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Easy To Convert Now

Posted: January 11, 2018

Threat Metric

Ranking: 6,478
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 148
First Seen: May 9, 2023
Last Seen: October 13, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Easy To Convert Now is a document conversion browser extension, which seems to be only compatible with Google Chrome. Although this add-on might sound like a helpful utility at first, users who install it might notice that there's something fishy immediately – it asks for permission to modify their browser's default new tab page to Search.heasytoconvertnow.com. While this action is not an unsafe one, some users might not be happy with it since it introduces them to a new tab page that they might not be used to.

The page that Easy To Convert Now promotes does not seem suspicious and, in fact, it functions well by using the Yahoo Search to deliver results, as well as by hosting a toolbar with links to online services that allow the conversion of various documents. What we'd like to focus on is that the Easy To Convert Now is not required to use the services it promotes because they are not affiliated with this software. The sole purpose of this application is to generate traffic for Search.heasytoconvertnow.com. If you wish to use the document conversion tools it offers and preserve your favorite new tab, then you should bookmark the services it promotes, and then take the required steps to uninstall the Easy To Convert Now.

The removal of this Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) can be performed in two ways. Some users might prefer the old-school manual removal through Chrome's settings, while others might want to stick to using a credible anti-virus utility that will dispose of the Easy To Convert Now's files automatically.