Removal Guide

Do you know what is? belongs to the same family of browser hijackers developed by a company called Sail Machine. Most of the earlier versions were compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, but this new application does not seem to work on Google Chrome yet. However, our specialists believe this threat could be updated, so it would be best to say alert. Moreover, the application could be potentially dangerous since it might distribute third-party advertisements with links to unreliable web pages. Therefore, it might be safer to remove before anything goes wrong. Accordingly, we would advise you not only to learn more about the hijacker but also check the instructions placed below and get rid of it manually.

From what our researchers managed to find out, the search engine is supposed to travel together with a browser extension titled as VideoConverter. Currently, creators developed only Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox versions, so Google Chrome’s users are safe for the time being. If you wonder how these add-ons might be distributed, we can tell you that they could come bundled with other programs or be downloaded from the software’s official web page ( Users might be redirected to this site through suspicious pop-up ads, sponsored links, and so on.

The so-called Easy Video Converter extension is promoted in a way that might make users mistake it for a tool capable of converting various video and audio files. However, in reality, it can only redirect you to such online tools through the bookmarks it ads on the browser, e.g. It might appear to be handy, but in our opinion, it is not worth to keep a suspicious application just for a couple of links, which you could easily bookmark yourself without installing Removal screenshot
Scroll down for full removal instructions settles on the system once the add-on is installed. The application should hijack the browser by replacing its default homepage, search engine or new tab page. Consequently, each time you launch the affected browser it should open At this point, we have to warn users that the search engine might be dangerous because together with the results it could show you unreliable third-party advertisements.

Unfortunately, some of the ads might redirect you to questionable web pages that could be created for malicious reasons, for example, to distribute other unreliable software (different browser hijackers, adware, etc.) or malware (Trojans, ransomware, etc.). Of course, we cannot be one hundred percent sure of this, but such risks are possible, and if you do not want to take any chances it would be best to eliminate the threat.

During the research, our specialists indicated all data related to the browser hijacker. Accordingly, they prepared a removal guide, which shows how to locate this data and delete it manually. Thus, if you think you are up for this task, slide a little below and follow the provided steps. On the other hand, the application could be erased with the help of a trustworthy antimalware tool as well. Even inexperienced users should be able to get rid of the browser hijacker quite easily with such tool, so it might be a perfect option for those who find the removal guide to difficult.


Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R, type regedit and click OK.
  2. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  3. Look for a value name known as Start Page, right-click it and choose Modify.
  4. Instead of current value data ( insert another link and click OK.
  5. Find the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  6. Locate a key called EasyVideoConverterAccess, right-click it and press Delete.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Explorer (Windows Key+E) and locate this path: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla User ID}
  2. Search for a file that is named as Prefs.js and open it with Notepad.
  3. Erase the following line: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "").
  4. Locate the given directory: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla User ID}\extensions
  5. Look for a file called @VideoConverter.xpi, right-click it and choose Delete.

In non-techie terms: is an application categorized as a browser hijacker. It should appear right after downloading an extension called VideoConverter. The problem with this software is that it might show you modified results. In other words, such results could have additional third-party advertisements, and while clicking such ads, you could end up visiting malicious web pages. Naturally, we would advise you to avoid such content as much as you can. If you want to get rid of the ads shown by this browser hijacker, you could use the removal guide above and delete it manually or erase it automatically with the help of a reliable antimalware tool.