How do you search for file converters? If you are planning on using FileConverterSearches, we suggest that you find an alternative method. This extension might sound useful, but our research team can guarantee that it is entirely and completely useless. It cannot help you search for file converters specifically, and the only thing it can do is introduce you to a simple search engine. So, why was this useless extension created? The reality is that it is useless to Google Chrome users. However, to the creator and the associated parties behind this potentially unwanted program (PUP), it can be extremely useful. Basically, the attractive service is only used to lure you in, and then unknown parties can start exploiting you. Surely, that is not something you want to deal with, is it? Therefore, we suggest that you quickly read this report and also learn how to delete FileConverterSearches.
Did you know that FileConverterSearches has numerous clones? A few of them include LiveSportSearch, StreamSearchClub, VideosSearches, and ConverterSearchTool. All of these extensions are identical, and it is even possible that they were created by the same party. In some cases, official download pages have been found to exist, but for the most part, these extensions are introduced via the Chrome Web Store. Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fileconvertersearches/pacopnfmngmkhdlmedepfmoblolhiaie is where you can find the installer of FileConverterSearches, and if this is where you downloaded it from, you know already that the PUP can read your browsing data and change your data on websites. So, how does that work? The PUP employs tracking cookies to collect data, and it can be both personal and non-personal. Unfortunately, this data can also be shared with undisclosed third-party partners. They need this data so that they could introduce you to the most attractive links via the search engine. Well, isn’t that a useful service? Not exactly. In fact, this is why we recommend removing the PUP.
Although FileConverterSearches does not have an interface, it hijacks the default search provider on your Chrome browser by replacing it with feed.fileconvertersearches.com. That is exactly how all other clone PUPs act as well. If you knew you were using an unfamiliar search engine, perhaps you would be more cautious, but the hijacker cleverly redirects to search.yahoo.com, and people generally trust this search engine. Unfortunately, Yahoo Search can be modified quite easily, and that is what the PUP exploits as well. The results you see are not normal because FileConverterSearches injects third-party links. They could be selected based on your browsing history, but that does not mean that they are useful. They could hide links to unreliable and scam websites, and if you want to avoid that, you should remove the PUP without further hesitation. First, scan your system. Unfortunately, this PUP could spread via software bundles, and that means that it could be installed along with other threats. Also, if you have interacted with the suspicious search results, you might have been tricked into downloading something else as well.
Have you scanned your system already? What did the scanner reveal? Do you need to delete multiple threats, or do you only need to worry about FileConverterSearches? If the latter is the case, you can follow the instructions below. Do not skip any steps because you want to remove tracking cookies also. If multiple threats are found, implementing legitimate anti-malware software is advised. It will automatically remove FileConverterSearches and other detected threats, and it will also keep your system safe. Because of this, we suggest that you install anti-malware software even if you are able to eliminate the PUP yourself. Hopefully, we have covered all bases, but if you would like to continue the discussion, the comments section is open, and we can answer your questions.