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Can’t Remove PConverter B3? This page includes detailed PConverter B3 Removal instructions!
Yes, something as harmless-looking as PConverter B3 Toolbar could inflict irreversible damage on your machine. Widely advertised as a convenient online tool, this thing is actually malicious. It’s been categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted application for various reasons and it needs to be uninstalled on the spot. We’ve provided for you a detailed manual removal guide down below. Now, to begin with, you didn’t install this pest voluntarily, did you? More often than not, viruses rely on your distraction and haste online in order to get successfully downloaded. This parasite is no exception. For starters, it doesn’t have an official website. Immediately after installation, you’ll notice that the toolbar has taken over all your browsers. Obviously, your permission, consent or authorization of any kind is utterly irrelevant. What matters here are hackers’ plans. Trust us when we say, they greatly mismatch yours. Thanks to the pay-per-click mechanism, cyber criminals manage to gain profit out of displaying pop-ups. This is why PConverter B3 Toolbar has injected your browsers with commercials. This is also why you’re currently bombarded with various ads in various shapes on every single website you attempt to visit. We’re talking pop-up ads, pop-under ads, banner ads, interstitial ads, video ads and all other types of ads you could possibly think of. As already mentioned, PConverter B3 Toolbar causes quite a headache. Not only are these commercials unwanted and intrusive, they are also incredibly unsafe. Apart from the obvious fact you can no longer surf the Web because the irritating pop-ups are everywhere, you might end up causing your PC further damage. Being ad-supported, PConverter B3 Toolbar only generates sponsored web links. And “sponsored” certainly doesn’t mean “reliable”. Long story short, the parasite doesn’t discriminate between real and corrupted commercials so you’re now seeing both. You’re practically one click away from malware on a daily basis. What is our advice for you? Uninstall the virus as soon as possible and, until then, stay away from the ads. They are not worth the risk and it’s in your best interest to protect your machine from malware. PConverter B3 Toolbar also makes your machine sluggish and leads to an overall poor PC performance. Your overwhelmed browsers might start crashing and freezing as well. To top it all, hackers use the virus to spy on your online activities which may even result in identity theft. Have you had it with this program’s trickery? Then get rid of it.
How did I get infected with PConverter B3?
So you didn’t download PConverter B3 Toolbar yourself. Then how did it happen? Unfortunately, online parasites usually don’t need you active cooperation to get installed. For example, the virus might have been attached to some safe freeware/shareware bundle without you knowing it. This way, when you agree to install the bundle as a whole, you’re also agreeing to install all of its individual components. Yes, that includes all the potential “bonus” infections there. We assume that’s not a bonus you would want. Next time opt for the Custom or Advanced option in the Setup Wizard to make sure you’re aware what you give green light to. Reading the Terms and Conditions is yet another good idea because you must be informed what you accept when you actually do click “I accept”. Same piece of advice goes for the End User License Agreement (EULA). Take your time in the installation process and pay close attention to your device. Preventing virus installation is much less of a hassle than removing the infection later on. Last but not least, restrain yourself from clicking random third-party commercials, spam messages, spam email-attachments and stay away from illegitimate pages. The Web is infested with threats; make sure you always manage to outwit hackers.
Why is PConverter B3 dangerous?
As soon as PConverter B3 Toolbar gets installed, it begins to irritate you. And it will keep on doing so till the very moment you get rid of the intruder. This thing is compatible with three of the most commonly used browsers out there – Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Your once trusty browsers are now seriously compromised and extremely unreliable. Make no mistake. Don’t be gullible to believe any of the stubborn pop-ups the parasite displays and keep in mind how dangerous this tool really is. The one reason PConverter B3 Toolbar is currently on board is to generate web traffic towards some specific pages. It was never meant to enhance your browsing experience. Quite the opposite, actually. Furthermore, due to the parasite’s presence, hackers now have free access to your browsing history, passwords and email addresses, etc. Crooks don’t tend to hesitate and they often sell the data collected to questionable third parties with equally questionable intentions. To uninstall PConverter B3 Toolbar manually, please follow the detailed removal guide you’ll find down below.
How Can I Remove PConverter B3?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the PConverter B3 infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
- Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
- Locate the process of fileopenerpro.exe and kill it
- Open your windows registry editor by typing”regedit” in the windows search box
Navigate to (Depending on your OS version)
and delete the display Name:PConverter
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the PConverter B3 program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove PConverter B3 from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove any unknown add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove PConverter B3 Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files. Keep your software up-to date!