How to remove Easy File Converter Plus Promos

Also Known As: Ads by Easy File Converter Plus Promos
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Easy File Converter Plus Promos redirect removal instructions

What is Easy File Converter Plus Promos?

Easy File Converter Plus Promos supposedly converts files such as images, video, documents, audio and more to other formats, however, it also serves advertisements and might collect data. Typically, users do not download or install adware intentionally and, therefore, adware-type apps are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

Easy File Converter Plus Promos adware displays ads

Commonly, adware feeds users with advertisements that conceal underlying content of visited pages. Apps such as Easy File Converter Plus Promos display coupons, surveys, pop-ups, banners and others. If clicked, these can open dubious, potentially malicious websites or even download and install unwanted software by executing certain scripts. Like many other adware infections, Easy File Converter Plus Promos might track and record information including browsing data and other details. These apps target details such as IP addresses, entered search queries, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, and other data of this kind. In some cases, they collect private, sensitive data. Furthermore, the information might be sold to third parties who misuse it to generate revenue in other ways. Users' data might also be sent to cyber criminals. In summary, applications such as Easy File Converter Plus Promos can cause problems relating to online privacy, browsing safety, identity theft, and other issues. Therefore, never download or install these rogue apps.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Easy File Converter Plus Promos
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Browser Extension Easy File Converter Plus Promos
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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Free Maps World Promos, Damn Good Recipe Promos and Best Media Converter are some of examples of apps that are also classified as adware. Generally, these programs serve advertisements and collect user-system information. Most do not deliver any real value and simply cause problems. Note that adware developers tend to advertise their apps as useful, legitimate, etc.

How did adware install on my computer?

In most cases, people download and install adware (or other PUAs) by clicking deceptive advertisements, which execute certain scripts, or by downloading and installing software and failing to decline offers to download/install additional software. Many PUAs are distributed by including them as 'additional offers' in the download/installation set-ups. This distribution method is known as "bundling". Typically, offers to download and install PUAs are mentioned in settings such as "Advanced", "Custom", and "Manual". When people download and install programs with PUAs included into the setups, they allow extra rogue apps to infiltrate.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

You are advised to download all programs and files from official websites and through direct links. Other channels/tools such as third party downloaders, torrent clients, eMule and other Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial web pages are used to distribute various unwanted apps. The same applies to third party installers, which you should avoid. Check all "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings and decline offers to download or install additionally-included apps. Do not click intrusive ads that are shown on dubious web pages, since these can open untrusted websites or cause download/installation of unwanted applications. Remove any unknown, unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins and add-ons installed on the browser, and programs of this kind installed on the operating system, immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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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.

Easy File Converter Plus Promos adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Easy File Converter Plus Promos redirects, 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 Easy File Converter Plus Promos 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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Easy File Converter Plus Promos ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by easy file converter plus promos, 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 Easy File Converter Plus Promos  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 "Easy File Converter Plus Promos" (or other recently-installed suspicious browser add-on) and remove it.

Removing Easy File Converter Plus Promos ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by easy file converter plus promos, 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 Easy File Converter Plus Promos 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Easy File Converter Plus Promos ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by easy file converter plus promos 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 easy file converter plus promos, 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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