You might know Onlinevideoconverter as a legitimate program that allows you to convert videos. This service can be used both online (from its official site) and as a separate browser extension. The app has been around for a long time, but it looks like that it is now involved in some really shady business. Which is why it is categorized as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). But do not let the name fool you. There is nothing potential about it. Once you engage with this app, it will move on to take over your browser and turn it into an ad-displaying tool.
The more clicks you make on the generated adverts, the better the profit it will make for the hackers behind it and for the pages, it promotes as well. But by falling into its trap you risk more than just getting an annoying ad attack. You put your personal and financial information in jeopardy. Have you considered how the parasite makes its advertisements so appealing? By customizing them according to the browsing history and search results that it has stolen from your browser.
While the PUP is known to enter your computer when you download it or use its online form, it can pass unnoticed by other means as well. The malicious extension can be found to lurk behind spam emails, email attachments and executable files, torrents, software bundles, update requests, and dubious links and ads.
In order to make sure that this cyber pest will not sneak through unnoticed, you need to pay close attention to what you do on your computer. When possible, opt for a Custom/Advanced installation, so you can see if there is any additional software that is not properly disclosed for you to notice. If there are any optional installations, you need to deselect them. More often than not, such bonus content is actually malware in disguise.
Onlinevideoconverter is a very annoying parasite. It is very intrusive and will prevent you from having a normal browser experience, by constantly interrupting your work to display multiple ads. What’s more, this malicious software gives hackers an opportunity to obtain valuable information such as but not limited to bank accounts, credit card numbers, Login ID, passwords, IP addresses and web data from your browser. Information like this can bring them a good profit, once they share it with other questionable third-parties.
The more time you allow the parasite to stay on your PC, the worse your condition will get. You see, the number of advertisements will continue to grow until it starts to be a problem for your browser. Sooner or later it won’t be able to keep up displaying all of the promoted content and will start to crash. Lagging and slow internet speed are also among the symptoms of this malicious cyber infection. To protect your online privacy and avoid further damages, you need to remove this PUP as soon as possible.
Onlinevideoconverter Virus Removal
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 Onlinevideoconverter Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.