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Free Converterz

Posted: March 22, 2019

The Free Converterz is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) whose installation may replace your Web browser’s default search aggregator with Feed.free-converterz.com. The official website of the program is found at Free-converterz.com, but it appears to use an expired certificate, which may prevent the visitors from accessing the Web page’s contents.

As the name of the Free Converterz implies, this add-on is meant to bring users the ability to convert documents, audio, and video files by using the extension’s handy menu. However, a quick check of the Free Converterz’s features shows that it uses 3rd-party services to complete the file conversion process – the same services can be accessed via a quick Web search, and you do not need to install browser add-ons to use them.

The Free Converterz also may promote a default new tab page, which is found at Portal.free-converterz.com. Both this page and the Feed.free-converterz.com URL redirect all search queries to Google Search. This means that the search results should be reliable for now, but there is no way to say for sure if this will not change in the near future – remember that the Free Converterz add-on is not affiliated with Google, and it may not stick to Google Search for long.

If you have installed the Free Converterz, then you should take the required steps to remove it since it is not a good choice when it comes for file conversion utilities. The quickest way to remove PUPs like this one is to use an up-to-date computer security tool.