FileConvertOnline Toolbar

What is FileConvertOnline Toolbar?

FileConvertOnline Toolbar is one of the potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from the Mindspark family. It means the tool was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc; an unreliable software developer responsible for many other similar PUPs and untrustworthy programs alike. This alone signalizes the application should not be trusted. Therefore, if you would like to keep your system clean and do not wish to risk endangering it, we would recommend removing FileConvertOnline Toolbar without any hesitation. As always our researchers at prepared deletion instructions to assist you with this task. In the rest of the text you can find other important details about this suspicious extension, so if you wish to know it better, we invite you to read the rest of it.testtesttest

Where does FileConvertOnline Toolbar come from?

The PUP is suggested both on its official website called and on Chrome Web Store page. Since these sites present it as a useful add-on with document converting function, we have no doubt some users could have installed it willingly. However, besides these sources, we believe it might be distributed with bundled installation files, and so there might be users who downloaded the extension without realizing it. Not to mention the FileConvertOnline Toolbar’s homepage could be promoted via pop-up advertisements that might be displayed by adware, browser hijackers, or other unreliable applications installed on the system. Such distribution methods are not how reputable programs are being spread, and it makes us consider the toolbar as unreliable. Plus, this suggests there could be other potential threats on the computer.

How does FileConvertOnline Toolbar work?

Once you add FileConvertOnline Toolbar, it might change your homepage by placing This search engine appears to be displaying modified Google search results. It means the results you receive could include content you would not see while surfing the Internet with original, for example, there could be additional advertisements from the PUP’s third-party associates. The bad news is the developer does not take any responsibility for such content. In other words, there is not knowing where it might come from or if the ads can be trusted. Consequently, there is a chance some of the ads could originate from scam web pages, websites containing malware or offering other questionable software, and so on. Thus, clicking or entering web pages they promote might be rather dangerous to the system or your privacy. At this point, you have to ask yourself if the file converting tool the FileConvertOnline Toolbar provides is worth to take a risk. It seems to us there are plenty of free online tools you can use without installing anything; therefore, we see no point in keeping such a suspicious extension installed and would recommend erasing it.

How to delete FileConvertOnline Toolbar?

Erasing the PUP is not so difficult if you know where to find the directories it placed on the system after installation. Luckily, our researchers identified these directories, and you can find them listed in the instructions available below this text. The other way to eliminate FileConvertOnline Toolbar would be to download a legitimate antimalware tool and scan your system with it. After the scan, users should see a removal button; if you click it, the antimalware software should get rid of all identified threats at the same time.

Remove FileConvertOnline Toolbar

Google Chrome

  1. Press Windows key+E and go to:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[userprofile]\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[userprofile]\Local Extension Settings
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[userprofile]\Sync Extension Settings
  2. Find folders named as dafegaaojdkpkbhdaimhkdhjiaodegbc, right-click them and press Delete.
  3. Close File Explorer.
  4. Empty Recycle bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Windows key+E and navigate to:
  2. Look for folders called and FileConvertOnline_i4.
  3. Right-click them separately and press Delete.
  4. Close Explorer.
  5. Empty Recycle Bin.

Internet Explorer

  1. Navigate to the Start menu and open Control Panel (for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7) or press Windows key+R, insert Control Panel and press OK (for Windows 8 and Windows 10).
  2. Pick either Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Choose FileConvertOnline Toolbar and press Uninstall.
  4. Close the Control Panel. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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