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker infection that cause “Search with Video Converter” web-page to appear.
Once the system scan is done, Zemana will display a list of found threats. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove hijacker infection that designed to redirect your browser to the “Search with Video Converter” web site and add items to the Quarantine. When finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC to make the change take effect.
Run Malwarebytes to remove hijacker
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of the hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you get rid of browser hijackers, PUPs, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes Free from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker which cause a redirect to “Search with Video Converter” web page. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
Scan your PC system and remove “Search with Video Converter” with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your computer for adware, PUPs and hijackers like “Search with Video Converter” and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you remove any malicious web browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
After downloading is complete, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as displayed on the screen below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to launch the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that causes internet browsers to open annoying “Search with Video Converter” web-page. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the AdwCleaner is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
After the system scan is complete, you can check all items detected on your computer like below.
You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will delete browser hijacker that reroutes your web-browser to annoying “Search with Video Converter” site and add items to the Quarantine. After that process is done, the utility may ask you to reboot your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Use AdBlocker to stop “Search with Video Converter” and stay safe online
Run ad-blocking application such as AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your system performance and impact your personal computer security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your machine by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop up ads, web-sites such “Search with Video Converter”, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How did “Search with Video Converter” hijacker get on your personal computer
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the browser hijacker infection that causes web browsers to open unwanted “Search with Video Converter” web site. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up advertisements and intrusive malicious pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete “Search with Video Converter” from your internet browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.