Remove “Convert Files for Free” Malware

By | Posted on June 20, 2014 | Updated on April 28, 2016

“Convert Files for Free” is an unacceptable computer tool or program that every user wishes get rid from the PC. It is deemed as invasive type of software that may be installed on the computer without user’s full knowledge. This kind of malware is spreading on thousand of computers worldwide through Internet connection. Software exploits and vulnerabilities in Internet browser programs are believed to be exploited by “Convert Files for Free” to gain access on target computer. Malicious links from social media sites and spam email messages also contributes to the delivery of “Convert Files for Free” onto victim’s PC.

When this potentially unwanted program is run on the system, it can perform various actions to take control of certain Windows functions. Furthermore, “Convert Files for Free” does not provide entries to instantly remove its code when user is not comfortable with it. In addition, this unknown security and optimization tool may block your Internet access to security web sites preventing you from downloading removal tools and proper guide to delete “Convert Files for Free” from the affected computer.

Once “Convert Files for Free” is running on the computer, it will begin to display offers to convert your video and audio files. Obviously, these functions may be useful, however users may not be aware of harmful effects they may get from this unwanted program.

Convert Files for Free

As you can see, “Convert Files for Free” program was made promote ads and other programs. Never settle for this type of application.

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How to Remove “Convert Files for Free”

Stage 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall “Convert Files for Free”

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.

Convert Files for Free Removal

3. Look for and remove “Convert Files for Free” entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Stage 2: Scan the Computer with ESET Rogue Application Remover (ERAR)

1. Download the free scanner called ESET Rogue Application Remover.
Download Link for ERAR (this will open a new window)

2. Choose appropriate version for your Windows System. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.

3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start the program. Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file ERARemover_.exe.


4. On ESET Rogue Application Remover SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS, click Accept to continue.

5. The tool will start scanning the computer. It will prompt when it finds “Convert Files for Free” and other malicious entities. Follow the prompt to proceed with the removal.


Stage 3: Double-check for “Convert Files for Free” ‘ leftover with Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool

1. Download the free scanner called Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Malicious Software Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)


2. The tool automatically checks the operating system and suggest appropriate download version. Click on Download button to begin. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.

3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start scanning for “Convert Files for Free” . Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file to run.


4. The tool will display Welcome screen, click Next. Please note the message “This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product.” You must understand that this program is made specifically to find and remove malware, viruses, Trojans, and other harmful elements on the computer. It was not designed to protect the computer.


5. Next, you will see Scan Type. Please choose Full Scan to ensure that all “Convert Files for Free” entities and other harmful files left on the computer will be found and removed. For advanced computer user, you can opt for Customized Scan, if there are other drives or folders you wanted to include in this scan.


6. Full scan may take a while, please wait for Malicious Software Removal Tool to complete the tasks. However, you may cancel the scan anytime by clicking on the Cancel button.


7. After scanning, the tool will reveal all identified threats. There may be other threats that our first scan fails to detect. Please remove/delete all detected items.

8. When removal procedure is complete, you may now close Malicious Software Removal Tool. We hope that “Convert Files for Free” have been completely deleted from the computer. Please restart Windows to proceed with the normal operation.

One thought on “Remove “Convert Files for Free” Malware

  1. Lauren

    Please can you tell me how I can remove this from a MAC book Pro?

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