There are a lot of programs out there that look useful, but in reality they are just nuisances. ConvertoWiz most definitely fall into that category. This extension is a potentially unwanted program, which means it is not there to make your life hell, but it could annoy you to no end, so it is probably for the best to remove ConvertoWiz today.
Please continue reading if you wish to find out more about this type of extensions and how they spread around. If you’re here only for the removal part, please scroll down to the bottom of the article.
ConvertoWiz may enter your system via two methods: official or third-party source. Official sources include the main homepage (at portal.convertowiz.com) and the Chrome Web Store. Third-party sources might be too many to count. It can be file-sharing websites, online gaming pages, and any other website out there that indulges in third-party advertising.
You probably wouldn’t be reading this article if you had downloaded ConvertoWiz from tis official website. Therefore, we will assume that this extension reached you through third-party sources. It could’ve been a software bundle that you downloaded from a file-sharing website. It might have also been a random redirect or a fake download button that you clicked on some website without thinking. The bottom line is that it is possible to avoid adding ConvertoWiz to your Chrome browser accidentally, but that requires continuous attention and caution whenever you browse the web.
So what happens when this extension is added to your browser? The most visible change is that the extension modifies your default search engine. It changes to feed.convertowiz.com. Also, the extension promises to help you convert your files into the PDF format, and this might look like a pretty good deal, but we have to remember that ConvertoWiz can also display modified search results via its search engine.
The extension can display modified search results because it employs tracking cookies to collect information on your web browsing habits. Although it cannot record your logins and passwords, it can more or less get the general idea about your likes and preferences, so when you land on a page with modified search results, some of the links will look quite attractive, urging you to click them. This is actually what most of the potentially unwanted programs strive for: Your clicks.
Each time you click a link these programs promote, you help their developers make money. You get nothing in return and sometimes, admittedly, through these links you might find something that you really need. However, most of the time, you will only be exposed to various online marketing tactics that could redirect you to suspicious websites.
Therefore, if you did not intend to add this extension to your browser, remove ConvertoWiz right now. You might also want to reset your browser’s settings to default, especially if you’ve noticed more unfamiliar extensions. However, the best way to diagnose your current system’s status is to scan it with the SpyHunter free scanner. If necessary, invest in a licensed antispyware tool to remove detected threats.