Maybe you have not heard of the Video Converter adware. But when you surf the Internet or browse the YouTube, a lot of Video Converter pop-ups are shown. And these intrusive pop ups, offers, deals or advertisements can appear again and again, even you close them. It means that you have an unwanted software from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) family installed on your PC system.
The Video Converter adware can replace computer setting in order to start automatically when the computer boot. You will be annoyed about it. Like other unwanted software, it can show advertisements without your’s permission, and these unwanted pop-ups and ads are difficult to shut down. Even worse, the Video Converter has the ability to collect a wide variety of privacy info about you to get profit.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as adware responsible for Video Converter pop-ups. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any Video Converter pop up ads.
As well as unwanted Video Converter pop-ups and ads on YouTube and in the Internet, this adware may gather your Internet surfing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, web browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and websites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or privacy information theft. This is another reason why the Video Converter adware is defined as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
We strongly recommend that you perform the step-by-step tutorial below that will allow you to get rid of Video Converter pop-up ads using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove Video Converter pop-ups (removal steps)
As with deleting adware, malware or potentially unwanted software, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the guidance, then it should be run malware removal utility, because it should remove adware and stop any further infection. But to completely delete Video Converter you’ll have to at least reset your web-browser settings to default state, delete all unwanted and suspicious apps, and remove adware by malware removal utilities. Some of the steps will require you to restart your PC or exit this web-page. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Video Converter from YouTube and web-browser, follow the steps below:
- Manual Video Converter removal
- How to remove Video Converter pop-ups with freeware
- How to stop Video Converter pop ups
- Where the Video Converter comes from
- To sum up
Manual Video Converter removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Video Converter pop ups from the Youtube and web-browsers such as the Edge Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome.
Delete Video Converter associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
We advise that you start the computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or questionable applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Uninstall the unwanted programs can remove the unwanted advertisements or internet browser redirect.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all suspicious and unknown apps. We advise to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you’ve found anything dubious that may be the Video Converter or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the Video Converter adware starts automatically on Windows bootup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks which have been created by this unwanted application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something suspicious, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by Video Converter. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Video Converter pop-ups from IE
In order to restore all browser settings you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button like below.
When the procedure is done, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s newtab page, start page and search provider by default to default state.
Remove Video Converter ads from Chrome
Run the Reset web-browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web browser redirects to unwanted webpages.
- First, start the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Video Converter from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting Mozilla Firefox internet browser will reset all the settings to their default values and will remove Video Converter pop-ups, malicious add-ons and extensions. It will keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware which opens unwanted Video Converter pop-ups. Once, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
How to remove Video Converter pop-ups with freeware
Manual removal guidance does not always help to completely get rid of the adware, as it is not easy to identify and remove components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malware removal utility to completely remove Video Converter off your internet browser. Several free malicious software removal utilities are currently available that may be used against the adware. The optimum way would be to run Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Anti Malware and HitmanPro.
Automatically delete Video Converter pop-up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We advise using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your system of the ad-supported software. The tool is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you delete PUPs, hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and ad-supported software responsible for Video Converter pop-ups.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana for Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Double-click the set up file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed below.
Now press the “Scan” button to scan for ad-supported software. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the utility is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
After the scan get completed, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will display a list of all items detected by the scan. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next” button. The Zemana AntiMalware will begin to delete adware and other unwanted software. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
Use Hitman Pro to remove Video Converter pop-ups
Hitman Pro is a free portable program that scans your machine for adware, potentially unwanted programs and hijacker infections and helps get rid of them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you delete any harmful browser extensions and add-ons.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When the downloading process is complete, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the Hitman Pro window, click the “Next” to perform a system scan with this tool for the Video Converter PUP. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
- When the checking is complete, Hitman Pro will show a list of found items. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malicious software found.
Automatically get rid of Video Converter pop ups with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to find ad supported software and thereby get rid of Video Converter pop-ups from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the machine.
MalwareBytes AntiMalware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the download is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes tool will start scanning the whole computer to find out adware responsible for Video Converter pop-up ads. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
How to stop Video Converter pop ups
Run an ad-blocker tool like AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web-pages. Additionally, adblocker programs will help you to avoid intrusive pop-up ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block popup ads, Video Converter pop-ups and deals, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
Where the Video Converter comes from
To sum up
Now your system should be free of the ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of Video Converter pop ups. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and annoying harmful web-pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your personal computer for new adwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Video Converter popup advertisements from the IE, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Firefox, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.