Remove IIcoConverter 2.2

By | Posted on February 8, 2014 | Updated on February 21, 2014

IIcoConverter 2.2 is a potentially unwanted program that masquerade as a tool to block ads from online video web site. In reality, this brings annoyances and tries to evade security programs by showing random name. It may appear differently on browser’s extension and add/remove program of Windows. Files and other malicious items dropped on the system also possess irrelevant file names.

Third-party programs and freeware are the main cause of IIcoConverter 2.2 infection. It is normally wrapped to free programs that you can obtain from various servers at no cost. On some instances, this adware can be acquired by visiting malicious web pages put-up to deploy IIcoConverter 2.2 on purpose. Links from spam email messages and social media sites are other means to spread this adware.

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers are the main target of IIcoConverter 2.2. Users of these programs are most vulnerable due to some security exploits currently present on such browser programs. Thus, updating the software to the most recent version reduces chances of being attacked by IIcoConverter 2.2.

It is advice to remove this harmful program right away before it can cause severe damage on the computer. As a matter of fact, IIcoConverter 2.2 can steal sensitive data from user when it is left intact on the system. It monitors browsing habit and logs most of the online activities on the computer.

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How to Remove IIcoConverter 2.2

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall IIcoConverter 2.2

The main cause of adware and malware presence could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.

IIcoConverter 2.2 Removal

3. Look for and remove IIcoConverter 2.2 entry. The adware may also use distinctive name like  IIcooCOnveroteR or Enterprise Policy. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to IIcoConverter 2.2. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted IIcoConverter 2.2 from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of IIcoConverter 2.2 on the affected browser.

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7 thoughts on “Remove IIcoConverter 2.2

  1. Tyler P

    Hello, for the first step, when I go into my control panel and highlight the IicooConverter than click uninstall it says: “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall IIcooCOnveroteR” I’m the admin account on my computer as well and I do not know who this administrator is they are talking about.

    I went ahead and did steps 2 and 3 anyways and it got away a bunch of garbage on my computer so I really thank you for that but just the Iicooconverter won’t go away. (I even disabled it with the advant browser but it still won’t go away from the control panel and is still harrassing my internet experience).

    Looking at Chrome Extension, IIcooCOnveroteR is not active.

    If there is any way I am able to uninstall it from the control panel that would be great (or even just know who the administrator is that I would need to contact). My laptop is an Asus and I’m using windows 8.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. malwarefixes

    About the Control Panel uninstall issue, you must login with account that has Administrative privilege.

    Please try this new guide to remove IIcooCOnveroteR from Google Chrome.

    IIcoConverter 2.2 has injected code into Chrome browser and User Profile is generally affected. Thus, deleting the current user profile prevents IIcoConverter 2.2 from loading. Proceed with the following steps:

    1. Open Google Chrome browser and type chrome://settings/ on the address bar. Alternatively, please navigate to settings page through Customized and control Google Chrome (3 horizontal bar icon on upper left of browser).
    2. Go to Users area and click on Delete this user.

    chrome-deleteuser

    3. Next, confirmation will pop-up if you really want to delete the current user. Please click Delete to remove the infected User Profile.

    chrome-deleteuserconfirm

    4. Restart Google Chrome to have a new User Profile.
    5. Proceed with the removal of malicious files and other items on the computer that is linked to IIcoConverter 2.2.

  3. Tyler P

    I tried that and it let me removed it from my control panel but nothing came up when I did the adware scan. When I re-opened Chrome it was still in the extension even though my user account was deleted.

  4. Tyler P

    All right, we’re definitely making progress here but and I really appreciate all the help and the speed the help has come but it’s still not quite gone yet.

    After installing the chrome beta it Did get removed from my extensions: http://i.imgur.com/IDDKO6x.png

    And when doing the adware scan again it comes up with nothing: http://i.imgur.com/IFDMMtC.png (Assuming the pending screen never goes away if there are no errors, stayed like that for over 10 minutes)

    Then for the Avast Browser cleaner, It erased the IIcoConveter 2.2 and says there are no problems with any of my browsers: http://i.imgur.com/AbwOM5h.png

    Chrome subtab in Avast: http://i.imgur.com/IfpRhqy.png
    IE subtab in Avast (even though I do not use it): http://i.imgur.com/eTnjJgw.png

    So it appears to all be gone but it is acting like it’s still there:
    The underlined words with the ads: http://i.imgur.com/F9RX9S2.png
    Random windows popping up when I click a link, such as: http://i.imgur.com/4hMV014.png

    Under step 2 for the control panel it says that it can take forum of other things as well so even though I did remove the IIcoConvter 2.2 from the control panel I thought I’d share what mine has in case it’s hiding as something else I’m unaware of.

    http://i.imgur.com/kLbjaVl.png
    http://i.imgur.com/GlectxY.png
    http://i.imgur.com/oj4bBlh.png
    http://i.imgur.com/4bTLO8H.png
    http://i.imgur.com/0V3CnnT.png

    don’t know exactly what everything is and I don’t want to delete something that may be important. Some examples are Passshow, savesense, ASUSDVD, and PC Speed up.

    And also when I uninstall / delete Yume Nikki (a game for RPG Maker that did not work) it says it deleted it but it still stays in the Control Panel, not sure if that means anything. However, that was installed on the 20th of January and the IIcoConvter 2.2 when it was there said it was installed on the 5th of February so I don’t think it could be from that. Nothing else says it was installed on the 5th of February as well and I’m not sure if it could install itself days after you installed the initial program it came from?

    Thanks again for the all the help.

  5. jerome22

    Obviously, you need to uninstall the following adware:

    Any Video Converter
    PassShow
    Savesense
    PC Speed Up
    Xvid Video Codec

    Run another scan after uninstalling these potentially unwanted programs.

  6. Tyler P

    It seems to all be working now, I really appreciate the help. Have a great day.

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