Remove My Quick Converter

What is My Quick Converter

My Quick Converter v4.10 is an ad-supported extension that is presented as a harmless addon that would make it easier to convert files between various types. It also changes browser settings to make advertising easier, allowing My Quick Converter v4.10 to be considered a browser hijacker.

Redundant functions

The conversion functions that My Quick Converter offers are easily accessible without it. There are ways to turn almost any text, image, or spreadsheet file into a pdf without using third-party tools (and additional ads), so My Quick Converter is very unlikely to be needed by anyone. Consider that the extension is for desktop browsers. On desktops, we have a lot of basic software available, like image viewers and text editors. They generally come preinstalled with the operating system. And they make it simple to create PDF files from almost anything. For example, if you’re using a Mac, text files, images, and spreadsheets can be exported to PDF files from the main menu. Windows, too, allows many types of files to be printed to a PDF document. So, My Quick Converter putting a few links to online file converters does not seem very useful.

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Files can be converted from one type to another without much hassle, but that doesn’t stop dozens of online conversion tools form vying for your attention.

I recommend trying to convert files yourself when possible. This way, you can also avoid uploading your files to various online services and better protect your privacy.

Threats to privacy

Excessively collecting information about people and then sharing it with advertisers is normal for a lot of browser extensions, but that doesn’t mean that it’s good or that it should be accepted as normal. Personal information in the wrong hands could threaten people’s security by making targeted phishing easier. Not to mention advertisers knowing far too many things about individual users. And though My Quick Converter does not share personal information with advertisers, detailed search history (search queries) and location can be shared with advertisers and advertising networks. And detailed information can allow the real identity of the person to be uncovered with reasonable accuracy.

Eightpoint Technologies says that their mission is “connecting consumers with the best content on the internetâ€, which explains why the main product of their extensions — Search.hthereadinghub.com, Transit Maps Directions, Search.hconvert2pdfnow.com, and many others — has to do with searching for content online, rather than utility tools that the extensions promote.

Unexpected hijacking

The description of My Quick Converter does not make it clear that the search engine will be replaced, only that web search is available, which is expected from a web browser. search.myquickconverter.com, the new tab page that My Quick Converter sets, is an unattractive page that only has a few links to some online conversion tools, and a search bar in the middle of the screen. My Quick Converter is basically adware, considering how it unnecessarily configures the search engine to Yahoo when it has nothing at all to do with the advertised function of accessing popular converter links. My Quick Converter controlling the search engine allows it to fill it with ads and sponsored links. The extension needs to make money, and this type of advertising is a lot less obvious than putting clearly marked ads in, say, the new tab page.

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It is not any less intrusive, though. Consider that Yahoo, known for its ads, displays them on top of results whenever you search for anything remotely marketable. Finding relevant information then becomes more frustrating and annoying.

How to remove My Quick Converter

My Quick Converter, like all extensions, can be uninstalled by going to browser settings and removing it there. It’s important to consider how My Quick Converter was installed. If you found it on your own, great. But if it was offered or suggested to you by a pop-up, ad, or even installed without you noticing it, that could mean that you have some PUPs — potentially unwanted programs, or possibly even adware. Freeware sometimes includes programs that people didn’t ask for or know about, and they might be installed without the user’s consent. PUPs are not really viruses, but they might cause some problems, so you should carefully consider each and every program that’s allowed access to your computer. You can check your programs on the Control Panel or the Applications folder. Or you can use Anti-Malware Tool, Anti-Malware Tool or another professional antivirus program to check if any of your installed programs are considered to be risky.



Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to My Quick Converter. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove My Quick Converter Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for My Quick Converter or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall My Quick Converter Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for My Quick Converter or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete My Quick Converter Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for My Quick Converter or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If My Quick Converter.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove My Quick Converter Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for My Quick Converter or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that My Quick Converter is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the My Quick Converter program.
  7. Select My Quick Converter or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from My Quick Converter

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

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  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect My Quick Converter, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find My Quick Converter in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

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  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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