PUP stands for Potentially Unwanted Program. But don’t let the name fool you. There is nothing potential about your situation if you’ve fallen victim to this dangerous software. If the Clipconverter.cc website makes a frequent appearance on your screen, that is a clear indication that somewhere on your computer resides such PUP. This parasite is programmed to swarm your screen with various advertisements in forms like pop-ups, in-text, banners and blinking alert messages.
The purpose of such promotions is to trick the user into clicking on them. The main goal is to create revenue via the PPC (Pay-Per-Click) method. To ensure its profit, the PUP will produce as many ads as possible. And, to make them more alluring, this pest will use user’s web history and searches, in order to provide attractive content that the victim is more likely to click on. The thing is, by keeping this PUP on your computer, you’ll gain no positives. The Clipconverter.cc brings with itself only trouble.
In most cases, users make the mistake of selecting a Quick type of installation mode. By doing so, any hidden software will get automatically installed on your device, without your knowledge. To make sure such thing doesn’t happen, you need to opt for Advanced or Custom mode in the Setup Wizard. Any optional installations will become visible to you, so all that’s left for you to do is to deselect such bonus programs or applications.
Dangerous software is known to be disguised as useful apps and utilities, so we strongly recommend opting out of such content before proceeding with the next step of the installation. We also advise our readers not to blindly trust random update pop-ups that provide shady links. The smart decision is to rely on official and licensed sources for your software updates.
The longer you allow this PUP to stay on your computer, the worse your situation will become. Clipconverter.cc will increase the number of adverts it will display every day. This will inevitably lead to the browser getting overloaded, which will show by its constant crashes. Not just that, your online presence is in jeopardy if you do not act against this PUP. Sensitive information such as, but not limited to passwords, IP addresses, Login ID, credit card numbers, bank account credentials, etc. could easily fall into the hands of hackers.
The only way to solve this problem is by removing the PUP as soon as you detect its presence. The most common symptoms are lagging, slow internet connection, as well as ad attacks. If you are unsure on how to proceed with the PUP’s removal, we can help you. Just follow the instructions below.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Clipconverter.cc from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.