Convert-myfiles.link is the URL of the official website promoting the browser extension Convert My Files and the URL of the page it sets on users’ web browsers when they install it. As research has shown, it is only compatible with Google Chrome, which is considered one of the most popular web browsers, so it seems that it targets a large group of users and seeks to become popular software. At the time of research, there were only 8 active users who installed this extension from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/convert-my-files/clhkbldihegalmdahapgmhdfpdkbjghb), which shows that it has not achieved its goal to become popular yet. Of course, this might change soon. It should be emphasized that not all users download Convert My Files from the Chrome Web Store or its official website (http://www.convert-myfiles.link/). Some of them find it next to other browser extensions but do not know how and when it has been installed, so there is a huge possibility that alternative distribution methods are also used to spread it. This is also the reason researchers have decided to classify it as a browser hijacker. As you have probably understood, we cannot confirm that Convert My Files is a trustworthy browser extension. As a consequence, our piece of advice for you would be to remove it.
As mentioned at the beginning of this report, Convert My Files can be downloaded by users consciously from the official website or the Chrome Web Store, but some users also claim that they have found this browser extension installed on their computers without their knowledge, which suggests that it might be distributed in software bundles too. Also, users might see advertisements promoting it and install it on their PCs by clicking on any of them. By installing this extension, users allow it to change their data on all websites they visit and set a page it promotes. Browser hijackers have become quite prevalent, so you might find the main settings of your web browser changed again soon if you do nothing to ensure your system’s protection. We do not say that you must protect your system against malware all alone. Instead, we want you to encourage installing a reputable security application on your computer so that it would do the whole job for you.
You can remove Convert-myfiles.link from your browsers by deleting the browser extension responsible for changing your browser’s settings. As mentioned, it is called Convert My Files. It is not a problem if you have no idea how to remove the add-on from the browser because our instructions (find them below) will help you to disable it quite easily. There is, of course, a quicker way to remove the page set from Google Chrome – you can use an antimalware scanner instead.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
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|2||web_page_home.js||119 bytes||MD5: 7d76790a8dc17bfaaa382327481e1ee5|
|3||content.js||938 bytes||MD5: 045fff985d7820c018192a7828a546bf|
|4||background.js||1865 bytes||MD5: a4ff0d58226a49ec0476a459c1ec17f2|