How to remove advertisements provided by Media Convert Pro Promos

Also Known As: Ads by Media Convert Pro Promos
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Media Convert Pro Promos adware removal instructions

What is Media Convert Pro Promos?

Media Convert Pro Promos is software endorsed as a tool for easy access to file format conversion services. In fact, it operates by delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns and is therefore categorized as adware. Media Convert Pro Promos delivers various unwanted and even harmful ads. Additionally, this adware has data tracking capabilities, which are employed to gather sensitive information derived from browsing activity. Since most users install Media Convert Pro Promos inadvertently, it is also classified as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA).

Media Convert Pro Promos adware

Following successful infiltration, Media Convert Pro Promos begins running intrusive ad campaigns. This adware enables the placement of pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys and other ads on any visited web page. I.e., the advertisements do not originate from the websites, but are delivered by Media Convert Pro Promos. Intrusive advertisements significantly diminish the browsing experience, since they overlay web page content and reduce browsing speed. Additionally, when clicked, they cause redirects to dubious/dangerous websites and can stealthily download/install rogue software. Intrusive ads redirect to sale-oriented, rogue, untrusted, deceptive/scam, compromised and malicious web pages. They can download/install unwanted content (e.g. PUAs) without users' consent by executing scripts designed for this purpose. Adware is not the only type of unwanted application. PUAs can have other purposes and capabilities. Some can force-open dubious sites. Another type called browser hijackers modify browsers to promote fake search engines. Therefore, each search query typed into the URL bar and each new browser tab/window opened redirects to the promoted address. Rogue search engines are usually unable to generate unique results, and so they redirect to Google, Bing, Yahoo and other genuine search engines. Furthermore, browser hijackers can manage browser settings (i.e., restrict access, reset changes made, etc.). This makes recovering the browser impossible without removing the hijacking software. Furthermore, most PUAs (adware and browser hijackers included) can track data, and Media Convert Pro Promos is no exception. It can record users' browsing habits (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and collect their personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The gathered data is typically monetized by sharing with third parties seeking to misuse it for financial gain. In summary, the presence of unwanted apps on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial loss and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, eliminate all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Media Convert Pro Promos
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus.
Browser Extension(s) Media Convert Pro Promos
Supposed Functionality Easy access to file format conversion tools.
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.
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Media Convert Pro Promos is virtually identical to Easy File Converter Plus PromosFree Maps World PromosDamn Good Recipe Promos and others. MessengerPlusMusiCalmMessengerSpot and Access+ are some examples of other adware-type applications. This software often seems legitimate and tempts users into download/installation with offers of "useful" functionalities, however, the features promised are rarely operational. This is typical of all PUAs. These unwanted apps have just one purpose: to generate revenue at users' expense. Rather than delivering any real value, PUAs deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns, force-open untrusted/malicious web pages, hijack browsers and track sensitive data.

How did Media Convert Pro Promos install on my computer?

Some PUAs (including Media Convert Pro Promos) have "official" promotional pages from which they can be downloaded, however, this software is more commonly downloaded/installed together with other products. "Bundling" is the term used to define this deceptive marketing technique of pre-packing regular programs with unwanted or malicious additions. Rushing download and installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps, using pre-set options, etc.) increases the risk of inadvertent installation of bundled content. Intrusive ads also proliferate PUAs. Once clicked, they can execute scripts to make stealth downloads/installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

You are advised to research all products before download/installation or purchase. All downloads should be performed from official and verified sources. Unofficial and free file-hosting sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders can offer deceptive and bundled content, and are therefore untrusted. When downloading/installing, you are advised to read the terms, study all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of additional apps, tools, functions and so on. Intrusive ads may seem normal, however, they can redirect to highly dubious websites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.). If you encounter advertisements/redirects of this kind, inspect the system and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Media Convert Pro Promos, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Media Convert Pro Promos adware asking for data-related permissions:

Media Convert Pro Promos adware asking for permissions

Screenshots of advertisements provided by Media Convert Pro Promos:

Advertisement provided by Media Convert Pro Promos adware 1 Advertisement provided by Media Convert Pro Promos adware 2 Advertisement provided by Media Convert Pro Promos adware 3

Appearance of Media Convert Pro Promos adware redirecting users to a site, which displays the 2020 Visitor Feedback Survey scam (GIF):

Media Convert Pro Promos adware gif

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Quick menu:

Media Convert Pro Promos 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.

Media Convert Pro Promos adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Media Convert Pro Promos", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Media Convert Pro Promos ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Media Convert Pro Promos adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Media Convert Pro 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 "Media Convert Pro Promos", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Media Convert Pro Promos ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by media convert pro 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 Media Convert Pro 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 "Media Convert Pro Promos", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Media Convert Pro Promos ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by media convert pro 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 Media Convert Pro 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 "Media Convert Pro Promos".

Removing Media Convert Pro Promos ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by media convert pro 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 media convert pro 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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