VideoConvert Toolbar presents a potential risk source for your computer. Although you may have been looking for a video converter tool lately, we definitely would not recommend this toolbar. There are a few traits that this application exhibits that make it unreliable. If you understand these, you will be able to make the right decision. We certainly recommend removing VideoConvert Toolbar from your computer and will share it with you how you can do that. But, first, let us see why we think that it is the best solution for you and your Windows operating system.
VideoConvert Toolbar belongs to the infamous family of useless and potentially harmful toolbars called Mindspark. This toolbar has an official website at getvideoconvert.com. You can install this application directly from there. However, chances are you would not even find this website and, still, the toolbar is on your computer somehow. The reason is simple.
This application is distributed by using freeware bundles. These software packages can be found on freeware hosting or torrent websites. But, if you happen to download one from a shady site by clicking on a fake download button, there is a good chance that the bundle will contain malware infections. If you let them all land on your computer, you simply multiply your security issues in a minute. Even if you delete VideoConvert Toolbar, your system will perhaps still be under attack by other malware infections, including adware programs and browser hijackers. That is why it is strongly advised to scan your system for other infections and act if it finds any.
VideoConvert Toolbar is supposed to be a toolbar that enables you to quickly convert videos into different formats, which include MP4, FLV, AVI and more. When you install this toolbar, certain browser setting changes will also be made unless you opt out. Ask.com will be set as your new home page and default search engine. The biggest problem with this toolbar is that it uses third-party services to provide you with the search tool and the converter tools, and Mindspark clearly discloses in its EULA that it does not take any responsibility for third-party content and what might happen if you use those services.
This toolbar can also collect data about you, including your search queries, in order to display third-party ads and sponsored links. VideoConvert Toolbar might modify the search results pages and include targeted ads and links. Clicking on those might get you into trouble as you might be taken to unsafe websites. You can only prevent more security issues from happening if you delete VideoConvert Toolbar from your system. If you need a video converter, you can find lots of reliable free tools. It is worth the time and the research to find a decent one.
Removing VideoConvert Toolbar from your computer is the same procedure as in the case of any other Mindspark toolbars – it has two stages. First, you uninstall the application via Control Panel. Second, you reset your browsers to get rid of the extensions and the setting changes as well. If you are not sure how to achieve these stages, please use our guide below this article to assist you. Please remember that you cannot be perfectly sure that your computer is free of infections, until you run a malware scanner. We advise you to use a reliable antimalware application that can automatically fix all your security issues and give your system the well-deserved protection.
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