My Video Converter might not seem like much of a computer security threat, but this potentially unwanted application shouldn’t be tolerated if it slithers into your system accidentally. Please be sure to run a full system scan with a licensed security tool to determine whether there are more unwanted programs installed. When you have the full list, remove them all along with My Video Converter. Although such apps cannot destroy your computer per se, they can accidentally redirect you to a number of websites that could host potentially harmful content. Thus, it is always a good idea to keep your computer free of such apps.
Perhaps it is a good thing that My Video Converter works only on the Chrome browser. It doesn’t mean that other programs that it comes with do not work on other browsers, though so, be careful.
Of course, there is more than one way to get My Video Converter installed on your browser. Like most of the other potentially unwanted programs, this app has the official homepage. You can easily access it via myvideoconverter.co. It is very unlikely that users get the app through the official source. In fact, the most common distribution method for potentially unwanted programs is software bundles.
For example, if you download something from a file-sharing website, you need to go through the unzipping or the installation process carefully. There might be additional apps in the bundle, and if you breeze through the installation, you will add them all to your system. Again, potentially unwanted programs will not destroy your computer, but they can take up your system’s resources, change your browser’s settings, and collect information on your web browsing habits. They usually cannot collect personally identifiable information, so it is not an immediate security threat. On the other hand, if a program is unwanted, it shouldn’t be there in the first place.
Another thing that doesn’t allow us to label My Video Converter as a dangerous computer threat is the fact that we can find this app on the Chrome Web Store. This sort of makes you think that the program cannot be that bad since you can find it on an official source.
However, if we look at what My Video Converter can do to your browser, you might eventually think that the app is somewhat fishy. For example, it modifies your homepage, new page, and default search engine settings. If you are not aware of the installation, it might even look as though your computer was attacked by a browser hijacker. Also, My Video Converter can read your browsing history, and this allows us to assume that the app collects personal non-identifiable data for online marketing purposes. Of course, it is not an inherently malicious behavior, but we have to remember that the collected information could be used for some fishy deeds, too.
For example, you could be exposed to various online advertisements that cater to your likes and preferences, but some of them could easily contain outgoing links to dangerous sites. So, while My Video Converter is not a malicious infection, you could accidentally lead you to one, and we definitely need to avoid that.
Since My Video Converter modifies most of the main browser settings, it would be for the best to restore your browser to default. It would also automatically remove other unwanted extensions, so you would be hitting two (or more) birds with one stone.
Finally, after manual removal, do not forget to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. You need to do that if you want to make sure your system is completely safe and clean.