What is GetSearchConverter?

Do you have GetSearchConverter installed on your Google Chrome browser? If you do, we have some information for you about this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and why we recommend deleting it as soon as possible. If you do not have this extension installed, but you have encountered its installer, and you are curious to learn if it can offer you something useful, let us warn you that it has nothing to offer. Yes, it sounds like a tool for better web searches, but that is just a disguise that hides highly suspicious activities. Our team of experts at strongly recommends removing GetSearchConverter if it is installed and refusing it if it is offered for installation. We go deeper into these topics in this report, but if you feel like you know enough already, and you want to get to the removal part, check out the last section.test

How does GetSearchConverter work?

GetSearchConverter is an extension identical to GameSearchMedia, IncognitoSearchPro, TopSportsSearch, BestConverterSearch, and a ton of others. Whether they belong to the same party or multiple different parties using the same platform, we can assure you that not a single of these extensions can offer you beneficial services. According to our researchers, you might have downloaded the PUP from the Chrome Web Store, but you also could have discovered it at or via a suspicious bundled downloader. In any case, the extension must have been introduced to you as a tool that optimizes searches powered by Yahoo. So, what does that mean? Basically, the PUP shows you search results via, but these results are slightly different because they are “optimized.” Isn’t that great? Not exactly. It was found that the PUP injects sponsored third-party links instead of actually beneficial search-related results.

If you downloaded GetSearchConverter from the Chrome Web Store, you might have noticed that this PUP is advertised as “a single purpose extension,” and that tells you everything you need to know – this extension is useless. When it sets as the default search provider, it redirects all of your searches to Yahoo Search, and modified results are then shown to you. It is likely that the party behind the PUP earns money by advertising third-party links that way. However, that is not all that it is capable of. According to our team, the extension also uses data-tracking tools (e.g., cookies) that can collect all kinds of information about you, ranging from general browsing history to personally identifiable information. Is this data kept in a safe manner? Given that it can be shared with the mysterious third-party partners, it is possible that it is not protected appropriately. In general, why would you trust a tool that offers nothing useful? Such tools should be deleted instead of trusted.

How to remove GetSearchConverter

Deleting unwanted extensions is not a complicated task, and you can delete GetSearchConverter using the instructions available below too. Once you are done with the PUP, take a minute to clear browsing data too. You can do that to delete cookies, cache, browsing data, and other information linked to the potentially unwanted program. Afterward, we also recommend scanning your operating system. Even if you think that no additional threats were downloaded with the PUP or at some other time, it will not hurt you or take much time to inspect the system. Of course, if the scanner detects threats, you want them removed as soon as possible. If you realize that you cannot clean the system and also protect it yourself, we encourage you to employ anti-malware software. First, it will automatically delete all threats. Second, it will take care of your system so that you would not have to do it yourself.

Removal Instructions

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Simultaneously tap keys ALT+F.
  3. Click More tools in the Chrome menu.
  4. Open the Extensions menu.
  5. Remove the potentially unwanted program.
  6. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
  7. Open the Clear browsing data menu.
  8. Click the Advanced tab.
  9. Pick a time range and boxes.
  10. Click Clear data. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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