How to uninstall MP3Converter potentially unwanted application?
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What program is MP3Converter?
MP3Converter is a questionable application that is supposed to download videos from YouTube, Facebook and convert YouTube videos to MP3 or MP4 files. It is worth mentioning that it is illegal to download or copy content posted on YouTube without permission.
More details about MP3Converter
MP3Converter may be monetized by using it as a tool to serve advertisements - MP3Converter could show ads in its user interface. Those ads could be designed to open potentially malicious websites or even download or install unwanted software.
It is common for apps like MP3Converter to be distributed with browser hijackers, adware, or other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Their downloaders and (or) installers include offers to download or install extra applications. Also, apps like MP3Converter can be distributed through downloaders or installers for other programs.
|Name||MP3Converter potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||YouTube video downloader and converter|
|Detection Names (Installer)||Cylance (Unsafe), Cynet (Malicious (score: 100)), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/Agent.AR Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.AdSearch.gen), McAfee (Artemis!489C96C4666E), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Detection Names (Application)||Gridinsoft (Adware.Win64.Agent.dd!s1), Jiangmin (AdWare.Script.gh), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Script.AdSearch.gen), Lionic (Adware.Script.AdSearch.2!c), Zillya (Adware.AdSearch.Script.1), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly found errors.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
MP3Converter and similar programs in general
MP3Converter should not be trusted. It is possible that this application is distributed or promoted using questionable methods. Users often download or install apps of this kind unknowingly. More examples of applications that fall into the same category are PC Cleaner Perfect, Fix PC, and Telamon Cleaner.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Most potentially unwanted applications are distributed via fake installers, downloaders, installers for other programs, and shady advertisements. Downloaders and installers used to distribute PUAs have "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual", or other settings, or ticked checkboxes. Users download or install PUAs when they leave those settings unchanged.
Advertisements used to distribute PUAs execute certain scripts. Users download or install PUAs by clicking on those ads. Fake installers are promoted on deceptive websites (for example, on pages claiming that users need to update software, remove viruses).
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Downloaders and installers with ticked checkboxes or "Manual", "Custom" and "Advanced" or other settings should be examined before finishing downloading or installing programs. Files and apps should be downloaded only from official websites and through direct links.
Also, it is recommended not to click advertisements that appear on various questionable sites. Those ads could be designed to open untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Installation setup of MP3Converter application:
Website promoting MP3Converter application:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is MP3Converter?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "MP3Converter" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
At time of research, MP3Converter did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mp3converter potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with mp3converter potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mp3converter potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the purpose of an unwanted application?
A big part of unwanted applications like MP3Converter to generate revenue for their developers by promoting in-app purchases and (or) displaying questionable advertisements.
Is MP3Converter unwanted application legal?
In most cases, unwanted applications are considered legal, since their End User License Agreements (EULA) typically inform users about the potential behaviour. MP3Converter is advertised as "YouTube downloader. It is not legal to download videos from YouTube without permission.
Is having MP3Converted installed on my computer dangerous?
This application could display advertisements designed to open untrustworthy pages and (or) download or install unwanted software. Ads displayed by MP3Converted might be leading to malicious websites.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove MP3Converter unwanted application?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate all malicious unwanted applications. It is worth mentioning that manual software removal might not be enough - various file leftovers may remain hiding in the system (might still be present and running)
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