Surely, ConverterSearchPlus is not a useful extension. If you know this, you might have installed and used it yourself. In fact, we are surprised that people install it at all, considering that it is a self-proclaimed “single purpose extension” with basically nothing to offer. Perhaps people are misled by the name of this add-on, or perhaps they are tricked into installing it. In any case, it is now evident that this extension is not very useful and that removing it is the best move. If you have found some function of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) to be intriguing or useful, perhaps you need more information about how it actually works. Our team of experts has analyzed the PUP, and we can explain why we recommend deleting ConverterSearchPlus from Google Chrome. It is notable that those are the same reasons we recommend deleting PDFConvertersSearch, HDMusicStreamSearch, PDFConverterSearch4Free, and many other clone extensions.
Although it is possible that some users of ConverterSearchPlus have been tricked or perhaps even forced to install the extension, we are sure that many of them have installed the extension with free will. At the time of research, it could be downloaded from get.convertersearchplus.com/?pid=58515 as well as the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/convertersearchplus/imhjnjiiejomomgdaemekdcggpmjohnk). If you used the latter source, you might have not read the description carefully enough. This description reveals that the extension is useless, and the introduced permissions reveal that it can read the browsing history, change search settings, and also read and change your own data on the websites you visit. Cautious users are likely to abandon the PUP right there and then. That said, over 10,000 Chrome users have downloaded this extension, and that means that its creator has found a way to promote it. According to our researchers, PUPs like this one are often promoted with the help of suspicious pop-ups that redirect to the installer. In some cases, we have seen the installers’ pages go in full screen, making it harder for visitors to exit them.
So, now that you know how ConverterSearchPlus truly works, what are you going to do with it? If your choice is to delete this extension, we have a few options for you to consider. First, we have the manual removal option. Since the PUP is an extension, eliminating it should not be too difficult. Our guide below shows exactly how to do it, and it also shows how to clear browsing data, which you want to do to erase browsing history and also clear cookies and cache in the time that the PUP was installed. Another option is to remove ConverterSearchPlus using an automated anti-malware tool. This is what we recommend using if the PUP was installed with other threats, or if you are ready to take action to protect your operating system and browsers. Hopefully, we have answered all of your questions, but if we have not, let’s continue the discussion in the comments area below.