Creators of ConvertrzSearch say that it provides the best way to search the Internet. The truth is that so do the developers of other similar potentially unwanted programs. In other words, there are more extensions like this one out there, for example, SearchWizard. Our researchers say that some of them, including this application, get classified as potentially unwanted programs because they may have qualities that could annoy users. To learn more about this particular application, we encourage you to read our full report. At the end of it, we display instructions that show to delete ConvertrzSearch if you do not wish to keep it. They show how to erase the potentially unwanted program from Google browsers only because the application is not yet compatible with other browsers.
Users could come across ConvertrzSearch while visiting the Google Chrome Store page, which, currently, displays the description that says using this extension is the best way to surf the Internet. You may find a different description on the application’s homepage called get.convertrz-search.com. It shows a pop-up called “recommended extension” that contains the “Add to Chrome” button. Above the mentioned button there might be a text saying that if you add this extension your default search engine will be changed and you will gain access to the full extension’s functionality. If you do not exit the potentially unwanted program’s website right after entering it, you might stay there long enough to see a message from your browser saying: “get.convertrz-search.com wants to show notifications.” The message may give you the Allow and Block options. Naturally, if you do not want to receive notifications from a website associated with a potentially unwanted program, we advise clicking Block.
If you add ConvertrzSearch to your browser, the application may change your default search engine with convertrz-search.com. What is essential to know about this search engine is that it might redirect to a modified search.yahoo.com version. It means that it might seem like you are searching via the original yahoo search engine, but the results could be altered by the potentially unwanted program. For instance, it might be able to inject them with third-party advertisements. Moreover, according to the application’s websites, these changes ought to allow you to enter search keywords into your browser’s address bar and so search for things directly from a browser’s address bar. If you are using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or any other major browser, you should be already able to do so. In other words, you should not need to get additional tools to be able to search directly from your browser’s address bar. All you have to do is think of a keyword that would help you find what you are looking for and click Enter after typing it into your browser’s address bar.
Finally, we ought to mention that one of the things that could annoy ConvertrzSearch users is that it might request permission to view their browsing history. Some users consider data in it to be private and do not want applications to gather it even if it is being done anonymously. As you see, some companies use data from browsing history to create tailored ads and some users hate such content. If you do not want ConvertrzSearch to be able to view your browsing history or you simply do not find it useful, you could erase it.
One of the ways to remove ConvertrzSearch from Google Chrome is to delete it directly from the browser’s extensions menu. This task should not be that challenging, but if you need instructions, do not hesitate to use the steps located below this paragraph. The other way to delete ConvertrzSearch is to scan your computer with a reliable security tool. During the scan the extension ought to be identified as a potentially unwanted program and you should be allowed to remove it along with other identified items right after the scan.