How to uninstall Media Converter Pro Promos adware

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

Media Converter Pro Promos adware removal instructions

What is Media Converter Pro Promos adware?

Media Converter Pro Promos is dubious software classified as adware. Following successful installation, it runs intrusive advertisement campaigns, delivering various annoying and even harmful ads. Additionally, this adware gathers information relating to users' browsing habits. Due to the dubious techniques used to proliferate Media Converter Pro Promos, it is also classified as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA).

Website used to promote Media Converter Pro Promos adware

Adware enables the placement of pop-ups, surveys, banners, coupons, full-page and other intrusive advertisements, typically on any visited website. Media Converter Pro Promos operates in this fashion as well. The delivered ads reduce browsing speed and limit site visibility (by overlaying web page content), thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. These intrusive ads are far more than just a nuisance. When clicked, they can redirect to sale-based/promotional, rogue, deceptive/scam, compromised and malicious websites. Furthermore, once clicked, some of these advertisements can execute scripts designed to download/install rogue software (e.g. PUAs) without users' consent. Visiting the pages promoted by intrusive ads and/or having unwanted software infiltrated into systems in this manner can lead to serious issues. Furthermore, Media Converter Pro Promos has data tracking capabilities. It can monitor browsing activity (visited URLs, viewed web pages, typed search queries, etc.) and collect sensitive information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The gathered data usually contains personally identifiable information, which PUA developers often monetize by sharing with and/or selling to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). In summary, the presence of unwanted apps such as Media Converter Pro Promos can lead to system infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. To protect device integrity and user safety, you are strongly advised to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Media Converter Pro Promos
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus.
Browser Extension(s) Media Converter Pro Promos
Supposed Functionality Easy access to file format conversion services.
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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MusiCalmMedia Convert Pro Promos, and PotPlayer are some examples of other adware-type apps. They may seem legitimate and harmless, and users are often enticed into download/installation with offers of various "useful" functionality. Media Converter Pro Promos specifically is endorsed as a tool for easy access to file format conversion services. Despite how good the features promised may sound, they are rarely operational. In fact, this is common to most PUAs. The sole purpose of these unwanted applications is to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than delivering any real value, PUAs run intrusive ad campaigns, cause redirects, hijack browsers and track private data.

How did Media Converter Pro Promos install on my computer?

Some PUAs (including Media Converter Pro Promos) have "official" promotional web pages from which they can be downloaded. These applications are also distributed via the download/installation set-ups of other programs. This deceptive marketing technique of packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling". Rushing download/installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, etc.) increases the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content into the system. Intrusive ads proliferate PUAs as well. When clicked, they can execute scripts to make stealth downloads/installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

You are advised to research all software before download/installation or purchase. All downloads must be done from official and verified sources. Untrusted channels such as unofficial and free file-hosting sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders commonly offer deceptive and bundled content. Treat download and installation processes with caution. Read the terms, explore all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of supplementary apps, tools, features, etc. You are advised to exercise caution when browsing. Intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate, however, they can redirect to various dubious websites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and so on). If you encounter these ads/redirects, inspect the system and immediately remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins without delay. If your computer is already infected with Media Converter Pro Promos, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Screenshot of Media Converter Pro Promos adware asking for data-related permissions:

Media Converter Pro Promos adware asking for permissions

Screenshots of advertisements delivered by Media Converter Pro Promos adware:

Advertisement provided by Media Converter Pro Promos adware

Anoter advertisement provided by Media Converter Pro Promos adware

Appearance of Media Converter Pro Promos adware diminishing the browsing experience (GIF):

Media Converter Pro Promos adware appearance

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Quick menu:

Media Converter 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 Converter Pro Promos adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Media Converter 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 Converter 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 Converter 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 Converter Pro Promos", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Media Converter Pro Promos ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Removing Media Converter Pro Promos ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by media converter 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 Converter 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 Converter Pro Promos".

Removing Media Converter Pro Promos ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by media converter 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 converter 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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