Search.searchdconvertnow.com Removal Guide

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Search.searchdconvertnow.com is classified as a browser hijacker, but this is not the only reason we believe the application to be unreliable. Our specialists are also concerned about additional advertising content that could show up among the search results. This content may come from the third party, and we doubt the application’s creators take any responsibility for such content. It means there are no guarantees the advertisements will come from only legitimate and trustworthy web pages. Sadly, some of them could have links to web pages containing malware, such as viruses, ransomware, etc. Needless to say, that if you do not want to risk your computer’s safety, it would be best remove Search.searchdconvertnow.com with a security tool or with our deletion guide placed a little below the article.

For starters, you should know that Search.searchdconvertnow.com might settle on the system after installing a browser extension named as Download Converter Now. The plugin’s installer could be downloaded from downloadconverternow.com. Obviously, without knowing this site, it would be impossible to visit it. Thus, our specialists think it could be advertised with the help of other unreliable applications, for example, adware, potentially unwanted programs, etc. In fact, it could be any application that shows suspicious pop-up advertisements. If you did notice these irritating ads while browsing, we advise you not to waste any time and scan the system with a legitimate antimalware tool and eliminate all possible threats.

The software can hijack your browser if you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. After the extension is installed all of these browsers should have an additional bar with links to web pages like thesaurus.com, cloudconvert.com/doc-to-pdf, and so on. These links might make you believe the software is more useful than it is. In reality, you can create same bookmarks without installing any extension if you want to reach particular website faster. By doing so you would not have to use suspicious software and the bookmarks you create could be based on web pages you actually need to access quickly.

Furthermore, another change users should notice after installing the Download Converter New plugin is that their homepage, new tab page, or even search engine as well could be replaced with Search.searchdconvertnow.com. The problem with this search engine is its gathered search results might include malicious third-party advertising content. For instance, such ads might have links to websites that could try to steal your personal data or convince you to download malicious installers. Of course, we cannot be entirely sure you will encounter such content while browsing with the hijacker, but it is possible, and you should know about it before deciding what to do with this application.

If you choose to eliminate Search.searchdconvertnow.com you can do it manually by following the instructions placed below, although it might be not the best choice for less experienced users. Our researchers say the tasks might be complicated and if you do not think you can complete them it would be best to rely on legitimate antimalware software. Such tool could locate the browser hijacker automatically and once it is detected it could help you get rid of it at once. Plus, at the same time, it would locate other possible threats on the system, so it might be a good opportunity to clean the computer.

Remove Search.searchdconvertnow.com

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the RUN (Windows key+R).
  2. Type Regedit and tap Enter.
  3. Find the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Right-click a value name titled as Start Page and press Modify.
  5. Instead of http://search.searchdconvertnow.com insert a link of a reliable website and select OK.
  6. Then locate this directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  7. Right-click a key called ab9e9e9c99ca61ac and press Delete.
  8. Exit the Registry Editor and open the browser.
  9. Press ALT+X at the same time.
  10. Choose Manage add-ons and click Toolbars and extensions.
  11. Find the Download Converter New extension and erase it.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Explorer (Windows key+E).
  2. Go to the listed path: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{user profile}\extensions
  3. Right-click a file called @Converter.xpi and select Delete.
  4. Find this path: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{user profile}
  5. Right-click a file named as prefs.js and choose to open it with Notepad.
  6. Look for the following line user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “http://search.searchdconvertnow.com”).
  7. Instead of http://search.searchdconvertnow.com place a link of a web page you trust and press OK.
  8. Save the document before closing it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the File Explorer (Windows key+E).
  2. Look for the particular path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  3. Right-click a folder titled as mdldnoamigemekcindkmgkbgnncfphce and select Delete.
  4. Find the following directory: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  5. Find one more folder called mdldnoamigemekcindkmgkbgnncfphce, right-click and select Delete.
  6. Go to the provided path: %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  7. Right-click files called Preferences and Secure Preferences, then press Delete.

Erase Search.searchdconvertnow.com from other Google Chrome profiles

  1. Press Windows key+E.
  2. Locate these directories one by one:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
  3. Right-click folders titled as mdldnoamigemekcindkmgkbgnncfphce and press Delete.
  4. Go to the following directories separately:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  5. Right-click the following files and press Delete to erase them:
    chrome-extension_mdldnoamigemekcindkmgkbgnncfphce_0.localstorage-journal
    chrome-extension_mdldnoamigemekcindkmgkbgnncfphce_0.localstorage
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