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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #10,836
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 214.33 days


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Begin Converter

What is Begin Converter?

Begin Converter is an adware bundler that includes various potentially unwanted software programs during install.


Begin Converter is a software program developed by GoldBar Ventures LTD. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named Begin_Converter.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Begin Converter come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Begin Converter has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Begin Converter
URL: goldbarventures.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\begin converter
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Begin Converter\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Begin Converter

Program executable:Begin_Converter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\begin converter\Begin_Converter.exe
Additional files:
  • Begin_Converter.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Begin_Converter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{57A1B6FF-8C8F-4996-AD27-ACCBB89D4FA3}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Begin Converter?

You can uninstall Begin Converter from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Begin Converter, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Begin Converter.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.37%
Windows 10 27.59%
Windows Vista 11.56%
Windows XP 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.39%
Windows 8.1 14.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.22%
Windows 7 Professional 5.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.96%
Windows 8 4.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.27%
  Australia 15.44%
  Canada 12.68%
  United Kingdom 8.82%
  Indonesia 0.55%
  Iran 0.37%
  Singapore 0.37%
  United Arab Emirates 0.18%
  BD 0.18%
  CI 0.18%
  Germany 0.18%
  Croatia 0.18%
  HT 0.18%
  Israel 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.93%
Dell 19.12%
Toshiba 13.79%
Acer 12.54%
ASUS 6.58%
Lenovo 2.51%
American Megatrends 1.25%
Intel 1.25%
Samsung 1.25%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.49%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.81%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.81%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.25%
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.25%


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