How to Eliminate Search.hmyquickconverter.com (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Jul 7th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is Search.hmyquickconverter.com? And how does it work?

Search.hmyquickconverter.com is a questionable search engine that appears on your browser all of a sudden and out of nowhere that’s why it is categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Search.hmyquickconverter.com is another spawn of Polarity Technologies, Ltd which is known for creating these kinds of hijackers. This suspicious search engine modifies your browser’s settings such as the home page and search provider once it appears on your browsers and will start to redirect you to hxxp://Search.hmyquickconverter.com/ and forces you to use its search services daily. The main goal of this browser hijacker is to bombard you with endless ads, pop-ups, banners, etc. to generate pay-per click profit. This could pose a threat to your security since it might integrate some third party links in to the search results to trick you into opening and thus, you’ll be rerouted to unknown and suspicious sites that could contain other harmful threats. So when that happens, be sure to exit or close the browser quickly.

Additionally, this suspicious program can also be a threat to your privacy. Once it runs in your computer, it gathers information like your IP address, list of visited websites, search queries and other browsing-related information which could be used or offered to third parties without your consent. Needless to say, you’ll risk your security if you don’t get rid of this unwanted program.

How is Search.hmyquickconverter.com distributed?

The Search.hmyquickconverter.com search engine is promoted with the help of another browser hijacker, so if the promoted search engine suddenly appears on your computer, then it could be that there is already another unwanted program installed in your computer. If that is the case, you should get rid of Search.hmyquickconverter.com immediately along with the other unwanted program present in your computer.

Moreover, this unwanted program can also be obtained through software bundles. This kind of method allows the distribution of several programs together and makes them look like a single program. What’s more is that it does not disclose this information to the users. And the naïve users will only find out if they are careful enough to pay closer attention to the installation process. However, if they rush the installation, they’ll end up with an unwanted program in their hands. Follow our complete removal instructions below to be free of Search.hmyquickconverter.com and other unwanted programs.

Eliminate Search.hmyquickconverter.com from your computer and browsers:

Step 1: Open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 2: Look for any suspicious program related or responsible for the Search.hmyquickconverter.com and then Uninstall it.

Step 3: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.

Step 4: Go to the directories listed below and delete everything suspicious in it. Or other directories you might have saved the file related to the Search.hmyquickconverter.com.

  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads

  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop

  • %TEMP%

Step 5: Look for the installer or software bundle you have downloaded or any suspicious executable file that may be responsible for the Search.hmyquickconverter.com.

Step 6: Right-click on it and click Delete.

Step 7: Remove Search.hmyquickconverter.com from your browsers by resetting them.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and open its menu by pressing Alt + F.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings located at the bottom part of the page.
  4. Click the Reset settings.
  5. And then click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press Alt + H.
  3. Look for Refresh Firefox a t the top and click on this button.
  4. In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox again.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt + T and click Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab and then click Reset.
  4. Mark the box next to Delete personal settings.
  5. Click Reset.

Follow the continued advanced steps below to ensure the removal of Search.hmyquickconverter.com:

Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro.

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.

  1. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up

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  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit Enter.

  1. Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.

  1. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.

  1. Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro

A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.

  1. A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading SpyRemover Pro. Installation will start automatically once download is done.

    9. Click OK to launch SpyRemover Pro.

  1. Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.

  1. After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.

  1. Register SpyRemover Pro to protect your computer from future threats.

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