FileConvertOnline Toolbar is not harmful, but it might seem rather annoying as it could change your default browser preferences like your usual start page. Since the software is not malicious it was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means users may want to remove it even though they download it themselves. The reason we advise removing FileConvertOnline Toolbar is not because it chances one’s homepage, it’s because it might encourage users to browse the Internet with an unreliable search engine. If do not think you can trust this application or simply want to go back to your previous homepage settings, we can help you erase this doubtful toolbar manually; just follow the instructions placed at the end of the article. As for more information about the potentially unwanted program, you could continue reading the text.
In this paragraph we would like to explain where it comes from and how it might be distributed. First of all, users should know FileConvertOnline Toolbar was developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. To our specialists the name is well-known as we have tested countess of other suspicious applications created by it. Therefore, we do not think it would be smart to trust it or use its developed products with no caution. Speaking of the plugin’s distribution, there are a few ways one could encounter it, for example, the application’s official website, Chrome Web Storage site, bundled setup files, and so on. The difference is that if you came across it while visiting its official site or added it from the Chrome Web Store you most likely accepted it knowingly. However, if it came with bundled setup files you could have overlooked it during the process and installed the potentially unwanted program without realizing it. In the future you can avoid such mistakes by simply paying more attention to the installation process or by placing a reliable security tool that could inform you about potential threats.
Next thing we would like to discuss is FileConvertOnline Toolbar’s working manner. As soon as you add this extension it may place search.myway.com as your default homepage. Below its search box you might see icons allowing you to access tools to convert PDF or Microsoft Word documents, translate or view them, and so on. These features may look handy if you often need such functions, but you should not forget they come together with an unreliable application. What’s more, it looks like the presented search engine could show doubtful third-party ads. According to the potentially unwanted program’s Terms of Service document, Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc does not take responsibility for third-party content. Thus, if anything goes wrong while the user interacts with it, he will be alone to blame. With no guarantees about the third-party advertisement’s reliability, it might be dangerous to interact with it, e.g. it could redirect to sites containing viruses, Trojans, and other threats, or web pages trying to steal sensitive data.
Of course, it is possible nothing bad will happen while you use FileConvertOnline Toolbar, but if you do not want to take any chances, you should not hesitate to erase it. The potentially unwanted program can be eliminated both manually and with antimalware tools, so all depends on how experienced you are. Users who feel they can handle manual removal should follow our recommended deletion steps located at the end of the text. As for others we would recommend installing a reliable antimalware tool and performing a full system scan.