How to uninstall (remove) ConvertAd

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What is ConvertAd

ConvertAd – is a rogue browser extension, that may be integrated in popular internet browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. Developers of this application claim, that it allows user to convert different files and improves browsing. However ConverAd is classified as adware, because of displaying a big amount of advertisements. These advertisements may redirect user to potentially harmful websites, where PC may be additionally infected. Moreover, application scans user’s browser activity for targeting. There is why we recommend you to remove ConverAd as soon as possible.

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How is ConvertAd installed on my PC?

As many malware, ConvertAd gets installed on users PC using “bundling”. What does it mean? Malicious software is bound to freeware or shareware. So when user installs free or share software, he installs malware too. To prevent installation, you shouldn’t download unknown or suspicious freeware and games. Be careful and attentive during installation process. In addition, choose advanced/custom setup settings, so you can disable installation of unwanted programs.

How to remove ConvertAd?

There are different methods to get rid of ConvertAd. One of them is removal tools, which fully removes malware. Other way is manual removing.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to ConvertAd – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as ConvertAd.

 

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Manual ConvertAd Removal Guide

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to ConvertAd;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to ConvertAd;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to ConvertAd and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 2-4 point by typing “chrome://extensions/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find ConvertAd;
  6. Click on bin icon to remove extension.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 2-3 by typing “about:addons” in address bar or pressing Shift+Ctrl+A.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+T or Click Tools on the top of the browser;
  3. Click Add-ons;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find ConvertAd;
  6. Click Disable or Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt+T, or Click on Gear Icon in the right-top corner;
  3. Click Manage Add-ons;
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions;
  5. Find ConvertAd and Click Disable ;
  6. Click More information button;
  7. Click Remove

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Conclusion

ConverAd – is a nasty adware, that annoys user and distract him from his rest or work. Also it may be the cause of troubles with computer. It is recommended to remove ConverAd from PC.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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