How to get rid of Best Media Converter adware?

Also Known As: Ads by Best Media Converter
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Best Media Converter removal instructions

What is Best Media Converter?

Best Media Converter supposed to function as audio, video and document converter. However, like any other adware software, this program is designed to serve various advertisements. Since users often download and install adware inadvertently (unintentionally), programs oft this kind are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is worthwhile to mention that adware can be (and often is) designed to collect browsing and/or other data.

Best Media Converter displays advertisement

In most cases adware is designed to serve coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and/or other types of advertisements. Quite often these ads open questionable websites. In some cases they can be designed to download and/or install some PUA by executing certain scripts. Although, they cannot open any websites or cause downloads and/or installations without being clicked. Another problem with apps like Best Media Converter is that they can be designed to operate as information tracking tools. Quite often such PUAs target browsing-related information, for example, IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited sites, geolocations, and other browsing data. However, there are many adware-type applications that can read sensitive information as well. It is common that all gathered data gets sold to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misused it in other ways. Adware users are exposed at risk of to problems related to online privacy, browsing safety, identity theft, or other issues. Therefore, programs like Best Media Converter should not be downloaded and installed. If some adware is already installed on a browser and/or computer, then it should be uninstalled from it as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Best Media Converter
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
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, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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There are many programs that are classified as adware, some examples are The Government Forms Promos, Best Coupons Now Promos and LiveStreamNewsToday Promos. As a rule, they feed users with various advertisements that often lead to shady pages or even downloads, installations of potentially unwanted apps. Also, quite often installed adware collects various data. Either way, not many apps of this type operate as they were advertised. More often than not adware-type apps are useless and can cause various problems.

How did adware install on my computer?

Typically, users download and install apps like adware and other potentially unwanted software unknowingly. It is common that apps of this type are distributed through setups of other programs. To be more precise, by including them in setups as additional offers. Usually such offers are mentioned in their options like "Custom", "Advanced", etc. Users who download and install programs without checking and changing default settings often allow for included PUAs to be downloaded or/and installed too. This distribution method of PUAs is known as "bundling". Sometimes unwanted downloads, installations can be caused by clicking deceptive ads that are designed to run certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is not recommended to download and/or programs, files through Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, third party downloaders, installers, unofficial sites, and other channels of this kind. Such channels can be used to distribute unwanted, malicious software. The safest way to download software is by using official websites and direct links. Also, it is important to check download and installation setups for offers to download or install unwanted (additionally included) software. Usually such offers are mentioned in their settings (e.g., "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual"). Moreover, intrusive ads that appear on dubious websites should not be trusted (clicked). Such ads can open various untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. Any unwanted, unknown or suspicious extensions, plug-ins or add-ons that are installed on a browser should be removed from it. This should be applied to software of this kind that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Best Media Converter download page:

best media converter adware promoter

Notification saying that Best Media Converter can read and change various data on visited pages:

best media converter adware notification

Advertisement by Best Media Converter:

best media converter adware advertisement

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Quick menu:

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.

Best Media Converter adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications (like "Best Media Converter"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling Best Media Converter, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Best Media Converter 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 "Best Media Converter" (or any other recently-installed suspicious browser extensions), select it and click "Remove".

Removing Best Media Converter ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by best media converter, 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 Best Media Converter  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 "Best Media Converter" (or other suspicious browser add-ons) and remove it.

Removing Best Media Converter ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by best media converter, 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 Best Media Converter 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 "Best Media Converter" (and/or other recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins).

Removing Best Media Converter ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by best media converter 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by best media converter, 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 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:
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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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