MyConverterSearch Hijacker - How to remove

MyConverterSearch is a browser hijacker that makes browsers deliver search results in Yahoo. It gains control over the victim’s searches by changing the default search engine to Feed.myconvertersearch.com. It also sees the victim’s browsing data, including search terms and browsing history.

Luckily, MyConverterSearch can be uninstalled.

About MyConverterSearch:

Type of threat Browser hijacker.
Removing MyConverterSearch Remove MyConverterSearch and all other suspicious add-ons and malicious programs manually or with an antivirus program (Spyhunter for PC, Combo Cleaner for Mac, and others).
How MyConverterSearch hijacks the browser It sets Myconvertersearch.com as the new default search engine,

besides the search hijacking, it is quiet and difficult to notice.

How the hijacker spreads Advertised on unsafe websites,

promoted by malware and adware infections.

How to remove MyConverterSearch

Uninstall MyConverterSearch in browser settings or by opening your extension card (in Chrome, it’s the puzzle piece in the upper right), clicking the three-dot menu, and pressing Remove.

More on how to manage your web browser can be found at the bottom. Once MyConverterSearch is uninstalled, you should check your default search engine settings and choose which search engine you want. You should also check your other extensions.

Scan your computer with an antivirus program, like Spyhunter for Windows, Combo Cleaner for macOS, or others. Then, if any potentially unwanted or malicious items are detected, remove them.

Once MyConverterSearch and other malware is gone, consider using an ad blocker and an anti-malware scanner to block malicious websites and unexpected ads. If you often visit sites that show dishonest advertisements, then it’s only a matter of time until you encounter a phishing site, a scam, or another threat.

MyConverterSearch asks to change your default search engine.

What is MyConverterSearch

MyConverterSearch is a browser add-on and an accompanying website. They aren’t exactly malicious. Rather, they are meant to force more people to use a partner link for a search site so that MyConverterSearch can make some money. It’s like an advertising company getting its hands on your browser.

Search engines are the websites that search the internet for us. But they’re also ad publishers – websites that display ads. So, there’s money in that. The more people use an ad-supported site, the more people click on ads, and the more money the site makes. MyConverterSearch makes money by hijacking people’s default search engine settings.

This is why, even though Yahoo is a legitimate search engine, it’s so often associated with hijackers (Yahoo Redirect Virus).

Besides hijacking searches, MyConverterSearch doesn’t really have any features. It’s not a converter of any kind, just like HDSportSearch has nothing to do with sports and how ConvertMySearch also has nothing to do with conversion (I wonder if the developers of these hijackers are running out of names).

How hijackers spread

This is the true problem with MyConverterSearch – dishonest advertising. Like this:

Download Ready template

This is basically a fake download button, but on a new tab page. If you’ve ever encountered such a page after clicking on a download link or button, then you either clicked a fake one, or the real button was set up to trigger an advertisement. Your might have also got it as a notification ad or had it recommended by another extension. However it happened, an ad for MyConverterSearch showed up and it looks like a download link. Another example is “Recommended extension”.

This sort of thing leads to people thinking that they have to install MyConverterSearch or other bad browser add-ons in order to access the content that they were trying to access before triggering the MyConverterSearch ad.

The real answer is to close your current browser tab and ignore any ad that is trying to get you to install something.

Whenever you’re downloading stuff from shady websites and an unexpected pop-up or redirect happens, breathe in and examine all of your open tabs, then close the ones that are suspicious. Luckily, the MyConverterSearch ads are not dangerous if you don’t interact with them, so you don’t need to be scared of these pages, only careful to not follow their instructions.

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Restore browser settings

TopHow To remove MyConverterSearch Hijacker from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

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

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset 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.

How To remove MyConverterSearch Hijacker from Firefox:Top

  • 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 MyConverterSearch Hijacker 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
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to MyConverterSearch Hijacker, 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
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset 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
(Optional) Steps for older Mozilla Firefox versions:
  • Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
    Abou config
  • Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
    Reset Keyword.url
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  • If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
    Remove user.js
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

How to remove MyConverterSearch Hijacker 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, MyConverterSearch Hijacker 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.
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
Edge new open the three-dot menu and choose settings.
  • Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
Edge new Open Address bar settings.
  • Choose Manage search engines.
Edge new choose manage search engines.
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
Edge new choose remove for unwanted search engines.
  • Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
  • Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
Edge new remove startup pages. (Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to MyConverterSearch Hijacker, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings
  • Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
  • Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
Edge new restore settings.
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
Edge new restore settings comfirmation. If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Removal guides in other languages

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