Do you know what PConverter Toolbar is?
If you are looking for a useful and trustworthy tool with which to convert your files, we do not recommend PConverter Toolbar due to certain suspicious traits it tends to exhibit. As a matter of fact, our researchers tested this toolbar in our internal lab and decided to label it as a bad toolbar. It was not difficult to see through this application since it belongs to the notorious Mindspark family. And, as such, it might present you with unreliable third-party web content through the third-party services it promotes. A lot of people leave these useless toolbars and applications on their computers because they do not know how to remove them or how they can cause potential harm to their PCs. We are here to tell you about these risks so that you can decide for yourself what to do with this infection. But we recommend that you delete PConverter Toolbar as soon as possible.
It is quite likely that you have never visited the official website -- sorry, web page -- at pconverter.com, yet you have this toolbar in your browsers, and now you are wondering how on earth it got there. Let us help you solve this “mystery.” Just like other Mindspark products, including InkRevealed Toolbar and Test iNet Speed Toolbar, PConverter Toolbar is mainly distributed by a method called software bundling. This method is, however, rather questionable since nowadays schemers can also use it to spread malware infections all over the web without boundaries. As you may know, there are millions of people who want to download free software every day. That is why infected bundles are mostly hosted on unreliable freeware and other file-sharing websites. If you have visited one lately, chances are that that was the source of your infection. In this case you should delete PConverter Toolbar and identify every other potential threat as well. You cannot leave any infection on-board if you want keep your PC protected.PConverter Toolbar screenshot
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PConverter Toolbar claims to enable you to convert files and even send them to someone. But, unfortunately, there are too many question marks surrounding this application, so we must tell you to try to stay away from it because it may operate unreliably. And, most importantly, never use its search tool to search the web. As a matter of fact, this application sets ask.com as your home page and search engine. But that page is a customized ask.com page, which you should never use since this application may alter the displayed search results. Clicking on a corrupted link would be rather unfortunate. You could easily end up on a malicious website. Since that can cause further threats to your computer or even your privacy, we advise you to remove PConverter Toolbar.
Finally, it is time for us to share the “cure” with you. Although this application has its own uninstaller and you can eliminate it via Control Panel, it will not take care of all the browser extensions and the changes PConverter Toolbar makes to your browsers. Therefore, it is best to reset all your browsers. If you need assistance with these steps, please use our instructions below this article. Also, please keep in mind that you can stop most of the infections from entering your computer if you visit only reputable websites and do not click on third-party ads.
PConverter Toolbar Removal from Windows
- Click Start and go to Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the application and press Remove.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Press Win+R and enter Control Panel. Press OK.
- Access Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and press Uninstall.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Tap Win+I and open Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and press Uninstall.
How to reset your browsers
- Press Alt+F and choose Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
- Click Reset settings at the bottom.
- Click Reset.
- Tap Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
- Press Refresh Firefox and press Refresh Firefox in the pop-up.
- Click Finish.
- Tap Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
- Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings checkbox.
- Press Reset.
- Press Close.
In non-techie terms:
PConverter Toolbar is an annoying application that might pose a threat to your virtual security. Not only is the third-party search tool offered by this app unreliable, but it can also come on-board with a bunch of malware infections that may cause even more serious problems to your system’s security. You need to remove PConverter Toolbar and all the other related threats if you want to secure your PC. Your best and most effective solution is to install a trustworthy antimalware program that will automatically take care of your computer's protection.