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Type Browser Hijacker
Risk Impact Medium
Description is able to make changes in your default browser settings and replace the pre-set search provider with its own dubious one.
Possible Symptoms Performance degradation of system, other malware attacks, cyber theft, etc.
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Brief Details on is Yahoo-based search tool developed by Polarity Technologies. This dubious search provider might be set as default search engine on famous Internet browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, MS Edge or another browsers. It happens after the intrusion of a browser extension known as 'Instant Converter Now' which belongs to the family of potentially unwanted program. Due to its negative features, this shady search engine is categorized as a browser hijacker threat. Besides, offers to convert various files to DOC and PDF formats. However, this possibly useful or legit looking functionality hides many annoying features that may diminish your browsing experience.

Disturbing Properties of

  • It can invade the targeted Windows machine without asking user's permission.
  • Arbitrary changes of browser's default homepage and built-in search too.
  • Unwanted browser redirects to promotional domains after clicking on its displayed content.
  • Modifications on the browser's shortcuts to prevent removal.
  • Data tracking and also sharing with unfamiliar third parties and advertising networks as well.
  • This hijacker may deliver plenty of aggressive online advertisements on your PC screen.

Furthermore, this threat is used for generating revenue for its creators. This is done by promoting shady file converting extensions and other programs, user's clicks on third party ads and redirecting them to advertising domains. The biggest issues related to redirect that might occur when infected users click on displayed link, ad or other content. It might reroute you to sponsored web pages instead of the source that you wanted to visit. While some of the sites that the hijacker wants you to visit are especially designed to promote useless products or services in an objectionable way. It means that once it hijacks, you might end up visiting phishing web portals that can infect your PC with malware or even steal your confidential data.

How To Deal with

For this reason, it is strongly recommended to delete as soon as it appears on your startup page. Always keep in mind that the threat can reinstall itself when you just set another homepage URL as your default one. For its complete deletion, you have to remove its associated adwares and browser extensions like 'Instant Converter Now' and reset the browsers. If manual removal steps for this hijacker seems complicated and time-consuming, you should obtain a reputable anti-spyware program and get rid of hijacker by running a full PC scan.

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Know How to Uninstall Manually From Windows PC

In order to do it, it is advised that, start your PC in safe mode by just following the steps:-

Step 1. Restart your computer and Press F8 button until you get the next window.


Step 2. After that on the new screen you should select Safe Mode option to continue this process.

safe mode

Now Show Hidden Files As Follows :

Step 1. Go to Start Menu >> Control Panel >> Folder Option.

folder option

Step 2. Now Press View Tab >> Advance Setting category >> Hidden Files or Folders.

show hidden files

Step 3. Here you need to tick in Show hidden files, folder or drives.

Step 4. Finally hit Apply and then OK button and at the end close the current Window.

Time To Delete From Different Web browsers

For Google Chrome

Steps 1. Start Google Chrome and hot Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and then select Settings option.

chrome menu settings

Step 2. Here you need to select required search provider in Search option.

Manage search engine chrome

Step 3. You can also manage search engine and make it your personalize setting by clicking on Make it default button.

chrome search engine make default

Reset Google Chrome Now in given way:-

Step 1. Get Menu Icon >> Settings >> Reset settings >> Reset

chrome reset

For Mozilla Firefox:-

Step 1. Start Mozilla Firefox >> Setting icon >> Options.

Mozilla Menu Options

Step 2. Press Search option and pick required search provider to make it default and also remove from here.

mozilla search engine

Step 3. You can also add other search option on your Mozilla Firefox.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Choose Settings >> Open Help Menu >> Troubleshooting >> Reset Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox 1

Step 2. Again click Reset Firefox to eliminate in easy clicks.

Reset Mozilla Firefox 2

For Internet Explorer

If you want to remove from Internet Explorer then please follow these steps.

Step 1. Start your IE browser and select Gear icon >> Manage Add-ons.

IE Manage Add-ons

Step 2. Choose Search provider >> Find More Search Providers.

IE Search Providers

Step 3. Here you can select your preferred search engine.

IE Find More Search Providers

Step 4. Now Press Add to Internet Explorer option >> Check out Make this my Default Search Engine Provider From Add Search Provider Window and then click Add option.

IE Add Search Provider

Step 5. Finally relaunch the browser to apply all modification.

Reset Internet Explorer

Step 1. Click on Gear Icon >> Internet Options >> Advance Tab >> Reset >> Tick Delete Personal Settings >> then press Reset to remove completely.

IE Reset 2

Clear browsing History and Delete All Cookies

Step 1. Start with the Internet Options >> General Tab >> Browsing History >> Select delete >> Check Website Data and Cookies and then finally Click Delete.

delete browsing history cookies IE

Know How To Fix DNS Settings

Step 1. Navigate to the bottom right corner of your desktop and right click on Network icon, further tap on Open Network and Sharing Center.

open network and sharing center

Step 2. In the View your active networks section, you have to choose Local Area Connection.

view your active networks local area connection

Step 3. Click Properties at the bottom of Local Area Connection Status window.

local area connection status properties

Step 4. Next you have to choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP V4) and then tap on Properties below.

TCP IP V4 properties

Step 5. Finally enable the Obtain DNS server address automatically option and tap on OK button apply changes.

obtain dns server address automatically

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