My Converter Hub Removal Guide

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My Converter Hub is a browser hijacker targeted at users looking for tools to convert PDF or Microsoft Word documents. Our specialists say it may change user’s default browser’s preferences to make it load Search.hmyconverterhub.com (the application’s search engine). Below the search box or on the extension’s provided toolbar there should be links leading to online document converting tools and various popular web pages. The links might seem handy, but you should know you can enter these sites even if you do not have My Converter Hub. In other words, if you would bookmark the browser hijacker’s provided links you could reach them just the same. Under such circumstances, we think the add-on is useless and since our specialists say it is unreliable as well, we advise eliminating it. Provided you wish to get rid of it too, you could slide below and use our prepared removal steps located at the end of this report.

Needless to say, users who want to learn more about My Converter Hub before deciding what to do with it should read the rest of our report and learn more about it. Firstly, we would like to discuss the possible browser hijacker’s distribution channels. Our specialists suspect the extension could be traveling with bundled software installers or users could get redirected to its website while interacting with doubtful content, e.g., banners or pop-up advertisements. Next time it would be better to research the chosen application more carefully before agreeing to install it. Additionally, we recommend being attentive during the installation process if the setup file comes from P2P file-sharing networks. In some cases, installers have additional offers and to review or deselect them the user needs to pick advanced or custom installation settings. It might make the process slightly longer, but this way you may avoid unwanted bundled programs.

If My Converter Hub is installed, it might change the user’s browser preferences, such as his start page or default search provider with Search.hmyconverterhub.com. Some users may find it entirely different from what they expected as the extension’s decryption could say it will provide tools to convert documents. However, as we mentioned earlier, such tools can be found on web pages that you can load even if you do not have the add-on in question. What might seem to be even stranger is there are lots of such applications alike, and you could say My Converter Hub is just a new clone. We believe these useless clones are being created to generate advertising revenue. If you think about this, by changing your preferences, the extension encourages you to use a new search engine. Unfortunately, the research shows it might display modified search results, which means there could be untrustworthy advertisements along them. For instance, the doubtful ads could urge you to participate in fake surveys or redirect you to sites offering other browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, etc.

Of course, we cannot be one hundred percent sure My Converter Hub’s search engine will display the described content. Nonetheless, if you do not want even to risk encountering it, you should erase this browser hijacker at once. To remove it from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome manually users should follow the instructions displayed below. In case you do not think you are experienced enough to handle the task, you could install a reliable security tool.

Get rid of My Converter Hub

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R, type Regedit, and click OK.
  2. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  3. Search for a value name called Start Page, right-click it and select Modify.
  4. Replace value data (http://search.hmyconverterhub.com) with a website you like and click OK.
  5. Go to: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
  6. Find a key titled {4C844E0D-6160-4F62-B02F-4C90F4C60E9D}, right-click it and click Delete.
  7. Find this location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  8. Select a key named {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, right-click it and choose Delete.
  9. Close the Registry Editor.
  10. Press Win+E.
  11. Go to this directory: %APPDATA%
  12. Locate a folder titled {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, right-click it and press Delete.
  13. Close File Explorer.
  14. Empty Recycle bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Go to: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\extensions
  3. Locate a file named @Converter.xpi, right-click it and choose Delete.
  4. Search for this path: %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\jetpack
  5. Find a file named @Converter, right-click it and select Delete.
  6. Navigate to %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{user profile}
  7. Look for a file called prefs.js and open it with Notepad.
  8. Find and erase the following line: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “http://search.hmyconverterhub.com”).
  9. Press Ctrl+S and close the document.
  10. Close File Explorer.
  11. Empty Recycle bin.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Go to these directories separately:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %USERPROFILE %\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %USERPROFILE %\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile.*\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile.*\Extensions
  3. Search for files named igegflokfemafdmfifnaolmealbljdph, right-click them and select Delete.
  4. Search for these directories:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  5. Find files called:
    chrome-extension_igegflokfemafdmfifnaolmealbljdph_0.localstorage-journal
    chrome-extension_igegflokfemafdmfifnaolmealbljdph_0.localstorage
  6. Right-click them and select Delete.
  7. The go to: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  8. Locate files called Preferences and Secure Preferences, right-click them and press Delete.
  9. Exit File Explorer.
  10. Empty Recycle bin.
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