How to remove File Converter Master from Mac

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What is File Converter Master?

File Converter Master is a potentially unwanted program that infects popular browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. After penetration, it sets http://tab.fileconvertermaster.com/ web page as default search engine of the browser. The new one looks like an ordinary search page, plus it has an additional feature allowing users to convert files directly on this page. However, that’s just a trick to attract users. This fake search engine starts to display a huge amount of advertising (pop-ups, banners, coupons, links to ad sites, and so on) that can appear at any time during your browser. This hijacker can significantly reduce the performance of your browser, increase traffic and transfer your personal information and browsing history to third parties. Moreover, this hijacker changes browser settings and modifies search results. That is why if you find File Converter Master on your device, then you urgently need to remove it as soon as possible.

How Fileconvertermaster.com gets on your Mac?

Usually, Fileconvertermaster.com appears on users’ Macbooks after users get redirected to rogue sites claiming that an Adobe Flash Player update needs to be installed, and end up installing it. As a result, several pieces of adware, malware and potentially unwanted software, including Fileconvertermaster.com, get installed on their Macs. Other ways for Fileconvertermaster.com and other browser hijackers to end up on users’ machines are users installing free software and not opting out of extra programs that are also offered for installation, or users opening files downloaded from shady websites. If that had happened and Fileconvertermaster.com took over your browser, you may follow our tutorial to remove Fileconvertermaster.com from your Mac.

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Also, you can try to remove Fileconvertermaster.com manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Fileconvertermaster.com from Mac

Fileconvertermaster.com may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for Fileconvertermaster.com or Fileconvertermaster.com.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Fileconvertermaster.com or Fileconvertermaster.com Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Fileconvertermaster.com from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Step 2: Remove Admin Preferences from Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on AdminPrefs on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Step 3: Remove Fileconvertermaster.com from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Fileconvertermaster.com or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Fileconvertermaster.com or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Fileconvertermaster.com or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

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