If you are trying to delete ConverterSearchTool from your Google Chrome browser, it is likely that you have already discovered how useless this extension actually is. It is promoted as a tool that changes the default search provider to show optimized Yahoo results so that you could “get easy access to search, images, videos and news.” Even the official description of the extension does not make it sound exciting, and that is because it simply has nothing to offer. Yes, it can optimize Yahoo Search results, but not in a way that you want. In fact, if you interact with these results, you could find yourself in tricky situations, and you could even be scammed. Perhaps you already know why you want to remove the extension, but if you do not, we have a few bits of important information. Continue reading, and you will learn it all about ConverterSearchTool and, of course, its removal.
According to our research team, ConverterSearchTool is a PUP – potentially unwanted program. At the time of our analysis, this PUP did not have an official download website, but its installer was available at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/convertersearchtool/llbmcgifflnmhaeopanolgloogfhkink. It is not very likely that you have found this installer while searching for any specific PDF converter. Most likely, you found it advertised via some suspicious website. Pop-ups and banners hiding the link to the PUP’s installer could be placed on unreliable file-sharing and illegal streaming websites. This is why you should not visit such websites and, especially, interact with the advertisements represented via them. Even if you can escape ConverterSearchTool, you might be unable to escape PDFConvertersSearch, HDMusicStreamSearch, and other similar extensions. All of these PUPs come from the same family, and they are all equally as useless because none of them offer unique services. Instead, they all redirect to Yahoo Search.
Feed.convertersearchtool.com is the default search provider that ConverterSearchTool introduces once you install it. This modification is made silently, and you might not even notice that anything was changed. Especially if Yahoo Search was previously set as the default search provider. The PUP redirects to this search engine because it is popular and trusted and also because it is easy to modify. Any kinds of links can be added to the normal search results, and that could expose you to advertisements, links to suspicious third-party websites, and also scams. It is hard to say what exactly would happen if you interacted with the ads shown by ConverterSearchTool, but we must warn you that that could put you at risk. Obviously, the PUP is not worth it, and that is why we recommend deleting it instantly. Before you do that, take a few minutes to scan your system. A legitimate malware scanner can help you identify the threats that require removal, and, hopefully, the scanner ensures that there is nothing besides the PUP to worry about.
Can you follow the steps shown below? We are sure that you can, and if you can, you should be able to remove ConverterSearchTool in just a few moments. If other threats were found, you can use the guides available on this site to eliminate them manually as well. Of course, if you do no desire to analyze and delete threats manually, you do not have to do it. Instead, you could install an anti-malware tool that would delete ConverterSearchTool and all other threats that might be active automatically. The best part is that as long as you keep this tool installed, it will protect you, and, hopefully, that will ensure that you do not need to research and conduct malware removal ever again. If you have questions about the removal processes, the PUP, or the protection of your browsers and system, leave them in the comments section below.