Converters Now Toolbar

What is Converters Now Toolbar?

A well-known company Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. has recently developed a new browser plugin Converters Now Toolbar. Just like its other products, it has been classified by specialists as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are several reasons why specialists have decided to categorize this piece of software as a potentially unwanted application: first, it can slither onto computers illegally in software bundles or when users click on certain pop-up advertisements promoting this application; second, it might apply undesirable changes to all users’ web browsers; third, it might gather information about users behind their backs. Without a doubt, we cannot call Converters Now Toolbar a malicious program, but, as mentioned above, it is a typical potentially unwanted application, which means that it might perform activities the majority of users find undesirable too. We will tell you more about them in the next paragraph, so read it carefully if you want to get more knowledge about this Mindspark toolbar.

What does Converters Now Toolbar do?

Although Converters Now Toolbar claims that users could “view PDFs quickly and easily” if they install it on their computers, users need a tiny second to realize that this piece of software is not as beneficial as it claims to be after installing it on their PCs. It first sets a new page with a search box in the middle, quick-access buttons opening,,, and other websites at the top. This page also contains a bar with the following buttons at the bottom: Covert to PDF, Convert to DOC, View PDF, Translate, and Reference. They open a third-party website which should allow users to convert PDF files and view them easily. Unfortunately, instead of allowing users to view PDF files easily and quickly as it promises on its official website, it only places buttons opening third-party tools for editing/viewing documents in one place. Therefore, we cannot call it a very beneficial application. Furthermore, research has clearly shown that performing web searches using the MyWay search engine whose search box is located on the page set by Converters Now Toolbar might be quite a dangerous activity either. Researchers at say that these search results it shows might contain sponsored search results which might quickly redirect to untrustworthy as well. We cannot tell you in advance what you will find on those pages sponsored search results will lead you to, but, theoretically, even malicious software might be hiding on them, so ignore the search box you see when you launch your web browser.

If you look closer at the Privacy Policy document of Converters Now Toolbar, you will immediately realize yourself why specialists call Converters Now Toolbar a potentially unwanted application. Next to generating sponsored search results and replacing users’ homepages and New Tab pages with its own page, it gathers information about users too. The information available in this document tells users that all kinds of details about them will be collected and then this gathered data will be shared with business partners, advertisers, authorized service providers, etc. We know nothing about them, so, theoretically, this information might end up in the hands of disreputable companies/bad people too and, consequently, problems linked to online privacy might emerge soon. Needless to say, only those users who let Converters Now Toolbar stay installed on their computers will experience those problems – we hope that you will not be one of them.

Where does Converters Now Toolbar come from?

Although Converters Now Toolbar can be downloaded from its official website easily, it is very likely that this program is distributed using alternative distribution methods either because there are many users who cannot explain why they have this piece of software installed on their computers. According to specialists, like similar applications, it might be spread in software bundles (they are usually available on untrustworthy third-party web pages). Also, users might notice pop-ups promoting Converters Now Toolbar when they surf the web too. These are the so-called Click-To-Install ads, so it is usually enough to click on them once to allow Converters Now Toolbar to enter the system. There is a great deal of all kinds of suspicious programs which might use the same methods to sneak onto computers – you might encounter them too one day if you do nothing to ensure the maximum protection of your computer.

How to delete Converters Now Toolbar

Internet Explorer users should not find it hard to remove this potentially unwanted program because they could do that using Control Panel, i.e. delete it just like any other program. Unfortunately, we cannot say this about Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users – they will need to remove the Converters Now Toolbar extension from their browsers in order to no longer see the changes applied to them. Of course, this can also be done automatically – it is up to you how to delete this Mindspark toolbar.

Converters Now Toolbar removal guide

Internet Explorer

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted program.
  4. Click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press two buttons on your keyboard: Win+R.
  2. Enter Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the application you wish to erase on the list, select it, and click Uninstall.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox at the top.
  5. Click again on the Refresh Firefox button.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser and tap Alt+F simultaneously.
  2. Click More tools.
  3. Open the Extensions menu.
  4. Locate Converters Now Toolbar, select it, and click on the Trash button.
  5. In the confirmation window, click Remove. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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