Get rid of New File Converter

By Chona Esjay | Posted on January 19, 2020 |

We have many options in terms of Web Browsers. Some known web browsers worldwide such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge Browser are the leading search engine of the online users. Therefore, these web browsers are also the targets of the browser hijackers. One example of browser hijacker is New File Converter or also known as Search.newfileconvertertab.com home page.

What is New File Converter?

New File Converter is a kind of browser hijacker in which it takes the place of the new tab, search engine, and homepage in the web browser. It replaces the web browser through the configurations, the start page and search engine may be replaced with Search.newfileconvertertab.com web address. This browser hijacker can be installed without the proper consent of the user. The New File Converter can be installed by means of malicious software installation. You can download it for free from the internet specifically from questionable domains.

How the New File Converter affects Web Browser?

The infected web browser may experience changes in its functionality. Because of New File Converter hijacker, it enables an offensive and intrusive undesirable numbers of advertisements in the web browser. Some examples of ads that may appear are pop-ups, in-text content, or push notifications from Newfileconverter.com. It is really annoying when a web browser displays many ads while we are browsing it. However, it is the most noticeable symptoms that our web browser is infected by New File Converter adware.

New File Converter PUP or Adware

What is the main purpose of New File Converter application?

The New File Converter potentially unwanted program (PUP) was developed to infect devices without the permission of the user. It typically causes unwanted changes in the internet browser app that cannot be easily fixed. In addition, the adware displays intrusive ads to generate income through Pay-per-Click schemes within the search result. To sum up, this browser hijacker does not provide any benefits to end-users. Main purpose of New File Converter adware to gather income or generate revenue from exploiting infected web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

New File Converter Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer.

In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs are using a program called browser extension to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend to check and remove the extension that is closely related to New File Converter.

Remove New File Converter Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

New File Converter Chrome Extension

3. Find New File Converter or relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome.

Uninstall New File Converter Extension from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Firefox Extensions

3. Choose Extensions on sidebar menu.

4. Look for object that is pertaining to New File Converter and remove it from the browser.

Delete New File Converter Extension from Safari

1. Run Safari browser application.

2. Click on Safari Settings icon located on upper right corner of the window.

3. Choose Preferences from the drop-down list.

4. On Extension window, select Extensions tab.

5. Select New File Converter or relevant entry and remove it from Safari.

6. Lastly, go to Safari Settings once again and select Downloads from the drop down list.

7. If Newfileconverter.safariextz is present, click on Clear button to remove the unwanted extension.

Remove New File Converter Add-ons from Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer program.

2. Go to top Menu and click Tools. Then, select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down list.

Internet Explorer Add-ons

3. Look for and Remove or Disable entries of New File Converter from Toolbars and Extension and Search Providers section.

4. Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.

If New File Converter is still present on the IE browser, another option is to remove the adware from Windows Control Panel.

5. Press Windows Key + R and then, type appwiz.cpl command.

6. Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on ‘Installed On‘ column.

Add-Remove Adware

7. Select New File Converter or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.

Stage 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of New File Converter on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by New File Converter.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to New File Converter.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Stage 3: Scan the Computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

Lastly, we will scan the computer with a multi-function security program. This will inspect the computer for possible presence of virus, malware, rootkit, adware as well as unwanted homepage like New File Converter.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file on your computer where you can easily access it.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. Once the download completes, browse the location of the file. Double-click to run the program and begin the install process. If Windows prompts for User Account Control, please click Yes to proceed.

sophos_exe

3. On first windows of installation wizard, click Next to continue. Then, it will display the program’s License Agreement. You need to Accept the terms in order to proceed.

4. On succeeding windows, click Next or Continue to carry on with the installation. After completing the installation process, Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

5. Internet connection is required when running this scanner in order to download important updates. Make sure that everything is up-to-date to effectively remove malicious program like New File Converter.

6. Click the  button to  carry out the Scan. This will check the system for presence of malicious objects, malware, and viruses. The tool reveals items that were found linked to New File Converter and other suspicious entities. Be sure to remove all identified threats.

sophos-startscan

Step 4: Remove Newfileconverter.com Pop-up Notification

These procedures in stopping Newfileconverter.com pop-up notification may only be effective if relevant extension do not exist on the browser. If ever there is a relevant extension currently installed, this push notification configuration will reinstate during browser start-up. So, make sure that you have removed any malicious extension from the browser before executing the following steps.

For Google Chrome Users

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type the following strings in the address box and press Enter on your keyboard: chrome://settings/content/notifications

3. Navigate to “Allow” section and find Newfileconverter.com from the list.

Google Chrome Notifications

4. Click on More Actions and select Block from the options.

5. Please restart Google Chrome browser.

For Mozilla Firefox Users

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser program.

2. Type the following strings on address bar and press Enter on keyboard: about:preferences#privacy

3. Under Permissions section, click on Settings button beside Notifications.

4. Look for Newfileconverter.com and set the status to Block.

Mozilla Firefox Notifications

5. Lastly, click Save Changes and restart Mozilla Firefox browser.

Option: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from New File Converter

Not all adware and PUP’s are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. On this instances, resetting the browser to default configuration is the only best solution. If New File Converter is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to reset the settings of affected browser program.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete New File Converter

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. Type this strings in the address box: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down and expand Advanced settings area.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset and Cleanup section.

5. Click on Clean Up Computer. On next page, please click FIND to proceed.

Clean Up Computer

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find harmful software and remove it instantly. If unable to delete New File Converter, the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to its original defaults. Just go back to previous page (Clean Up Computer) and reset the settings. See more details on this page.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If Mozilla Firefox is affected by New File Converter and procedures above were not helpful, we suggest that you carry out these steps. This process can fix the issue by restoring Firefox browser to default factory state. Most browser data will be affected but not bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies. Extensions and other installed plug-ins maybe deleted by this function. Therefore, if you wish to remove specific extension only, please see manual add-on removal from this link.

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and type the following in the address bar: about:support

2. Browser will be directed to a page of Troubleshooting Information. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up‘. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. Confirmation window will pop-up, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. The reset process will automatically close the browser and proceed with the restoration. Next, it will display a list of restored data. New File Converter should be gone by now. Click Finish to close the current window and open a fresh window of Mozilla Firefox.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

1. Open Safari browser.

2. Click on the Safari Settings icon located on upper right corner of the browser window.

3. Select Reset Safari from the drop-down list.

4. Pop-up window will appear. You may select all boxes for total reset or follow the options below if you only want to remove New File Converter from Safari browser.

5. Please restart Safari browser for changes to take effect.

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