What is Easy Media Converter?
Easy Media Converter is presented as a legitimate application that allows users to convert various audio files - "EASY MEDIA CONVERTER is a professional audio file converter for Windows that makes converting files fun, fast and easy! Simply drop your file into the converter and click convert!".
Although some users may believe this app is legitimate and useful, Easy Media Converter is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. After infiltration on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), this app delivers intrusive advertisements and gathers information relating to Internet browsing activity.
This adware employs a virtual layer to display various types of intrusive online advertisements. This enables placement of any graphical content on visited websites. Advertisements generated by Easy Media Converter do not originate from the visited websites, and some might redirect to rogue sites. Thus, clicking them can lead to further computer infections.
Furthermore, they conceal underlying website content and diminish the Internet browsing experience. Easy Media Converter tracks users' Internet browsing activity, collecting various information that may contain personally identifiable details that are later shared with third parties.
These companies can misuse personal data to generate revenue, and therefore, having Easy Media Converter installed on your system can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you are worried about your privacy and Internet browsing safety, we strongly recommend that you uninstall this PUP.
Easy Media Converter is similar to rapid media converter, YellowSend, PlayGEM, ZiperFly, and many other adware-type apps claiming to provide 'useful' features. All adware is designed to offer valuable features simply to trick users to install. The purpose of adware-type applications is to generate revenue for the developers.
Rather than providing the functionality promised, Easy Media Converter displays intrusive advertisements and collects personally identifiable information. Adware-type apps such as Easy Media Converter provide no significant value for the user.
How did Easy Media Converter install on my computer?
As with other regular adware, Easy Media Converter is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called bundling - stealth installation of PUPs with the chosen software/apps. Many users are unaware that developers conceal rogue applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings.
By rushing the download/installation processes, and skip most/all steps, they often inadvertently install PUPs and expose their systems to risk of further infection.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
This situation can be prevented by closely observing the download and installation steps. Follow each step and ensure that only the desired software is downloaded/installed. In addition, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options when downloading or installing software - this will reveal any bundled applications and enable you to opt-out. The key to computer safety is caution. Never skip any download/installation steps.
Easy Media Converter adware installer set-up:
Screenshot of Easy Media Converter application:
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- What is Easy Media Converter?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Easy Media Converter application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Easy Media Converter adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Easy Media Converter ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Easy Media Converter' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Easy Media Converter ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Easy Media Converter adware removal:
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 "Easy Media Converter v1.0", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Easy Media Converter ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Easy Media Converter adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Easy Media Converter did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy media converter adware, 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 extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the easy media converter adware, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
Computer users who have problems with easy media converter adware 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 easy media converter adware, 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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