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Should I remove ConvertAd?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,818
United States Rank #5,492
Reach 0.1078%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.22 days
507.90 days >
Average installed length: 266.86 days


VersionDistribution 96.85%
${VerNumber} 3.15%


What is ConvertAd?

ConvertAd is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 erros and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is convertad.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.78 MB (1,863,279 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ConvertAd.
convertad.exe (7334f37fedd8f65666d48ee2f58abf8c) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.ConvertAd
AVG 2015.0.3599 Generic5
Bkav FE W32.Clod783.Trojan
Comodo Security 17510 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.1396
ESET-NOD32 8.9190 a variant of Win32/AdWare.ConvertAd.B
Fortinet FortiGate 1/10/2014 Riskware/ConvertAd
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.ConvertAd
Jiangmin KV140110 AdWare/ConvertAd.a
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10656 Adware
K7GW 13.174.10656 Adware ( 0048faeb1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.ConvertAd
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.ConvertAd.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7255 Artemis!7334F37FEDD8
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7255 Artemis!7334F37FEDD8
Sophos 4.96 Generic PUA EJ
Symantec 9/24/2013 rev. 3 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.267 TROJ_GEN.R02KH07KR13
Vba32 AntiVirus SScope.Trojan.Agent.25907
VIPRE Antivirus 24832 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 20 all detections
ConvertAd has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ConvertAd
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\convertad
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ConvertAd\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ConvertAd

Program executable:convertad.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by ConvertAd.com) - ConvertAd

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ConvertAd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ConvertAd' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\ConvertAd\ConvertAd.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0046009095%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00213851%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00246240%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ConvertAd?

You can uninstall ConvertAd 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 ConvertAd, 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 ConvertAd.
  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 10 45%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.87%
Windows 10 45.10%
Windows XP 4.31%
Windows Vista 2.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 24.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.30%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.24%
  Germany 6.89%
  France 5.87%
  Brazil 5.67%
  Italy 4.36%
  Canada 3.87%
  United Kingdom 3.55%
  Australia 3.10%
  India 3.06%
  Russia 2.81%
  Mexico 1.79%
  Turkey 1.75%
  Poland 1.67%
  Indonesia 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.73%
Acer 21.28%
Dell 14.93%
ASUS 11.62%
Toshiba 8.11%
Lenovo 6.42%
Samsung 3.65%
Intel 0.95%
Medion 0.61%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.69%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 7.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.58%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.30%
ASUSTeK X551MA 2.38%


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