How to uninstall Convert My Vid Search

Also Known As: feed.convertmyvid.com redirect
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Convert My Vid Search browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Convert My Vid Search?

Convert My Vid Search is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that is categorized as a browser hijacker. Typically, software of this type promotes a fake search engine. In this case, Convert My Vid Search promotes feed.convertmyvid.com. Furthermore, browser hijackers usually gather information relating to users (often, browsing habits). We recommend that you uninstall Convert My Vid Search and other browser hijackers that might be installed on your browser and/or operating system immediately.

feed.convertmyvid.com browser hijacker

In most cases, browser hijackers can be installed on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Typically, they promote fake search engines by changing settings such as the address of the default search engine, homepage, and new tab. If installed, Convert My Vid Search assigns them to feed.convertmyvid.com. Therefore, this address is opened when the user opens a browser, new tab, or enters a search query into the URL bar. To change feed.convertmyvid.com to another address, Convert My Vid Search must be uninstalled, otherwise this app reassigns settings after each attempt to undo/change them. Note that feed.convertmyvid.com is a fake search engine that does not generate any unique results. If used, it simply redirects users to search.yahoo.com (a legitimate Yahoo search engine). Furthermore, as with most apps of this type, Convert My Vid Search collects various user-system information relating to browsing activity. For example, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, IP addresses, and so on, however, browser hijackers might also be used to record sensitive details. In any case, the people who create these apps usually share the information with third parties (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. To avoid problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, or even identity theft, uninstall Convert My Vid Search immediately. The same should be applied to any other browser hijackers installed on the browser/system.

Threat Summary:
Name Convert My Vid Search.
Threat Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab.
Detection Names (feed.convertmyvid.com) Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).
Browser Extension(s) Convert My Vid Search.
Supposed Functionality This app supposed to convert videos.
Promoted URL feed.convertmyvid.com
Serving IP Address (feed.convertmyvid.com) 13.84.45.249
Affected Browser Settings Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine
Symptoms Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.
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Convert My Vid Search is just one of many browser hijackers. Other examples are PDF Converter HD Search, iSportTV Search Plus, and Email Helper App. These apps supposedly include various features, however, most are useless and are designed only to help developers to generate revenue.

How did Convert My Vid Search install on my computer?

In some cases, PUAs can be downloaded from their 'official' websites, however, people usually download and install them inadvertently. In many cases, PUAs are distributed by including them into various download or installation set-ups. Developers do this to trick people into downloading and/or installing unwanted apps with other, regular software. Generally, they hide information about additionally-included apps in "Custom", "Advanced", and similar settings of the set-ups. When people leave these unchanged, they also give permissions for unwanted apps to be downloaded and/or installed by default. PUAs can sometimes be downloaded/installed through deceptive ads. If clicked, these run scripts that download/install unwanted software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Download and install software properly, especially if it is free. Programs should be downloaded from official websites and using direct links. Other sources or tools such as Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial pages, third party downloaders, installers etc., should not be used. Check "Advanced", "Custom", and other similar settings of the download/installation setup and dismiss offers to download or install unwanted, additional programs. Do not click intrusive ads - they may seem legitimate, however, once clicked, they often redirect to untrustworthy websites or download/install unwanted apps. Browsers can be prevented from opening dubious websites and/or displaying ads by uninstalling unwanted, suspicious plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions. Additionally, it might be necessary to remove programs of this type that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with Convert My Vid Search, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Convert My Vid Search asks for a permission to access various data:

Convert My Vid Searchs asks to allow it to access data

Example of a website used to promote Convert My Vid Search browser hijacker:

Convert My Vid Search browser hijacker-promoting website

Another website used to promote Convert My Vid Search browser hijacker:

one of the websites promoting Convert My Vid Search

IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.

Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:

Google Chrome (PC):

  • Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
  • Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
  • Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

Google Chrome (Android):

  • Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
  • Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
  • Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
  • Select "Internet options"
  • Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
  • Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
  • Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
  • Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
  • Click the switch under each suspicious website

Disable pop-up' notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
  • Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
  • Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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Quick menu:

Convert My Vid Search browser hijacker 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.

feed.convertmyvid.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Convert My Vid Search"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the feed.convertmyvid.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Convert My Vid Search browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing feed.convertmyvid.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing feed.convertmyvid.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://feed.convertmyvid.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing feed.convertmyvid.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Convert My Vid Search".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the feed.convertmyvid.com redirect, 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 feed.convertmyvid.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Convert My Vid Search" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing feed.convertmyvid.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Convert My Vid Search", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.feed.convertmyvid.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing feed.convertmyvid.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "feed.convertmyvid.com", and when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the feed.convertmyvid.com redirect, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing feed.convertmyvid.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Convert My Vid Search" as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing feed.convertmyvid.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window disable "Convert My Vid Search", remove hxxp://feed.convertmyvid.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing feed.convertmyvid.com from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "convertmyvid"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with feed.convertmyvid.com redirect 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 browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

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

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage and new tab settings:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".

Change your default Internet search engine:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 3

To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon Microsoft Edge (Chromium) puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the feed.convertmyvid.com redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

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