How to uninstall (remove) VideoConvert extension (Mac)

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What is VideoConvert?

VideoConvert (Getvideoconvert.com) is the unwanted browser extension that may replace homepage of your browser. At first sight, it doesn’t differ from other legitimate search engines, however, that’s just a misleading impression. Actually, VideoConvert is another browser hijacker by infamous MindSpark Int. responsible for many similar viruses. The main purpose of browser hijacker is to make users visit sponsored websites. This way developers generate revenue for each click on affiliate links. To do so, VideoConvert provides altered search results, displays countless advertisements as well as redirects users to ad sites. Furthermore, browser hijackers often keep track of users’ browsing activity and use this information to display customized ads on webpages users visit or sell it to third parties. Keep in mind that such activities might also put your privacy at risk. You may follow this guide to get rid of browser hijacker and uninstall VideoConvert from web-browsers.

How VideoConvert gets on your Mac?

Usually, VideoConvert 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 Document Converter, get installed on their Macs. Other ways for VideoConvert 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 VideoConvert took over your browser, you may follow our tutorial to remove VideoConvert from your Mac.

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Also, you can try to remove VideoConvert manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove VideoConvert from Mac

VideoConvert 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 VideoConvert or VideoConvert.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall VideoConvert or VideoConvert Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application VideoConvert 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 VideoConvert from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find VideoConvert 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 VideoConvert 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 VideoConvert 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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