File Conversion Now Description
File Conversion Now is a browser hijacker aimed at changing the homepage and default search engine settings of affected browsers - the change redirects to https://search.hfileconversionnow.com and https://query.hfileconversionnow.com. The browser redirects are happening because of a browser extension installed into the browser.
When installed on a device, the File Conversion Now browser hijacker changes the browser homepage to search.hfileconversionnow.com. The hijacker also redirects browser queries to query.hfileconversionnow.com, in turn redirecting to search result pages from Yahoo. That is likely done to generate ad revenue by using the Yahoo Search. The File Conversion Now browser hijacker also may track search and browsing activity and display advertisements on search.hfileconversionnow.com.
When File Conversion Now is installed in a browser, the common symptoms of its presence include:
- The default homepage of the browser is adjusted to search.hfileconversionnow.com.
- The new tab page of the browser is changed to the File Conversion Now new tab search.
- The browser's search queries are redirected through https://query.hfileconversionnow.com.
- The File Conversion Now browser extension is installed within the browser or on your device.
If your browser is being redirected to Search.hfileconversionnow.com because of the File Conversion Now browser extension, you may be dealing with new ads and other unwanted behavior. The extension may be offered through software bundles, leaving the users unaware of how it got installed on their devices. Such software bundles may include additional, optional installs, so users are advised to pay attention when they download software. Looking for a way to opt-out of these other installs during the process and deselecting unfamiliar entries and optional software may help.