ConvertMySearch - How to remove

ConvertMySearch is a browser hijacker that is promoted by fake download buttons. This makes it possible to install it by accident, without meaning to. ConvertMySearch changes your browser’s search settings so that it can see and control your internet searches, as well as make money off of them. As it doesn’t provide any useful features whatsoever, you might want to remove ConvertMySearch from your browser.

About ConvertMySearch:

Type of threat Browser hijacker,

adware.

How ConvertMySearch gets installed Promoted by fake download buttons,

presented dishonestly, as an update or a file download,

advertised on pirating sites, file download sites.

How adware works ConvertMySearch controls your default internet search settings, which means that it can decide how your search results look,

it logs your queries and your browsing history.

How to remove ConvertMySearch Remove malware and unwanted programs with antivirus programs (Combo Cleaner for Mac, Spyhunter for PC, and others,

uninstall unwanted browser extensions,

stop unwanted pop-up notifications.

How to remove ConvertMySearch

Remove unwanted items

Uninstall ConvertMySearch, remove other unwanted browser extensions if you have any, and block notifications from Convertmysearch.com and other sites that are abusing them.

You can uninstall ConvertMySearch with an antivirus app, for example, Combo Cleaner for macOS, Spyhunter for Windows, and others.

But you should also review your browser extensions yourself and remove those that you don’t use and those that you didn’t install yourself. You can do that by right-clicking your extension icons in the upper right corner of your browser. You can also do that by going into the settings of your web browser and opening the Extensions section.

Stop annoying pop-ups

Convertmysearch.com offers you to accept its notifications. If you allowed them, you might be seeing occasional pop-ups from Convertmysearch.com on your screen. Removing ConvertMySearch won’t stop these pop-ups. To do that, you need to go into another section in your browser’s settings:

  • Chrome – type “chrome://settings/content/notifications” in the address box.
  • Safari – in the Safari menu, choose Preferences, Websites, Notifications.
  • Edge (Chromium) – type “edge://settings/content/notifications” in the address box.
  • Firefox – open Settings, Privacy & Security, scroll down to Permissions, and click on Settings next to Notifications.

Find Convertmysearch.com. If you press the button next to it, you should get an option to Block (Deny on Safari). Click it to stop accepting Convertmysearch.com’s notifications.

How ConvertMySearch spreads

I encountered ConvertMySearch while looking at a file download site. Trying to download a file, I was presented with a big green banner saying “Download”. Clicking on it took me to a Get.convertmysearch.com site that, conveniently, was prominently displaying a Download button. This button was for installing the ConvertMySearch extension. Seems like ads disguised as download buttons are still popular.

ConvertMySearch can be reached by clicking fake download banners.

It’s not just file download sites that help spread ConvertMySearch. It’s also:

  • free movie and TV show streaming sites (at least, those that are illegal),
  • pirating sites,
  • game mod hosting sites,
  • notification spammers.

Fake download links and buttons, as well as unexpected redirects could lead you to install ConvertMySearch without you wanting it or knowing what it is. Especially when ConvertMySearch’s ads are designed to resemble download links and buttons and browser warnings. And once ConvertMySearch is installed, you might not even realize right away, as it’s quite sneaky. Getting your browser hijacked is almost unavoidable if you just use the internet for long enough.

ConvertMySearch looks like a search engine's front page when you visit it.

How adware works

Once ConvertMySearch is in your browser, it changes your search settings so that all of your search queries go to Feed.convertmysearch.com. It mostly redirects to Yahoo. ConvertMySearch also logs your search queries, the ads you clicked on, and other information.

ConvertMySearch might make money by redirecting your searches. There are some search sites that pay a bit of money to sites that redirect traffic to those search sites. People’s browsing history may be sold. And of course, Convertmysearch.com can make money by using notifications to display ads.

While normal, reputable sites already do log your information and show you ads, ConvertMySearch is an unnecessary site that cannot be trusted to respect your privacy or even to show safe ads.

And even if ConvertMySearch gets removed from the Chrome extension store, it doesn’t matter – it’s authors don’t keep their eggs in one basket. There are dozens of extensions just like it, such as Winki-search.comMusicstreamsearch.com, and others.

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TopRemoving ConvertMySearch from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to ConvertMySearch. Click on the trash bin icon next to ConvertMySearch or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to ConvertMySearch, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving ConvertMySearch from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything ConvertMySearch related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to ConvertMySearch, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove ConvertMySearch from Microsoft Edge:Top


Microsoft Edge (old)
  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task
Once you finish these steps, ConvertMySearch should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft edge (new)
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to ConvertMySearch. Click on the "Remove" icon next to ConvertMySearch or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.
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