Did you get undesired advertisements from Convertdocsonline.com and wonder where it came from? It could mean that you are a victim of unwanted software from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) group. Here’s below how the Convertdocsonline.com pop up advertisements looked like when I got it on my personal computer.
Technically, the ad supported software is not a virus. It’s is designed to make a revenue by displaying a large number of ads or redirecting the web browser on unwanted web-sites. Once started, the adware may pop-up a new web browser window with an unwanted web site like the Convertdocsonline.com or add a large number of ads directly into the sites you’re viewing.
As well as undesired web-browser redirects to Convertdocsonline.com, the adware may collect your Internet browsing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential data theft. This is another reason why the adware responsible for Convertdocsonline.com popups should be removed immediately.
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your computer from the ad-supported software as well as remove Convertdocsonline.com ads from the Microsoft Edge, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and other web-browsers.
How to Remove Convertdocsonline.com pop-up ads
We are presenting various ways to delete Convertdocsonline.com pop-ups from the Google Chrome, IE, Edge and Firefox using only internal Microsoft Windows functions. Most of adware and potentially unwanted programs can be removed through these processes. If these steps does not help to remove Convertdocsonline.com advertisements, then it’s better to use a free malicious software removal utilities linked below.
To remove Convertdocsonline.com pop-up ads, execute the following steps:
- Remove potentially unwanted apps using MS Windows Control Panel
- Remove Convertdocsonline.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove Convertdocsonline.com from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
- Remove Convertdocsonline.com popups from IE
- Get rid of Convertdocsonline.com advertisements with freeware
- How to stop Convertdocsonline.com pop-ups
Manual Convertdocsonline.com pop up advertisements removal
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to delete the Convertdocsonline.com pop up ads from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge web-browsers.
Remove potentially unwanted apps using MS Windows Control Panel
Check out the Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious programs, they are the ones you need to remove.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press Windows button , then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your personal computer. Most probably, one of them is the ad supported software related to Convertdocsonline.com redirect. If you’ve many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as on the image below.
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of apps installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely, it is the adware responsible for Convertdocsonline.com pop-ups. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed below.
Remove Convertdocsonline.com pop-ups from Chrome
Annoying Convertdocsonline.com redirect or other symptom of having adware in your web browser is a good reason to reset Google Chrome. This is an easy method to restore the Google Chrome settings and not lose any important information.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. 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 Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web-browser’s default search provider, new tab and homepage will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Convertdocsonline.com from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like start page, newtab and search engine by default to their default values. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Convertdocsonline.com ad-supported software. Once, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Convertdocsonline.com popups from IE
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browser settings like home page, default search engine and newtab page had been changed by ad supported software that responsible for the appearance of Convertdocsonline.com pop up advertisements, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of adware that causes web browsers to open unwanted Convertdocsonline.com pop-up advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, newtab and search provider to default state.
Get rid of Convertdocsonline.com advertisements with freeware
It’s very difficult for classic anti-virus to detect adware and other kinds of PUPs. We recommend you run a free anti-adware such as Zemana Free, MalwareBytes and HitmanPro from our list below. These utilities will allow you scan and remove trojans, malware, spyware, keyloggers, bothersome and malicious adware from an infected PC.
Run Zemana Free to delete Convertdocsonline.com pop-up ads
You can download and use the Zemana for free. This antimalware tool will scan all the Windows registry keys and files in your PC along with the system settings and browser extensions. If it finds any malicious software, adware or harmful extension that is causing intrusive Convertdocsonline.com pop-up advertisements then the Zemana Free will remove them from your system completely.
- Click the link below to download Zemana Free. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, press the “Scan” button . Zemana Free program will scan through the whole computer for the ad-supported software which reroutes your internet browser to the annoying Convertdocsonline.com site. While the Zemana Anti-Malware application is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the scan get finished, Zemana Free will open a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next”. Once the clean-up is finished, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer.
How to stop Convertdocsonline.com pop-ups
It is important to use adblocker apps like AdGuard to protect your PC system from malicious web pages. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block Convertdocsonline.com and other intrusive websites.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, Convertdocsonline.com pop-ups, as well as other malicious or misleading webpages. 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 is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your system from the attack of adware
Now your computer should be clean of the adware that reroutes your web-browser to the unwanted Convertdocsonline.com page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popups and undesired harmful web-pages) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC 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 Convertdocsonline.com pop ups from the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then ask for help here here.