This page reviews the characteristic features of My Quick Converter – a representative of the browser hijacker category. This program is capable of making some changes in the appearance and the way all your most used browsers usually act. And such modifications could influence all of such apps – no matter whether you have installed Chrome, Explorer, Opera, Firefox or a different one. Moreover, your default homepage and search engine might be substituted; your browsers could be constantly redirecting you to various web platforms. Also, these programs may be able to produce a serious number of pop-ups and other ads that might indeed ruin your online experience. In the paragraphs below you will read all you need to know about these programs and how to cope with them efficiently and quickly.
What are browser hijackers?
Browser hijackers are programs focused on promoting goods, software, services and all sorts of other things. Such software is a legitimate instrument of the marketing industry just like the ads that appear on TV, or you hear on the radio. In fact, the difference is that you can avoid the online ad campaigns while what the TV and the radio broadcast can’t be turned off by you. In spite of being legal, My Quick Converter may really irritate you. There may be so many ads that your computer could really stop responding to your commands. The pop-ups appearing may also appear similar to your most recent search requests. This happens because hijackers are actually able to track your recent searches so as to determine your preferences. In fact, this is still legal, because they may just access the history records of your browser apps. Moreover, programmers and producers are likely to believe that the more annoying the hijacker is – the more ads it displays, and the more redirection it renders, the more efficient the advertising process is. Programmers are paid in accordance with the number of ads such a program may broadcast and you may happen to click on or load. Thus, hijackers are often regarded as potentially unwanted programs.
In spite of all the characteristics above, can My Quick Converter be considered malicious?
Actually, experts have no real proof of any malicious activities that have ever resulted from infections caused by browser hijackers. To be honest, there are indeed many differences between all types of malware – Ransomware, Trojans; and the standard hijackers such as My Quick Converter. For example, the first basic difference is the fact that Ransomware and Trojan viruses normally infect your PC automatically. Your indirect approval is not even necessary in that case. When discussing a hijacker infection, on the other hand, the program always needs your direct/ indirect permission to get installed on your device. In addition, the manners in which viruses and hijackers behave is totally different, and the aspects of your PC that they could target. For instance, viruses target some particular files, credentials on your PC. On the contrary, My Quick Converter may merely modify your browsers; nothing else can ever be affected by that hijacker. A Ransomware virus encrypts your data and harasses you into paying a ransom in exchange for the access to the affected files. A Trojan can format your entire disks and drives. In contrast, hijackers are perfectly incapable of doing anything malicious like that.
Distribution of programs like My Quick Converter :
Browser hijackers might be hiding inside contagious web platforms and all kinds of shareware. However, the most usual place you can expect to “meet” any hijacker is inside any software bundle. Generally speaking, bundles are software packages that you can download for free from the Internet. Typically, programmers mix various apps, hijackers, Adware-based products and games and make such mixes free so that you may be tempted to download and install them.
The way you install a software bundle matters the most:
No infection inflicted by a hijacker might ever come from just downloading the mixture. What you have to do is to voluntarily install the whole other content of the bundle as well. Still, that normally happens without your direct permission. The bundle’s developers might benefit from your possible impatience to use an exact game or app from the inside of such a combo, and they might trick you into incorporating the whole bundle into your system. Because of that, the moment the installation wizard shows, try to opt for the Advanced or the Custom steps. They may give you the choice of what to install and what to ignore from any free mix (or a program also). The steps you should stay away from provide an automatic or a quick installation process. The most popular to avoid are the Default, the Quick or the Automatic ones. Do not use any of them.
The removal of My Quick Converter :
Stick to the instructions below as closely as possible. Our Removal Guide is here to help you get rid of this hijacker.
How To Get Rid Of My Quick Converter Guide
Before you begin completing the steps from the following guide, we advise you to place a bookmark on this page or have it opened on a separate device since some of the following steps will require you to close your browser.
Enter Safe Mode. If you don’t know how to do it, use this guide.
Open the Task Manger by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Go to the processes/details Tab and take a look at the resulting list. If you see a process with the name of the unwanted program or looks shady, right-click on it and select Open File Location. If you believe it is part of the infection, delete the files.
Use the Winkey+R key combination to open the Run window and in the search field type appwiz.cpl. Hit Enter and in the resulting list, look for recently installed programs that look potentially unwanted. If you find anything – uninstall it.
Re-open Run and this tie type msconfig. Hit Enter again and in the resulting window, go to the Startup tab. See if there are any shady programs there and if anything looks suspicious uncheck it and then select OK.
In the Start Menu search field, copy-paste the following line: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts . Open the first result and look at the bottom of the file where it says “Localhost”. If there are any IP addresses below that, tell us what they are in the comments since they might be coming from the unwanted software.
Type Network Connections in the Windows search field and click on the first result. Right-click on the adapter that you are using at the moment and go to Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) > Properties.
If the DNS line is not set to Obtain DNS server automatically, make sure to check that option.
Now go to Advanced > DNS tab and remove everything in DNS server addresses, in order of use.
Right-click on your browser’s icon and select Properties. Delete everything in Target that is after .exe”.
My Quick Converter For Chrome users
Close Chrome and go to this folder: C:/Users/*Your username*/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. Change the name of the Default folder to Backup Default. Re-open Chrome.
My Quick Converter For Firefox users
Open Firefox and click on the Main Menu > Add-ons > Extensions. If you see anything suspicious there, remove it.
My Quick Converter For Internet Explorer (Edge) users
When you open the browser, go to Tools > Manage Ad-ons and remove the unwanted software if you see it there. Next, go to Tools > Internet options and change the homepage URL to whatever you are normally using.
Open Run (Winkey+R), type Regedit and click on OK. Next, press Ctrl+F and type the malware name. Hit Enter and delete everything that gets found.
If there are no results from the search, manually visit those folders in the Registry Editor.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main
If you find there any suspicious keys that have names with a lot of random letters and numbers, delete them or if you are not sure, tell us in the comments what you saw.