ProMediaConverter Ads

Also Known As: ProMediaConverter Promotions
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

ProMediaConverter removal instructions

What is ProMediaConverter?

ProMediaConverter (also known as ProMediaConverter Promoter) is supposed to operate as a file converter that supports various file formats, including audio and video files. Simply said, it is advertised as tool that converts files directly from a user's browser. However, this application is classified as adware, a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that feeds its users with various advertisements. Additionally, this app gathers various information (browsing data).

ProMediaConverter adware

Like most adware-type apps, ProMediaConverter displays/opens various surveys, coupons, banners, pop-up ads and so on. It is not recommended to click them, it is very likely that they will open untrustworthy, deceptive websites or run scripts that will download/install other unwanted apps. Some examples of advertisements that ProMediaConverter app displays can be found in the screenshots below. Furthermore, this app collects browsing data. To be more precise, it records data such as user's IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations and other similar information. There are many cases when adware developers share recorded details with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. To avoid redirects to questionable pages, unwanted downloads or installations and problems related to privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft, we recommend to uninstall the ProMediaConverter as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name ProMediaConverter Promotions
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
Related Domains promediaconverter[.]com
Serving IP Address (promediaconverter[.]com) 74.120.19.78
Browser Extension(s) ProMediaConverter Promotions
Supposed Functionality This app supposed to operate as a file converter that supports more than 100 file formats
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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Other examples of adware-type apps are See Scenic Elf, CraniumCapacity Ads and Clicker. As a rule, adware-type apps and other PUAs are promoted as tools that supposed to deliver some useful features. However, most of the times apps of this type do not operate as they supposed to and are designed to generate revenue for their developers by feeding users with unwanted ads, causing unwanted redirects and collecting data. These are the main reasons why various PUAs should not be trusted (used).

How did ProMediaConverter install on my computer?

Sometimes unwanted apps can be downloaded intentionally (from some supposedly official websites). Nevertheless, more often than not people download and install them unwillingly/unintentionally. One way to cause unintentional downloads/installations is to click ads that are designed to run scripts that download/install unwanted apps. In other cases people are tricked into doing it by including (bundling) unwanted apps into download or installation setups of other software. As a rule, information about it is usually hidden in setup's options like "Custom", "Advanced" and so on. Quite often people do not check these settings and leave them unchanged, that is how they unintentionally allow for various PUAs to be downloaded or installed.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend to download all applications/software using trustworthy, official websites and direct download links. Third party software downloaders/installers, tools such as torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks) or any other similar sources are often used to distribute unwanted apps. We do not recommend to download programs using them. Furthermore, always check what are the "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings of any download or installation setup and deselect offers to install (or download) unwanted apps. Intrusive ads should not be trusted too, very often they redirect users to questionable pages or run scripts designed to download/install PUAs. Typically, ads of this type are displayed on untrustworthy pages related to gambling, pornography, adult dating etc. If intrusive ads appear/unwanted redirects occur often, then we recommend to check the web browser and to see if there are any unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on it. Remove all unwanted, unknown or suspicious apps as soon as possible. It should be done with unwanted programs that are installed on the operating system too. If your computer is already infected with ProMediaConverter, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Screenshot of ProMediaConverter in Chrome Web Store:

promediaconverter chrome web store

Ads displayed by ProMediaConverter adware:

ads by promediaconverter 1 ads by promediaconverter 2 ads by promediaconverter 3

Appearance of ProMediaConverter advertisements (GIF):

promediaconverter appearance in gif

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Quick menu:

ProMediaConverter adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

ProMediaConverter adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "ProMediaConverter", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes ProMediaConverter ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove ProMediaConverter adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing ProMediaConverter ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "ProMediaConverter" or "ProMediaConverter Promotions", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing ProMediaConverter ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the promediaconverter promotions, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing ProMediaConverter  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "ProMediaConverter" or "ProMediaConverter Promotions", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing ProMediaConverter ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the promediaconverter promotions, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing ProMediaConverter ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "ProMediaConverter" or "ProMediaConverter Promotions".

Removing ProMediaConverter ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with promediaconverter promotions removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove promediaconverter promotions from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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