Video Converter, you most likely have guessed, is an application that converts a good number of video file formats -- and it actually works. However, due to certain suspicious traits, we have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program, a PUP. It is not enough for an application to work properly for you to keep it on-board. As a matter of fact, this PUP may start acting unreliably by showing third-party advertisements. Since it may also show up on your computer in the company of malware infections, it may also be surrounded by a couple of potential threats. If you want to protect your operating system, you are better off removing Video Converter. The choice is yours, though. But, in order to help you make the right decision, let us share with you what we have found out about this infection.
The first sign – or rather proof – that this is a questionable application comes when you try to download Video Converter. You can find its official web page at freevideoconverterapp.com. But when you click on the download button and if you have a security tool protecting your computer, you may be warned that the installer is an adware application, and it gets blocked. Obviously, if your system is unprotected, you will be able to download and install this suspicious application. But what are the chances for you to find this website at all or to find out about this PUP that has the most general name possible? How many hits would your web search return with these keywords?
Therefore, the creators have to make sure that there is an alternative route to computers for this product -- and that is called "software bundling." The only issue with that is that nowadays bundling is considered to be quite questionable. The reason is simple: Schemers may include malware programs and PUPs in their bundles and promote them on shady file-sharing websites. So, if you are looking for free software on the web, try to steer away from suspicious websites since there is a good chance you can end up with an infected bundle. In that case, you need to be very careful because Video Converter will not be your only worry. In fact, it will be the smallest of your problems because these malware infections may expose you to unreliable web content. If you want to restore order, we advise you to delete Video Converter along with all of the related threats.
This PUP is a rare exception because it actually works as it promised. But that, of course, still does not make it a gem. We have tested it carefully and found that it can really convert files; however, it can also start to display third-party ads. Of course, since it is a free application, the creators must have a way to generate some revenue -- hence the third-party advertising. But, unfortunately, these ads cannot be trusted. You can never know where you might land if you click on an ad. Since there is a possibility that you could end up on malicious websites, we recommend that you remove Video Converter before it infects your computer with more serious threats.
If you are ready to make a move, we are here to provide you with the solution. You can go about it in two ways, actually: manual or automated. If you want to manually eliminate Video Converter, locate it in the list of installed programs in Control Panel and uninstall it. But, if you want to be more efficient and want to clean all the potential threats from your machine, we suggest that you install a reliable antimalware program.
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