Free FLV Converter removal instructions
What is Free FLV Converter?
The Free FLV Converter browser plugin is created by a company called Denco Limited. This browser extension is advertised as a useful plugin allowing users to convert songs and videos into different formats. While such functionality may seem legitimate, computer users should be aware that Free FLV Converter is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. The plugin infiltrates browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent (when downloading or installing free software) and generates intrusive in-text and pop-up ads.
Furthermore, this add-on track users' Internet browsers activity by recording browser type, IP addresses, websites visited, and other information. At time of research, this adware infiltrated browsers via deceptive freeware 'download clients' and fake downloads (fake browser updates and fake Java updates). While this browser extension is not technically a virus or malware, its presence on your system can lead to security infections (when clicking third party ads displayed by this plugin) and privacy issues. Therefore you are advised to remove Free FLV Converter adware from your Internet browser/s.
The Free FLV Converter plugin is similar to other potentially unwanted applications, which infiltrate browsers through freeware downloads. Examples include Media Player Enhance, OptOn, and Shopop. While these plug-ins are advertised as being useful, they add no real value since their main purpose is to generate revenue from the display of intrusive online ads. To avoid installation of adware, Internet users should be attentive when downloading free software. Today, most free software download websites use download clients to monetize their free services. Download clients are small programs offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen freeware. Some download clients are very deceptive, and thus, it is important to inspect each download step carefully. If your download is managed by a download client, skip installation of Free FLV Converter or any other adware by clicking the 'decline' button. If you have already installed the plugin, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this potentially unwanted application from your Internet browser/s.
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- What is Free FLV Converter?
- STEP 1. Uninstall FLV Converter application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove FLV Converter add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove FLV Converter extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove FLV Converter extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Free FLV Converter ads removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "Free FLV Converter", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Free FLV Converter ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Free FLV Converter ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "FreeFLVConverter", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the free flv converter virus, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "FreeFLVConverter".
Computer users who have problems with free flv converter virus 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 free flv converter virus, 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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