Super Media Converter removal instructions
What is Super Media Converter?
The Super Media Converter application claims to provide file format conversion features - "Super 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! We currently support the following file types: Mp3, FLV, MP4, MPG, WAV, AVI, OGG, M4A, 3GP." These fake promises are used to trick users into believing that Super Media Converter is a legitimate application, however, this app is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it infiltrates systems without users' permission. Following successful installation, Super Media Converter continually monitoring users' Internet browsing activity and displays intrusive online advertisements.
Intrusive ads are displayed using a virtual layer, which enables placement of third party graphical content on any visited websites. Initially, ads generated by Super Media Converter (including banners and pop-ups) may seem harmless, however, they promote various untrusted sites, some of which might be malicious and contain infectious content. There is a chance that clicking these ads will cause further high-risk adware or malware infection. Ads of this type do not originate from the visited sites and conceal underlying content, thereby diminishing the Internet browsing experience. Super Media Converter continually tracks Internet browsing activity and gathers various user/system information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine geographic locations), website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc. The developers later share this information with third parties. Some data might be personally identifiable and later misused by third party companies generate revenue - this situation can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly recommend that you uninstall Super Media Converter as immediately.
Super Media Converter shares many similarities with WinClock, RapidMediaConverter, SpeedyMediaConverter, and tens of other adware-type applications. Adware claims to provide a range of useful features, however, fake promises delivered by these apps are simply attempts to trick users to install. Adware-type applications are designed to generate revenue by displaying ads (via the 'Pay Per Click' - PPC - advertising model) and collecting personally identifiable information (which is later sold to third parties) - they provide none of the functionality promised.
How did Super Media Converter install on my computer?
This PUP is available for anyone to download on its official website, however, many users install this application inadvertently, since developers distribute Super Media Converter using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of PUPs with the chosen software/apps). Many users rush the download and installation processes. Aware of this, developers hide rogue applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By skipping this section, users inadvertently install PUPs and expose their systems to high-risk adware or malware infections.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
There are two simple steps you should take to protect your system from adware-type computer infections. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software - select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options and analyze all steps. Secondly, decline all offers to download or install additional applications, since bundled software is most likely to be rogue.
Super Media Converter adware installer set-up:
Screenshot of the Super Media Converter application:
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- What is Super Media Converter?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Super Media Converter application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Super Media Converter adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Super Media Converter ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Super Media Converter' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Super Media Converter ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Super Media Converter adware 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 "Super Media Converter v1.0", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Super 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 Super Media Converter adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Super 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 super 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 super 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 super 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 super 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove super media converter adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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